U.S. Military Wedding Traditions and Tips

Posted in Uncategorized 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 by showcasing some military traditions. Location Read More »

Proud Military Spouse Badge Project

Posted in Uncategorized on November 21, 2016
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The brave men and women who are or have fought for our country have some of the most supportive families. With VeteranAid.org's Proud Military Spouse Badge Project, we are supporting a charity that is near and dear to military families - Operation Homefront. Operation Homefront's mission is to "build strong, stable, and secure military families Read More »

Tragedy Assistance Program Connects Thousands of Survivors

Posted in Uncategorized on November 8, 2016
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In November 1992, eight soldiers perished in a C-12 crash in Alaska. Their families were at a loss. In their grief, they struggled to find a support system, and finally turned to each other for help. Here they found understanding and assistance they could find nowhere else; no one else could know what they were Read More »

Parenting Lessons and Traits Learned From The Military

Posted in Uncategorized on July 21, 2016
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Being in the military teaches many lessons. There are character traits that are developed, leveraged, and sometimes a few that are squashed as well. For many, the code of conduct they learn while in the military stays with them for a lifetime. Often, it is this code of core values that veterans and active soldiers Read More »

What Women Should Know Before Enlisting

Posted in Uncategorized on June 10, 2016
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  According to the U.S. Department of Defense, there are more than 201,000 female active-duty military members serving our country. Today, more than 90% of the military occupations available are open to women, making it a great potential employment path for American women. Whether you want to see the world, test your discipline, or find 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 »

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 »

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 »

Red, White, and Blue: 7 Easy Patriotic Crafts

Posted in Uncategorized on March 2, 2016
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Red, White, and Blue: 7 Easy Patriotic Crafts; VeteranAid.org

Whether you are celebrating the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or just summertime in America, these easy crafts are not only fun to create, but make festive decorations when you’re through. With a few simple and affordable tools, you and your family can enjoy the process of making the crafts as much as the finished Read More »

9 Themes to Make Your Military Care Package Outstanding

Posted in Uncategorized on February 29, 2016
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9 Themes to make your Military Care Package Outstanding; VeteranAid.org

Deployment can be rough for everyone involved. Being away from loved ones and the comforts of home can make the days seem long and often lonely. Care packages from home are a ray of sunshine for a soldier, and can give family members at home an active way to reach out and show their love Read More »