The first three female Marines graduated from the Marine Corps School of Infantry this Thursday at Camp Geiger, N.C., a year and a half after the Marine Corps announced it would begin accepting female service members in its infantry training courses. The course began with 15 female Marines who volunteered for the training.
Operation Gratitude annually sends 100,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions, to their children left behind and to Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors and their Care Givers. Our mission is to lift morale, bring a smile to a service member’s face and express to our Armed Forces the appreciation and support of the American people. Each package contains donated product valued at $75-100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. For safety and security, assembling of packages occurs at the Army National Guard armory in Van Nuys, California. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than 915,000 packages to American Military members.
GoldieBlox is a toy that promotes engineering and science discovery among young girls, something that is sorely lacking in today's toy market.
From the GoldenBlox website:
At GoldieBlox, our goal is to get girls building. We’re here to help level the playing field in every sense of the phrase. By tapping into girls' strong verbal skills, our story + construction set bolsters confidence in spatial skills while giving young inventors the tools they need to build and create amazing things.
In a world where men largely outnumber women in science, technology, engineering and math...and girls lose interest in these subjects as early as age 8, GoldieBlox is determined to change the equation. Construction toys develop an early interest in these subjects, but for over a hundred years, they've been considered "boys' toys". By designing a construction toy from the female perspective, we aim to disrupt the pink aisle and inspire the future generation of female engineers.
Check out the GoldieBlox website here!
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Alec Baldwin is at it again, one day after the first incident. Click here to watch the second video.
Alec Baldwin confronts another reporter just hours after his stalker is sent to prison. Click here to watch the video.