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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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3 Ways Military Medals Boost Veterans’ Morale

Everyone wants to be recognized for their hard work and efforts, especially veterans. After all, they put their lives on the line to protect our country and freedoms. Boosting veteran morale is more important than ever since 31% of the federal government workforce is filled currently by former military personnel. Higher levels of veteran morale […]

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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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How to Receive an Overseas Service Ribbon

Military service often includes travel and duty assignments outside the continental United States of America, or overseas. Service overseas allows military service members to their service-specific overseas service ribbon in a multitude of capacities if they meet their service-specific qualifications. To this point, it’s important for service members and veterans to consult their service-specific regulations, […]

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