Dane R. Balcon wrote this phrase – “the thing I fear the most is being forgotten” – while still in high school. With a dream to serve his country, Balcon was active in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and soon after joined the Army. Because I will never forget what I have done, I will
In 1915, a popular wartime poem sparked the inspiration of an American professor and humanitarian named Moina Michael. “In Flanders Fields”, written by Canadian Lt. Col. John McCrae, described the red poppies that grew between the graves of fallen soldiers during the funeral of his good friend and fellow soldier Lt. Alex Helmer. The torch;
Deployed personnel find ways to keep traditions alive while celebrating the season with their military family.
Sunny Anderson, an Air Force veteran, turned her passion for cooking into a career as a Food Network chef, hosting shows including “Cooking for Real,” “How’d That Get on My Plate?” and “The Kitchen.” She got her USAA membership in 1994 through her military service. How did you jump from being a home cook to
Thanksgiving is a time for retired Army Col. Charles Persyn and his wife, Nancy, to give back in recognition of a 30-year military career. The Persyns were stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado, when they invited service members to their holiday table. That was 1976 and the first of many times the couple hosted soldiers, usually
It’s no secret that shiny new mobile phones and tablets will be high on many wish lists this holiday season. Protecting the devices you and your loved ones unwrap is one resolution that shouldn’t be too hard to keep, thanks to tips from the USAA Security Center. Lock it Don’t leave your tablet or phone