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Is There a Gender Gap in the U.S. Military?
History, Veterans News

Is There a Gender Gap in the U.S. Military?

In the United States, women and men theoretically face similar opportunities in their careers, with women able to serve in almost 100% of positions in the workforce. However, studies still show that women still face a substantial gender gap in salary, with women earning around 20% less than men doing the same job. And, while…

Hidden Gender in the Military: 4 Influential Women
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Hidden Gender in the Military: 4 Influential Women

The history of women in the military is one that is typically either unknown or forgotten. For the female soldier, the path to military equality has not been an easy one. Throughout time, there have been many instances of females hiding their true gender identity in order to fight for honor and justice. This phenomenon…

3 Must-Read Books About Military Women
Entertainment, History

3 Must-Read Books About Military Women

Women have faced many challenges throughout history, including their struggle to become equal members of the military community. With nearly 200,000 active servicewomen and 1.8 million female veterans, women are a growing cohort in many of today’s worldwide military operations. It is important to understand the history of how women have made their mark in…

U.S. Military Wedding Traditions and Tips
History, Veteran Holidays

U.S. Military Wedding Traditions and Tips

Life as a military spouse means life with the military. The work your groom- or bride-to-be conducts as a Marine, Airman, Sailor, or Soldier will undoubtedly be a huge part of your married life together, and many couples choose to reference the military in their wedding ceremonies and receptions. Location and Chaplain The main designation…

Famous Military Dogs: Soldier’s Best Friend
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Famous Military Dogs: Soldier’s Best Friend

War dogs are not a new trend. The first historical reference to them comes from ancient Turkey around 600 BC. The first ruler, Alyattes had his soldiers release packs of dogs on rival troops during battle. The attack dogs were incredibly effective at startling and scaring the enemy cavalry horses. Beyond serving as attack dogs,…

7 Most Extreme U.S. Military Bases
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7 Most Extreme U.S. Military Bases

The United States maintains 800 military bases in more than 70 countries and territories around the world. Below are seven of the most extreme military installments domestically and abroad. Thule Air Base (Air Force); Greenland Located just 947 miles away from the North Pole, Thule is the United States’ northernmost U.S. base. The base is…

Celebrate Oct. 26: National Day of the Deployed
History, Veteran Holidays

Celebrate Oct. 26: National Day of the Deployed

Deployment is a difficult yet expected part of the U.S. military experience. It impacts an entire family and community, disrupting regular life and routine, and leaving a family behind to count the days until the loved one’s return. Thankfully, the Armed Forces offer many support services to families of the deployed, but it can still…

The History of the U.S. National Guard
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The History of the U.S. National Guard

The National Guard of the United States is not only the only branch of the U.S. military whose existence is outlined by the U.S. Constitution, but it is also home to the oldest units in the U.S. military, tracing back its origin to the first militia regiments organized in North America in colonial Massachusetts, 1636….

Five-Star Generals in the U.S. Military
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Five-Star Generals in the U.S. Military

Over the history of the United States, a small handful of men have achieved the very highest rank of military service, all during extreme times of war. In December 1944, during the midst of WWII, the U.S. created a special five-star officer rank to establish both a clear internal order of seniority and a near-equivalence…

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