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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…

Working from Home: Tips for Military Spouses
Military Families

Working from Home: Tips for Military Spouses

As a military spouse, you mostly likely knew that a life “married to the military” would include frequent relocations, lots of change, and even extended periods of time when your spouse would be away on deployment. While you accepted these challenges, you probably also quickly realized how this lifestyle can be particularly challenging on a…

Hidden Gender in the Military: 4 Influential Women
History

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…

How to Stay Safe When Your Soldier is Deployed
Military Families

How to Stay Safe When Your Soldier is Deployed

Being deployed is hard on everyone involved. When emotions are high, it can sometimes be difficult to think about other things, for example, your safety. As much as you don’t want to think about it, your safety could be at greater risk when your significant other is away. Aside from installing a home alarm system,…

7 Free Must-Have Apps for Military Spouses
Entertainment, Veterans News

7 Free Must-Have Apps for Military Spouses

Military life offers its own special brand of challenges, opportunities, and needs, and military spouses and families share this unique perspective from locations around the globe. Today’s smartphones, however, make it easier than ever to connect to other families, communicate with your loved one, and make military life easier to navigate. Below are 7 excellent…

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…

Proud Military Spouse Badge Project
Veterans News

Proud Military Spouse Badge Project

The brave men and women who are or have fought for our country have some of the most supportive families. With VeteranAid.org’s Proud Military Spouse Badge Project, we are supporting a charity that is near and dear to military families – Operation Homefront. Operation Homefront’s mission is to “build strong, stable, and secure military families…

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,…

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