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  • AP poll shows high job approval for Trump from veterans

    12/29/2018 8:29:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 29, 2018 | Emily Swanson and Hannah Fingerhut
    <p>Nearly 6 in 10 military veterans voted for Republican candidates in the November midterm elections, and a similar majority had positive views of President Donald Trump’s leadership. But women, the fastest growing demographic group in the military, are defying that vote trend.</p>
  • Richard Overton, America's oldest man and WWII vet, dies at 112

    12/27/2018 4:58:04 PM PST · by Blue House Sue · 24 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 12/27/18 | Katie Hall``
    Austin resident Richard Overton, who was America’s oldest man and oldest war veteran, has died. Overton, who was honored for his military service and beloved for his propensity to enjoy his supercentenarian status with a cigar in one hand and a glass of whiskey in another, was 112 years old. He died this evening at a rehab facility in Austin, said his cousin Volma Overton Jr. Overton was well-known to his neighbors, who often chatted with him on his East Austin porch in the 72 years that he lived there. Over the past few years, people from all over the...
  • Can Someone Tell Me About the Wounded Warrior Project?

    12/25/2018 7:48:34 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 75 replies
    Vanity | December 25, 2018 | Jim Noble
    I have the opportunity to make some donations this year that I wouldn't normally be able to do. I'm interested in the Wounded Warrior Project but I have read conflicting information about it. Asking for any input about this charity from those who know.
  • Alyssa Milano Mocks Triple Amputee Veteran for Crowdfunding Border Wall Instead of(T)

    12/21/2018 8:59:30 AM PST · by rktman · 74 replies ^ | 12/20/2018 | justin caruso
    Left-wing Hollywood actress Alyssa Milano mocked the crowd funding campaign to build a border wall, started by a triple amputee Air Force veteran, arguing that the money could be used to take “care of our veterans.” “Oh, yes! Let’s GoFundTheWall while not taking care of our veterans. Cool. Cool. Cool,” Alyssa Milano said in a social media post.
  • Veteran Rewrites Lyrics For 'Hallelujah'

    12/19/2018 6:37:50 PM PST · by · 21 replies
    Navy veteran Sailor Jerri rewrote the lyrics to the song "Hallelujah" then sings them.
  • Ex-SEAL's hammering of CNN's Don Lemon goes viral

    12/17/2018 9:23:47 AM PST · by upchuck · 17 replies
    WND, others ^ | Nov 5, 2018 | Art Moore
    A former Navy SEAL, Ephraim Mattos fought the Taliban and ISIS, and later returned as a volunteer to help civilians in war zones, getting shot by ISIS soldiers in the process. Mattos made it clear he identifies himself as “simply ‘American,’ not as ‘white’ or ‘male’ or ‘Republican.'” So when CNN host Don Lemon declared last week that “the biggest terror threat in this country is white men,” Mattos had something to say... “After surviving three wars, a gunshot wound, a near fatal drowning, a failed parachute, Taliban ambushes, ISIS snipers, mortars, mine-fields, suicide bombers and laying down my life...
  • Former Green Beret Charged In The Death Of Suspected Taliban Bomb Maker.

    12/15/2018 10:02:08 AM PST · by seekthetruth · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 14, 2018 | Greg Norman
    A former Green Beret who told Fox News in 2016 that he killed a suspected Taliban bomb maker nearly a decade ago during combat operations in Afghanistan is now being charged in the man’s death -- a move his lawyer says is an act of betrayal by the Army. The murder charge facing Maj. Matthew Golsteyn comes after years of on-and-off investigations by the Army following an incident said to have taken place during his 2010 deployment. A military tribunal that probed the killing years ago initially cleared Golsteyn -- but the investigation into him was re-opened after he spoke...
  • Rolling Thunder comes to an end; 2019 will be last ride

