All three Ranger Battalions conducted combat jumps in the 1989 invasion of Panama.
On this month in 1977, Delta Force began it's training and selection process prior to formal activation.
Hardly a day goes by where someone on social media in our military circles publishes the sad news that another service member has taken his or her life. With so many of our veterans having ties across service lines and across the country, it hits home and hard. There are about 22 veterans every day that are committing suicide. That number is far too high and we need to do better. One a day is too many, it has become an epidemic. And it needs national attention. Our veterans, who have sacrificed so much for us and in our name deserve no less than the best care that we as a country can supply. It is really striking home in our Special Operations community. So many of the veterans from the SOF have a minimum of four combat tours under their belt and come home changed and in despair. They can continue to live and function in a combat environment, despite the danger every day. It is the transition to living back home that is the difficult part of this problem often with our veterans. The Veterans Administration did a comprehensive study that was released in 2016 on veterans who MORE »