Women’s History Month: Honoring the Women Who Served in WWII

During March, Women’s History Month celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout our history. This month we honor the women who served in World War II in the Armed Forces and those that provided support on the home front. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, then Commander of U.S. Forces in Europe, declared, “They (women) … Read more

New National Veterans Memorial Pays tribute to Native Americans

This past Veterans Day marked the dedication of a new veteran memorial in our nation’s capital.  The National Native American Veterans Memorial  was established on the grounds of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. This is the first time a tribute on a national scale has been established to recognize the distinguished service … Read more

U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Celebration

This November we send a special shout out to our Marine service members and veterans, as the US Marine Corps celebrates its 245th birthday. The origins of the Marines goes back to the Revolutionary War. In October of 1775 the Continental Congress developed an official plan to use Marines to oversee a mission to intercept … Read more

Veterans Day 2020

Each November 11th, our country honors our veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Please join us on Wednesday, November 4, at 2:00 p.m. ET to celebrate Veterans Day. This year’s program, Vision: Veterans in Focus, will be held virtually through webcast. The featured keynote … Read more

U.S. Navy Birthday Celebration

This October we send a special shout out to our Navy service members and veterans as the Navy celebrates its 245th birthday. The Navy traces its roots back to October 13, 1775 when a resolution of the Continental Congress established what is now the United States Navy with “a swift sailing vessel, to carry ten … Read more

Happy 73rd Birthday U.S. Air Force

National MOS celebrates our Air Force service members and veterans with some quick history about this service. On Aug. 1, 1907, the U.S. Army Signal Corps formed the Aeronautical Division, which later evolved into the U.S. Army Air Force. Between 1909, when the US military purchased its first aircraft, and 1947, the U.S. Air Force … Read more

Alexander Hamilton- Add Founder of the Coast Guard to His Resume

In Federalist Paper #12 (27 November 1787) Alexander Hamilton wrote “A few armed vessels, judiciously stationed at the entrances of our ports, might at small expense be made useful sentinels of the laws.” As our country’s first Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton was the driving force behind the creation of a revenue marine service, the … Read more

Happy Independence Day

Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, is the most American of all holidays. It is celebrated with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades, to family gatherings and barbeques. The actual vote for our independence took place on July 2, 1776. Thomas Jefferson was the lead to draft the actual document. The Continental Congress … Read more

June is PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) Awareness Month

Recently efforts have been made across the country to promote awareness of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). These outreach efforts include even rock stars like Jon Bon Jovi who recently honored veterans with PTSD in a new song “Unbroken.” Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans Many people associate PTSD with veterans. Combat and horrible, life-threatening experiences often … Read more