ARTICLE SOURCE: NAVY CHIEF PETTY OFFICER ELIJAH G. LEINAAR Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the Navy has taken great care to protect its newest recruits from the virus, establishing precautions and measures that enabled the service to graduate more than 17,000 recruits through boot camp since March. To support this mission-essential undertaking, sailors… Read More ›
I had the honor of attending Officer Candidate School with Vernice Armour. Vernice is a former United States Marine Corps officer who was the first African-American female naval aviator in the Marine Corps and the first African-American female combat pilot in the U.S. Armed Forces. She flew the AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter in the… Read More ›
RTC just released an updated 2021 Recruit Training Command Graduation Schedule. PIR/Graduations scheduled out to March 18th, 2021 Capping ceremony (recruits’ transition to full-fledged sailors) held at the end of the, “Battle Stations 21.” Watch a video of a typical “Capping Ceremony” at US Navy Capping Ceremony – YouTube Pass-In-Review ceremony (divisions march in formation… Read More ›
Saying goodbye to your loved ones when they leave for recruit training can be challenging. But, there are some fun ways to pass the time while celebrating your recruit’s decision to join the military. Recruit Family Bingo will keep you busy while counting off the days until graduation. You can also send your recruit a Recruit Bingo postcard… Read More ›
The U.S. Capital flag program began in 1937 when a Member of Congress requested a flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol. The program has since been extended to the general public, specifically to military servicemen and women. Flying a flag for a new service member is very popular with recruit families. I was… Read More ›
A question I receive from our recruit families is, “why did you start a postcard company?” And in all fairness, it is a great question, especially when a person can mail a letter for the price of a stamp. My answer is simple: to support messages of faith and hope to those who need extra… Read More ›
I was shocked that my team of veterans and active-duty spouses had to close our military travel agency due to the COVID virus six months ago. Although disappointed and a bit confused about what to do next, God blessed us with an amazing opportunity – sharing His message of hope and inspiration through postcards. Yes, postcards!… Read More ›
Are you a ‘newbie’ to the military? Do you often feel overwhelmed by all the new military jargon and terminology? Don’t feel bad! The June 2020 edition of the Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms has over 360 pages – and that doesn’t include the 1000s of informal acronyms and phrases service… Read More ›
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