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Lockheed AC-130: The Gunship That Provided Much-Needed Support in Vietnam

Lockheed AC-130 in flight

The Lockheed AC-130 is a special operations gunship that can trace its history back to the Douglas C-47 Skytrain. Over its nearly 60 years of…

The USS Midway’s Aircraft Were Credited with the First MiG Kills in Vietnam

Vought F4U Cosairs taking off from the USS Midway (CVA-41)

Air battles became very common during World War II. As a result, the leading powers in the world had to build more aircraft carriers. The…

The Short-Lived Service Career of the Lockheed A-12

Lockheed A-12 in flight

The Lockheed A-12 spy plane was developed for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for service during Project Oxcart. While it had the potential for a…

Leading the Way: The Greatest Military Leaders in Historical War Movies

Willem Dafoe + Alec Guinness + Tom Hanks

There are few things more important in the military than leadership. Oftentimes, the quality of a unit’s leader(s) can be the difference between victory and…

Lahti L-39: The Anti-Tank Weapon the Finnish Nicknamed the “Elephant Gun”

Two Finnish soldiers lying behind a Lahti L-39

When the Soviet Union invaded Finland in November 1939, its military was largely unprepared. In fact, the vast majority of men who signed up to…

Tensions Between American and Australian Troops Led to the Battle of Brisbane

US soldiers marching through King George Square

During World War II, the American forces had their hands full with fighting the Germans in Europe and the Imperial Japanese Army in the Pacific.…

Phil Bucklew: The Father of US Naval Special Warfare

Navy SEALS training + Portrait of Phil Bucklew

Following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, individuals from all kinds of professions enlisted in the US military, including musicians, movie stars and athletes. Phil…

Video Captures Touching Moment Between Grandfather and Higher-Ranking Granddaughter

Staff Sgt. James Williams saluting 2nd Lt. Charlotte Williams

For many American families, serving in the military is something that gets passed down from generation to generation. In some instances, the younger generation surpasses…

Boeing Delivers First T-7A Red Hawk Jet Trainer to US Air Force

Lt. Gen. Richard Clark speaking in front of a Boeing-Saab T-7A Red Hawk

The US Air Force’s first new jet trainer in 60 years has finally begun coming off the production line. Along with utilizing new technology that’ll…

Alexander Hamilton Jr. Skillfully Avenged His Father’s Death

The entire world knows the name ‘Alexander Hamilton’ thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical Hamilton. Because of this musical, the whole world also knows about…

Kota Bharu: How Imperial Japan Conquered British Malaya in the Most Unlikely Way

Just 70 minutes before the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service commenced an attack on the United States naval base Pearl Harbor, another equally horrific battle…

Special Operations Were Changed Forever After a Disastrous 1980 Hostage Rescue Mission

An American hostage is taken in Tehran, Iran in 1979

Today, America’s most serious and sensitive missions are carried out by special operations. The Navy’s Seal Team 6 famously led the raid which resulted in…