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  • Secrets To Life From A 109-Year-Old Veteran

    10/18/2017 4:24:19 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 13 replies
    Big Geek Dad ^ | 10/18/2017 | National Geographic
    America’s oldest veteran is Richard Overton who was 109-years-old when this video was filmed by National Geographic. He has since celebrated two more birthdays and is now 111 years old. He was born on May 11, 1906, and has lived in the same house since 1945. This cigar-smoking Veteran has lived more years than most of us could imagine. His Overton diet includes multiple cups of coffee and butter pecan ice cream. His secrets to life aren’t complicated and he has the attitude of Never Give Up!
  • Trump Falsely Claims Obama Didn’t Contact Families of Fallen Troops

    10/16/2017 6:15:09 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 16th 2017 | Mark Landler
    WASHINGTON — President Trump falsely asserted on Monday that his predecessor, Barack Obama, and other presidents did not contact the families of American troops killed in duty, drawing a swift, angry rebuke from several of Mr. Obama’s former aides. Mr. Trump was responding to a question about why he had not spoken publicly about the killing of four Green Berets in an ambush in Niger two weeks ago when he made the assertion. Rather than answering the question, Mr. Trump said he had written personal letters to their families and planned to call them in the coming week. Then he...
  • Charlie Daniels: There’s Still a Patriotic America Out Here in the Hinterlands

    10/12/2017 10:26:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 12, 2017 | Charlie Daniels
    I saw the strength of America this past weekend, her will, her goodness, her compassion, her unity and her greatness. It was in Payson – a small town in Arizona I’m sure most of you have never even heard of – when the residents of the area came together on a Saturday night to honor their veterans. Farmers, cowboys, merchants, clerks, truck drivers and Americans of all professions, put aside their beliefs and political persuasions, their differences and banded together to pay homage to those who had put their lives on the line for the liberty of our beloved America....
  • Britain's 'secret Brexit weapon': Employers urged to hire army veterans 'US-style'

    10/08/2017 3:56:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Sunday Express ^ | October 8, 2017 | Marco Giannangeli, Defence Editor
    EMPLOYERS may be incentivised to recruit veterans as the Government examines ways to adopt “US-style” measures to help soldiers after they leave the Armed Forces. It comes as a leading charity said that highly skilled former army, naval and air force officers will be one of Britain’s “secret weapons” in filling the post-Brexit skills gap. Speaking last night veterans minister Tobias Ellwood said: “While once governments may have been accused of subcontracting veterans’ issues to the private and charity sector, this is no longer the case. We are grasping them full on.” While plans are in their infancy the former...
  • Donald Malarkey, portrayed in 'Band of Brothers,' has died

    10/06/2017 2:17:17 PM PDT · by Borges · 34 replies
    ABC - AP ^ | 10/6/2017
    Donald Malarkey, a World War II paratrooper who was awarded the Bronze Star after parachuting behind enemy lines at Normandy to destroy German artillery on D-Day, has died. He was 96. Malarkey was one of several members of "Easy Company" to be widely portrayed in the HBO miniseries, "Band of Brothers." He died Sept. 30 in Salem, Oregon of age-related causes, his son-in-law John Hill said Sunday. Malarkey fought fight across France, the Netherlands and Belgium and with Easy Company fought off Nazi advances while surrounded at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944.
  • Veterans kneel at City Hall as Boy Scouts and police cadets recite Pledge of Allegiance

    10/04/2017 7:25:21 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 57 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | October 03, 2017 | Ryan Lillis
    A small group of military veterans knelt during the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of Tuesday night’s Sacramento City Council meeting. The members of the local Veterans for Peace chapter took a knee in the front row of the audience as a group of police cadets and Boy Scouts recited the pledge
  • Ivanka SHINES In Military Spouses Symposium

