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Military Order of the Purple Heart: 6 Things You Should Know

It is the oldest military award given to military members. Maybe you have seen license plates that read Purple Heart recipient or have a friend or family member who has been awarded a Purple Heart. The fact is, any military member who has been awarded a Purple Heart has a story to tell, and we …

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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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National Guard Youth Challenge Program: An Overview

Today, I’m going to give you an overview of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program. 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 …

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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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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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