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  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 6 Feb -2016

    02/05/2016 5:59:02 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 322 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!! | Canteen DJ's
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  • Which veterans groups will get money Donald Trump raised on debate night?

    01/31/2016 7:29:57 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 39 replies
    http://www.cbsnews.com ^ | January 29, 2016 | REENA FLORES
    Twenty-two veterans organizations are about to receive a hefty infusion of cash, thanks to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his long-simmering fight with Fox News. The GOP front-runner, who hosted his own event in Des Moines, Iowa after boycotting the Republican debate just three miles down the road, announced Thursday that he had raised $6 million to donate to veterans groups. Trump donated $1 million of his own money to the cause.
  • Charity Watchdog Reportedly Places Wounded Warrior Project On Its Watch List

    01/31/2016 6:11:30 AM PST · by blam · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-31-2016 | Fox News
    January 31, 2016 FoxNews.com The Wounded Warrior Project, the charity for wounded veterans, has been placed on Charity Navigator’s watch list over accusations of using donor money toward excessive spending on conferences and parties instead of on recovery programs, according to CBS News. According to the charity’s tax forms, obtained by CBS News, spending on conferences and meetings increased from $1.7 million in 2010, to $26 million in 2014, which is the same amount the group spends on combat stress recovery. Charity Navigator is a watchdog organization that evaluates charities in the U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Erick Millette, who returned...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 30 Jan 2016

    01/29/2016 6:02:38 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 286 replies
    Our | Canteen DJ's
    ***** Tunes For Our Troops ***** ~ Support The Artists ~ Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen! Click on the links below! Keep the music going! ArtistDirect l Internet Radio l AOL Music l Sonique (Lycos) l Real Radio Live365 l 971TheRiver l GotRadio l Wherehouse l Target l Shoutcast AFRTS l VH1 l XM Radio l BET l audiophile l Virgin Radio l Soma (Alternative) Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 l Yahoo! Launch Music l Radio Disney l Live-Radio Net ITunes l Amazon l Salsa Radio l MTV l CMT l Ticketmaster l...
  • Trump For Vets Donation Page is Online

    01/28/2016 11:28:35 AM PST · by frankenMonkey · 90 replies
    Donald J. Trump Foundation ^ | 1/28/2016 | frankenMonkey
    Foundation donation page is live. As a Vet, and father of an Iraq Combat Vet, I am very pleased that Donald has made the care of Vets a top priority. And yes, I want him to be able to announce a YUGE amount of donations tonight!
  • Huckabee to join Trump at his rally

    01/28/2016 9:28:20 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 55 replies
    twitter ^ | 01/28/2016 | Mike Hucakbee
    After the #GOPDebate I'll join @realDonaldTrump in Des Moines to support our vets who've been abandoned by @BarackObama. Hope you join us!
  • 1985: Donald Trump Donates $1 Million to NYC Vietnam Vets--

    01/28/2016 9:05:09 AM PST · by AuntB · 25 replies
    Sheborg Blog ^ | November 28, 2015 | Sheborg
    Vietnam vets memorial at NYC brings tears, embraces, outrage By RANDALL HACKLEY Associated Press Writer NEW YORK 1AP r -- 1885 Thousands of Vietnam veterans who returned home to indifference or worse gathered in wheelchairs, military fatigues and business suits to help dedicate the ci-ty's memonal to these who fought in Southeast Asia Today. an estimated 20.000 veterans will get the homecoming they never received a decade ago when the last Americans left Vietnam A tickettape parade is planned across the Brooklyn Bndge into the -Canyon of Heroes" in Wall Street About A 000 Vietnam veterans came together Monday night...
  • VIDEO: Federal Employees Brag About Swindling WWII Vets Off Their Land

    01/20/2016 9:44:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    the gateway pundit ^ | 1/20/16 | VIDEO: Federal Employees Brag About Swindling WWII Vets Off Their Land Jim Hoft
    This will make your blood boil. Federal employees with the Park Service brag about how they swindled two World War II veterans off the land for pennies on the dollar. Federal employees revel in the fact that they swindle land from private property owners at pennies on the dollar, in astonishing admissions captured in a recently released video. “We went out to the mine and the owners were two little guys that had been in the Second World War,” a California park service employee recalls at a retirement celebration for Mojave National Preserve Superintendent Mary Martin in 2005. The employee...
  • Trump’s New Year’s resolution: ‘Help the veterans’

