Day of the Deployed

October 26th marks National Day of the Deployed- a day to honor all of the brave men and woman who have been deployed and are sacrificing, or have sacrificed, their lives to fight for our country and acknowledges their families that they are separated from. National Day of the Deployed was founded in 2006 by […]

October 13th is the Navy’s Birthday!

October 13th is the official birthday of the Navy. Established in 1775 to fight against British sea forces, the US Navy has been an integral part of 10 major wars, countless battles, humanitarian relief efforts around the world, and protecting the seas against piracy. The Navy’s goal is to bring security, democracy, peace, and prosperity […]

Happy Birthday to the Air Force!

The official date of the founding of the US Air Force is September 18th, 1947 under the National Security Act.¬†It is the most recent branch of the U.S. military to be formed, and is the largest and one of the world’s most technologically advanced air forces. It was a momentous event that over six decades […]

Purple Heart Day

On August 7th, 1782, in Newburgh, New York, General George Washington, the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, created the ‚ÄúBadge for Military Merit,‚Äù a decoration consisting of a purple, heart-shaped piece of silk, edged with a narrow binding of silver, with the word Merit stitched across the face in silver. The badge wasto be presented […]

Happy birthday to the Coast Guard!

The United States Coast Guard will be celebrating its 225 birthday tomorrow. Established on August 4th, 1790, under President George Washington, it was originally named the Revenue Cutter Service and was part of the Department of Treasury. Since then, it has seen many changes and been part of several departments. Currently, it serves the Department […]

The Thrift Savings Plan: Are You Contributing Yet?

by: Kisha A. Taylor, Writer/Editor The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board If not, what are you waiting for? You are eligible to contribute to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) as soon as you begin your military service. Saving for your retirement with the TSP makes sense no matter how many years you plan to serve […]

Send a Valentine’s Day Date in a Box!

By Navy Spouse and blogger, Joanna. Read more about her and her work at the end of this post. Before my husband (then-fiance) deployed to Afghanistan last year, we had only spent one Valentine‚Äôs Day together. It was an amazing date, and since John would be deployed over Valentine‚Äôs, I thought I would recreate the […]

PCS Purging, Organizing and Cleaning with SargesList!

March 2012 is all about spring cleaning and PCS purging and packing for us lucky military families that will be PCSing this year (sense the sarcasm). I was sure we had a few more years at our current duty station (I know, never count on anything in the military). Sure enough, the¬†52 Weeks of Organizing […]