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5 Must-Read Books About War, Written By Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on July 12, 2016
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For many veterans, it can be difficult to talk about what they have seen and done in war. For others, however, writing about their experiences can be cathartic, and help educate others on what really happens during war. Below are five critically acclaimed books, written by veterans, that will give you firsthand perspective on that Read More »

5 Famous Astronauts who Served in the Military

Posted in Uncategorized on July 7, 2016
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There seems to be a clear alignment between military veterans and astronauts; in fact, more than 66 percent of former and current astronauts are vets. The dedication and discipline needed to complete training, the willingness to take on challenging and dangerous missions, and the flight and other technical experience make military veterans an exceptional fit Read More »

Healing Waters: Fly Fishing Brings Peace to Wounded Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on July 6, 2016
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Walking up the lawn to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. you might not be surprised to see a young soldier, bandaged and in a wheel chair after more than three years of surgeries. What you might surprise you, however, is to see this same man with a fly fishing rod in his Read More »

June is PTSD Awareness Month

Posted in Uncategorized on July 5, 2016
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In order to bring greater awareness to the issue of PTSD, the United States Senate designated June as PTSD Awareness Month by the National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD), also naming June 27th as National PTSD Awareness Day. Through this designation, it is hoped that more people will be aware of the disorder and how it Read More »

5 Great Military Movies to Watch on the 4th of July

Posted in Uncategorized on July 1, 2016
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  Your Fourth of July weekend may be filled with fun plans for fireworks, barbecue, and friends, all activities that most Americans enjoy when celebrating the independence of our nation. But at the end of a long, hot day, you might enjoy relaxing on your couch and watching some of the most enjoyable military movies Read More »

The Difference Between Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day

Posted in Uncategorized on June 30, 2016
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Americans enjoy several holidays with their military family and friends. Hot dogs, fireworks, flags and other summertime activities. Thanks to our veterans, we are privileged to have these special days to enjoy our freedoms, liberties and cultural values. However, many do not realize how our nationally recognized holidays were established nor understand their significance. Here Read More »

Celebrating Independence Day with Your Veteran Family and Friends

Posted in Uncategorized on June 30, 2016
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  Independence Day may be the single most important holiday we celebrate as a united nation. Focused around celebrating our independence from Britain, Independence Day is the actual day the Declaration of Independence was signed. It is rumored that nearly 86 revisions were made to the famous document before it was finally adopted by the Read More »

6 Tips for Veterans Considering College

Posted in Uncategorized on June 29, 2016
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If you’re facing the transition back into the civilian world, or you know someone who is, you’ve probably been wondering if a college degree would be the right next step for you. It may be difficult to imagine sitting in a classroom after years on a battlefield, ship, or base, but the fact is that Read More »

June 28 is Operation Red Wings Observation Day

Posted in Uncategorized on June 28, 2016
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It was an operation many civilians had never heard about, until the story was made into a blockbuster movie in 2013. But the ill-fated Operation Red Wings conducted in 2005 – known to many now as the inspiration for the movie “Lone Survivor” – was actually a very impactful event, not only because of its Read More »

The World’s 5 Largest Military Vehicles

Posted in Uncategorized on June 27, 2016
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Times of conflict often push countries to the edges of innovation, as armies look for ways to out-power and out-maneuver their enemies. As a result, some truly impressive military vehicles have been created over the past 100 years, stretching the limits of engineering and machinery to lengths, weights, and capabilities previously unthinkable. Below are five Read More »

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