    12/29/2015 5:03:55 AM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    theamericanmirror.com ^ | December 27, 2015 | Olaf Ekberg
    During an appearance on "Fox & Friends" Sunday morning, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump was asked what his New Year's resolution is for 2016. "The big picture is to make America great again," Trump said, "but we have to help the veterans. Veterans are being treated horribly." Watch Video here...
  • The Loneliest Time of the Year - Vets and the Holiday Season

    12/22/2015 9:51:49 PM PST · by pboyington · 4 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 22, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    The holiday season seems to go on forever, only to finally extinguish itself in a brilliant blaze of football and parades on New Year’s Day. It is an endless litany of Christmas music and movies, a bustling, shopping mania. The season practically drowns in the myriad of commercials, advertising everything material one can purchase. It’s a season of family time and families making plans to go here or there and everywhere. It is a frenetic period of apparent jovial distractions from life’s endless responsibilities. To a vet, the holiday season is something else entirely. Is Christmas ever the same again,...
  • Wounded Vet Was Getting Bullied By The VA, So He Talked To Trump- 2 Weeks Later, He Was Stunned…

    12/04/2015 9:09:30 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 127 replies
    Donald Trump made a promise and he delivered. In October, the Republican presidential candidate made a commitment to U.S. Army First Sgt. Todd Landen (Ret.) very, very personal. In front of a large crowd at a Sioux City, Iowa, event, he promised the wounded veteran and his family that he would get action to end the runaround Landen was getting from the Veterans Administration. "I am going to put pressure on the VA like you won't believe," Trump said then. "As president, I can guarantee it. As Trump I can say, 'I'll probably be able to pull it off anyway.'"...
  • The Veteran's Perspective - Valor cannot be Stolen

    11/26/2015 11:44:24 AM PST · by pboyington · 14 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 25, 2015 | Elmer Ellsworth
    We have been asked to provide the Veteran’s Perspective on the topic of “stolen valor” … well, it is a diversion from the issue of Radical Islamic Terrorism and frankly a good way to help us all head into the Thanksgiving holiday on the proper note. Here goes … Must Be a Sad Illness – To those of us who have served in combat and must deal with the “blessings” and the “burdens” that come with that service it is completely inconceivable that somebody would want to lie about having been to combat. We know firsthand that in reality there...
  • Medal Of Honor Recipient Florent Groberg

    11/18/2015 4:34:04 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda
    youtube.com ^ | 11/17/15 | Stephen Colbert
    Medal Of Honor Recipient Florent Groberg tephen sits down with Retired U.S. Army Captain Florent "Flo" Groberg, who was awarded the Medal Of Honor by President Obama on November 12.
  • Who is legally a Veteran?

    11/14/2015 7:07:58 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 37 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/14/15 | Jim Emerson
    This week the Senate passed the Century Veterans Benefits Delivery Act (S 1203), granting “honorary” veteran status to about 200,000 Reserve and National Guard retirees. Those particular members have not served the necessary qualifying period of active service, 24 Months, to be entitled to veteran benefits. The house will pass a similar measure, The Honor America’s Guard-Reserve Retirees Act (HR 1384), also a standalone bill to grant Reserve and Guard retirees veteran status. This will allow the weekend warriors who weren’t called to active duty to receive veteran benefits. The 200,000 who never served 24 months on active duty will...
  • Destroying the myth of PTSD

    11/11/2015 4:15:18 PM PST · by pboyington · 24 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 10, 2015 | Elmer Ellsworth
    First, we must express our sincere gratitude and respect for all those Veterans who carried the Flag before us, all those who served on our left and on our right and all those who picked up the Flag and moved forward after us. No matter where, when or in what role, your service is appreciated and recognized. And, Happy Birthday to the USMC – Semper Fidelis! As the first Veterans’ Day to be discussed from the Veterans’ Perspective, we must address one of the most important topics to be share with the civilian community. A Tragic Myth of PTSD –...
  • Photos: America Celebrates Veterans Day Coast To Coast

    11/11/2015 12:32:45 PM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 11, 2015 | Mary Chastain
    Cities across America are celebrating Veterans Day today with parades and ceremonies. People in their communities are congregating in schools, town halls, and public venues to celebrate those among them and those who have passed for serving in our military and keeping America free.
  • THE RIGHT WAY TO HONOR VETERANS

