If you look back over the years, no matter what branch you’re in or have been in, you’ll notice that the uniform has changed dramatically. Other than the Marine Corps dress uniform and the Navy dress uniform, all others have changed, from the dress uniform to the combat uniform. The reason most of them changed […]
Army and Navy Veteran Bill Howard gives his opinion and shares his personal experiences on different military related topics.
We all know that the Elite Ranger School has changed and today it is more of a leadership school than a way to select infantry and combat MOS soldiers to be true Army Rangers. This is heartbreaking for some of us who earned our Ranger Tab because it meant a lot more back then. Now […]
Prior to enlisting many of the soldiers to be, have no idea what the the Soldiers creed is all about. In this blog post our Voice of the Veteran talks about the importance of the soldiers creed. The Importance of the Soldier’s Creed The Soldier’s Creed is something that teaches you the values of an […]
What is Veteran’s Day? November 11th marks the end of World War I and honors U.S. veterans and victims of all wars. This day doesn’t mean a big celebration of a time for veterans to take advantage of civilians or their generosity. This is a time for not only civilians to give thanks and appreciation […]
The true life of the military has changed drastically over the years not only for the good but for the bad as well. The main reason is military discipline and the lack thereof! The days of disciplining a service member with on-the-spot push-ups, flutter kicks, etc. have all but come to a halt except in […]
My name is William Howard. I grew up in a small rural town in the mountains of Virginia. At a very young age, I realized I was destined to serve in the armed forces. My first book report in elementary school was on the Commandant of the Marines. At that young age, I knew I […]
When we speak of recovery, most people think of visits to the doctor or physical therapy; at least, that’s what I thought of when I thought of recovery. When you’re in the Army or here at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, it’s very different. I want to thank all the surgeons, nurses, doctors, physical therapists, […]