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 »

The Origin of the U.S. Army

Posted in Uncategorized on March 29, 2016
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How the U.S. Army was Formed Today’s joint-component U.S. Army consists of more than 1,000,000 soldiers – active, guard, and reserve – making it the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces. Interestingly, the U.S. Army is actually older than the nation itself, tracing its origin back to the original Continental Army formed in 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 »

From Dirt to Digital: The Evolution of U.S. Military Camouflage

Posted in Uncategorized on March 25, 2016
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If you’ve ever wondered why “Dress Blues” are so different from regular BDUs or why they are reserved only for special occasions, you must actually look into a history that ties into the art and strategy of military camouflage. Today’s military camouflage is an integral and expected part of the battle dress uniforms – or Read More »

Dogs and Veterans: 4 Great Organizations Making a Difference

Posted in Uncategorized on March 22, 2016
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Dogs and Veterans: 4 Great Organizations Making a Difference; VeteranAid.org

Man’s best friend is loyal, protective, and fun. And in recent years, dogs are doing even more for a very specific group of Americans: veterans returning from active duty, many with invisible yet often deadly scars from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Whether it is with a loveable pet or Read More »

VeteranAid.org Announces Veterans Benefits Scholarship

Posted in Uncategorized on March 22, 2016
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VeteranAid.org Announces Veterans Benefits Scholarship; VeteranAid.org

Hot off the press, VeteranAid.org has announced its first scholarship program: "VeteranAid.org is pleased to announce its first scholarship program for advancement in higher education. The Veterans Benefits Scholarship will award three $2,000 scholarships to college students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year 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; VeteranAid.org

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 »

How Pets Can Help Combat PTSD

Posted in Uncategorized on March 14, 2016
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How Pets Can Help Combat PTSD; VeteranAid.org

Transitioning back to civilian life can be a complicated process for a veteran. He or she is, of course, happy to return home and no longer be in active danger, but many find it difficult to talk to friends and family about the things they have seen or done. Some may find that the life Read More »