    11/11/2015 4:33:02 AM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | November 11, 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    These days our men and women in uniform are usually treated with kindness and respect. Nobody begrudges someone in uniform getting to board a flight first, or getting comped a first-class seat. Even those on the left who think that people in military service are misguided dupes of evil militarists no longer indulge the open scorn and calumny prevalent in the Vietnam War era, when a uniform was a target for spittle and charges of “baby-killer,” when in 1971 John Kerry appeared before the Senate and accused U.S. troops of rape, torture, and mutilation. Yet under the surface of progressives’...
  • Taking Responsibility — What That Meant for Corporal Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams on Iwo Jima

    11/10/2015 7:05:30 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 11/9/2015 | Claudia Rosett
    Here’s an excerpt from the AVC program, describing the actions of Woody Williams — then a young Marine from West Virginia, trained in demolition and the use of flame-throwers — as the Marines fought to take Mount Suribachi, where, as immortalized in the Marine Corps War Memorial, [4] they would raise the Stars and Stripes: Not far from the mountain base, several American tanks advanced slowly through the black volcanic sands. Suddenly, they hit a network of reinforced concrete pillboxes and buried mines. They were trapped in the kill zone. Behind the tanks was the young Marine corporal, Woody Williams....
  • Project Greenlight II – Supporting Veteran Employment

    11/10/2015 12:45:08 AM PST · by pboyington · 3 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 10, 2015 | Elmer Ellsworth
    We received considerable feedback on our article last week about Walmart’s Project Greenlight. To be clear, nobody is suggesting that Walmart should be boycotted, we do not believe Veterans should be “offended” by people putting up green lights and we are not questioning the fact that Walmart does give a considerable amount of money for Veteran issues. However, unfortunately, the problem of Veteran Unemployment will not be resolved by re-branding the yellow ribbon campaign or by coining a new phrase such as “greenlighting.” So, today’s article we will dive a little deeper into the issues affecting Veteran Employment. The Reality...
  • The solitary world of a vet

    11/08/2015 1:10:23 AM PST · by pboyington · 20 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 8, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    As Veterans’ Day approaches, 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 and professions. 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’...
  • Trump Threatens Debate Pullout Unless CNN Donates Ad Revenue to Veterans

    09/10/2015 12:19:04 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 91 replies
    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/ ^ | Sept 10,2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/ RUSH: Trump's maintaining that before this CNN was charging $5,000 a minute. That's news that we had yesterday. With the anticipated audience for the September 16th debate, CNN's charging $200,000 a minute.
  • Veterans honored on 70th anniversary of WWII end

    08/17/2015 1:32:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA Conducted in coordination with similar ceremonies held around the world, local military and civilian officials, state agency representatives, and the friends and families of veterans of World War II gathered at Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Sunday to honor those who served in the last world conflict. Taking place within days of the 70th anniversary of the Japanese announcement of its surrender and the end of the war, the ceremony was an opportunity to continue to recognize and honor the millions of men and women who served at home and abroad during World War II, said...
  • These Female Veterans Are Dressed Like Pin Up Girls for An Incredibly Moving Reason

    08/14/2015 6:49:44 PM PDT · by null and void · 60 replies
    IJR ^ | 8/14/15 | Justen Charters
    Within the veteran community, there are over 1.8 million women. Some of those women are part of a pro-military organization called Pin Ups For Vets: Veterans Pin Ups For Vets is a non-profit that produces WWII-style pinup calendars every year. Proceeds from the calendar help to support our hospitalized veterans and deployed troops. The women who are part of Pin Ups For Vets even go to the VA hospitals to hand deliver them. Image Credit: Pin Ups For Vets This year, their calendar features 12 female veterans. Pin Up For Vets founder Gina Elise shared some of the images...
  • CAUGHT ON CAM: Cop confronts disabled veteran for not looking 'handicap'

    08/11/2015 4:13:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    WPEC-TV ^ | August 10, 2015
    [WARNING: The video below contains profanity. Viewer discretion advised.](VIDEO-AT-LINK) RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (WPEC) A Riviera Beach police officer was videotaped confronting a disabled veteran for not looking "handicap" for parking in a disabled parking space. U.S. Army combat veteran Isiah James, who has served nearly 10 years for our country, was absolutely shocked when a trip to a popular Riviera Beach drug store turned confrontational with the law. James says he was issued a disabled person parking permit, and it was properly displayed in his vehicle the entire time. During his deployment, James took fire and was hit with...
  • What I think of Donald Trump/Ted Cruz...

