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Operation Red Wings 8 Years Later

Remembering Operation Red Wings 14 Years Later

Operation Red Wings Observance (June 28, 2005) A brief history of Operation Red Wings: On June 28, 2005, deep behind enemy lines east of Asadabad in the Hindu Kush of Afghanistan, a very committed four-man Navy SEAL team was conducting a reconnaissance mission at the unforgiving altitude of approximately 10,000 feet. The SEALs, Lt. Michael Murphy, Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class… Read more
Veterans Crisis Line

National PTSD Awareness Day 2019

June 27, 2019 marks PTSD Awareness DayClick here to see our PTSD/TBI Resource List Today’s National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day observance reflects how PTSD became known as an “invisible wound of war” during more than a decade of combat, a Defense Health Agency official said. John Davison, a clinical psychologist and chief of condition-based specialty care in DHA’s clinical… Read more
VA News Release

Veterans Affairs to Reduce Rates for Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance

On July 1, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will reduce Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) monthly premium rates from 7 cents per $1,000 to 6 cents per $1,000 of insurance, along with Family SGLI Program (FSGLI) premium rates for spousal coverage at all age brackets. SGLI is a program that provides low-cost term life insurance coverage to eligible… Read more
Veteran Owned Business | Verified | Michigan

State of Michigan Veteran Owned Business Certification

Michigan Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Preference: Michigan has a special commitment to veterans with service-connected disabilities who bid on State of Michigan contracts. Under Public Act 91 of 2005, businesses owned by qualified service-disabled veterans get up to a 10 percent pricing preference. “Service-connected disability” is defined as a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty in the active… Read more
LinkedIn

FREE Year of LinkedIn Premium For Veterans, Service Members and VA Caregivers

In collaboration with ID.me, LinkedIn offers U.S. service members and veterans a free 1-year Premium Career subscription, including one year of access to LinkedIn Learning. After clicking the link below, you must log-in with your ID.me credentials or create an ID.me account to redeem this offer. Find out more about getting your FREE year of LinkedIn Premium and get started… Read more
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