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  • 8 Christmas Gifts You Can Buy From Veteran-Owned Businesses

    12/11/2017 9:32:25 PM PST · by wildwoodla · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 11, 2017 | Lisa De Pasquale
    Several veterans are finding personal and financial fulfillment as small business owners offering quality products. Christmas is the perfect time to shop with them.
  • The Trump Administration Is Making Progress on Veteran Affairs

    12/10/2017 7:44:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American ^ | December 10, 2017 | Larry Alton
    Whether you’re on the right, left, or squarely in the middle, we can all agree that veterans aren’t treated nearly as well as they should be in this country. In fact, they’re blatantly disrespected in many ways. But how is President Trump, who made lots of campaign promises to veterans, doing on this issue after roughly a year in office? Where Trump Found ThingsWhen Barack Obama entered office in 2009, he found the veterans of this country in the middle of a decades-long plight, which he promised to fix many times during his campaign for the presidency. “Caring for those...
  • VIDEO: CBS' Army-Navy Introduction is Beautiful

    12/09/2017 2:28:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    The Big Lead ^ | 12/09/17
    The Army-Navy game is special, unlike any other. As such, it requires a different introduction than say, Arkansas-Missouri. And I am thrilled to report that CBS Sports was up to the task. Here’s the introduction they’ll show before kickoff this afternoon. It’s powerful without overstepping the line of self-importance. Most impressively, it puts the actual game in proper context.
  • 'His one true love': Vietnam veteran's last wish to broadcast on ham radio fulfilled

    12/06/2017 7:24:23 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/6/17 | Frank Abderholden
    For Vietnam veteran John Nugent, who served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, coming home to Newburgh, N.Y., meant some isolation, according to his son Chris, but his love of ham radio allowed him to reach out to other people throughout the world. "It was tough for him. The radio made him feel comfortable, and helped with his transition," Chris Nugent said. The veteran's call signal, WA2EQJ, came alive again Tuesday at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, where the 75-year-old Nugent got his dying wish to broadcast on ham radio one more time....
  • Sunday Spotlight: Meet the 30-Year-Old Combat Veteran Running for Congress

    12/03/2017 2:49:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | December 3, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    President Donald J. Trump promised to “Drain the Swamp," but many conservatives throughout the nation feel frustrated by the GOP establishment, believing that they are standing athwart the president’s America First agenda. Andrew Lewis, age 30, of Dauphin County, PA is one of those individuals. But rather than simply complain that not enough Conservative legislation is being passed in Congress, the devoted father of three, small business owner, and Army combat veteran is taking his fight to D.C. himself; Lewis is running for Pennsylvania’s 11th district congressional seat. Lewis told Townhall that “national security, transportation and infrastructure, and healthcare reform,” are his...
  • Virginia should create Veteran Licence Plates for Air Force and Navy

    12/02/2017 8:16:35 AM PST · by impetrio1 · 11 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 12/2/17 | Bob Parks
    If you honorably served in the Air Force and Navy and live in Virginia (and were not a reservist or any other special designation) there is no license plate available to purchase. The Army and Marines have plates available but not the Air Force and Navy. Please sign the petition to make these available so we're not limited to "Armed Forces Veteran".
  • Lap covers warm hearts Women create handmade items for those who have served

    12/02/2017 4:46:46 AM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — For more than 20 years a group of women — most of them members of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sierra Vista — have been making lap covers for hospitalized veterans. On Dec. 4, about 20 members of the group — The Crafty Ladies of Immanuel — will travel to the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (hospital) in Tucson to present veterans with 175 lap covers. Some are knitted, some crocheted and others are machine sewn. The women also make body covers, sewn in patriotic colors and used to cover veterans who have died while hospitalized. “If...
  • NFL Bankrolls The Resistance to Trump

    12/02/2017 2:49:13 AM PST · by SJackson · 26 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Matthew Vadum
    A $100 million fund to appease America-hating players while sticking the knife in patriotic fans. The dying National Football League is choosing its America-hating, national anthem-protesting multimillionaire players over patriotic sports fans by funneling close to $100 million to leftist charities like those founded by admitted communist Van Jones. The corrosive fairy tale, embraced by professional football, that police use black Americans for target practice is malicious nonsense but it is a useful lie, good for direct-mail campaigns and MoveOn solicitations. With this new initiative, NFL Commissar Roger Goodell is affirming for the umpteenth time that it is in the...
  • DEVELOPING: New Study Shows Parasite Killing Vietnam Veterans

    11/22/2017 5:43:44 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 89 replies ^ | November 21, 2017
    A new study by the VA is showing that a parasite from the jungles of Vietnam may be slowly killing Vietnam War veterans. The study was conducted using blood samples of the veterans. The VA issued a study this spring to look at the connection between liver flukes that were ingested through undercooked fish and a rare bile duct cancer.
  • The Lies to Veterans Continue

    11/20/2017 4:44:20 AM PST · by samovar123 · 19 replies
    As a retired military veteran, it has caused great concern to me and countless others what this government had done to veterans in the area of health care. Those that are disabled and need to go to the VA are routinely ignored, or given appointments up to six months in advance, or totally ignored all together. Under President Trump it has gotten better, but still is not of the class it should be. There are now earning limits on who can use VA, with the limit at around 23,000 dollars, hardly enough to live on in todays world. Those that...
  • Mom With MS Finds Nasty Note After Parking In Handicapped Spot

