Making a List, and Checking It Twice
It’s the season of giving! While you make lists, and check them twice, don’t forget to add some holiday cheer to someone else’s life. Not everyone can be home for the holidays, and many are missing loved ones who are out defending our freedom.
The Patriots Initiative’s Directory lists only the finest nonprofits serving our military, veterans, and their families. These nonprofits work year-round to make things easier for those who have served, are currently serving, or are supporting from the home front. If you can’t decide on a specific nonprofit, donate directly to one of TPI’s four funds; Wounded and Fallen Fund, Family Support Fund, Warriors in Transition Fund, or the TPI Discretionary Fund.
December 7th marks the 77th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Over 2,400 Americans were killed with another 1,180 Americans injured when the Japanese surprise attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7th, 1941. The attack sank four of the United States’ battleships and destroyed 188 aircrafts. While Pearl Harbor Day is not a federal holiday, flags should be flown at half-mast until sunset to honor the lives lost 77 years ago.
Another December date to remember! December 13th is the U.S. National Guard’s Birthday. According to the National Guard website, on this date in 1636, the first militia regiments in North America were organized in Massachusetts. Since the founding 382 years ago, the National Guard is now in every state and the territories of Guam, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. The National Guard is unique in that it falls under dual control of the state and federal governments.
The Quick Guide to Improving Your Life as a Veteran
Blog Image courtesy of Pexels Self-improvement is a never-ending journey of personal growth and development. Every day, we have the opportunity to make small changes that can lead to big results. Whether it’s pursuing a passion project, taking on an ambitious goal, or...
Seeking a Mentor and Building Confidence for Your Post-Service Career
Blog Image courtesy of Pexels As a veteran, you possess a range of valuable skills that can translate seamlessly into various jobs. Businesses of all sizes and industries seek candidates with military experience, meaning you have a world of opportunity ahead of you....
How to Find Your First Civilian Job After Active Duty
Blog Image courtesy of Pexels Whether you’ve spent two years in the military or twenty, getting out can be intimidating. The military offers structure and a clear hierarchy. In the civilian workforce, job titles are vague and it’s harder to know where your strengths...
A Back-to-School Guide for Veterans
Blog Image courtesy of Pexels When it comes to re-entering civilian life, many veterans aren’t sure how to jump start their post-military careers off on the best foot. If you’re wondering what your best course of action is, it might be worth going to college or going...
Financial Planning Steps for Young Vets
Blog Image courtesy of Unsplash Exiting the military and returning to life as a civilian is not without some challenges. If you are a younger veteran, however, one of the most stressful obstacles to getting settled as a civilian is figuring out your finances. To help...