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The Four-Star Women of the U.S. Military
History, Veterans News

The Four-Star Women of the U.S. Military

When the U.S. Navy’s Admiral Michelle Howard received her fourth star – making her the Navy’s second-highest ranking official and the highest-ranking African-American woman ever in any branch of the military – she noted that she had to special-order her four-star shoulder boards since they’d never been made for the Navy before. With her promotion,…

Parenting Lessons and Traits Learned From The Military
Veterans News

Parenting Lessons and Traits Learned From The Military

Being in the military teaches many lessons. There are character traits that are developed, leveraged, and sometimes a few that are squashed as well. For many, the code of conduct they learn while in the military stays with them for a lifetime. Often, it is this code of core values that veterans and active soldiers…

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

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
Veterans News

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…

Celebrating Military Spouse Day
History, Veterans News

Celebrating Military Spouse Day

Anyone who has been in the military will tell you, it’s more than just a job that you work at 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., come home, and forget about it over the weekend. Military service can affect where you live, what you do with the majority of your day, and even whether or not…

April 5 is Gold Star Wives Day
Veteran Holidays, Veterans News

April 5 is Gold Star Wives Day

There’s a not-so-secret club for women that no one wants to be a part of, but many are. Members wear a small pin on their lapel, a purple circle with a small gold star. They don’t often make the news, and you probably don’t think of them much on a day-to-day basis. But they are…

Women in the Military: Who Were the First?
History, Veterans News

Women in the Military: Who Were the First?

Women in the armed forces today are widely accepted and expected. Today more than 200,000 women fill a wide range of roles, from nurses to pilots to Army Rangers. While throughout history, the majority of military combatants have been male, most Western armies were integrated with females members in all branches of service since at…