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US Army Recruit Pvt. Reynaldo Arroyo.

This US Army recruit got his first haircut in 15 years before shipping out to basic training, and donated 150 inches of hair to charity

"I'm just really excited to be enlisting in the US Army," US Army Pvt. Reynaldo Arroyo said. "Hopefully, some lucky little girl's going to get it."
A paratrooper from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division prepares to launch a Black Hornet in Kandahar, Afghanistan, August 9, 2019.

US soldiers in Afghanistan are patrolling like never before with these awesome pocket-sized spy drones

This game-changing technology has the potential to be a real "life-saver" for troops on the ground in combat zones.
A 5 kilowatt (kW) laser integrated on a Stryker participated in the Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment (MFIX) at Fort Sill, April 5, 2017.

The US Army is tripling the power on a laser cannon built to shoot down rockets, drones, and ‘more stressing threats’

The Army has decided it will no longer build a 100-kilowatt laser. Instead, it's going for a 250-300 kilowatt laser that will pack more of a punch.
US Army Pfc. Glendon Oakley Jr. talks to the press through tears after El Paso shooting

Soldier who saved several children in El Paso breaks down in tears saying the shooting was ‘the worst thing I’ve ever been through’

"I'm just focused on the kids that I could not [save] and the families," Pfc. Glendon Oakley Jr. said through tears. "It hurts me."
A US Army crew chief in the side door of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter as it prepare to land in Guyana, March 8, 2012.

The Army’s Black Hawk helicopters are testing a new laser system to fend off heat-seeking missiles

The Army is testing lightweight laser missile-defense systems for its Black Hawks to help defend against heat-seeking, surface-to-air missiles.
A 1968 print ad for Levi's jeans.

The Apollo 11 astronauts landed on the moon 50 years ago! Here are 18 ads that best capture the Space Age.

These ads capture the Space Age in all its glory, from space helmet-clad models to rocket-powered cars.
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), clear an urban environment during brigade live fire exercise at Fort Polk, La. Mar.11, 2019

Lawmakers want to stop the US military from naming things for Confederate soldiers. These 10 bases are still symbols of the Confederacy

The US is still grappling with the Civil War's legacy, and lawmakers want to bar the US military from naming more ships and bases for the Confederacy.
Master Sgt. Micheal Riley, left, and Sgt. James Johnston

2 US soldiers were killed in an Afghanistan firefight with the Taliban just days before peace talks resume

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the deaths of two American soldiers who were involved in a close firefight with militants.
British army soldiers deployed in support of Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve, salute amid the playing of their national anthem during a Remembrance Day ceremony in Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 12, 2017.

British Army marks US Army’s 244th birthday with a cheeky tweet referencing their ‘rocky start’

The British Army wished its 'cousins' the US Army a happy birthday on Friday, but couldn't resist tweeting a reference to their 'rocky start.'

The US Army is 244 years old — here are 22 photos of its storied history

There's no other force like the US Army. These images from its 244 year history prove it.