    12/14/2018 3:57:44 AM PST · by maddog55 · 15 replies
    WTOP ^ | 13 Decdmber 2018 | William Vitka
    WASHINGTON — One of the nation’s most iconic displays of support for military veterans, those missing in action and prisoners of war is coming to an end. The annual Rolling Thunder ride — which has brought thousands of bikers to the D.C. area for decades — is hitting the brakes. They won’t be riding after their May 2019 run, group officials confirmed to WTOP. The key issues cited by the group are costs and communication problems with the Pentagon Police Department. “We had so many problems in the last two or three years with the [Pentagon Police] and the parking...
  • 'Everybody Loves Raymond' star Patricia Heaton's TIME Person of the Year suggestion goes viral

    12/11/2018 12:17:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 11, 2018 | Jennifer Earl
    Gary SinisePatricia Heaton made her own suggestion on social media after TIME's Person of the Year announced its shortlist on Monday night, offering up actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise. "Hey @TIME , why isn’t @GarySinise ever on the Person of the Year list? Hey @TheAcademy, why isn’t he ever picked for the #jeanhersholt humanitarian award? He raises $30M a year to build homes for wounded vets along with his #goldstarfamily support. Retweet!" the "Everybody Loves Raymond" actress wrote in a tweet. Heaton's choice was apparently well-received online — with more than 30,000 people sharing her opinion.
  • Veterans save $3.4 million in sales tax during first year of AAFES online shopping

    12/08/2018 1:34:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Standard ^ | 12/07/18
    Dallas — Since the Army & Air Force Exchange Service welcomed home all honorably discharged Veterans to one year ago, more than 62,000 Veterans have used their new benefit to save on low-cost, name-brand merchandise while also saving nearly $3.4 million in sales tax. “In its first year, the Veterans online shopping benefit has brought significant savings to all whoraised their right hand and vowed to defend our Nation,” said Exchange Director/CEO Tom Shull, a Vietnam-era Army Veteran who worked to secure the change in Department of Defense policy to give all honorably discharged Veterans shopping privileges at military...
  • Princes William and Harry tackle Masculinity, Mental Health, and Suicide

    12/04/2018 3:01:52 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Caroline Davies
    The Duke of Cambridge has spoken of his shock at being called out to his first suicide as an air ambulance pilot in a joint interview with his brother, Prince Harry, on tackling masculinity and mental health issues. Prince William said the “tipping point” for him in understanding how men struggle to deal with mental health problems came with his work with the East Anglian air ambulance. “My first callout was to a male suicide and I was told there were five suicides or attempted suicides every day in East Anglia alone. When I looked into it I was shocked...
  • Wreaths Across America Faces Shortfall at Arlington National Cemetery

    12/03/2018 11:08:43 AM PST · by cyclotic · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 3, 2018 | Fox Report
    Every December, Wreaths Across America places wreaths on the graves at Arlington National Cemetery and other veterans cemeteries. Thousands of volunteers come out to help and show respect to veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Jon Scott was joined on "Fox Report" Sunday by Bre Kingsbury, who handles corporate business development and community relations for Wreaths Across America. With National Wreaths Across America Day on December 15 fast approaching, Kingsbury said they are hoping for more donors and volunteers to step forward. Kingsbury explained that the wreaths are $15 each and you can sponsor veterans'...
  • Veterans Day and the Holocaust survivors (Saturbray)

    12/01/2018 6:20:03 AM PST · by bray · 6 replies ^ | 12/1/18 | bray
    And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Matthew 25:40 You can tell everything you need to know about a person or gummit by how it treats their enemies. America is really two Americas, one is full of bullies and thugs and the other believes in freedom and liberty described by the founders of this country. The Fathers believed in a small gummit which the individual was given as much power as possible...
  • Rejecting reality? Facebook blurs Presidential seal during Trump’s speech to veterans

    11/17/2018 8:56:48 AM PST · by deandg99 · 10 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/17/2018 | Joe Newby
    On Thursday, President Trump gave a speech addressing the administration’s efforts to modernize the Department of Veterans Affairs. But for some reason, the Presidential Seal and the White House logo were blurred out of the Facebook Live video, something which didn’t go unnoticed. “The video of Trump giving gratitude to veterans has the Presidential Seal obscured. Pretty straightforward to do, like what Google does for faces and license plates on Streetview, but requires dedicated compute resources – it doesn’t happen by accident,” said a post at Free Republic. “Probably somebody inside the company thinking they’re doing something cheeky. This kind...
  • Supreme Court to Decide Constitutionality of Cross-Shaped World War I Memorial

