History

Is There a Gender Gap in the U.S. Military?

Posted in History, Veterans News on January 25, 2017
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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 Read More »

Hidden Gender in the Military: 4 Influential Women

Posted in History on January 5, 2017
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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 Read More »

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 »

U.S. Military Wedding Traditions and Tips

Posted in History, Veteran Holidays on November 29, 2016
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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 Read More »

Famous Military Dogs: Soldier's Best Friend

Posted in History, Veterans News on November 25, 2016
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War dogs are not a new trend. The first historical reference to them comes from ancient Turkey around 600 BC. The first ruler, Alyattes had his soldiers release packs of dogs on rival troops during battle. The attack dogs were incredibly effective at startling and scaring the enemy cavalry horses. Beyond serving as attack dogs, Read More »

Famous Military Dogs: Soldier's Best Friend

Posted in History, Veterans News on November 25, 2016
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War dogs are not a new trend. The first historical reference to them comes from ancient Turkey around 600 BC. The first ruler, Alyattes had his soldiers release packs of dogs on rival troops during battle. The attack dogs were incredibly effective at startling and scaring the enemy cavalry horses. Beyond serving as attack dogs, Read More »

7 Most Extreme U.S. Military Bases

Posted in History on November 3, 2016
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The United States maintains 800 military bases in more than 70 countries and territories around the world. Below are seven of the most extreme military installments domestically and abroad. Thule Air Base (Air Force); Greenland Located just 947 miles away from the North Pole, Thule is the United States’ northernmost U.S. base. The base is Read More »

Celebrate Oct. 26: National Day of the Deployed

Posted in History, Veteran Holidays on October 26, 2016
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Deployment is a difficult yet expected part of the U.S. military experience. It impacts an entire family and community, disrupting regular life and routine, and leaving a family behind to count the days until the loved one’s return. Thankfully, the Armed Forces offer many support services to families of the deployed, but it can still Read More »

The History of the U.S. National Guard

Posted in History on October 24, 2016
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The National Guard of the United States is not only the only branch of the U.S. military whose existence is outlined by the U.S. Constitution, but it is also home to the oldest units in the U.S. military, tracing back its origin to the first militia regiments organized in North America in colonial Massachusetts, 1636. Read More »

Comparing Basic Training for the 5 Branches of U.S. Military Service

Posted in History, Veterans News on October 21, 2016
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Members of each branch of service typically consider their own basic training to be the most challenging and toughest of all the branches; it’s a debate of hard-knock stories and amazing feats of endurance and learning. The reality is that all recruit training for U.S. military service is strenuous, mentally and physically, and all who Read More »

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