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Military News This Week: July 1, 2022

There have been many developments in the military community in the last week of June 2022. Here’s a roundup of some of the important stories from the last week affecting currently serving troops, military families, and veterans. These stories aren’t necessarily the breaking news when it comes to defense tech, troop deployments, or other issues;… Read more »

DIY Flag Burning Steps

Each year, between June (Flag Day) and July (Independence Day), many individuals and organizations hold ceremonies to properly dispose of the nation’s Colors. These ceremonies often result in the burning of an American Flag that has become worn through use and is no longer serviceable. Properly Disposing of Your Flag: DIY Flag Disposal To conduct… Read more »

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New Army Directive Will Make Life Easier for Military Families

Last week the U.S. Army updated its Parenthood, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Directive. This directive is aimed at improving opportunities for soldiers to advance their careers and also provide the time and flexibility that is needed to care for military families. 

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These 8 Commissaries Will Begin Offering Delivery Service June 1st

Delivery From the Commissary? Yes Please! In 2019, the Commissary added the Click2Go service allowing patrons to be able to order and pay for their groceries online, and then go to the Commissary and use curbside pick up to get them. This has been a great service but the next step is Commissary delivery. When… Read more »

Care Packages For The Troops

“We Care” For The Troops For The Troops is a non-profit organization that sends care packages year round to Troops station overseas. This all-volunteer outfit sends “We Care” packages containing toiletries, games, and other items to our service members serving away from home. For The Troops started in 2005 and it has delivered over 250,000… Read more »

Combat Cookies for Troops

Combat Cookies is a Veteran-owned non-profit organization that bakes and ships cookies for troops deployed overseas. Learn more.

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US Army Birthday: The Army Turns 247 in 2022

The US Army Turns 247 in 2022 “First to fight for the right, and to build the Nation’s might, and The Army Goes Rolling Along, Proud of all we have done, Fighting till the battle’s won, and the Army Goes Rolling Along.” On June 14th, 2022, the US Army will celebrate its 247th birthday! According… Read more »

COVID-19 Vaccination For Military

Status of COVID-19 Vaccination For Military Families

Military Families’ Covid-19 Vaccination Status The Defense Health Agency (DHA) has stated that staring in April, the COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be widely available to military families. During a virtual town hall hosted by Blue Star Families and the American Red Cross, Director of DHA Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Place discussed the coronavirus and the… Read more »