The Origin of the U.S. Air Force

Posted in Uncategorized on April 12, 2016
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When two bicycle salesmen from Ohio invented and built the world’s first successful airplane in 1903, then a year later evolved it into the first practical fixed-winged aircraft, the arena of war expanded from the seas and battlefields to the sky. How it all began A little more than a decade after that first flight, Read More »

Who is Eligible for the Basic and Housebound Level of Veterans Pension Benefits?: Aid and Attendance FAQ

Posted in Uncategorized on April 7, 2016
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The Aid and Attendance pension benefit actually has three tiers to it. The Aid and Attendance (A&A) benefit is the top tier, but there are two other benefit tiers that a veteran may be eligible for depending on their situation. Here is what you need to know about the Housebound and Basic levels of pension Read More »

The Origin of the U.S. Coast Guard

Posted in Uncategorized on April 6, 2016
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The United States Coast Guard has an interesting and diverse past that involves multiple organizations, multiple purposes, and even Alaskan reindeer. But the winding road and numerous services rendered by this organization have proven its value and ability to serve a range of important needs for more than 225 years. During the years after the Read More »

April 5 is Gold Star Wives Day

Posted in Uncategorized on April 5, 2016
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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 Read More »

The Origin of the Marine Corps

Posted in Uncategorized on April 4, 2016
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The early days of the Marine Corps Did you know that one of the United States’ most-respected group of servicemen actually trace its founding to a tavern in Philadelphia? More than 240 years ago, as the tension of the American Revolution brewed, a young U.S. Continental Congress realized the value of a commissioning a dedicated Read More »

The Origin of the U.S. Navy

Posted in Uncategorized on March 31, 2016
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How the Navy was started Pirates today are seen as fun, cartoonish characters and Halloween dress-up costume themes. But real-life pirates actually played a pivotal role in the creation of the U.S. Navy in 1794. In fact, one of the main arguments for creating the Navy was to save the fledgling United States money that Read More »

The Origin of the U.S. Army

Posted in Uncategorized on March 29, 2016
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How the U.S. Army was Formed Today’s joint-component U.S. Army consists of more than 1,000,000 soldiers – active, guard, and reserve – making it the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces. Interestingly, the U.S. Army is actually older than the nation itself, tracing its origin back to the original Continental Army formed in Read More »

March 30 is “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day”

Posted in Uncategorized on March 28, 2016
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We’ve all seen the heart-warming videos of today’s soldiers returning home, walking through airports where other travelers spontaneously erupt into a well-deserved standing ovation. For many soldiers returning from the Vietnam War, however, their experience was, in fact, the very opposite. Returning to a nation in turmoil, U.S. soldiers returned from the violence and horrors Read More »

From Dirt to Digital: The Evolution of U.S. Military Camouflage

Posted in Uncategorized on March 25, 2016
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If you’ve ever wondered why “Dress Blues” are so different from regular BDUs or why they are reserved only for special occasions, you must actually look into a history that ties into the art and strategy of military camouflage. Today’s military camouflage is an integral and expected part of the battle dress uniforms – or Read More »

Dogs and Veterans: 4 Great Organizations Making a Difference

Posted in Uncategorized on March 22, 2016
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Dogs and Veterans: 4 Great Organizations Making a Difference;

Man’s best friend is loyal, protective, and fun. And in recent years, dogs are doing even more for a very specific group of Americans: veterans returning from active duty, many with invisible yet often deadly scars from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Whether it is with a loveable pet or Read More »

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