HUD Reduces FHA Monthly MIP- Millions Could Benefit

FHA TO REDUCE ANNUAL INSURANCE PREMIUMS ON MOST MORTGAGES Modest reduction expands credit access and reflects improved economic health of FHA WASHINGTON – As the nation’s housing market continues to improve, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro today announced the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will reduce the annual…

Veteran Of The Day Gilbert A. Pagel

Military, U.S.
Courtesy of Natalie Himmel Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Gilbert A. Pagel. Gilbert served during World War II. Gilbert served as a Staff Sergeant, armorer, and tail gunner in 454th Bombardment Group from Jan. 4, 1943 to Sept. 29, 1945. During the war, Gilbert and his unit were shot down in…


Courtesy of Elizabeth M. Collins Congresswomen Edith Nourse Rogers proposed legislation for the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, May 14, 1941. Having witnessed the status of women in World War I, particularly the Signal Corps’ Hello Girls, Rogers vowed that if American women ever served again, it would be with all the…

DOD Year In Review

Courtesy of US Department of Defense. Delivering ISIL a Lasting Defeat   A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over Iraq Sept. 28, 2016. Airmen from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron refueled U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets over Iraq in support of Combined Joint…

How to file a Notice of Disagreement on your VA compensation claim

Military, U.S., World
Courtesy of Donna Stratford – Donna is a public affairs specialist in Veterans Benefits Administration Corporate Communications.   If you disagree with the decision VA made on your disability compensation claim, your first step is to formally tell VA that you disagree. I received my rating and it’s wrong “I received…

Black Knights Claw Back to Force Tie at Dartmouth

Military, Sports, U.S.
Courtesy of Army West Point   HANOVER, N.H. – The Army West Point hockey team found itself down 2-0 late in the second period, but responded with two unanswered goals to earn a 2-2 tie at Dartmouth in the first day of the Ledyard Bank Classic. The Big Green (4-5-3)advanced…

Harvesting Energy through Humping

Courtesy of Marine Cpl. Cedric R. Haller II Yes, you read that right. “Humping” or hiking, as it is more commonly referred to, has always been the primary form of travel for infantry units. Entire armies would march for weeks upon weeks to reach their destination. As technology advanced, more efficient…

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