Category Archives: Associations

Climbing Everest For Awareness

PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a huge issue for many soldiers who have served in Iraq, Afghanistan and in other conflicts around the world. Often misunderstood, there are people, groups and organizations that are trying to raise awareness and help defeat this terrible disorder that puts soldiers in veterans in dire straits on a […]

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Army Golden Knights: 18 Cool Facts

Known for outstanding feats involving jumping from planes and parachuting in colorful, and dangerous formations, the Army Golden Knights are recognized worldwide for their amazing talents and abilities. If you have never witnessed an Army Golden Knight demonstration, I highly recommend it. In today’s post, we are going to get a closeup look at the […]

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National Guard Youth Challenge Program: 14 Things You Should Know

“Children are the future, and it is our duty to make sure that future shines bright.” Those were the words I used when, several years ago I was involved with helping teenagers get their skate-park rebuilt in Lebanon. Missouri. In doing so, I noticed that several military individuals were also helping. It is with action […]

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Top 10 Reasons Every Veteran Should Join the VFW

VFW stands for Veterans of Foreign Wars. The VFW has been in service since 1899. While many people have the assumption that the VFW is full of old men sitting around a table drinking beer and telling war stories…sure, there is a little bit of that, but there is so much more. There are a […]

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President’s Hundred Tab: 10 Cool Facts

Anyone who has earned this prestigious honor is welcome to go on a hunting trip with me. The President’s Hundred recognizes the best of the best in the operation and shooting of both pistols and rifles. Very few have attained this honor in comparison to the United States, and military population, so if you see […]

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EANGUS: The Enlisted Association of the National Guard

The Enlisted Association of the National Guard, or EANGUS is the only association that has its focus on the enlisted men and women of the Army and Air National Guard.  EANGUS was formed in 1970 by a group of Senior NCOs who met in South Dakota and decided to put together an organization to represent […]

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Military Officers Association of America: An Overview

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is the largest Military Officers’ Association, operated exclusively to benefit members; whether they be active duty, former, retired, Reserve and National Guard and their families.  Essentially, membership in MOAA entitles you to privileged access to an exclusive portfolio of programs and services.  Such benefits are, but not limited […]

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United States Field Artillery Association: An Overview

The formal inauguration of the United States Field Artillery Association occurred on June 7, 1920. The idea originated with its founding fathers, Colonel Montgomery M. Macomb, Commander of the 6th Field Artillery, and his Adjutant, Captain William J. Snow, whose goal was to unify field artillerymen and provide an organization dedicated to promoting professionalism. While […]

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