Stories from our Military 🇺🇸

Adopting-an-Airman at BMT Graduation

Nearly 35,000 men and women graduate from Air Force basic training every year. Recruit graduation is the culmination of weeks of physical and mental training and the most significant accomplishment in their life. Unfortunately, many recruits have no family members who attend graduation. However, there is a way for families attending graduation to fill the… Read More ›

Too Cool for British Rule – the Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776

The Declaration of Independence was the first formal statement by a nation’s people asserting their right to choose their own government. When armed conflict between bands of American colonists and British soldiers began in April 1775, the Americans were ostensibly fighting only for their rights as subjects of the British crown. By the following summer,… Read More ›

Heartwarming Father’s Day photos celebrate military dads reuniting with their kids

Happy Father’s Day to all of our military dads. We appreciate the dedication from all our service member’s dads, stepdads, grandfathers, and uncles who have been ‘boots-on-the-ground’ supporting their sons, daughters, and grandchildren.  In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson went to Spokane to speak in a Father’s Day celebration and wanted to make Father’s Day a… Read More ›

What Is Flag Day?

Discover the history of the annual holiday and check out 13 facts about the American flag and how to properly display it. When the American Revolution broke out in 1775, the colonists weren’t fighting united under a single flag. Instead, most regiments participating in the war for independence against the British fought under their own… Read More ›

Spring 2022 Stars and Stripes Military Transition Guide

The Spring 2022 Stars and Stripes Military Transition Guide is now available to Service Members and Veterans on bases and military communities in the US, Europe, the Pacific, and the Middle East! In this Spring 2022 edition: -How to look for “Veterans Recruitment Appointment” hiring when applying for Government Civilian jobs -Transition Advice from Kelly… Read More ›

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 ›

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