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The National Guard Turns 381 Years Old Today!

The National Guard Turns 381 Years Old Today!

In 1636, the first militia regiments in North America were organized in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Bay Colony’s General Court, the colony’s militia was organized into three permanent the regiments to defend the colony better. The 181st Infantry, the 182nd Infantry, the 101st Field Artillery, and the 101st Engineer Battalion  are the descendants of first regiments of Massachusetts Army National Guard. Massachusetts… Read more
US Flags at Half-Staff

Presidential Proclamation — Flags to be flown at half-staff until sunset, April 20, 2013

Flags to be flown at half-staff until sunset, April 20, 2013 As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on April 15, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts, President Obama has issued a proclamation for the flag to be displayed at half-staff until sunset, April 20, 2013. The full text of the proclamation can be… Read more

Several States Now Offer or Require Military Status on Veteran’s Driver’s Licenses

While a DD214 still remains the bonafide document for proof of military service, Oklahoma, Connecticut and several states have either recently passed or are in the process of passing laws requiring veterans identification on state issued ID cards in order for veterans to pursue benefits. In Connecticut military veterans may now apply to have their status marked on a driver’s… Read more

Salvation Army Provides Thanksgiving Dinners to Veterans Around The USA

Across the country, the Salvation Army has taken the lead to ensure veterans in most communities are treated to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.  Here are some of the upcoming events: Bangor, Maine The Salvation Army Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen’s Thanksgiving meal will  be held at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, November 20, at 65 S. Park Street in Bangor.  Guests will… Read more

Military Voter Protection Project Names 15 States to "All Star Team"

WASHINGTON – The Military Voter Protection (MVP) Project has praised 15 states for their leadership in promoting and protecting the voting rights of America’s military service members and their families. As part of the MVP Project’s 2012 Heroes Vote Initiative, 15 states have been named as All-Star states for their extraordinary efforts. “These states are led by a tremendous group… Read more

Participating Blue Star Museums By State

Blue Star Museums By State Participating Blue Star Museums In Alabama Participating Blue Star Museums In Alaska Participating Blue Star Museums In Arizona Participating Blue Star Museums In Arkansas Participating Blue Star Museums In California Participating Blue Star Museums In Colorado Participating Blue Star Museums In Connecticut Participating Blue Star Museums In Delaware Participating Blue Star Museums In D.C. Participating… Read more
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New Aviation Services Section Added to the Veteran Owned Business Directory

VeteranOwnedBusiness.com is proud to announce the addition of a new, main sub section in the Veteran Owned Business Directory called Aviation Services (under the main category of “Aerospace and Defense“).  Here you will find a small, but growing list of aviation service companies owned by veterans, active duty military, reservists and/or service disabled veterans (SDVOSBs) of the United States Army, Air Force,… Read more