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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. Support for OIF Troops!
I asked Ron Clements, founder and owner of Lone Cone Outfitters why the IRS would not grant him non-profit status for his Operation "You Rolled-Thanks" Program where he provided recreation and fun for OIF troops. Here is his response:
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. 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.
6. The Stolen Valor Act
The Stolen Valor Act of 2005 was struck down by the Supreme Court in 2012. President Obama had signed into law the new Stolen Valor Act. Is it fluff or a good start?
7. Military Leaders Born in September
Here is a list of ten Notable Military People from around the world and throughout the ages, who were born in September. With whom do you share a birthday?
8. Molly Pitcher
The story of Molly Pitcher took on the quality of folklore, embellishing deeds here, slipping away from the facts there. But Molly Pitcher epitomized the bravery of women who fought for their country’s freedom.
9. 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.
10. 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.
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