Author Blair Tomlinson

In honor of Independence Day the “daily deal” site, LivingSocial, is offering 50 percent off USO care packages. For $25 you can purchase a care package for a deployed troop full of $50 worth of stuff. Care package goodies can include snacks, phone cards, toiletries and more. In addition if you buy this deal you will receive a T-shirt in return. You only have nine more days, so get on it!

[HTML1] The Walt Disney Company is looking to hire 1,000 veterans over the next three years. Company President and CEO Bob Iger announced the company wide initiative called “Heroes Work Here” on Tuesday, March 13th. There is much more to the new program than just hiring vets. Disney will hold career fairs, offer training and volunteer opportunities. And don’t think you have to head to Orlando just to work at Disney. The company owns ESPN and ABC. Here is a full list of the companies in the Disney family. Want to make your dreams come true? Check out the Disney…

Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta, left, kisses her girlfriend of two years, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell, at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Virginia Beach, Va., Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2011, after Gaeta’s ship, USS Oak Hill, returned from 80 days at sea. It’s a time-honored tradition at Navy homecomings – one lucky sailor is chosen to be first off the ship for the long-awaited kiss with a loved one. On Wednesday, for the first time, the happily reunited couple was gay. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Brian J. Clark)

It is the end of an era for Harry Potter  fans. The final installment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, is set for release at midnight July 15 in theaters across the country. But lucky fans (and their spouses) stationed at Naval Base San Diego have the chance to see an early screening of the movie July 9 , and one Navy wife is so excited she thinks it’s the best “perk” of being married to a SWO. “The Navy base showing a sneak peek of Harry Potter is a better perk than free checked bags at the airport,” Colleen…

After a seven-month deployment aboard the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman, pilots from Strike Fighter Squadron 32 are greeted by friends and family members on Dec. 18, during a homecoming ceremony at Naval Air Station Oceana, Va.