Let’s face it, the military presence of almost any nation is incredibly intimidating. People in the military are usually some of the toughest guys and girls we know. It would only make sense that their uniforms would make them look even more awesome than they already are, right?
You may be most familiar with American forces, but they aren’t the only sweet-looking military in the world. Check out some of these intimidating military uniforms from countries across the globe:
The Danish Huntsmen Corps
That makes me want to join the military in ANY country. Share this post if you love the military or know someone who served in any of these forces.
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After the Ukrainian’s honor guard fail earlier this week, Uniformedia put together a video compilation of the best ceremonial guard fails out there:
A group of talented men and women in uniform perform an acoustic version of the summer hit pop song, Rolling In The Deep by Adele. There are seven talented Airmen playing the guitar, percussions, and even a violin.
But who really steals the show is the Airwoman who sings. She has no microphone and no computers to help, but she sounds like a real star. Get this woman to American Idol now! They pulled this together while just ‘taking a little break’.
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Scent is deeply tied to memory.
The smell of a leather baseball glove, for example, can bring back a thousand games of catch with dad in the backyard.
Often, nostalgic smells pull at our emotions and remind us of the people we care about most.
With that in mind, scented spray brand Air Wick created customized scents smelling of home for military man Kearen Feller.
Feller’s been serving in the Middle East for 11 months, all while missing his six children and wife at home.
Kearen’s practically home for the holidays, courtesy of this festive Air Wick ad.
Read more: http://elitedaily.com/news/world/air-wick-commercial-scent-military-family-video/882974/
When practical photography was born in 1839, the simple act of capturing basic portraits and images of everyday objects was a feat of epic and almost unfathomable proportions. That being said, it didn’t take very long for burgeoning photographers to start experimenting with form and function.
About 80 years after the craft’s inception, Arthur Mole and John Thomas decided to develop a series that was unlike anything that had ever been done before. By organizing groups of American soldiers into iconic images that pay homage to some of our nation’s most influential figures, the two achieved an effect that’s beyond impressive (even by today’s standards).
Thomas was in charge of organizing the troops into recognizable images, and Mole was tasked with climbing an 80-foot viewing tower and capturing the photos.
The Human U.S. Shield (1918) — 30,000 officers and men
The Living Allied Flags (1918)
Mole fittingly referred to the pictures in this series as “living photographs.”
Living Portrait of Woodrow Wilson (1918) — 21,000 officers and men
Living Portrait of Woodrow Wilson (detail)
These photos boosted morale as U.S. troops continued serving in World War I.
The Zion Shield (1920)
Human Statue of Liberty (1918) — 18,000 officers
Most impressively of all, every picture was captured with a simple 11 x 14-inch camera.
Living Emblem of the United States Marines (1919)
(via Amusing Planet)
To see more pictures from this collection, check out the rest over on the Library of Congress website.
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Being a single mom is one of the hardest jobs anyone can have.
To be a student on top of that makes for some crazy nights. When ROTC student Monica Willard’s babysitter canceled on her the night of her military history exam, she had no choice but to bring her four- and five-year-old kids with her. She was worried her professor, Dr. Daniel Krebs, would be upset, so she set her children up with a laptop to play in the hallway while she took the test.
When Dr. Krebs heard the kids outside, he did something incredible — he went out to play with them.
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A fellow student, Victoria Henry, posted on Facebook about the kind gesture.
“Witnessed one of the most caring gestures of my college career tonight. After just a few minutes of the kids playing loudly, the professor went to the hall and simply started to play with them to keep them occupied while their mom took the final.
Such a kind and caring act committed when the reaction could have been the complete opposite. My heart is warm tonight.”
Read More: These 29 Teachers Deserve Awards For Their Overall Awesomeness
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Belarus soldiers look like dominoes while performing the most synchronized military parade routine ever!
These photos made me marvel at the intensity and range of emotions our troops experience during training, active duty, humanitarian outreach, and while coming home, sometimes after they’ve made the ultimate sacrifice.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/7-stunning-military-moments-captured-by-soldiers-with-cameras
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