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Here are the top ten articles for the Veterans Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Combat Tour Lengths - A Rough Comparison
The U.S. Army is back to 12 month combat tours again. How does this compare to the wars of yesteryear?

2. Veterans Winning the War Against Finances
This is the second article in a two-part series about helping veterans cope and overcome financial problems. Please read Veterans Battle Against Finances first. The steps are: assess the situation, draw up a battle plan, take the high ground, and accept that there will be collateral damage.

3. Gung Ho The facts behind the movie
Gung Ho is the story the establishment of a specialized Marine force trained in guerilla techniques. Once trained, this elite force successfully -- although with tremendous losses took the island of Makin from Japanese control. Learn more about the facts behind this movie.

4. X47B Combat Drone - Extinction for Combat Pilots
The X47B Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle has surpassed huge milestones for computer automated aircraft. The US Navy indicated this will redefine naval aviation for the next fifty years. Does this signal the beginning of the end for Combat Pilots? Read more here.

5. A Poppy in Memory of our War Dead
Have you ever wondered why the Poppy flower is so popular around Memorial Day? It is worn to commemorate our war dead. The origin is from a poem written during World War I, expressing grief over a fallen friend. This touching story can be read here.

6. Veterans get Discounts
Everyone is aware businesses extend discounts to active duty military, military retirees, et.al., but many retailers and services give discounts to Veterans too. Learn how to ask for, and acquire Veteran Discounts. It could save you thousands of dollars.

7. FINAL FLIGHT
The American people need to hear about things like this and to know that there are many individuals and firms out there who honor and respect our fallen troops.

8. Military Leaders Born in November
November yields am impressive list. Here is a list of ten notable military people from around the world and throughout the ages, who were born in November. With whom do you share a birthday?

9. Veterans Treatment Court
The city of Buffalo, New York has found an unprecedented way to deal with Veterans in its courtrooms. Is it an experiment that will lead to similar situations throughout the United States?

10. QF-16 New Aerial Target for Air Force
The U.S. Air Force is testing converted F-16, unmanned drones as real life targets. They are called QF-16s. Fighter Pilots will be able to sharpen their skills, and test new weapon systems in real world situations. Read about it here.



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