    10/04/2017 6:32:06 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 5 replies ^ | October 3, 2017 | Lawrence Richard
    Ivanka Trump visited Marine Corps base Camp Lejeune today to discuss employment challenges of military spouses. She was joined by Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway. According to WECT 6, Ivanka helped attendees with hiring strategies and networking: The one-day professional development conference is designed for military spouses planning to enter or re-enter the workforce or those looking to take the next step in their professional careers. Sixteen percent of military spouses are currently jobless, according to the organization Hiring our Heroes. “Sixty-seven percent of military spouses have quit a job to move with their spouses and they immediately lose...
  • The NFL players need to learn from Las Vegas

    10/03/2017 11:54:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 3, 2017 | Randy Sutton
    Evil has visited Las Vegas and in its grasp, thousands of lives have been altered and torn apart. America’s worst mass shooting has shocked a city and a nation and the burning pain will be felt for generations. How one man, one sick minded heartless sociopath could inflict such pain on so many is quite literally beyond belief. His bullets have pierced the bodies of so many and the souls of so many more. But while the pain and torment from the vicious and cruel attack may have shocked us to our core, one group of men and women have...
  • Coach Teaches Players Why We Stand For The National Anthem

    10/03/2017 4:49:33 AM PDT · by gaggs · 5 replies
    Video: Coach Teaches His Athletes How Not To Disrespect The National Anthem Virginia Tech Basketball Coach Buzz Williams took his entire team on the court after practice and made them stand in front of Veterans. He TAUGHT them why we stand for the National Anthem.
  • Need advice from Navy Vets (vanity)

    10/01/2017 8:41:15 PM PDT · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 30 replies ^ | 10/1/2017 | Self(vanity)
    Hi, what's the way for my 94-yr-old WWII Navy Vet father to obtain papers proving his veteran's status? He went through Midshipman's school, and was then recruited into the Naval Language Program. Obviously he received papers when he was discharged (DD-214?), but 72 years and 17+ moves later, there's not a prayer he'd ever find them. He's never once asked a store about a Veteran's discount. (Similarly, he never asks for Senior discounts, nor for the handicapped license plate he is greatly overqualified for, and he won't return defective goods to stores unless pushed hard to do so. Guess it's...
  • Supporters of veterans hold ceremony to dedicate renamed downtown plaza (Calif)

    09/28/2017 10:08:35 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 9 replies
    The Los Altos Town Crier ^ | 9/27/17 | Bruce Barton
    The small plaza was festooned with miniature American flags. Mariam Kubursi, 11, delivered a stirring rendition of the National Anthem. Most of the approximately 75 people in attendance placed right hands across their hearts as American Legion members stood motionless in military salute. It was a fitting start to the Sept. 19 dedication ceremony for the renaming of the plaza at Main and State streets in downtown Los Altos. The Los Altos City Council in July 2016 approved a request from veterans and their supporters to change the name of Community Plaza to Veterans Community Plaza. “Today, Los Altos joins...
  • American sniper's wife Taya Kyle: An open letter to the NFL

    09/27/2017 4:19:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 26, 2017 | Taya Kyle
    Dear NFL, You were doing your part to bring people together and heal the world. That’s really how healing works. We heal by loving each other and leading by example; showing people what is possible when we love each other just as we are and not only recognize our differences but celebrate them and look at how we can use them together to make us jointly better than our separate parts. You were doing your part celebrating each other based on skills, talent and a joint vision without regard to color and religion. You were doing your part and we...
  • NFL national anthem flap sees Steelers coach Mike Tomlin rap Alejandro Villanueva

    09/25/2017 7:34:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 74 replies ^ | 9/25/2017 | Greg Norman,
    For Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, being “respectful of our football team” trumped the right of Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva to show respect for the national anthem. A former Army Ranger, Villanueva was the only Steeler to break from the team's orders and come out of the tunnel Sunday in Chicago to stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner." Former senior adviser to John Kerry Mary Anne Marsh and former chief of staff to Paul Ryan David Hoppe debate controversy on 'America's Newsroom' Video Politics and sports collide as anthem protests sweep NFL Speaking after his team's 23-17 loss to...
  • Steelers Coach Didn’t Want Army Vet To Stand For Anthem [VIDEO]

