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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. First Woman to Fly a Bomber
Lettice Curtis was the first of twelve women chosen to attain Class 5. As such, she is the first woman to fly a bomber. She flew the Avro Lancaster bomber. Asked why she didn't press to fly in battle: "There was no question of it, and it was not a question you asked. It just never came up."

2. 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.

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. PTSD (SA) Flashbacks and Regressions
Flashbacks and regressions as a very dramatic part of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to Sexual Assault, PTSD (SA). We need to be able to understand the many faces of PTSD. This article is to aid the spouses, family, and friends in identifying the symptoms in order to help our Veterans.

5. 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?

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. 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?

8. 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?

9. 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.

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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