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Squadron Morale Ideas for Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR)

Are you in charge of the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) for your squadron, troop, or unit? Do you command a flight that faces MWR issues and low morale? While part of the military certainly involves the classic “shut up and color” mentality, we all know that improved troop morale leads to better performance, more comradery, and, ultimately, a stronger U.S. military. It’s easier said than done, however, to turn...

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The History of Memorial Day

“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country” — Nathan Hale, Continental Army, (6 June 1755 - 22 September 1776).Nathan Hale, an American soldier and spy during the American Revolutionary War, uttered these words as his last before being summoned to the gallows by enemy British troops. These words capture the patriotism of Hale and have also come to represent honor and service. Origins...

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Common Health Issues Facing Veterans

For those who have not served in the armed forces, it can be really hard to understand the unique circumstances that veterans face during their military commitment. We often hear about veterans affairs, the mental and emotional effects of war, and programs like the G.I. Bill, but we do not always delve deeply into the unique trauma that veterans face and how to give responsive support. The physical trauma veterans...

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Top 5 Traits That Make Veterans Great Entrepreneurs

Starting a business is a challenge that takes a lot of hard work, putting in your own finances to make it happen, and an attitude that doesn’t back down. This endeavor is hard for anyone, but there are certain people who thrive amid the stress and frustration of business ownership. Among those people are veterans. But what is it about veterans that make them so great at being an entrepreneur? ...

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Questions to Ask a Veteran

A majority of us probably know someone who has fought in a war, whether it’s a parent, uncle, or grandparent. These people in your life probably have amazing stories to tell that you would love to hear so that you can get to know them better and to possibly share their stories with others. The challenging part of this venture is knowing what to ask so they feel comfortable sharing...

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