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Memorial Day

The History of Memorial Day While the first commemorative Memorial Day events didn’t happen in the United States until the late 19th century, the practice of honoring those who have fallen in battle dates back thousands of years. The ancient Greeks and Romans once held annual days of remembrance for loved ones (including soldiers) each …

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How Local Sporting Venues Can Impact Your Quality of Life

With warmer weather in the air and many previous pandemic restrictions being lifted, people are generally feeling ready to get outdoors and enjoy the area in which they live.  Where To Look for Sporting Venues Even if the military stations you in a small town or remote area, chances are there are likely some sporting …

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Discovering the Best Parks and Activities They Offer

Spring is in the air and with warmer temperatures, longer days, and the promise of summer around the corner, many people are looking to get outside to enjoy the season. One of the perks of frequent relocation that many military families cite is the opportunity to live in different places with varying climates, geography, and …

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#optoutside | Loving Your Local Outdoors

In the days following Thanksgiving, it can feel as if consumers are inundated with unlimited marketing efforts to encourage the upcoming season of shopping. In 2015, in an attempt to get people outside instead of indoors shopping on Black Friday, REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) branded a campaign and hashtag #optoutside encouraging consumers to forego stamped-like …

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Charities That Support Military Families

As the post-Thanksgiving urge to spend money gives way to Black Friday deals, the grassroots Shop Small Saturday, and the pandemic-friendly Cyber Monday shopping, Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to give back. It is actually considered the World’s Biggest Day of Generosity. In Giving Tuesday’s own words:  “GivingTuesday reimagines a world built upon shared humanity …

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Let Yelp Help: Finding the Most Fun in Your New City

As most military families can attest, one of the most important things to do once you land at your new duty station is to scope out all of the great places to eat and fun things to do. Not only is a great restaurant meal and an entertaining outing a much-needed reprieve from unpacking boxes …

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7 Benefits of a Commute: Making the Most of Your Time

Perhaps you find yourself with a decent amount of time driving to and from work with a significant commute. It can be the default to allow this portion of your day to feel stressful or like a perfectly good waste of your time–stuck in your vehicle or on mass transit with little else to occupy …

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