    11/16/2017 6:11:20 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 126 replies
    Illinois Patch ^ | Nov 15, 2017 | Shannon Antinori
    Mom With MS Finds Nasty Note After Parking In Handicapped Spot By Shannon Antinori, Patch National Staff | Nov 15, 2017 Updated Nov 15, 2017 "You need to think twice before judging someone," the Plainfield mom said. " You have no idea what they've been through." By Shannon Antinori, Patch National Staff | Nov 15, 2017 2:22 pm ET | Updated Nov 15, 2017 11:50 pm ET PLAINFIELD, IL — From all outward appearances, Michele Clarke, 39, looks young and healthy. But 16 years ago, the Plainfield mom was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Since then she has had to battle...
  • Fired-up Fox Valley veterans burn Bears, Packers jerseys in protest

    11/12/2017 6:02:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/12/17 | Denise Crosby
    Neither rain nor sleet nor a storied football rivalry could keep an angry group of local patriots from turning out on a dank Sunday afternoon during the Bears/Packers game to burn their football jerseys in protest of the way NFL owners have responded to the long-simmering national anthem controversy. Not only did some of these passionate veterans, ranging in age from mid-30s to upper-80s, toss their once beloved jerseys into a metal pit set ablaze near a pond on Aurora's West Side, the charred remains were to be gathered up and mailed to the owners of the teams represented as...
  • Hallelujah Veterans Version

    11/12/2017 1:41:03 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 10, 2017 | Sailor Jerri
    "I rewrote hallelujah for our Veterans. Every picture in this video was sent to me by the great members of our Armed Forces who have been supporting me from the beginning. Thank you so much for your service and your support."
  • Ahead of Trump's visit to Philippines, a big thumbs up from U.S. veterans

    11/11/2017 5:13:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 11, 2017 | Martin Petty, Reuters
    SUBIC, Philippines (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy and he has often come in for sharp criticism both at home and overseas, but in the town of Subic in the Philippines, he's a hero. Once home to one of the biggest U.S. naval facilities in the world, Subic is a haven for retired servicemen who seem thrilled that Trump is visiting the Philippines, and convinced the divisive tycoon can do no wrong. "Trump, I back him big time," said Mike McCarthy, a former master chief with the U.S. 7th Fleet, drinking in one of the...
  • 100-year-old veteran shares experiences

    11/11/2017 1:27:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Sun-Gazette ^ | November 11, 2017 | Mark Maroney
    From sparing the life of a German whose genius in rocket technology led to Americans standing on the moon, to giving blood to a dying girl and meeting the woman’s daughters 65 years later, Sgt. Charles Libby has lived a rich life. On Friday, students, teachers and administrators got to hear a bit of the 100-year-old World War II veteran’s accounts of action that many claim today to be true heroism. He spoke before a huge American flag in a star-spangled red, white and blue Veterans Day assembly at the South Williamsport Junior-Senior High School. Standing for much of time...
  • Before it was Veterans Day it was Armistice Day, for the fallen of the First World War

    11/11/2017 5:15:53 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 16 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 11/11/2017 | HarpyGoddess
    Today is the anniversary of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918, when at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, the First World War came to an end after more than four years of carnage. (Armistice Day became Veterans' Day in 1954.) Described by British historian Corelli Barnett as a war that had "causes but no objectives, "the "Great War" left a legacy of disillusionment in its wake and made a shambles of the rest of the 20th century. All told, there were ten million military dead and seven million civilians killed. The resulting economic collapse, the...
  • Former Green Beret’s Post Blasting Leftists for Politicizing Niger Goes Viral

    10/25/2017 3:45:43 AM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 24, 2017 | James Dellingpole
    Special Forces veteran Dr. Mike Simpson isn’t impressed by the way the Niger incident is being exploited by liberals like Congresswoman Frederica Wilson as a cheap way of attacking Donald Trump. Simpson’s thoughts on Niger are attracting a lot of attention on Twitter. Here’s what this ex-Green Beret has to say about his fallen comrades: Liberals: I am going to speak for all veterans for just a moment. (1) We didn't enlist because we were poor, stupid, and lacked opportunities. . . (more at link)
  • The Solitary World of a Vet

    11/11/2017 12:41:04 AM PST · by pboyington · 58 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 11, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    On Veterans Day, it is important for those who have never served to take a moment to understand the solitary world of a vet. Millions of vets are and have been successful in all endeavors. They are doctors, lawyers, business people and a thousand other professions. Not all have PTSD; not all are the troubled, brooding, street corner homeless guy, although they exist and need help desperately. No matter how successful a vet might be materially, more often than not, vets are often alone, mentally and spiritually each day and for the rest of their lives. Vets’ stories are all...
  • Happy Veterans Day: And we fight on

    11/10/2017 8:47:32 PM PST · by Ceebass · 7 replies
    Dave Brat ^ | 11/10/17 | Dave Bratt
    "Posterity -- you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it." Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, April 26, 1777 Dear __, This Veterans Day weekend we honor all the brave men and women who have given so selflessly to keep our nation safe and our liberties secure. This is also a time to thank those who currently serve in uniform -- many of whom are deployed right now around the globe in the fight against radical Islamic terrorism. With millions of active duty,...
  • One Veteran's Response

    11/10/2017 4:37:05 PM PST · by impetrio1
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 1/29/07 | Bob Parks
    The following is in response to the Democrat attack on President Bush’s 2007 State of the Union address. To the Men and Women of the United States Armed Forces.... With all the political events of the past week, I was going to issue you an apology. Seeing how the people of whom I would be apologizing for are self-centered, self-righteous, better-than-anyone citizens of our great nation, let it suffice to say I am more disgusted than anything else.