The President of the United States has proclaimed September 29, 2013 as “Gold Star Mother’s and Families Day,” to remember what the cost of freedom means to these families.
A gold star mother or family has lost a loved one who was serving our country in the armed forces. MOAA joins our grateful nation in honoring our gold star families and will never forget their sacrifices.
Presidential Proclamation — Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, 2013
GOLD STAR MOTHER’S AND FAMILY’S DAY, 2013
Image of the gold star wall at the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. via Wikimedia Commons by Flickr user dbking
Blue Star Families, NBC Publishing, and Vulcan Productions bring you a FREE ebook; Everyone Serves highlights key topics and tips from relationships and communication to self-care, and offers information on the possible emotional affects of each stage of deployment and reintegration.
Regardless of what stage you are at on the deployment spectrum it is a must read.
Download your free copy online!
This FREE guide helps you:
- Build resilience
- Strengthen relationships
- Learn coping strategies
- Prepare for and manage reunion and reintegration
Includes video, checklists and resources!
The Post-9/11 G.I. Bill can help cover many of a veteran’s expenses, but often there are still bills to pay. Did you know the Department of Veterans Affairs has a program that can pay students to help other Veterans right in their own community, and do it while attending school?
The Work-Study Program provides part-time employment to students receiving VA education benefits who attend school at three-quarter time or more.
Services performed under a VA Work-Study program must be related to VA work. A student can work at any VA facility; a hospital, a Regional Office, a Vet Center, or even work at the school he or she is attending and help fellow Veteran students. They are paid either the State or Federal minimum wage, whichever is greater.
Get more information on the program, including eligibility requirements and application instructions, on the VA website.
And for options on financial aid, scholarship and loan opportunities and other resources, check out MOAA’s Educational Assistance Center at www.moaa.org/education.
Well, this is…interesting.
All in good fun, we thought we’d share the results of the WhatsYourPrice.com military dating survey. Let us know if you agree or disagree with these results! We are branch agnostic, in case you were wondering, and already taken anyway.
Looking for a date this weekend to celebrate Armed Forces Day? Then you probably shouldn’t sail with the Navy. WhatsYourPrice.com, the world’s only dating-auction website, conducted a first-date survey to determine which of the five military branches have the greatest first-date potential based on the three following categories: Activity, Generosity, and Baggage.
There are a total of 5,877 military profiles on WhatsYourPrice.com, 2,810 of which were surveyed suitors: 922 from the Army, 630 from the Marines, 569 from the Navy, 476 from the Air Force, and 213 from the Coast Guard.
“Dating Activity” was measured by the average number of dates per month, “Generosity” was measured by the average accepted offer price for a first date, and “Baggage” was determined by the number of members with previous relationships. All three categories were designed to help determine one’s ideal date depending on what they individually seek:
The Most Dateable Military Branch
Looking for a Gentleman?
- Coast Guard (Pays $128.47 per Date)
- Air Force (Pays $119.20)
- Army (Pays $115.82)
- Marines (Pays $108.61)
- Navy (Pays $89.33 per Date)
Looking for Fun?
- Army (3.4 Dates per Month)
- Marines (2.9 Dates per Month)
- Navy (2.1 Dates per Month)
- Coast Guard (1.7 Dates per Month)
- Air Force (1.4 Dates per Month)
Looking for Zero Drama?
- Navy (122 Divorced)
- Army (108 Divorced)
- Coast Guard (49 Divorced)
- Air Force (44 Divorced)
- Marines (37 Divorced)
A sweet idea, and here’s the message from the groom-to-be…if you’re in the St. Louis area this weekend, consider joining in the fun!
“Just to let you guys know a little bit about us; we’re both active duty military that were stationed in Germany for the past three years. We met when Jackie was attached to my unit just prior to our last deployment together to Afghanistan (we have been back only a few months.) During our three week training exercise, our supervisor left a ‘joke’ note on my bunk telling me (Dan) about how she (Jackie) missed me while I was out on training missions and signed her name on it. I showed her, she got a kick out of it, and 3 years later, here we are!
We’ve been dating for about two years now, and we are getting ready to leave Missouri. But here’s where I need your help! I need you to help convince her to marry me, otherwise we probably won’t be stationed together at our next assignment! Please come and show your support!”
RSVP for the flash mob online, and if you have friends in the St. Louis area, pass the invitation on: