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The U.S. Military’s Role in Disaster Relief Saturday, July 16, 2016

The U.S. Military’s Role in Disaster Relief

When natural disaster is on the news such as the tsunamis in Japan and Indonesia, the devastating earth quake in Haiti or the Hurricanes that have hit the U.S. coast, the military’s humanitarian assistance has relief there to help either within a few hours or in days of the disaster. They come by ship, plane or helicopter. They arrive ready to help, whether it is to help clean up, bring supplies to remote areas, or assist the sick and injured. They come prepared for any situation.

Interesting Facts And Information About U.S. military Uniforms Saturday, July 16, 2016

Interesting Facts And Information About U.S. military Uniforms

There are many things that people don’t know about military uniforms and how they should be properly worn.

Veterans Events Happening In Georgia August 6Friday, July 15, 2016

Veterans Events Happening In Georgia August 6

There are three family fun events coming to Georgia this August, benefiting veterans! 

Best Places To Celebrate Bastille Day In AmericaThursday, July 14, 2016

Best Places To Celebrate Bastille Day In America

Bastille Day, or La fête nationale, is the French national day which celebrates the day they stormed the Bastille on July 14, 1789 as a part of their revolution. During the American Revolutionary War in 1778, France became the first ally to the United States, remaining allies to this day. Since France is America’s oldest ally, Americans ought to celebrate France’s Bastille Day similarly to how they celebrate American Independence Day. With that said, here are the top three places to support this alliance and celebrate Bastille Day in the United States: 

Amazing Opportunities For Wisconsin VeteransFriday, July 8, 2016

Amazing Opportunities For Wisconsin Veterans

Wisconsin has two great events coming up this July, Wisconsin Vets Day/Family Day and Veterans Benefit Day. Both of these events are great for veterans, family members and for people to show support. 

Free Mental Health Resources For VeteransFriday, July 8, 2016

Free Mental Health Resources For Veterans

After returning home, many veterans face obstacles in finding the mental health resources they need. Veterans are 15 times more likely to develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than civilians. In fact, 11 to 20 percent of post-9/11 veterans struggle with PTSD when they return home. 

Things To Know About Independence Day Sunday, July 3, 2016

Things To Know About Independence Day

July 4 is a day where we celebrate our nation and freedoms. People dress up in red, white and blue to get in the spirit of the holiday. There are spectacular fireworks celebrations going off at night while everyone stops their parties to watch the colorful lights. Some people go to local parks to watch; while others light them off at their houses and put on their own show. 

National Veterans Golden Age GamesFriday, July 1, 2016

National Veterans Golden Age Games

The 2016 National Veterans Golden Age Games will take place in Detroit, Michigan July 10-14. This is an astounding event that shows the remarkable strengths and abilities of veterans around the U.S. Veterans competing are 55 and older you will be able to see them participate in events that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to see.

Facts About The Road Back To Civilian LifeFriday, July 1, 2016

Facts About The Road Back To Civilian Life

Serving in the military comes with a unique set of challenges, but for many veterans the challenges continue after their military service is over. The difficulty of transitioning back to civilian life depends on a number of factors. Understanding these may help more veterans seek out the help they need in their transition. 

117th VFW National Convention In Charlotte, N.C.Thursday, June 30, 2016

117th VFW National Convention In Charlotte, N.C.

Each year, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and its auxiliary members gather for a five-day convention. This year's convention goes from July 23 to 27 in Charlotte, N.C. The National Convention includes health fairs, exhibits, workshops, a patriotic celebration and much more. If you're a VFW or Auxiliary member in the Charlotte area, learn how you can register ahead of time here.