The History of the U.S. Army Nursing Corps
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The History of the U.S. Army Nursing Corps

You might consider them unsung heroes, working behind the scenes, but American nurses have been an integral part of war, stretching back as far as the Revolutionary War. In 1775, Major General Horatio Gates and Commander George Washington asked Congress to provide nurses that would attend to the wounded, sick, and suffering American soldiers. By…

What Women Should Know Before Enlisting
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What Women Should Know Before Enlisting

  According to the U.S. Department of Defense, there are more than 201,000 female active-duty military members serving our country. Today, more than 90% of the military occupations available are open to women, making it a great potential employment path for American women. Whether you want to see the world, test your discipline, or find…

Remembering D-Day
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Remembering D-Day

This week marks the 72nd anniversary of the largest amphibious invasion in history, as more than 160,000 Allied troops invaded Western Europe to battle the entrenched German forces during World War II. Operation Overlord, or “D-Day” as it is now known, was a highly secretive operation, under development for more than two years. It proved…

What Every Veteran Should Know About Agent Orange Benefits
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What Every Veteran Should Know About Agent Orange Benefits

From 1962 to 1971 during the Vietnam War, the U.S. military conducted “Operation Ranch Hand,” spraying more than 19 million gallons of specially engineered herbicide combinations to remove trees and dense tropical foliage that provided enemy cover. The so-called “Agent Orange” herbicide was the tactical weapon of choice – receiving its nickname from the large…

The Best Memorial Day 2016 Shopping Deals
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The Best Memorial Day 2016 Shopping Deals

Most Americans, especially veterans, will spend time this Memorial Day weekend remembering those who have selflessly given their lives while defending freedom around the globe. Whether it is decorating a grave of a fallen soldier or participating in the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time, it’s important to keep perspective on the…

The Real Origin of Memorial Day
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The Real Origin of Memorial Day

While most Americans appreciate the day off from work and the expected barbecues and summer festivities associated with Memorial Day, for many others it is a very serious day of remembrance and reflection. Other patriotic holidays – like the Fourth of July or Armed Forces Day – celebrate all members of the military, and with…

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