After leaving the military, it can be hard to find the right job for your skill-set. Some employers prefer to hire military veterans and seeking out these employers can help you move forward with your career. The landscape of employment is constantly changing. When it comes to the companies most likely to hire those with military experience, there are plenty of good choices in … [Read more...] about Which Companies Are Most Likely to Hire Military Veterans?
By Kim Lengling for USMilitary.com Have you thought about what the American Flag means? What it symbolizes? Have you taught your children the history of the American Flag? Today the flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with 6 white. The stripes represent the original 13 Colonies; the stars represent the 50 states of the Union. The colors of the … [Read more...] about This 4th of July: What does the American Flag mean to you?
(USA.Gov) Military retirement requires a lot of planning and consideration for best success. In addition to finances, you need to think about when and where you’ll retire. Big city or small city? Near a VA base for medical benefits is a huge consideration as you mature physically and need more medical attention. Experts advise that you may need as much as 80 percent of your … [Read more...] about Military Retirement Requires Long Range Planning For Best Success
Written by CW4 Karl Metz For USMilitary.com I have been asked several times what it is like to fly the Apache attack helicopter in combat. The answer I usually give is what I think the person asking wants to hear; often along the lines of "it's like driving a Ferrari" or something similar, but always including a comment about the resourcefulness of the gun on the front of the … [Read more...] about Apache Attack Helicopter Pilot: To Maintain a Watchful Eye, “Above the Best”
(USMiltary.com) I was 12 years old when my brother Mike was killed in Viet Nam. It was early on a Saturday morning, late November, 1968, when there was a knock at the door. My Dad was upstairs shaving, and my Mom was in the kitchen making breakfast. I answered the door, and there was an Army soldier in his Class A uniform. He asked to see my Mom and Dad. My Dad called out “Who … [Read more...] about “I Was 12 Years Old When My Brother Mike Was Killed in Viet Nam.”