Armed Forces Day and Easy Ways to Celebrate

Posted in Uncategorized on May 20, 2016
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In 1949, the Department of Defense was officially established, renaming the “National Military Establishment” that had two years prior combined the Army, Navy, and Air Force into a single department. All three branches began reporting to the new, single Secretary of Defense, withdrawing individual cabinet-level representation and unifying the structure of the Armed Forces. In Read More »

Public Service Recognition Week: Celebrating Those Who Serve

Posted in Uncategorized on May 9, 2016
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The first person to set foot on the moon. The creator of flame-retardant clothing. The inventor of an early tsunami detection system. Caregivers for veterans and wounded soldiers. Your mailman. What do they all have in common? They are all public servants. More than 3 million Americans are classified as “public servants,” non-uniformed employees of Read More »

Celebrating Military Spouse Day

Posted in Uncategorized on May 2, 2016
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Anyone who has been in the military will tell you, it’s more than just a job that you work at 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., come home, and forget about it over the weekend. Military service can affect where you live, what you do with the majority of your day, and even whether or not Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Happy Birthday to the American Legion

Posted in Uncategorized on March 16, 2016
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Happy Birthday to the American Legion;

Veterans transitioning back into civilian society have always had to be creative, resilient, and supportive of each other, even almost 100 years ago at the end of WWI. In fact, it was a group of veterans tasked with brainstorming ways to improve troop morale that came up with what is today known as the American Read More »

6 Unique Ideas for Grandparents on Valentines Day

Posted in Uncategorized on February 4, 2016
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6 Unique Gifts for Grandparents on Valentine's Day;

Gift-giving for a grandparent can be tricky. After all, they most likely already have all they need, they purchase what they want when they want it, or they’ve downsized and don’t need more “stuff” filling up their new accommodations. So how do you make sure they feel extra-special on Valentine’s Day and really feel the Read More »

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Posted in Uncategorized on January 18, 2016
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day;

As we celebrate the life of the great Martin Luther King Jr., let us remember wise words he said about the military world. What?! Yes, while most people association Martin Luther King Jr. as a pacifist, he had some intriguing quotes about military service that should not be ignored. In 1967, King Jr. made a speech Read More »