Defense Secretary Jim Mattis described the deployment to the border as "great training" and told active-duty soldiers in Texas not to pay attention to the news coverage of the operation because they would "go nuts."
The United States has lost its military edge to a dangerous degree and could potentially lose a war against China or Russia, according to a report released Wednesday by a bipartisan commission that Congress created to evaluate the Trump administration's defense strategy.
On Nov. 11, 1918, U.S. Army medic Sgt. Bradford Hathaway wrote his 10-year-old relative, Lillian Neill, from the trenches of France that World War I had ended with an armistice signed by the belligerent nations.
Of those that served, there is a very special bond that transcends branch of service. Even among military spouses and dependents, the servicemember's life and the struggles that a family endures strengthens bonds between veterans regardless of race, religion or gender.