    09/24/2017 6:43:28 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 199 replies
    DAILY CALLER ^ | 9-24-17 | Peter Hasson
    Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin indicated Sunday night that he did not want offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva to stand for the national anthem, instead of sitting it out with the rest of his teammates. Villanueva, a former Army Ranger who served three tours in Afghanistan, was the only Steelers player to stand for the anthem. While Villanueva stood in the tunnel, hand over his heart, the rest of the team remained in the locker room in protest of President Trump’s comments that players who kneel during the national anthem should be fired. (RELATED: Former Army Ranger Is Only Steelers...
  • Alejandro Villanueva was the lone Steelers player to come out during the national anthem

    09/24/2017 10:11:47 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 63 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1:01 PM - 24 Sep 2017 | SB Nation
    Alejandro Villanueva was the lone Steelers player to come out during the national anthem
  • ‘It’s Disgusting!’ Livid Woman Screams About Veteran’s Service Dog In Delaware Restaurant

    09/22/2017 8:48:57 AM PDT · by qaz123 · 71 replies
    CBS ^ | 21Sept17 | CBS Baltimore
    A video of a woman screaming about a veteran’s service dog being inside a Delaware restaurant has caught the attention of the internet. It happened at Kathy’s Crab House in Delaware City. The unidentified woman was filmed screaming about how disgusting she thought it was that an animal was inside the eatery.
  • VA Secretary “re-fires” person he fired in April

    09/22/2017 4:19:35 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies ^ | Jazz Shaw
    More than a month ago we talked about the problems that VA Secretary David Shulkin was having in attempting to fire delinquent D.C. medical center Director Brian Hawkins. The soon-to-be ex-employee was in charge of a center where unsanitary conditions were placing the lives of veterans under his care at risk. On top of that, sensitive VA documents had been sent to his private email server (wait… am I the only person on the planet without a private server?) along with various other irregularities. After being placed in an administrative position during an investigation, Shulkin moved to implement new policies...
  • Enraged woman flips out on a veteran for bringing his PTSD dog into a restaurant

    09/19/2017 3:39:39 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 79 replies
    <p>Great Video at link: Warning: This video contains explicit language.</p> <p>Shocking footage shows an angry woman screaming at a U.S. military veteran and a restaurant’s staff members after the veteran brought his PTSD service dog into the establishment.</p> <p>The video begins with the woman already in hysterics, claiming she won’t keep her hands to herself and threatening to push the dog, who was wearing an official service dog jacket and was calmly standing off to the side with its owner. When an off-camera waitress tries to explain that the veteran is allowed to bring his dog inside because “he fought for our country,” the woman responds erratically by ranting about how her husband was a serviceman who died and asking what the waitress’s point is.</p>
  • Why Did the Judge Acquit a St. Louis Police Officer of Killing a Black Man?

    09/20/2017 7:42:50 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    New American ^ | 18 Sep 2017 | Bob Adelmann
    Why Did the Judge Acquit a St. Louis Police Officer of Killing a Black Man? Bob Adelmann The decision on Friday to acquit a white St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man back in December 2011 predictably set off rioting in the city. It didn’t occur to the rioters that, according to the evidence in the case, Officer Jason Stockley’s use of force was reasonable, to defend his own life against a potentially lethal threat exhibited by Anthony Lamar Smith. It didn’t matter that the judge found that the state failed to prove its allegation...
  • Wounded warrior Johnny ‘Joey’ Jones: Dogs are being shamefully abused in VA labs. This must stop

    09/20/2017 5:33:21 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    FoxNews Opinion ^ | Sept 19, 2017 | Johnny "Joey" Jones
    snip... That’s why I am proud to join the majority of my fellow veterans and other Americans who support Congress’s bipartisan work to defund painful and inefficient dog experiments at the VA. This legislation is truly a light among the gloomy partisan clouds surrounding D.C. these days. With all of D.C.’s political gridlock, my dear friend and fellow double amputee and bomb technician Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., and other House members deserve applause for unanimously passing legislation this summer to prohibit taxpayer funding for questionable VA research that causes dogs significant pain and distress. [puppers act...