Today is National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day! Read more on the day & how you can take part as well as get some information on LGBTQ+ Veterans.
Today we honor the commitment and sacrifice of the ones who stand behind the uniform. Thank you for the love and support you give each & every day!
Today marks the 246th birthday of the United States Marine Corps (USMC). On November 10, 1775, the 2nd Continental Congress passed the Continental Marine Act of 1775, a resolution that called for two battalions of Marines to serve as landing forces with the fleet. The resolution served to establish the Continental Marines and the birth... Continue Reading →
Picture it: Phoenix, AZ. August 1999. It was during this period that Navy Veteran Monica Helms would create a symbol, a flag to represent her community: the transgender community. Encouraged by the creator of the bisexual flag, Michael Page, Helms put together a flag comprised of five stripes: two light blue, two pink, and a... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/3cd19LXYUR0 Sixty years ago today, the toxic herbicide known as Agent Orange was first sprayed. Developed by Dow Chemical, Agent Orange was a chemical compound designed to defoliate areas of the Vietnamese countryside. This killing of vegetation would disallow the enemy potential cover and destroy crops that fed the people. Agent Orange was one of... Continue Reading →
Although the Purple Heart was created by President George Washington on this day in 1782, National Purple Heart Day has only been around since 2014. National Purple Heart Day is also known as Purple Heart Day, Purple Heart Recognition Day, and Purple Heart Appreciation Day. It's considered an unofficial observance though communities across the nation... Continue Reading →
The U.S. Coast Guard is one of the oldest organizations of the federal government. On August 4, 1790, President George Washington signed the Tariff Act that called for the construction of ten vessels to enforce federal tariff and trade laws and to prevent smuggling. The organization served as the nation's only armed force afloat up... Continue Reading →
Today is Armed Forces Day, a time for our nation to come together and express our appreciation for those who are currently serving in defense of the country. Armed Forces Day was established to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force Days into a single-day celebration in 1949. Every year, the President issues... Continue Reading →
Transgender people have served in all branches of the U.S. military and are a rich part of history. Here are some notable Veterans: Kristin BeckBeck served 20 years in the U.S. Navy Seals where she was a member of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group and the special counter-terrorism unit SEAL Team Six. For her... Continue Reading →
Did You Know Over 134,000 U.S. Veterans are estimated to be transgender and, before the transgender military ban was lifted in 2021, there were over 15,000 transgender people serving in the U.S. militaryTransgender people are at least two to three times more likely to have served in the U.S. military; motivated by patriotism, life direction,... Continue Reading →
Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) 2021! March 31st is known International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV). First celebrated in 2009, this day was founded by Rachel Crandall, a Michigan-based transgender activist as a "reaction to the lack of LGBT recognition of transgender people." Rachel was inspired because, up until that point, there wasn't... Continue Reading →
PICTURE IT, U.S. Army, 1942... On this day in 1942, the Quartermaster Corps (QMC) of the U.S. Army began training dogs for the newly formed War Dog Program, or K-9 Corps. Militaries around the world have employed dogs since ancient times. Originally, dogs were employed in offensive operations, being sent into enemy territory to break... Continue Reading →