Tiny living, or minimalist living as some refer to it, is all the craze right now. I, myself, am in love with the idea of being able to take my home along with me everywhere I go. To be able to pick-up everything and move, sounds like the perfect forever home. But is this a […]
There are many federal holidays government employees, service members and the District of Columbia look forward to – and while states have the right to designate their own national holidays, most always follow the federal lead. Veterans Day, November 11th (observed on November 12th), is a holiday which frequently gets lost in translation, often being confused with Memorial Day and Armed Forces Day. The difference in the three seems simple enough – one is dedicated to American service members of all wars, another is a time to remember those who have sacrificed their lives while protecting our country and, the last, pays tribute to the men and women who currently serve in the United States Armed Forces. Do you recognize the explanation of each?
Is road-tripping becoming a thing of the past? The first recorded American road-trip was in 1903. H. Nelson Jackson, Sewall K. Crocker and Bud, the dog, jumped in a 1903 Winton Touring Car on a 63 day scenic trip between San Francisco and New York. That drive now can be completed in 10 days enjoying […]
By Holly Landes, DVM As summer and prime time for travel approaches, it is important to consider our four-legged family members in the travel plans. Some important things to consider when traveling with pets are safety restraints, temperature control and minimizing anxiety. Many pets hop in the car with their owner and go down the […]
The word “family” has many definitions. A fundamental social group in society typically consisting of one or two parents and a child or children. Two or more people sharing similar goals and values, having long-term commitments to one another, usually residing in the same dwelling. Or even a person or people having one or more […]
By: Alex Clasen, Relocation Assistant Hearts Apart is an ACS program targeted to “waiting” spouses and families. Of course, this is a bit of a modern day misnomer. One might say the very definition of a military spouse is constantly waiting (for orders, childcare or just one moment of peace and quiet). At the same […]
There is a hidden, magical place off of Interstate 20, Exit 29, where families build bonds and form memories. A place that ensures you leave with more love and happiness then when you came. Located in Aiken, South Carolina, Gravatt is an Episcopal, year-round retreat center and summer youth camp that offers so much more. […]
“Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.” – General of the Army Douglas MacArthur April 6, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary commemorating America’s formal entrance into World War I. With approximately sixty-five million troops deployed between Allied forces and Central Powers from over forty countries and more than eight million deaths and twenty-one million […]