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Where Can the Military Take You?

March 1, 2015

Want to travel the world, receive money for college, and learn skills for the future? Whether you’re looking for fulfilling life of adventure or feel called to serve to your country, the military offers a unique experience for anyone who … Continue reading

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A Salute to the Armed Forces

February 1, 2015

A public sign of respect and recognition of rank—the military hand salute is a tradition steeped in history. Chivalrous knights once greeted each other by raising their visor with the right hand to expose their face. This gesture signified friendship … Continue reading

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6 Military Homecoming Ideas

January 3, 2015

Military homecomings are a joyful time for service members and their friends and families. There is an indescribable surge of emotions felt by wives welcoming their husbands back, mothers embracing their sons or daughters, and new fathers holding their babies … Continue reading

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History of Cool: Military Jackets through the Years

November 1, 2014

Military jackets symbolize adventure, strength, and honor—it’s the reason why movie stars like Marlon Brando, James Dean, and Steven McQueen wore the classic leather jacket as an embodiment of effortless masculinity. The military has influenced the fashion world for years. … Continue reading

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10 Patriotic Holiday Gift Ideas

October 2, 2014

Need a present for the military or service person on your holiday shopping list? There’s no need to scramble to the stores when you can find the perfect patriotic gift at Military Service Company. Here’s our top 10 list of … Continue reading

5 Easy Steps to Customize Military Coins

September 3, 2014

From the Romans, who received coins as extra payment for heroic feats in battle, to our own American soldiers, who used coins to identify themselves in battle during WWII, challenge coins have been an integral military tradition the world over. … Continue reading

Toasting the Armed Forces

August 1, 2014

Toasting as a military tradition has been well established since the Middle Ages. However, modern-day toasting more closely resembles the customs of 16th-century England. At military dinners, mess halls, and dining-ins, toasts are expressions of honor and respect toward one’s … Continue reading

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Hats Off to the Fourth of July!

June 23, 2014

Every year on the Fourth of July, Americans observe Independence Day. Intended to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, this day is about so much more—freedom, friends, family, and the pursuit of happiness, just … Continue reading

10 Patriotic Memorial Day Party Ideas

April 16, 2014

Each year Americans set aside a date to honor the U.S. military men and women who died serving our country. On Memorial Day, many observe the traditions of visiting military cemeteries and memorials or attending Memorial Day parades. Since Memorial … Continue reading

Military Patches and Pins Proclaim Allegiance

April 9, 2014

In each branch of the U.S. armed forces, military patches decorate soldiers’ uniforms. Every military patch has an embroidered insignia that identifies corps, division, or brigade. These patches of honor have been proudly worn by military personnel as symbols of … Continue reading

The Honor-Bound Heritage of Military Challenge Coins

March 17, 2014

American men and women who enlist in the military join an unparalleled tradition of patriotism and pride. It’s an alliance with its own rules, conventions, and symbolism. Military challenge coins are one of these unique symbols, embodying the sacrifices made … Continue reading