What Is a Warrant Officer?

Written by Shaun Hall Between Enlisted and regular Officers sits a strange thing called a "Warrant Officer." Warrant Officers get saluted and are called "sir," but they have their own pay grades and do not receive their rank by commission . . . unless they're "Commissioned Warrant Officers." Shaun Hall breaks it all down

“In My Heart, I Forgave”

Survivor of the Bataan Death March RemembersAnyone who has joined us on VBC Happy Hour knows Henry Schoepke, our much-loved teenager from Wisconsin. Henry is an avid student of history, a supporter of veterans, and an autograph collector. One of his many projects is to write thank you notes to 500 World War II veterans.

Scuds Over Riyadh: Desert Storm, 1991

Michael P. Mauer served as an Army photojournalist during Operation Desert Storm, and was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service by Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf for his actions during the war. He’s won numerous awards for his writing since, most recently the 2022 Veterans of Foreign Wars National Publications Contest for best

The Case of the Wrong Way Bullets on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial’s Three Servicemen Statue

Infantry 351, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons The other day, Jim Knotts, President and CEO of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, ran across our video of Vietnam Veteran, Marine Dan Vaughn, talking about the flaw in the Three Servicemen statue above at one of our Veterans Breakfast Club events. Jim kindly passed

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