    08/04/2015 10:39:12 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 43 replies
    04 Aug 2015 | US Navy Vet
    I think that US Senator Jesse Helms would have been more than proud of both men.
  • Vet finds hateful note on car at local shopping center

    08/02/2015 12:11:16 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (NEWS10) A simple trip to the store ended with a veteran getting a hateful letter left on his car. When a local Iraq War veteran went shopping Thursday morning, he did not expect to find an anonymous note with ugly language left on his car. The letter blasted the Marine for having a Purple Heart and serving overseas. It stated, All of you Islamaphobe vets deserve to die. The note has people shaking their heads. Some call the author pathetic. Its just shocking, Ann Lanoir said. Its just ignorant. Thats the way I feel. I feel like...
  • Donald Trump Cashin' In Full Interview. Trump Not Beholden To Anyone

    08/01/2015 10:14:42 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 63 replies
    Cashin' In ^ | August 1, 2015
    Donald Trump on Cashin' In with Eric Bolling ox Fox.
  • Donald Trump Interview with Michale Savage (Video)

    07/31/2015 8:59:39 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 4 replies
    headlinepolitics ^ | 7/29/15 | Rusty Weiss
    Donald Trump has yet another supporter it would seem the wildly popular conservative talk show host, Michael Savage.
  • Donald Trump Surges To Commanding Lead In Post-McCain Backlash Poll

    07/24/2015 1:20:45 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 24, 2015 | John Nolte
    While his favorability rating took a hit, a new poll shows that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trumps comments about Senator Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)s war record are not the silver bullet many in the GOP and media hoped. A YouGov poll taken after Trumps ill-considered remarks show his support among Republican voters has surged by double digits and well-ahead of Scott Walker and Jeb Bush, his two closest competitors. During the week of July 4-6, Trump was in first place, with 15% choosing the billionaire businessman over the rest of the field. Bush sat at 11%, which tied with Kentucky...
  • YouGov poll: Veterans view Trump more favorably than they do McCain

    07/24/2015 8:58:57 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 23,2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    What makes those numbers even more amazing is that veterans are outliers on this. Among the wider public, McCains favorable rating is 40/45 while Trumps is 34/60. You tell me: Why dont vets prefer McCain, even as the lesser of two evils? One theory is that veterans tend to be conservative, which means they have many years of political grievances against ol Maverick piled up. If that were true, though, we should see McCain struggling among Republicans generally. We dont. His favorable rating among GOPers is 57/36, slightly better than Trumps at 57/39. Another theory: Maybe vets appreciate Trump for...
  • Trump is Right about Songbird McCain and heres why

    07/22/2015 7:11:35 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 123 replies
    I do realize that everyone from Charles Krauthammer to the recently escaped Mexican drug lord, El Chapo, is piling onto Donald Trump for his straight-forward remarks. Well, being the contrarian that I am, I am going to come down on the side of Mr. Trump! Do I like him? No. Never have. I don't like his swagger, his cockiness, his arrogance. And I certainly don't care for that mop of comb-over fake hair. But they say the difference between egotism and self-assurance is the ability to produce. By any measure, he certainly wins that contest, both at home and abroad....
  • Songbird McCain?

    07/19/2015 8:05:56 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 37 replies
    Youtube ^ | Unknown
    John McCain exposed by Vietnam vets and Pows!
  • Fact Check: The Washington Post on Donald Trump and John McCain

    07/19/2015 4:20:46 AM PDT · by Amntn · 37 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | 7/18/15 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    Donald Trump appears to have gotten under the skin of not only Democrats, but also fellow Republicans and the news media. Has that subjected Trump, a Republican presidential candidate, to unfair and/or inaccurate reporting? An article in the Washington Post today is headlined, Trump slams McCain for being captured in Vietnam. The articles lead sentence states, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump slammed Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a decorated Vietnam War veteran, on Saturday by saying McCain was not a war hero because he was captured by the North Vietnamese [emphasis added]. Is this report accurate? In fact, Trumps actual quote...
  • John McCain Exposed By Vietnam Vets And POWs

    07/18/2015 4:24:11 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 185 replies
    John McCain's betrayals Exposed By Vietnam Vets And POWs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hr37eE0nO8&feature=youtu.be
  • Trump: Statement on John McCain

    07/18/2015 12:23:11 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 126 replies
    Facebook page for Donald J. Trump ^ | July 18, 2015 | Donald Trump
    I am not a fan of John McCain because he has done so little for our Veterans and he should know better than anybody what the Veterans need, especially in regards to the VA. He is yet another all talk, no action politician who spends too much time on television and not enough time doing his job and helping the Vets. He is also allowing our military to decrease substantially in size and strength, something which should never be allowed to happen. Furthermore, he was extremely disrespectful to the thousands upon thousands of people, many of whom happen to be...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 18 July 2015

