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Veterans Day

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?

Exploring The World Through Books

 “A Book is a Dream You Hold in Your Hands” ~ Neil Gaiman By: Yadira Payne Did you know that EVERYONE can be a world-class traveler? It’s true. Anyone with a library card has this passport to limitless possibilities. Libraries are the only place we can all visit and travel for free. We only have […]

Get Lost! Hidden Treasures of Road Tripping

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 […]

Hearts Apart Program

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 […]

100

“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 […]

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