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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. 

American Heroes Concert In Astoria, Oregon Thursday, June 30, 2016

American Heroes Concert In Astoria, Oregon

It’s easy to forget that Independence Day isn’t about the fireworks or the friends and family BBQ. It is important to not lose sight of the real reason behind Independence Day: to celebrate our heroes and freedom. This Independence Day eve take your family to a free concert to honor our American Heroes.  This fantastic evening will take place at the Liberty Theater (1203 Commercial, Astoria, Ore.).

National Veterans Wheelchair Games In Salt Lake CityThursday, June 23, 2016

Marine in wheelchairThe 36th National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) will be held in Salt Lake City this year from June 27 to July 2. NVWG will hold 19 different sporting events plus a triathlon and bobsledding as an exhibition. The theme and logo will embody the gorgeous outdoors and natural wonders of Utah. Show your support to help empower veterans with spinal cord injuries, amputations, multiple sclerosis and other neurological injuries. The ultimate goal of this competitive event is to promote active and healthy lives through sports and recreation to injured veterans. 

Happy Birthday To The Coast Guard AuxiliaryThursday, June 23, 2016

Happy Birthday To The Coast Guard Auxiliary

Summer is the best time to get in your boat and enjoy the warm weather and all the beautiful bodies of water America has to offer. Taking the safety of these waters for granted is an easy mistake because of the practically unnoticed duties performed by the Coast Guard. June 23, 2016 is the 77th birthday of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. The Coast Guard Auxiliary conducts many duties such as: recreational boat inspections, teaching boating courses and assisting in search and rescue missions. You might not know much about these Auxiliarists, so read some of the history behind them today to celebrate their 77th birthday. 

Celebrate Father’s Day With Legendary Military Father-Son Duos Sunday, June 19, 2016

Celebrate Father’s Day With Legendary Military Father-Son Duos

June 19 is Father’s Day—a holiday celebrating fathers, the strong bonds with their children, and the positive impact fathers have on the world. Whether you visit your father and play a round of golf, or send him a card in the mail, it is important to acknowledge the influence and responsibility that fathers have. To be inspired by how heroic fathers and their children can be, read the stories of a couple famous American military father-son duos. 

Brush Up On Your Flag-Flying Etiquette TodayTuesday, June 14, 2016

Brush Up On Your Flag-Flying Etiquette Today

Throughout the year, there are plenty of occasions to fly the flag. Whether you fly the American flag every day or just take it out on patriotic holidays, Flag Day is the perfect time to refresh your memory and learn a few interesting things about the flag.

Get Ready For World Blood Donor Day, June 14Monday, June 13, 2016

Get Ready For World Blood Donor Day, June 14

Despite political differences, conflicting viewpoints and disagreements, the one thing that connects everyone is blood. Every two seconds, someone needs a blood transfusion in the U.S. Accidents, surgeries, lifelong medical conditions and cancer treatments can all cause a person to need blood. Most people recognize the need for blood donations, but it's also easy to forget how important they are. June 14 is World Blood Donor Day, and it's the perfect time to learn more about the need for blood donations and how you can make a difference! 

Free To Be Who You Are In The MilitaryThursday, June 9, 2016

Free To Be Who You Are In The Military

June is known as LGBT Pride Month in the military. The first military pride month was June of 2011. Over the years, if you were LGBT serving in the military, it was difficult. You were told to hide your sexual preference. Slowly over the years LGBT military members are being recognized, and able to be open about their sexual preferences without getting discharged.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day Is June 27Friday, June 3, 2016

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day Is June 27

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is affecting a lot of people around the world. PTSD is caused by trauma or a life-threating event. Most people have reactions after the event that can cause them to have memories that upset them, increased jumpiness, and trouble sleeping. When these reactions don’t go away over time or if they get worse, you might have Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.