Stories from our Military 🇺🇸

Hero Care Network Provides Critical Services to Military, Veterans, Families

The American Red Cross Hero Care Network enables us to provide critical services to military members, veterans, and their families all over the world. They can access these Red Cross services by downloading the FREE Red Cross Hero Care App on any Apple or Android device. The Hero Care Network offers confidential services to all veterans and their families… Read More ›

Navy to lengthen Basic Military Training

Navy recruits will complete 10 weeks of boot camp in 2022, rather than the eight weeks that have been the standard. (article adapted from NavyTimes.com) The additional two weeks of Basic Military Training at Recruit Training Command aboard Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois, will be devoted to the completion of a “Sailor for Life” module that targets the conversion… Read More ›

‘Resilient and Ready:’ U.S. Navy celebrates 246th birthday

October 13, 2021, marks the Navy’s 246th birthday. This year, the theme of the Navy’s birthday celebration is “Resilient and Ready,” which organizers claim speaks to the history of the Navy and being “able to shake off disaster,” which includes the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Navy’s birthday received its first official recognition in 1972 by… Read More ›

Top Financial Tips for New Military Families

Serving in the military, both enlisted and as an officer, can be overwhelming, especially financially. The military brings new opportunities, as well as challenges. From transitioning from base to base, long deployments, and the general demands of serving Although there may be a lot on your mind, one thing to consider early on is the… Read More ›

Motivational Warrior Quotes

Military quotes have an incredible intensity of courage and stamina around them. Originated by the brave men and women who fight in wars, face demanding environments, and support humanitarian efforts around the globe, it is no wonder we experience goosebumps when we hear or read their powerful words. The Way of the Warrior compiled the… Read More ›

The Phonetic Alphabet

The military phonetic alphabet uses 26 code words to represent each letter of the alphabet. The functionality of the Military Phonetic Alphabet is a communication tool for military and civilian people alike, most often used to detail error-free spelling by phone. Because many letters in the English language sound similar—as in, “M” and “N” or… Read More ›

SemperToons to MCRD Recruits

When two USMC veterans come together, watch out. When an entire Marine Corps community joins forces, revelation is about to take place.  Gunny Wolf has been providing his iconic SemperToons caricatures and humorous cartoons for over 27 years.  Gunny’s goal now is to provide USMC recruits a bit of laughter amidst the chaos of the boot… Read More ›

Always Faithful, Always Toons

You’ve probably heard the old saying, “Laughter is the best medicine.” But it’s more than just an old tale — laughing can benefit your health. According to physicians, just a few minutes of laughter a day can improve your health in more ways than you might realize.  Laughing not only feels good, but it is… Read More ›

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