Happy 108th Birthday to the Army Reserves

Posted in Uncategorized on April 21, 2016
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April 23, 2016 marks a very special day for the U.S. Army Reserves (USAR), as it celebrates 108 years since its establishment in 1908. Together, the Army Reserve and the Army National Guard make up the Army element of the Reserve components of the United States Armed Forces. Approximately 200,000 “citizen-soldiers” serve today through the Read More »

What to Do When a Veteran Has Passed Away

Posted in Uncategorized on April 14, 2016
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The passing of a loved one can be an extremely difficult, emotional time. Unfortunately, there are usually many decisions to be made and actions to be taken by the surviving spouse and/or children, especially if the loved one was a veteran of U.S. military service. While there are numerous benefits, honors, and services to claim Read More »

Happy 68th Birthday to the U.S. Air Force Reserves

Posted in Uncategorized on April 14, 2016
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This year marks the 68th anniversary of the founding of the Air Force Reserve, whose motto – “Fly, Fight and Win” – represents the organization’s readiness and history of supporting every global conflict that the Air Force has participated in, whether its airspace, outer space, or cyber space. Founded by President Harry on April 14, 1948, Read More »

5 Largest U.S. Military Bases

Posted in Uncategorized on April 13, 2016
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The United States is a world leader in military preparedness and warriors; in fact, the United States is also the largest military in the world in terms of number of personnel. Below are five of the world’s largest forts, and all happen to be in continental United States. Fort Bragg (North Carolina, U.S.) Population: 238,646; Read More »

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 »

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