What is the National Military Command Centre?

Introduction The National Military Command Centre (NMCC) is a Pentagon command and communications centre for the National Command Authority (i.e. the President of the United States and the United States Secretary of Defence). Maintained by the Department of the Air Force as the “DoD Executive Agent” for NMCC logistical, budgetary, facility and systems support; the… Read More

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A Brief Overview of US Military Nuclear Incident Terminology

Introduction The United States Armed Forces uses a number of terms to define the magnitude and extent of nuclear and radiation accidents and incidents in order to reduce the time taken to report the type of incident, thus streamlining the radio communications in the wake of the event. Origin United States Department of Defence directive… Read More

Military Spouse Day

Introduction Military Spouse Day, also known as Military Spouse Appreciation Day, is celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day in the United States. Many United States citizens take this day to acknowledge the significant contributions, support, and sacrifices of spouses of their Armed Forces. Each year, the US President normally commemorates this day with a… Read More

Who was Hanoi Hannah?

1.0 Introduction This article provides an overview of Trịnh Thị Ngọ, also known as Thu Hương and Hanoi Hannah, was a Vietnamese radio personality best known for her work during the Vietnam War, when she made English-language broadcasts for North Vietnam directed at United States (US) troops. 2.0 Early Life Ngọ was born in Hanoi… Read More

Defining Normal Balance for US Army Aviators

Research Paper Title Defining Normal Balance for Army Aviators. Background One challenge clinicians face is determining when a military Service Member (SM) can return to duty after an injury that affects the postural control. The gold standard to measure postural control is the Sensory Organisation Test (SOT). This test measures the amount of sway present… Read More

Peace, Suffer, for War…

“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scar of war.” General Douglas MacArthur (1880 to 1964) A US Army General who is widely known for his exploits during World War II, where he commanded the Southwest Pacific Theatre, as military… Read More

Died Hard, but Loved…

“They died hard, those savage men – like wounded wolves at bay They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them.” General Douglas MacArthur (1880 to 1964 A US Army General who is widely known for his exploits during World War II, where he commanded the Southwest Pacific Theatre, as… Read More