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Photo courtesy of Staff Sgt. Lauren OConnor April 5th is Gold Star Spouses Day What was once named Gold Star Wives Day has been changed to Gold Star Spouses Day. However, they may still be used interchangeably. Gold StarSpouses Day , which is a day dedicated to those widows/widowers whose spouses died while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States, or as result of service-connected disabilities. On this day in 1945, nearing the end of World War II, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt helped convene the Gold Star Wives organization in response to the incredible sacrifices made by the spouses ... read more

APRIL IS DESIGNATED THE MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD ~A MONTH TO HONOR & CELEBRATE THE SACRIFICES, RESILIENCE AND COURAGE OF OUR MILITARY KIDDOS~ This year continues to be different than years past with social distancing and virtual learning. But, we can still celebrate our brave and resilient military kids. Learn more about Month of the Military Child below. History of Month of the Military Child (Via U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity ) April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. Spon... read more

Happy 80th Birthday to our U.S. Coast Guard Reservists! MISSION The United States Coast Guard Reserve is the reserve component of the United States Coast Guard. It is organized, trained, administered, and supplied under the direction of the Commandant of the Coast Guard through the Director of Reserve and Military Personnel. The mission of the Coast Guard Reserve is stated in the Reserve Policy Statement issued in 2004: The U. S. Coast Guard must be prepared to respond to a wide range of contingencies at home and abroad in accordance with the authorities and responsibilities vested in the Ser... read more

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE USO~ 80 YEARS OF MILITARY SUPPORT! Today, February 4th, 2021 The United Service Organization Celebrates 80 Years Of Military Support. We are so grateful for THE USOand volunteers for all the ways in which they support and uplift the spirits of the Military Community both at home and overseas. Thank you for all you do USO~ 80 Years of Military Support and still going strong. THE USO Mission (From the USO website) The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. For over 80... read more

National Guard Birth Date History via Official National Guard Website We recognize December 13th as the birthday of the National Guard. On this date in 1636, the first militia regiments in North America were organized in Massachusetts. Based upon an order of the Massachusetts Bay Colony's General Court, the colony's militia was organized into three permanent regiments to better defend the colony. Today, the descendants of these first regiments - the 181st Infantry , the 182nd Infantry , the 101st Field Artillery , and the 101st Engineer Battalion of the Massachusetts Army National Guard – sha... read more