    07/17/2015 5:57:54 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 493 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!! | The Canteen DJ's
    ***** Tunes For Our Troops ***** ~ Support The Artists ~ Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen! Click on the links below! Keep the music going! ArtistDirect l Internet Radio l AOL Music l Sonique (Lycos) l Real Radio Live365 l 971TheRiver l GotRadio l Wherehouse l Target l Shoutcast AFRTS l VH1 l XM Radio l BET l audiophile l Virgin Radio l Soma (Alternative) Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 l Yahoo! Launch Music l Radio Disney l Live-Radio Net ITunes l Amazon l Salsa Radio l MTV l CMT l Ticketmaster l...
  • Report: Vets' disability claims ended up in shred bins

    07/16/2015 6:23:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    www.militarytimes.com | 7:05 p.m. EDT July 15, 2015 | By Leo Shane III, Staff write
    Link Only..................... http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/2015/07/15/ig-report-la-shred-bins-disability-claims-va-veterans-affairs-los-angeles/30197103/
  • Report: One-third of vets on pending medical care list already dead

    07/14/2015 6:02:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/13/15 | Martin Matishak
    An internal Veterans Affairs Department report states that about one-third of the veterans waiting to receive medical care from the agency have already died. ... as of April, 847,822 veterans were awaiting healthcare and that of those, 238,647 were already deceased. The report was handed over by Scott Davis, a program specialist at the VA's Health Eligibility Center in Atlanta He also sent copies to the House and Senate VA panels and to the White House. ... VA wants you to believe, by virtue of people being able to get health care elsewhere, it's not a big deal. But VA...
  • Obamas pet watchdog left veterans out in the cold

    07/08/2015 9:24:13 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 7, 2015 | Betsy McCaughey
    Driven out by whistleblowers, Acting Inspector General of the Veterans Administration Richard Griffin finally resigned last week. Good riddance. Griffin had whitewashed and concealed information about inadequate care and phony waiting lists and tried to retaliate against truth-tellers. But dont expect real improvement at the VA. Griffins successor is another bureaucratic lifer, Lin Halliday. Shes been collecting a paycheck from the VA Inspector Generals Office since 1992, while the deadly problems festered. President Obama seems to like that approach. On July 2 in Wisconsin, whistleblower Ryan Honl a Gulf War veteran urged Obama to appoint an independent inspector...
  • Sinise: Serious Disconnect Between the Average American and Military

    06/30/2015 6:57:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 6/29/2015 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Actor Gary Sinise said there is a serious disconnect between the average American citizen and its military, emphasizing the need to educate the public about lasting effects of war. Education, as I was saying, is such a critically important part of letting our young people understand why its important to support this 0.1 percent of our population that serves in the military. Its a very, very small percentage of over 300 million people serving in uniform, defending our country, Sinise said at the National Press Club. A lot of young people, if they dont have a personal connection to somebody...
  • Report: Wait Lists for Veterans Even Longer Today than Last Year

    06/22/2015 5:07:55 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    AP, via Military Times ^ | June 22, 2015 | AP
    The number of veterans seeking health care but ending up on waiting lists of one month or more is 50 percent higher now than it was a year ago when a scandal over false records and long wait times wracked the Department of Veterans Affairs, The New York Times reported. The VA also faces a budget shortfall of nearly $3 billion, the Times reported in a story posted online ahead of its Sunday editions. The agency is considering furloughs, hiring freezes and other significant moves to reduce the gap, the newspaper reported. (snip) The Times also reported intense internal debate...
  • Memory of Rahway World War II vets kept alive in park (map found)

    05/25/2015 1:49:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    5/12/15
    Link only - Memory of Rahway World War II vets kept alive in park
  • Student vet with PTSD suspended, labeled threat to peers after requesting to meet with non-muslim

    05/25/2015 1:45:03 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 64 replies
    campusreform.org ^ | may 25, 2015 | Gabriella Morrongiello
    In an exclusive interview withCampus Reform, the former active-duty Marine who served two combat tours in Iraq said his suspension came after he requested to meet with a different counselor in the schools Office of Counseling and Disability Services. Rawls, who is diagnosed with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), was originally paired with a female counselor who wore traditional Muslim dress during his initial visit to the office. -snip According to Rawls, his attempts to meet with staff members to discuss the schools policy about changing counselors were repeatedly ignored and it wasnt until a recent meeting with administrators that...
  • 'Wounded Warrior Charity Unleashes HellOn Other Veteran Groups

