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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,…

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…

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