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Happy 249th Birthday United States Army Two hundred forty-nine years ago, our nation's leaders established the Continental Army. Today, the Army is the strategic landpower of the joint force; called upon to prevent, shape, and win against our adversaries. The U.S. Army's 249th Birthday is June 14, 2024, a day we celebrate the Total Army Force comprised of multi-component Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians and their contributions to national defense. The American Soldier trains, deploys, engages, and destroys enemies of the United States in combat operations as the world's premier l... read more

WASHINGTON — June 11, 2024, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a significant update for eligible Veterans, active-duty Service members, and surviving spouses using the VA-guaranteed home loan benefit. Starting August 10, 2024, these individuals can now pay for certain real estate buyer-broker fees when purchasing a home. This change ensures that Veterans remain competitive in the homebuying market, particularly in light of a key class-action settlement involving the National Association of REALTORS® set to take effect later this summer. Previously, Veterans were unable to ... read more

Planning a fun-filled day at an amusement park is a favorite pastime for many families, but for those who serve or have served in the military, the experience can be even more rewarding. Numerous amusement parks across the country offer generous discounts to military personnel and their families as a token of appreciation for their service and sacrifices. These discounts can significantly reduce the cost of admission, making it easier for military families to enjoy thrilling rides, captivating shows, and unforgettable memories together. In this comprehensive guide, we have compiled an extensi... read more

This is such an amazing program! Below are the details from Operation Homefront: Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2024 Back-to-School Brigade events! Operation Homefront is honored to be able to provide school supplies to our military families and help in any way that they can. Please note that this event is for DEERS enrolled military dependent children only who will be in Kindergarten through 12th grade for the 2024-2025 school year. If you do not have a MyOH ( My Operation Homefront ) profile, you will need to create one before you can register for the event. Be sure to fill out the event ... read more

Praesidus is a veteran-driven watch brand that aims to recreate the timepieces worn by WWII heroes. Praesidus watches tell a story of courage, heroism, and patriotism that can be shared with generations to come. This is your opportunity to own a special piece of history and be a part of the story. Don't miss out on this opportunity to own a piece of history with the launch of Praesidus Watches special edition D-Day Watches available June 6, 2024. THE PROJECT--80th Anniversary of D-Day Two years ago, in commemoration for the 78th Anniversary of D-Day, Praesidus released an A-11 “Marston Mat”. ... read more