America in Uniform
December 2011 Archives

The topic of the day at Army Airborne School was what you should do if your parachute malfunctions. We had just gotten to the part about reserve parachutes when another student raised his hand. “If the main parachute malfunctions,” he […]

Military Heroes – Belgian  Nurse Augusta Chiwy BASTOGNE, Belgium, Feb. 22, 2011 – It was a bitterly cold winter morning when Augusta Chiwy’s tram pulled into Brussels Central train station, Dec. 16, 1944. The aid station where Augusta Chiwy volunteered […]

Military Heroes – U.S.  Army SFC Leroy Petry On May 26, 2008, Staff Sergeant Leroy A. Petry, as a member of a Ranger helicopter assault force conducting a daylight rotary wing raid in the vicinity of Paktya, Afghanistan, distinguished himself […]

A Navy dentist’s license plate: “TOP GUM.” Provided Courtesy of Reader’s Digest. Click here for more   “Military Jokes“.

One of our subscribers sent this clip with the comments, “Really neat footage—enjoy!!  It looks like the tie-down chains haven’t changed.” Click here for the video. Loyal Subscribers!  We need some help.  The purpose of our “Heart” section is to […]

My friend, General Charles C. “Hondo” Campbell, retired last year from the Army.  He was charged as his last duty before his retirement to investigate the battle of Wanat and report his findings with respect to the conduct of various […]

On a business trip, my father approached a security checkpoint at the airport. The National Guard shift was rotating, and a guard, in full uniform, was in line in front of him. As with everybody else, the soldier was ordered […]

Military Heroes – U. S. Army The Special Forces of ODA 574 “The Special Forces of ODA 574” is a three part web documentary about a U.S. Special Forces team of Green Berets known as ODA 574 who infiltrated the […]

Military Heroes – U. S. Army Jacob Perkins …At about 1:20 a.m., the bus pulled back onto the highway. It had just crossed the rough surface of the road’s shoulder when a Matrix Expedited Services truck carrying 14,000 pounds of […]

The submitting subscriber comments, ”This is unbelievable!!” You have never seen footage where a single torpedo does damage like this.  It’s a US made (non-nuclear) torpedo that is in use today by our submarines.  Very precise, very accurate and very […]