    05/04/2015 4:12:12 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 5-4-15 | Tim Mak
    What happens when a non-profit that was started to help veterans becomes the neighborhood bully? For a charity supposedly devoted to helping veterans, the Wounded Warrior Project spends an enormous amount of time suing or threatening to sue small non-profitsspending resources on litigation that could otherwise be spent on the vets they profess to serve. At issue is the Wounded Warrior Projects brand: the charity has become particularly litigious over the use of the phrase wounded warrior or logos that involve silhouetted soldiers. At least seven such charities have discussed their legal problems with The Daily Beast. The Wounded Warrior...
  • CNN anchor blames vets for Baltimore's rioting, apologizes

    04/29/2015 7:02:00 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 27 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 29, 2015 | NINA GOLGOWSKI
    CNN's Brooke Baldwin is hoping to return to the good graces of U.S. veterans with an apology after suggesting that some of them are to blame for Baltimore's rioting. The cable news anchor issued a humbling on-air mea culpa Wednesday after making her incriminating statement the day before on live TV but without offering a single scrap of evidence to support such a claim. "A lot of these young people, and I love our nation's veterans, but some of them are coming back from war, they don't know the communities, and they're ready to do battle," she told Rep. Elijah...
  • Vietnam Era Dj vu as College Imbeciles Spit on Vets

    04/25/2015 7:49:07 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 31 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | April 25, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Twice a year Panama City Beach hosts Warrior Beach Retreat were wounded Warriors for an all-expense-paid vacation. Local businesses cover the expenses of more than a 100 combat-wounded warriors and their spouses or caregivers. During this the time the local community honors the vets to the beach for a time of relaxation and appreciation. Unfortunately, this event during Spring break, young punks from the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity had a Vietnam era liberal flashback and started insulting and spitting on wounded American vets. Warrior Beach Retreat was founded by Linda and Philip Cope in 2009 when their son Joshua lost...
  • VA Sends Veterans Medical Info To FBI To Get Their Guns Taken Away

    04/22/2015 5:35:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 21, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    Documents obtained by The Daily Caller and interviews with American veterans reveal a shocking government program: The Department of Veterans Affairs is disarming Americas veterans by getting them placed on the FBIs criminal background-check list. The VA sends veterans personal medical and financial information directly to the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, which can seize their guns in home raids. Veterans deemed mentally incompetent or financially incapable are finally speaking out about the errors in the system and the fearful harassment they and their families face from the federal government. And it all starts when vets...
  • Freeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops! - 11 April 2015

    04/10/2015 5:55:17 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 282 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!! | Canteen DJ's
    ***** Tunes For Our Troops ***** ~ Support The Artists ~ Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen! Click on the links below! Keep the music going! ArtistDirect l Internet Radio l AOL Music l Sonique (Lycos) l Real Radio Live365 l 971TheRiver l GotRadio l Wherehouse l Target l Shoutcast AFRTS l VH1 l XM Radio l BET l audiophile l Virgin Radio l Soma (Alternative) Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 l Yahoo! Launch Music l Radio Disney l Live-Radio Net ITunes l Amazon l Salsa Radio l MTV l CMT l Ticketmaster l...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 4 April 2015

    04/03/2015 5:57:38 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 409 replies
    ***** Tunes For Our Troops ***** ~ Support The Artists ~ Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen! Click on the links below! Keep the music going! ArtistDirect l Internet Radio l AOL Music l Sonique (Lycos) l Real Radio Live365 l 971TheRiver l GotRadio l Wherehouse l Target l Shoutcast AFRTS l VH1 l XM Radio l BET l audiophile l Virgin Radio l Soma (Alternative) Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 l Yahoo! Launch Music l Radio Disney l Live-Radio Net ITunes l Amazon l Salsa Radio l MTV l CMT l Ticketmaster l...
  • VA Hospital Director Paid $288K In Relocation Payments To Move 140 Miles

    03/25/2015 7:55:25 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/25/2015 | Chuck Ross
    The director of the Philadelphia regional VA hospital was paid $288,000 in relocation payments to move the 140 miles from Washington D.C. to his new home last year.Diana Rubens was tapped last June to take over the Philadelphia hospital, which is one of many currently being investigated over claims that it placed veterans on unauthorized wait-lists.Rubens, who previously served as the D.C.-based deputy undersecretary for field operations, where she oversaw 57 regional hospitals and four area offices, was brought in to help fix the embattled Philadelphia facility.A breakdown of Rubens relocation payments was not immediately available, according to the...