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 »

May is National Military Appreciation Month: 7 Ways to Celebrate

Posted in Uncategorized on May 11, 2016
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Who Started National Military Appreciation Month? The month of May contains more national observances in honor of the armed forces than any other month, and it makes perfect sense that it should be designated as “National Military Appreciation Month.” In 1999, Senator John McCain introduced legislation to make the designation official, and both the Senate Read More »

13 Military Quotes Every Veteran Will Appreciate

Posted in Uncategorized on May 10, 2016
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Quotes can be used to motivate, teach, warn, and memorialize. In the realm of warfare and battle, there have been many exceptional quotations recorded, shared, and retold. We’ve gathered 13 of our favorite military quotes, most of which are taken directly from the mouths of those who have seen war and been profoundly affected by Read More »

The Veterans Cafe Podcast Interview

Posted in Uncategorized on May 3, 2016
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VeteranAid.org was delighted to have the opportunity to have an interview on The Veterans Cafe Podcast. Wes and Tracy are the founders of The Veterans Cafe and we connected with them shortly after publishing this blog post about the best veterans' podcasts. Wes and Tracy are both U.S. veterans. Debbie Burak had a wonderful time 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 »

Tips for Learning the NATO Phonetic Alphabet

Posted in Uncategorized on April 22, 2016
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If you’ve ever tried to make a phone call on your cell in a noisy area, or have experienced static or a bad connection, you know how challenging it can be to hear and be heard. Now imagine if, instead of day-to-day conversation, you were giving coordinates for an air strike, and the static on 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 »

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 »