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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. 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.
2. 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?
3. 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.
4. 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?
5. A Salute to our Veterans
On this Veteran's Day, we need to salute our Veterans not just for servicing the country, but also for their all-giving altruistic hearts. Even the Veteran's children demonstrate that Altruistic Heart. Read it here.
6. Sad Sack
Lauded as one of the biggest morale builders of World War II, and many wars thereafter was Famous Comic 'Sad Sack'. It gave our Military lots of laughs when there were none to be had. Its creator George Baker was a hero to many.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Nerve Gas and Biological Testing on U.S. Troops
From 1952 to 1975, the US Army used 7,000 of its personnel and 1,000 civilians for non-lethal, psychochemical weapons testing. From 1963 to 1970, the US Navy utilized 4,300 of its personnel in testing various nerve agents. There are questions, whether these personnel were aware of the tests.
10. Military Field Rations Inedible
Military Field Rations have been the bane of every solider. In World War I, it was the'Iron Ration.' In WW II, the Korean War, and Vietnam War, it was some configuration of the 'C-ration,' and now it is the MRE. Soldiers only eat them to survive. Here is a suggestion to make them palatable.
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