Today is the Marine Corps Birthday

Today is the Marine Corps Birthday

Today, November 10, 2020, the United States Marine Corps turns 245 years old.  The origins of the Marine Corps date back to the Revolutionary War in 1775. During this time the Continental Congress decided there was a need for Marines to oversee a mission they had developed to intercept British ammunition shipments. This decision coupled […]

It’s National Veterans Small Business Week

It's National Veterans Small Business Week

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has declared November 2nd-6th as National Veterans Small Business Week. This has been set aside as a time to focus on veterans, issues they may face, and the options available to them for sustaining their small businesses. During this time the SBA posts blogs on different topics, holds social media […]

Happy Birthday to the US Navy

Happy Birthday to the US Navy

October 13, 2020 marks the 245th birthday of the U.S. Navy. On this day in 1775, the Continental Navy was formed. It consisted of only a small fleet of ships that patrolled the waters for no other reason than to intercept the supply ships for the British Army troops at or near the colonies.  The […]

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 […]