The unlikely hero behind ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

The unlikely hero behind 'Hacksaw Ridge'

By Katie Lange, DoD News, Defense Media Activity Spoiler Alert: You might not want to read further if you don’t know his story and still want to see the movie. For those who have, there are a few more details here that weren’t shared in the movie. Pfc. Desmond Doss grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia, and […]

6 things about military retirement pay

By Kate Horrell, Moving from active duty pay to military retirement pay can bring some surprises.  It’s a lot better if you’re prepared!  Here are six things that often surprise new military retirees, and a bonus surprise that’s actually about your last active duty paycheck.  (P.S.  The bonus surprise is not positive, so be […]

Alaska’s extreme cold tests soldiers, equipment

Alaska's extreme cold tests Soldiers, equipment

By David Vergun, Army News Service Newcomers to the interior of Alaska are often taken aback by the extreme winter cold and its effects on the body and equipment, according to Steve Decker, a training specialist at the Northern Warfare Training Center here. When it gets 50 or 60 degrees below zero, vehicles — even […]