Military Traditions


You Can Leave The Military But It Really Never Leaves You

One of the benefits of being located near Travis Air Force Base is being close to the installation’s many resources including the Retiree Activities Office.


Celebrating Memorial Day

At Paradise Valley Estates, Memorial Day means far more than the unofficial start of summer.


PVE Club and Wall of Remembrance

The Wall of Remembrance Committee is comprised of representatives of the various military services.


My First Pastoral Act at Sea

When the draft was summoning my buddies to the Korean Conflict, I was in college but also pre-enrolled in theological seminary.


On Brave Old Army Team

The annual game, the longest continuous rivalry in football, was played this year in Philadelphia on Saturday, December 9.


PVE Votes AFJROTC

On a trip to visit the Fairfield High School Air Force Junior ROTC program in January, student cadets decked out in crisp uniforms and a professional demeanor greeted four of us from PVE.


Wreaths Across America

"Having visited our son’s resting place at Christmas for the past two years, impressed by the sight of thousands of identical wreaths at each marker, we wondered who did it and how that was done so beautifully. Now we would find out and take part."


Our Museum Takes Shape

Paradise Valley Estates is home to a growing "museum."


An Undocumented Air Force Officer

Volunteering for the Air Force to fulfill a two-year draft obligation, I was directed to report to Scott Air Force Base, Illinois without attending the required orientation course for new medical officers.


Navy Nurse Recruiting Poster

On the Wall of Remembrance at Paradise Valley Estates, picture 19 depicts a recruiting poster for one of the Navy's most treasured corps: Navy nurses.

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