Fighting For Our Freedom Goes Beyond Guns

U.S. soldiers want you to know everything that goes on in the military.

Posted on: June 07, 2017

Fighting For Our Freedom Goes Beyond Guns

Memorial Day, celebrated on May 29th, has come and gone, but there are a few things that the men and women in uniform, who are serving our country and keeping the world safe, would like you to know about the crazy tough world of the military. It can radically change your opinion of our armed forces and help you understand their world. 

THERE ARE MILLIONS OF THEM

There Are Millions Of Them Straits Times

It’s a full house! There are over 1.3 million men and women currently serving in the military. Over half of them are married, and 16 percent of them are women, and the average age of these brave soldiers is 28.5.

THE JOB’S MORE THAN A GUN

The Job's More Than A Gun Military

Not every military job involves the use of a gun or explosives. There are medics, translators, and jobs that encompass duties of different natures, like legal duties, computers and technology, construction and engineering, transportation and aviation, and chaplains as well. So it’s not all about shooting and training in the mud, as you can see.

THE REAL AMERICAN HEROES

The Real American Heroes San Diego Union Tribute

They’re known as real life heroes, and even though some would debate the need to go to war, these people train hard to fight for their country. But they’re the type of heroes that don’t go around wearing capes or tights, but they save the world. Military men and women are so humble that many of them don’t even consider themselves heroes!

BEAM US UP, SCOTTY

Beam Us Up, Scotty Screen Rant

The military has heavily influenced pop culture like “Star Trek”, which named the U.S.S Enterprise after a real U.S. Navy vessel. If you’re a “Battlestar Galactica” fan, you’ll notice their military hierarchy is influenced by our military as well.

DID YOU KILL ANYONE?

Did You Kill Anyone? Carteret Country Now

Asking a soldier if they killed someone is not something you should do when you’re engaging them in a casual conversation, according to Spc. Tim Moore of the California Army National Guard. As you can imagine, that can open up a whole can of worms.

WHICH WAY IS HOME?

Which Way Is Home? The Jaya Affair

Only active duty members get to live on an army base. Guards and reservists get to live pretty much anywhere they want, but are on call in case of an emergency or to replace another soldier in the front lines.

OVER AND OUT

Over And Out Thoughtco

Despite what you may have seen in movies and television, military soldiers never use the cliche Buck Rogers phrase “Over and out” to end a radio conversation with another soldier or base. Thank you Hollywood for telling us otherwise!

KNOW THY ENEMY

Know Thy Enemy Pinterest

According to Army National Guard Capt. David Swan, “No matter how we might feel about ISIS, we don’t hate Muslim people.” He even posted this as an online letter of peace titled “Dear Muslim” to prove his point.

IT WAS ALWAYS A CHOICE

It Was Always A Choice Gritcity Photo

Staff Sgt. Toni Lamberti of the Tennessee Army National Guard points out that soldiers don’t join the army because they had no other options. Many joined because they had a desire to help and contribute to the greater good of their country.

FROM VETERAN TO HOMELESS

From Veteran To Homeless Craig Connects

Sadly, there are about 48,000 veterans who are now homeless across the country. The best way you to help those who sacrificed so much is through charities available in your local community, because they deserve it.