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The History of Victory over Japan Day
History

The History of Victory over Japan Day

Many may not be able to accurately pin-point the date we claimed victory over Japan, but many will recognize the famous picture immortalizing the day forever. The famous image “V-J Day in Times Square” has become one of the most recognized and iconic post-war images to-date. It is right up there with the raising of…

From Intramurals to the Olympics, Athletes Excel in the U.S. Air Force
Entertainment, Veterans News

From Intramurals to the Olympics, Athletes Excel in the U.S. Air Force

The U.S. military makes an impressive effort to offers its soldiers, sailors, and airmen a well-rounded lifestyle outside of their daily activities and MOS responsibilities, and competitive sports plays an important role in this endeavor.  Just like the Army and Navy, the U.S. Air Force offers several opportunities for competitive sports to improve and maintain…

Money Waiting: Little-Known VA Benefit Helps Pay for Caregiving
Tips for Caregivers and Seniors, Veterans News

Money Waiting: Little-Known VA Benefit Helps Pay for Caregiving

Veterans and surviving spouses of veterans may be missing out on a little-known but extremely helpful benefit from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) aimed at offering an “improved pension.” Known as the Aid and Attendance (A&A) Improved Pension, this benefit is specifically designed to financially assist veterans or surviving spouses who need help with…

Sky Soldiers: Aug. 16 is National Airborne Day
History, Veteran Holidays

Sky Soldiers: Aug. 16 is National Airborne Day

  “Airborne.” “All the way.” It’s a unique greeting and response between Army paratroopers, the “soldiers of the sky.” They are considered three-time volunteers, first volunteering for military service, then volunteering to jump from a plane, and finally volunteering for combat on a recurring basis, often with little advanced notice. The first official Army jump…

August 15 is National Code Talkers Day
History, Veteran Holidays

August 15 is National Code Talkers Day

“We have an important job for you. It could save the lives of hundreds of soldiers. It will be dangerous. And you can’t tell anyone what you’re doing.” It sounds like something out of a Hollywood spy movie but in reality, it was the story of the World War II Navajo Code Talkers, whose service…

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