Category: FEATURED

Bob Roop was a Special Forces Medic Prior to Becoming a World-Famous Wrestler

Jim Barnett standing with Bob Roop

Professional wrestlers come from all kinds of backgrounds. Few, however, have the backstory of Bob Roop. The Michigan native wrestled in high school, but went…

Seven Small Details in Military Films That Make Them More Accurate

Gary Sinise as Lt. Dan Taylor in 'Forrest Gump' + Scene from 'Fury'

When filmmakers make movies about the military, they try to be as accurate as possible. This can be accomplished in a number of ways, but…

Russia’s War on Ukraine is Emphasizing the Need for Military Powers to Adapt to the Changing Face of Conflict

Damaged city buildings and buses + Ukrainian soldiers riding in a tank

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has surpassed the 100-day mark and has seen much of the invaded country left in rubble. Many cities were razed…

Checkout This Interview Footage of the ‘Top Gun’ Cast Onboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65)

Cast of 'Top Gun' sitting together

In 1986, moviegoers went bananas over the release of Top Gun. The film, which offered the general public a look into what the US Navy‘s…

Six Famous Comedians Who Served in the US Military

Bob Newhart + George Carlin

The very best stand-up comedians connect with the audience by talking about their experiences and finding humor in both the mundane and dangerous. As such,…

The Real-Life Inspiration for Top Gun’s ‘Viper’ Made a Cameo in the Movie

Tom Skerritt as Cmdr. Mike "Viper" Metcalf in 'Top Gun'

Top Gun debuted in theatres in May 1986, and moviegoers had never seen anything like it. The film was sleek and cool, and portrayed the…

The History of Chechnya’s Fierce Fighting Force

Chechen fighters walking together

In February 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin sent the country’s Army to invade Ukraine. He believed he could make quick work of the invasion, but…

China Once Tried to Pass Off a ‘Top Gun’ Scene As Footage of Its Own Air Force

Tom Cruise as Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in 'Top Gun' + Chinese flag

The majority of military and war movie fans will likely agree that 1986’s Top Gun has some of the best aerial combat scenes ever captured…

Whitey Bulger: Air Force Service Member Turned Organized Crime Boss

Whitey Bulger in a bathrobe + Whitey Bulger mugshot

The 1900s was the century of mobsters in America, and few are more well-known than James “Whitey” Bulger. The leader of the notorious Winter Hill…

The History of Fragging in the US Military

US soldiers crossing a stream

Leading a group of soldiers during wartime is a massive responsibility, and the decisions made can often mean the difference between life and death for…

Lt. Col. Justin Constantine Dedicated His Life to Helping Fellow Veterans

Justin Constantine speaking at a press conference

On May 5, 2022, Lt. Col. Justin Constantine passed away after a brave and courageous battle with cancer. As Americans continue to mourn the loss…

Five of the Most Realistic Representations of War in Hollywood

Willem Dafoe as Sgt. Elias in 'Platoon' + James D'Arcy and Kenneth Branagh as Col. Winnant and Cmdr. Bolton in 'Dunkirk'

War films have always seen a high degree of popularity, even while undergoing dramatic changes over the decades. In the early days of cinema –…