National Airborne Day

National Airborne Day, August 16th, is a day of celebration for the accomplishments, bravery, and service of the Army parachute tradition. In 2001, President George W. Bush proclaimed this date to be the annual day to respect airborne activity in honor of the Airborne Rangers. Then following in 2009 the Senate made full recognition of […]

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A Quick Rundown of the Army and Marine Marksmanship Badges

There are two kinds of marksmanship badges: marksmanship qualification badges and marksmanship competition badges. Both can be earned through military completion of courses and competitions, or through civilian competitions, law enforcement qualification programs and organizations such as the National Rifle Association (NRA). Currently, the Army and Marines are the only two branches of the military […]

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Ways to Preserve Your Bronze Star

Preserving our ancestor’s personal belongings is just as important as keeping vital documents to pass down through the generations. If one or more of your ancestors were active in the military, you might be wondering how to preserve their precious medals and uniforms. If you are an active duty member yourself, you may be looking […]

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