John Simpson

About John Simpson
John Simpson is a journalist, fine arts photographer, former Air Force officer and veteran who lives in Lakewood, WA.

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Article: Why We Should Celebrate National Flag Day

Today is National Flag Day and it gives Americans the opportunity to reflect on this nation’s colors and their significance.

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Article: Wayback Playback: Army History Through Time

On the Army’s 244th birthday, let’s take a look back at Army history through time… all the way to the very beginning. This

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Article: Top 20 Vacation Destinations in America

In preparation for the summer, here are 20 of the best vacation destinations across America, for military families and civilians alike.

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Article: The Hard-Fought Road to D-Day

75 years later, there are not many people left who witnessed the events on D-Day. But their’ courage and sacrifice that day is something we

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Article: How to Avoid Being Scammed in the Information Age

In the high-tech age, it can be hard to tell who to trust with your information. Use these tips on how to avoid being scammed to protect your bank

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Article: A History of Memorial Day, From This Vet

One veteran, from the back row of a cemetery, sat alone by the headstones. It was Memorial Day, and he had a duty to be by his fallen brothers and

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Article: The Meaning of the 13 Flag Folds at a Military Funeral

The Thirteen Folds of the American flag are rich in tradition, meaning, and honor. This is what each of them mean at a military funeral.

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Article: Project Welcome Home Restores B-52 Bomber From Vietnam

At Boeing’s Museum of Flight in Seattle, a group of veterans came together for Project Welcome Home. Introducing: the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Article: The 13 Best Campgrounds in the U.S.

Scattered throughout the U.S., these parks, beaches and forests are some of the best campgrounds to spend your summer vacation in.

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Article: How to Thank Service Members on Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day is a special day to appreciate and celebrate our service members here in America. These are some ways you can thank them:

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Article: Who Were the First Women to Serve?

Women like her began serving in World War II, when a shortage of military personnel created a demand for female service members. Since 1776, the

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Article: Military Spouse Day: Appreciating the Force Behind the Force

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed “Military Spouse Day”. As we head into Mother’s Day weekend, we want to say

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Article: ‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh to Walk Free

Less than 17 years after accepting a plea bargain from federal prosecutors, ex-Taliban militant John Walker Lindh will be a free man.

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Article: Top 12 Military Museums to Visit in America

The 12 best military museums across the United States, from all five branches of service. Go explore these museums and see for yourselves.

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Article: National Loyalty Day: What Does Loyalty Mean to You?

This Loyalty Day, let’s examine what loyalty means to important Americans of the past, who shaped our country, and how this translates to today.

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