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3 Must-Read Books About Military Women

Posted in Entertainment, History on January 2, 2017
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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 Read More »

The Best Places to Find a Military Ball Gown

Posted in Entertainment, Veterans News on December 8, 2016
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You have a military ball coming up and you are understandably excited – and perhaps a bit nervous – about finding just the right dress. Most of us these days don’t attend too many formal events, so finding the proper attire can take a bit of work. While the evening is about celebrating your significant Read More »

7 Free Must-Have Apps for Military Spouses

Posted in Entertainment, Veterans News on December 6, 2016
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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 Read More »

National Festival Showcases the Best in Veterans Creative Arts

Posted in Entertainment, Veterans News on November 30, 2016
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Art can be valuable healing tool for veterans, giving them a way to share their experiences, express a wide range of emotions, and even improve physical and cognitive dexterity. Recognizing this value, many VA hospitals and clinics incorporate creative arts into their rehabilitation programs, and have in turn discovered countless true artists who once wore Read More »

Iconic Images: 4 War Photos You Might Not Have Seen But Should

Posted in Entertainment, History on October 12, 2016
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War photography has been an important and interesting element of warfare since the invention of photography in the 1830s. War photographers during the U.S. Civil War staged and recreated still scenes from the battles since daguerreotype photography took several minutes to shoot, and, for the first time, American civilians could see with their own eyes Read More »

5 Must-Read Books on the U.S. Military

Posted in Entertainment, History on September 28, 2016
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Though the settings and circumstances change, the experience of the American soldier has common themes regardless of the generation. Heroism, bravery, internal conflict, fear and shock, and sacrifice for fellow man. Below are five outstanding books that explore these same complex experiences across the globe and across the years, from the eyes of those who Read More »

Cameras in Combat: War Photographers Tell Stories from the Frontline

Posted in Entertainment, History, Jobs and Businesses on August 23, 2016
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Most of us don’t think twice about where the photos of war we see on a regular basis come from. We don’t imagine a fully uniformed man or woman, weapon strapped to their side, shielding a camera lens from a dust storm to capture the image of a post-assault tank rolling through a village street. Read More »

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

Posted in Entertainment, Veterans News on August 22, 2016
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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 Read More »

Retrofitted Missile Silos Offer Luxury, Safety Post-Apocalypse

Posted in Entertainment on August 16, 2016
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How would you like a $120 million head start on your next construction project? How about 9 foot-thick walls, a glass  roof that can withstand 500 mph winds, and a multi-level structure that can literally withstand a nuclear blast? Sounds pretty good. The only catch: the majority of the building is actually underground, will most Read More »

U.S. Soldier-Athletes Compete with the Best, Including 2016 Olympians

Posted in Entertainment, Veterans News on August 5, 2016
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As the 2016 Olympics kicks off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the world’s top athletes will be competing in a wide range of sporting competitions. What you may not know is that there will be several soldier-athletes participating alongside civilians as part of the U.S. Army’s World Class Army Program (WCAP). Since 1948, 446 Army Read More »

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