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Christmas Day: Raise a Toast to American Heroes of 1776

During the Christmas season, it is easy for us to forget the horrors and hardships endured by the first American army that terrible winter of 1776. The army had suffered defeat after defeat, its commander-in-chief couldn't win, and his own commanders plotted against him. The army was in tatters, unpaid, unsupplied, and unclothed. Learn how General Washington's leadership rallied and saved the Army—and the revolution—that Christmas season.

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Give the Gift of Preparedness: Ensure Loved Ones Are Ready for Disaster

Tis the season for giving. As the last weekend before Christmas approaches, there are likely people on your list that you don’t know what to get. Consider this the perfect opportunity to show how much you care by purchasing items that could help keep them safe during an emergency. Even expected events, like snowstorms in the Northeast, can quickly escalate to an emergency if people aren’t prepared.

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This Holiday Season, Reach Out to Those Who Are Hurting

This Holiday Season, Reach Out to Those Who Are Hurting

By Leischen Stelter, editor of In Public Safety

The holiday season can be a joyous time spent celebrating with family and loved ones and reflecting on another year gone by. But, for many people, the holidays can be extremely difficult. For those struggling with mental health issues or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the holidays can evoke an array of unpleasant emotions.

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Honoring Those Who Sacrificed Everything, One Wreath at a Time

By Leischen Stelter, editor

On December 13th, more than 250 people gathered at Marietta National Cemetery in Georgia to lay wreaths on the graves of veterans. At the same time, in cemeteries across the nation, thousands of volunteers participated in Wreaths Across America, a national non-profit organization that pledged to place 750,000 evergreen wreaths on the graves of military men and women in all 50 states this holiday season.

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Airline Trafficking: Signs for Spotting Human Trafficking in Transportation

The holidays are the busiest time of year for airports. Not all travelers are headed to see loved ones—some are actually the unwilling victims of human trafficking.

In this podcast, Dr. Stacey Little, program director for transportation and logistics at American Military University interviews Nancy Rivard, founder of Airline Ambassadors International (AAI) about how the average airline passenger can help identify signs of human trafficking.

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Transportation’s Critical Role in Fighting Human Trafficking

Victims of human trafficking are transported on the same roads we travel each day. Learn about one organization that has created a national network of truck drivers to help educate others about how to recognize human trafficking activity and victims on our nations roadways.

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The Coloring of America: Do You Identify as Blue, Green, and Tan?

By Dr. Chuck Russo, program director of criminal justice at American Military University

In the news lately, all we seem to hear about is “black-this” and “white-that”— people identifying by color when discussing an issue. Here are the colors I identify with: I am blue. I am green.

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