Beth Ford Roth
Stories by Beth Ford
Navy SEALs are still allowed to wear the "Don't Tread On Me" patch on their uniforms, despite an Internet rumor that claims the Obama administration has banned the practice. This is the second time in just a few weeks that an false rumor about the president altering military uniforms has taken the web by storm.
The dreaded MRE (Meal, Ready to Eat) has been dubbed everything from "Meals Rejected by Everyone," and "Meals, Rarely Edible," to the more vulgar "Meal Ready to Expel." But there soon may be a reason to celebrate where MREs are concerned. Pizza may finally become an MRE dining option for the U.S. military.
The pregnant wife of Army Ranger Cpl. Josh Hargis, who gave his commander the "salute seen around the world" from his hospital bed, is speaking out about the unbelievable response the photo of the salute is generating. Hargis survived a suicide bombing in Afghanistan that killed San Diego native 1st Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno, and three other soldiers on October 6.
Stateside military commissaries forced to shut their doors because of the government shutdown are once again open for business. The Pay Our Military law allowed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to recall many Department of Defense employee furloughs, giving the commissaries the workers they needed to open back up.
Service members and their families stationed overseas will be able to enjoy Monday Night Football, and all of the sports programming they've become accustom to. That's because the American Forces Network has started broadcasting again on its sports channel - a channel the government shutdown took off the air last week.