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National Ag Day – March 20gpowriter

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:27:12 +0000

National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by America’s agricultural community. Every year producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies, and countless others across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture. What Is Ag Day All About? Ag Day recognizes – and celebrates – the contribution of […]

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International Women’s Day, March 8, 2018gpowriter

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 21:00:19 +0000

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women’s Day has occurred for well over a century. Started by the Suffragettes in the early 1900’s, the first International Women’s Day was celebrated […]

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Read Across America – March 2gpowriter

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 15:48:12 +0000

On March 2, 2018, Get involved! The National Education Association’s Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too! Incorporate these guides and activities […]

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Black History Monthgpowriter

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:48:14 +0000

Since President Gerald R. Ford first officially recognized Black History Month during America’s Bicentennial celebration, the United States and its Government have recognized the incredible achievements of African-American citizens throughout its history. However, the origins of Black History Month stretch nearly 50 years prior to that event. In 1926, Carter G. Woodson and the Association […]

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The Shaping of Allied Military Strategy During the Crisis Years of WWIIgpowriter

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 22:39:41 +0000

The U.S. Department of Defense Joint Chiefs of Staff History Office recently released a series of eBooks focusing on the Inter-Allied conferences held during World War II.  The conferences documented within this series were led by senior military leaders from the United States and Great Britain working in concert to make vitally important decisions for […]

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North and South Koreagpowriter

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:54:09 +0000

The two Koreas; one is smaller than Indiana, the other contains less mass than Mississippi. Where South Korea has become a global economic engine, with an economy 36 times greater than its northern neighbor, North Korea’s people reportedly suffer from malnutrition and the lack of basic human needs. Its leader Kim Jong Un, appears to […]

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New Year, New Personal Goals – Welcome 2018!gpowriter

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:05:57 +0000

This year, I am keeping one goal that I started last spring –to eat healthier food, mainly fruits and vegetables.    So, out came the cookbooks and dietary guidelines for guidance as I push myself in this direction …. Here are a few titles from the US Federal Government that I referred to, and that may […]

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The Beginning of a Great Holiday Traditiongpowriter

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:37:46 +0000

“Twas the Night Before Christmas” 1955 when a misprinted Sears Roebuck & Co. newspaper ad featuring a direct dial in number for kid’s to chat with Santa turned out to be the U.S. – Soviet alert hotline to the Colorado HQ of America’s Air Defense Command. The top secret hotline, used only in national emergencies, […]

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Holiday Reads for Year End 2017gpowriter

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 19:37:43 +0000

There’s no better time of year than the days after your favorite holiday to curl up in an overstuffed chair and read a book. So take an adventure out of your routine and peruse one of America’s most interesting online bookstores; featuring titles of all kinds authored by “those in the know” across the federal […]

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New Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education eBookgpowriter

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 18:37:20 +0000

New Veterans Affairs eBook takes a look at the Veterans’ health care system and professional teamwork training through several case studies in primary care management for armed forces personnel. Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education: Compendium of Five Case Studies: Lessons for Interprofessional Teamwork in Education and Workplace Learning Environments 2011-2016 is a new […]

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Native American Heritage Monthgpowriter

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:18:35 +0000

November is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The month celebrates rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and acknowledges the important contributions of Native people. It’s also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced historically and in the present, and how […]

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Marine Corps Birthday–10 Novembergpowriter

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:21:52 +0000

On November 10, 1775, the Continental Marines were established by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress. In commemoration of this important day, Major General John A. LeJeune issued Marine Corps Order No. 47, Series 1921. This order is read aloud each year by every Marine Corps Command to honor the founding of the Marine […]

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