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Top 10 Reasons To Donate Your Car To Help VeteransThursday, October 27, 2016

Top 10 Reasons To Donate Your Car To Help Veterans

When you have an unwanted car or its time to upgrade, your options are limitless. The decision of whether to sell, trade in your car or put in in long term storage is never easy. Selling your car to another buyer is often a long and stressful process. Trading it in can be a huge disappointment if you find it won't help pay for your new car that much after all. 

Prepare For 2016 USPS Holiday Package Mailing DeadlinesWednesday, October 26, 2016

Prepare For 2016 USPS Holiday Package Mailing Deadlines

Since today is Day of the Deployed, it's the perfect time to think about sending care packages, greeting cards and warm wishes to those deployed and stationed overseas. The holidays may seem like a long way off, but they're almost around the corner when you take Post Office mailing deadlines into account. 

Family Fun Benefiting Troops In Texas Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Family Fun Benefiting Troops In Texas

As October is coming to an end here is a fun event that you can do with the whole family.  Golfing For Homeless Veterans is an event that is taking place at TopGolf in The Colony, Texas. 

October Is National Physical Therapy MonthThursday, October 20, 2016

October Is National Physical Therapy Month

Physical therapy is the treatment of a medical condition or injury using massage, exercise, heat treatments, stretching and other physical methods rather than surgery or drugs. Physical therapists work out of hospitals, schools, private practices, nursing homes, VA clinics and other locations. 

History Of The Modern NavyThursday, October 13, 2016

History Of The Modern Navy

From the late 1700s to the 1880s, the “Old Navy” fought bravely for the U.S. despite often being outnumbered. The Navy became world’s largest naval fleet in the early 1900s. This came as a result of the nation’s efforts to modernize the Navy starting in 1882. You can learn more about the “Old Navy” here, and read on to learn more about the “New Navy.”

This timeline of events outlines the history of the modern Navy:

Think Orange In October Thursday, October 6, 2016

Think Orange In October

October has many fun activities such as corn mazes, pumpkin carving contests and of course Halloween. It is also Agent Orange Awareness Month. Many people who served in Vietnam are facing the after effects of Agent Orange/dioxin. New studies show that Agent Orange might potentially affect offspring and future generations. Below you will find facts and interesting information that you will want to know and be aware of.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2016Friday, September 30, 2016

Mental Health Awareness Week 2016

This year October 2-8 is Mental Health Awareness Week. One in five American adults experience mental illness. Take the time this week to learn about mental illness and participate in some fun activities.

Celebrate Gold Star Mother's Day Sept. 25Sunday, September 25, 2016

Celebrate Gold Star Mother's Day Sept. 25

Many people outside of the military aren't familiar with Gold Star Mothers. Members of the American Gold Star Mothers organization are mothers who have lost a son or daughter who was serving in the Armed Forces. The organization began in 1928 for mothers who lost sons during WWI, and membership has grown over the years to include all mothers regardless of their children's service period.  

U.S. Air Force Celebrates 69th Birthday Sunday, September 18, 2016

U.S. Air Force Celebrates 69th Birthday

The first ever airplane flew in 1903, but it wasn't until several years later that the Army began using aircraft as part of its defense. As the world of aviation evolved over the decades, the military's air defenses changed and grew too. It wasn't until after WWII that the Army's Air Force division became its own entity. On Sept. 18. 1947, the U.S. Airforce was officially created as an independent branch of the military. This year the Air Force celebrates its 69th birthday.

September Is Prostate Cancer Awareness MonthWednesday, September 14, 2016

September Is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is an important time to become educated and enlightened on the disease. One of the main keys to beating any type of cancer is detecting it early. Becoming more aware of how to test and check for prostate cancer is one of the pillars of September, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.