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6/14/19 Marks The Army’s 244th Birthday – Army History

6/14/19 Marks The Army’s 244th Birthday – Army History

View a list of businesses owned by past and present Army personnel View a list of famous quotes about the United States Army View a detailed history of the United States Army including a list of conflicts Two hundred forty four years ago, our nation’s leaders established the Continental Army, beginning a rich heritage of successfully defending this great country… Read more
June 14th Flag Day

June 14th – National Flag Day!

On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress approved the design of a national flag. Since 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a National Flag Day on June 14, Americans have commemorated the adoption of the Stars and Stripes by celebrating June 14 as Flag Day. Prior to 1916, many localities and a few states had been… Read more
Vet Centers 40th Anniversary

Celebrating 40 Years Of Readjustment Counseling Services At Vet Centers

The Veterans Health Administration, Readjustment Counseling Service and its 300 Vet Centers will host Open Houses the month of June to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Vet Centers providing readjustment counseling services to Veterans, active duty service members and their families. Public Law 96-22 was signed on June 13, 1979 establishing Vet Centers within the VA in response to Vietnam… Read more
VOB Certification

6/7/2019 SDVOSB/DVBE and Veteran Owned Business Government Bid Opportunities

Here’s a recent list posted on Jun 7, 2019 of RFPs, RFIs, Pre-Solicitations, bid updates and more from Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps.gov). These are for various products and services for many government agencies. You must have an account with FedBizOpps.gov to view these bids. Your business must be verified with the CVE (click here for information about the CVE and… Read more
Waves of Honor

FREE Tickets/Discounts – Seaworld, Busch Gardens, Discovery Cove, Aquatica, Sesame Place

The Waves of Honor Program at Seaworld, Busch Gardens, Discovery Cove, Aquatica and Sesame Place offer FREE and discounted tickets for active duty military, veterans and in some case families members and/or guests.  For example: Seaworld Orlando offers FREE entrance for a veteran and up to 3 guests.  Click here to learn more! Be sure to check out other military/veteran… Read more
75th Anniversary of D-Day

75th Anniversary of D-Day!

D-Day Invasion 75th Anniversary Click here to see a full list of military holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and observances! Only 10 days each month were suitable for launching the operation: a day near the full Moon was needed both for illumination during the hours of darkness and for the spring tide, the former to illuminate navigational landmarks for the crews of aircraft,… Read more
Memorial Day 2019

Memorial Day 2019: Honor | Remembrance | Reflection

In honor of our fallen military brothers and sisters this Memorial Day… may we never forget what was given for our freedom! Memorial Day: Honor | Remembrance | Reflection With a constant barrage of commercials and ads touting Memorial Day Weekend discounts on cars, cheap furniture and more, it’s easy for many Americans to lose our understanding for the true… Read more