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 The first historical reference to them comes from ancient Turkey around 600 BC.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 »

5 Fun Crafts to Help Kids Celebrate Veterans Day

Posted in Veteran Holidays on November 10, 2016
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Whenever an important national day of remembrance approaches on the calendar, it’s a great opportunity to ensure that the next generation of Americans truly understands the meaning behind the celebration. Veterans Day is an especially important day to help younger children process and participate in remembering and thanking members of our military who have sacrificed Read More »

The Story of the Red Poppy for Remembrance Day

Posted in Veteran Holidays, Veterans News on November 9, 2016
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Today, U.S. citizens honor all U.S. servicemembers with Veterans Day on November 11, but in many other parts of the world, the day is known as Remembrance Day, a day set aside to remember military personnel who have lost their lives in war. Established by King George V in 1919, Remembrance Day evolved out of 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 »

7 Little-Known Facts About the 9/11 Memorial Museum

Posted in Tips for Caregivers and Seniors, Veterans News on November 2, 2016
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Seven stories below the place where the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center (WTC) once stood is a beautiful and somber memorial to the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The 9/11 Memorial Museum opened its doors to the public in May 2014, and has since hosted Read More »

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