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Folding the American Flag: What Does a Folded Flag Mean and Why Is It Folded Into a Triangle?

Clare Fitzgerald
US Army soldiers folding the American flag into a triangle

If you’ve ever attended a military funeral or a ceremony on Memorial Day, odds are you’ve watched guards come together to fold the American flag.…

Upcoming ‘Armour & Embarkation’ Event to Mark 80th Anniversary of D-Day Landings

World War II-era vehicles driving down a street in the middle of a town

A recreation of the movements of the American and British forces is scheduled to take place in the county of Dorset in Southern England to…

Retired ‘Lancelot’ B-1B Lancer Being Returned to Active Service

Rockwell B-1B Lancer 'Lancelot' taxiing down a runway at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma

The US Air Force has made the decision to reactivate a Rockwell B-1B Lancer it put into storage three years ago. The strategic bomber, nicknamed…

Memorial Erected In Honor of American Troops Who Died In D-Day Rehearsal Exercise

Crowd gathered around the Exercise Tiger memorial

Nearly 80 years after the disastrous rehearsal for the D-Day landings, a memorial has been erected in honor of the 110 American servicemen who perished…

The Russian Army Launched Its Largest Tank Assault of the Russo-Ukrainian War – and Got Annihilated

Clare Fitzgerald
Aerial view of Russian tanks and BMPs being attacked while driving down a road

Over the weekend of March 30-31, 2024, the Russian Army launched its largest tank assault of the Russo-Ukrainian War. With a force of 48 tanks…

Last Surviving Crew Member of the USS Arizona (BB-39) Dead At 102

Lou Conter standing in front of the Arizona Remembrance Wall

The last survivor of the sinking of the USS Arizona (BB-39) on December 7, 1941, has died. Lou Conter, 102, was a US Navy sailor…

Ukraine Strikes Landing Ship Stolen By Russia During 2014 Annexation of Crimea

Konstantin Olshansky at sea

Ukraine is celebrating a minor victory after the country’s military struck several Russian Navy vessels in a recent attack. Among the ships to suffer damage…

Wreck of British Warship Sunk in the 18th Century Identified Off the Coast of Florida

Diver swimming over a coral-covered cannon from the HMS Tyger

Archaeologists with the National Park Service (NPS) have identified the wreck of a centuries-old British warship that was found off the coast of the Florida…

FBI Repatriates Items Taken From Okinawa During the Second World War

Clare Fitzgerald
Ceramic turtle placed on a table with a measuring device

The FBI, with help from the Smithsonian Institution and the Department of Defense, has returned several artifacts to Japan after they were discovered in the…

Indian Navy Commandos Successfully Recapture Ship from Somali Pirates After 40-Hour-Long Operation

Assault boat filled with people moving away from the MV Ruen

Indian Navy Commandos took control of a pirate ship in the Arabian Sea after a dramatic 40-hour-long operation on March 16, 2024. The mission, performed…

INTERVIEW: Dr. Marshall Poe on the Mỹ Lai Massacre and Its Impact on Vietnam-Era America

Aerial view of Mỹ Lai, with smoke rising into the air

The Mỹ Lai Massacre has been dubbed “the most shocking episode of the Vietnam War,” with hundreds of civilians slaughtered by American troops. It’s an…

15-Year-Old Whose Heroics Helped Shorten World War II Honored By Hometown

HMS Petard (G56) at sea + George Medal

The 15-year-old NAAFI canteen assistant whose heroics at sea helped shorten the Second World War has been honored by his hometown. Thomas “Tommy” Brown helped…