    11/13/2018 11:53:14 AM PST · by detective · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Nov 2018 | John Carney
    The Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of a towering cross-shaped memorial to Maryland men who died in the First World War. The Supreme Court agreed in early November to hear the case in which the American Legion is asking the high court to reverse a 2017 appeals court ruling that the memorial violates the First Amendment’s prohibition on governments establishing religion. Overturning a lower court’s decision, the Fourth Circuit panel said the memorial, which stands on public land, is unconstitutional because it “excessively entangles the government in religion.” The case may be a gauge for the conservatism of the...
  • FOX, VETERANS DAY SPECIAL (Vanity comment)

    11/12/2018 7:33:17 AM PST · by Baynative · 14 replies
    all me ^ | 11/12/18 | Baynative
    I stumbled on a Fox news round table discussion hosted by Pete Hegseth that included, (Lone survivor) Marcus Lutrell, (Decorated Ranger Cpt.) Sean Parnell, (Medal of Honor recipient)Dakota Meyer and (Navy SEAL who fired the Bin Laden head shot) Robert O'Neill. Patterned after the highly enjoyable "Wise Guys" show hosted by Bill Bennett this open discussion of heroes talking about serving their country and the disruptive force liberals in congress have become to protecting freedom was very refreshing TV in my opinion.
  • Hiring Military Veterans for the Farm

    11/12/2018 12:15:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    DTN The Progressive Farmer ^ | November 9, 2018 | Lori Culler
    The average American farmer is 58 years old, according to the 2012 Census of Agriculture. Farmers over 55 control more than half of the country's farmland, and one in two is likely to retire in the next decade. Combined with a three-decade-long decline in the number of new farmers joining the ranks, it's becoming more difficult to find workers. When it comes to hiring, it's no surprise that a popular credential to look for is military experience. We had a client recently hire a senior-level military captain to fill an operations role on a farm focusing on developing structure, process...
  • Veterans fought for our right to vote – Don’t let Florida election officials take it away

    11/11/2018 10:44:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | November 11, 2018 | Gen Anthony Tata
    On Sunday the American people celebrate the men and women who served or are serving our nation in our armed forces so that all citizens may enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, as our Declaration of Independence promises us. Chief among these liberties is the right to vote, which underpins our democracy. Every soldier, sailor, airman, Marine, and Coast Guardsman who has served America oversees understands his or her role in protecting this most vital of interests. The vote manipulation that is now happening in southeast Florida is a slap in the face to every veteran. The apparent...
  • Veterans Day Remembrances

    11/11/2018 9:14:42 AM PST · by Retain Mike
    November 11, 2018 | Se;lf
    Kate Smith Sings God Bless America Ronal Reagan Honors Kate Smith with Medal of Freedom The Ball Turret Gunner Nobody really wanted to be in a ball turret. This Plexiglas ball hanging from the bottom of the bomber was one of America’s latest innovations in warfare. An ingenious piece of machinery built by the Sperry Corporation, the ball turret was a heavily armed bubble just big enough to hold a grown man – but only on the small side. It had room for the gunner and its two fifty-caliber machine guns – and little else. The extremely cramped...
  • SNL brings on wounded veteran politician to get revenge on Pete Davidson

    11/11/2018 1:50:39 AM PST · by SMGFan · 47 replies
    EW ^ | November 11, 2018
    This week’s edition of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update served as a sequel of sorts to last week’s episode. Pete Davidson followed up on his insult of newly-elected Congressman Dan Crenshaw by bringing the politician on to the show to get his revenge and share a serious message about respecting veterans. Crenshaw, a Republican politician and military veteran who lost his eye in Afghanistan in 2012, had been targeted by Davidson as part of SNL’s midterms preview. Davidson mocked the politician’s injury, saying he looked like a “hitman in a porno.” Davidson had quickly added, “I’m sorry, I know he...