America in Uniform
August 2011 Archives

 “The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is proud to announce the launch of the National Museum of the Marine Corps’ state-of-the-art Virtual Experience! Now Marines and civilians from all over the world can experience this cutting-edge web version of the real […]

IN THE ARMY during Operation Desert Storm, I found myself in a world that had changed little since Biblical times. With so few creature comforts available, packages from home containing cookies and canned goods were received with great anticipation. When […]

Military Heroes – US Coast Guard Maritime Guardians Maritime Guardians Organized under the Department of Homeland Security the United States Coast Guard is responsible for defending the nations waters from a broad range of threats. For over two centuries the […]

Spurs Owner Peter Holt’s Past Puts NBA Offseason in Perspective By Mike Wise An NBA owner I hadn’t spoken to in a few years called the other day. Before we talked about the reason for our conversation, he asked, “What’d […]

AT A RECENT Navy retirement ceremony the guest of honor was asked what it was like to spend so many years in an F-14 fighter squadron. “Well,” he replied, “I guess it’s just like being in a motorcycle gang — […]

Astronaut Sally Ride, the first woman into space, reflects on the 25th anniversary of her historic trip into the cosmos.

Military Heroes – U. S. Army 1st Lt. Brian Bradshaw For millions around the world, June 25th, 2009, will be remembered as the day Michael Jackson died, but for Martha Gillis it will always be the day her nephew, 1st […]

DURING OPERATION DESERT STORM I was part of a field-hospital team stationed in northern Saudi Arabia. One day, I noticed a small rip in the canvas vestibule of our hospital laboratory and asked the section sergeant to fix it. He […]

Imagine being half a world away for a year or more at a time and missing your child’s first steps or ballet recital or high school graduation.  That’s what fathers (and mothers) in our military face every day.  Their heart […]

The subscriber who submitted this video commented, “A winner!!!” It surely is. Loyal Subscribers!  We need some help.  The purpose of our “Heart” section is to publish stories of the experiences, contributions and sacrifices of our military (Army, Navy, Air […]