Happy 383rd birthday to the US National Guard

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f670f51f-ec79-4660-8a9f-ed0a242a3c15_750x422The official birth date of the Army National Guard as a reserve component of the Army is December 13, 1636. On this date, the Massachusetts colonial legislature directed that the colony’s existing militia companies be organized into three regiments. This date is recognized based upon the Department of Defense’s practice of adopting the dates of initial authorizing legislation for organized units as the birthdates of the active and reserve components of the armed services.

Happy 383rd birthday to the US National Guard!

Helping Veterans in need can be a Family Affair

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Quilted blankets were placed in the National Women Veterans United (NWVU) SGT Simone A. Robinson Military Women Veteran’s Center meditation room. Twenty of her hand-knitted hats were given to homeless female Veterans at an NWVU stand down, and the remaining hand-knitted items will be provided, by the United Relief Foundation, to other Women Warriors in need. Continue reading

Veteran Recruitment to mentor

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VA’s Board of Veterans’ Appeals plans virtual hearings in 2020

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