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Eight Abandoned Military Bases That Have Been Abandoned for Decades

Samantha Franco

At their construction, military bases are intended to be some of the most utilized structures. However, when conflicts come to a close and as technologies…

Ian Fleming’s Time on Seychelles Inspired His Eighth Novel, ‘For Your Eyes Only’

Geoff Moore
Lobby area with "007" on the wall + Hut at the Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa

When James Bond author Ian Fleming experienced a period of writer’s block, he left his home in London, United Kingdom and traveled to the Republic…

How Military Prison Differs from a Federally-Run Correctional Facility

Officer walking across a hallway in a military prison

In the United States, prisons, including those run by the military, housed a total of 1,380,427 inmates as of 2019. Incarceration is nothing like it…

The 7 Most Famous Field Marshals From History

Rosemary Giles
Side by side photos of Bernard Law Montgomery wearing a Field Marshal uniform with beret, and Prince Philip wearing Field Marshal uniform.

Field marshal is the most senior military rank that can be awarded to an individual. Although this varies across countries, it is generally the highest…

Here’s Why Saddam Hussein’s Plan to Engage the Coalition in WWI-Style Trench Warfare Failed

Side by side photos of a M1 Abrams tank and Saddam Hussein

During the Gulf War, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein used surprising tactics to fend off coalition forces. One idea, in particular, stands out as exceptionally outlandish…

Heckler and Koch HK433: The Frankenstein Rifle That Is Taking the World by Storm

Side by side images of the HK433 and the G36

German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch took a unique approach when designing one of their most renowned rifles. The G36 was devised in the 1990s…

Kim Campbell: One of the Few US Air Force Pilots to Manually Land An A-10

Bullet-ridden Republic Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II + Distinguished Flying Cross + Kim Campbell in her US Air Force uniform

Kim Campbell is an US Air Force pilot who performed an incredible manual flight and landing in Afghanistan when her Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II…

77 Years After His Deployment, Couple Gets Their Dream Wedding Photos

Samantha Franco
Royce and Frankie King kissing under a veiled arch

The Second World War prevented Royce and Frankie King from having the wedding of their dreams. Nearly 80 years later, they were given the opportunity…

The Best Submarine Movies to Ever Premiere on the Big Screen

Sean Connery as Capt. Marko Ramius in 'The Hunt For Red October' + Still from 'The Hunt for Red October'

Submarines are among the most secretive military vessels, with only a small percentage of individuals having experienced what life’s like beneath the surface of the…

Tim Abell Brings His Experience as an Army Ranger to His Acting Career

Tim Abell posing for a photo on a red carpet

Tim Abell is a former US Army Ranger who served for four years before becoming a Hollywood actor. Throughout his move into acting, he’s been…

Marine Movies That Best Represent What It’s Like to Be a Leatherneck

Still from 'Full Metal Jacket' + Still from 'Sands of Iwo Jima'

Each branch of the US military carries its own unique history, skills and protocols. However, out of all of them, the Marine Corps is widely…

10 Mistakes Made By the Filmmakers Behind ‘Pearl Harbor’

Promotional image for 'Pearl Harbor,' featuring Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale and Josh Hartnett

Director Michael Bay made his mark with films like The Rock (1996), Bad Boys (1995) and Armageddon (1998). He was eventually given the chance to…