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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
History, Veterans News

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 The first historical reference to them comes from ancient Turkey around 600 BC.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,…

5 Fun Crafts to Help Kids Celebrate Veterans Day
Veteran Holidays

5 Fun Crafts to Help Kids Celebrate Veterans Day

Whenever an important national day of remembrance approaches on the calendar, it’s a great opportunity to ensure that the next generation of Americans truly understands the meaning behind the celebration. Veterans Day is an especially important day to help younger children process and participate in remembering and thanking members of our military who have sacrificed…

7 Most Extreme U.S. Military Bases
History

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
History

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
History

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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