Celebrity in the Military: Michael Caine

Most know Michael Caine for his roles in Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies, Zulu, Austin Powers, and The Italian Job, among a plethora of other roles spanning his seventy-plus year acting career. However, what you might not realize is, Caine is a veteran of the British Army. His two-year military career included time in combat during […]

October Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. As of 2019, the National Breast Cancer Foundation reported that a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every two minutes. That is an estimated 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.  What is breast cancer? Breast cancer is a disease where […]

Gold Star Mother’s Day

Gold Star Mother’s Day

Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed each year on the last Sunday in September.  The Gold Star symbolizes the loss of a loved one in combat. The exact origin of this tradition is unknown. However, during World War I banners with blue stars were displayed as a sign that the household had a family member […]

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

The third Friday in September each year is set aside as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. This year it will be observed on Friday, September 18. This is a day to recognize and remember the sacrifices of prisoners of war (POW) and service members who are missing in action (MIA). National POW/MIA Recognition Day was first […]

Happy Birthday to the US Air Force

Happy Birthday to the US Air Force

The official birthday for the US Air Force is September 18, 1947. This is the date the National Security Act of 1947 was passed, it was the legislation that created what would later be known as the Department of Defense. It also established the US Air Force as a separate branch of the military. This […]

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts and feelings, call the Veteran’s Crisis Line today: 1-800-273-8255 September is National Suicide Prevention Month.  Suicide among service members and veterans has been a highly critical issue for as long as the branches of the military have existed. You might ask, how critical is […]

Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps Reserve

Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps Reserve

The Marine Corps Reserve was formed in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. At its inception, the Marine Corps Reserve consisted of approximately thirty-five members. Today it has expanded to roughly forty-thousand members.  The missions of the Marine Corps Reserve include: enhancing the active duty Marine forces during times of war and open hostilities, national emergencies, […]