Monday, June 11, 2018

Air Force officer, missing for 35 years, found in California

Article Title: Air Force officer, missing for 35 years, found in California

Snippet of Article: "...Howard Hughes Jr., a former Kirtland Air Force Base officer with top security clearance, was apprehended at his home after a fraud investigation involving a fake identity he had been using, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations said in a news release. Hughes was charged with desertion and ..."

Article Source: www.foxnews.com

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Veterans History Project

Article Title: The Veterans History Project

Snippet of Article: "...The mission of the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress American Folk life Center is to collect, preserve and make accessible the personal accounts of United States military Veterans so that future generations may hear directly from them and better understand the realities of war ..."

Article Source: www.military.com

Monday, June 4, 2018

Portland: Antifa members clash with Patriot Prayer rally

Article Title: Portland rallies turn violent as Antifa members clash with Patriot Prayer rally, four arrested

Snippet of Article: "...Police advising people to stay away from this area. There’s about 30 Patriot Prayer folks and a much larger antifa presence. They’re burning American flags now...Officers continue to observe people participating in violent behavior..."

Article Source: www.foxnews.com

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Agent Orange May Be Responsible For More Veteran Deaths Than The Government Is Willing To Recognize

Article Title: Agent Orange May Be Responsible For More Veteran Deaths Than The Government Is Willing To Recognize

Snippet of Article: "...short battle with esophageal cancer. The disease moved swiftly. Pete, a stone mason who lived in Housatonic, Massachusetts, began having difficulty swallowing in the fall of 2014. He was diagnosed just after the new year, in early January 2015. By April, he was dead at 68. When the diagnosis came, both Pete and Kate were sure they knew the cause: Pete’s exposure to the chemical defoliant Agent Orange ..."

Article Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

More Reading: Is there a connection to esophageal cancer and agent orange? https://www.va.gov/vetapp07/files4/0730874.txt

New veterans ID cards finally being delivered

Article Title: New veterans ID cards finally being delivered

Snippet of Article: "... Congress approved no funding for the program when it passed the requirement in summer 2015. “As such, VA approached Office Depot regarding a partnership to print and mail ID cards to veterans after applications are reviewed and approved by VA staff,” said VA spokesman Curt Cashour. “Under the arrangement, Veterans are not required to pay a fee for the card..."

Article Source: militarytimes.com

Missing a military medal? This state seeks veterans and their families

Article Title: Missing a military medal? This state seeks veterans and their families

Snippet of Article: "...Pennsylvania Treasury is attempting to reunited more than 500 military medals in its possession with their rightful owners. The medals, which include Purple Hearts, Bronze Stars and other types of service awards, are unclaimed property. Some have been in state custody for many years ..."

Article Source: www.phillyvoice.com

Monday, May 28, 2018

The U.S. National Anthem: The Star Spangled Banner

Article Title: The U.S. National Anthem: The Star Spangled Banner

Snippet of Article: "..."The Star Spangled Banner", was ordered played at military and naval occasions by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, but was not designated the national anthem by an Act of Congress until 1931. The words were written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key, who had been inspired by the sight of the American flag still flying over Fort McHenry after a night of heavy British bombardment. The text was immediately set to a popular melody of the time, "To Anacreon in Heaven." The National Anthem consists of four verses. On almost every occasion only the first verse is sung..."

Article Source: army.mil

The Star Spangled Banner

Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave'
From the terror of flight and the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.


Crowd sings national anthem after announcer says it wouldn't be played

Article Title: Crowd sings national anthem after announcer says it wouldn't be played

Snippet of Article: "...No anthem? It was no problem for a Fresno, California, crowd that started booing and then singing the "Star Spangled Banner" at a high school softball championship game after an announcer said the anthem wouldn't be sung. Video of the act of patriotism ...Kayajania called it a "learning experience" and going forward, the anthem will be played at every game..."

Article Source: www.msn.com

Sunday, May 27, 2018

USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed indefinitely

Article Title: USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed indefinitely

Snippet of Article: "...HONOLULU – Damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely, officials said. Boat transportation to the attraction was suspended May 6 after ..."

Article Source: www.foxnews.com

Saturday, May 26, 2018

World War II 'Jolly Rogers' Bomber Found in South Pacific

Article Title: World War II 'Jolly Rogers' Bomber Found in South Pacific

Snippet of Article: "...Hammered by Japanese anti-aircraft fire off the shores of New Guinea, the B-24 Liberator bomber became engulfed in flames, breaking apart in midair. The co-pilot gave one final salute before the plane plunged toward the waters of the South Pacific on March 11, 1944..."

Article Source: www.military.com

Saturday, May 19, 2018

House Passes Major Overhaul of Veterans Choice Program

Article Title: House Passes Major Overhaul of Veterans Choice Program

Snippet of Article: "...The "VA Mission Act," would also lift the restrictions on family caregiver benefits, which are now limited to post-9/11 veterans, and extend them to the caregivers of veterans of all eras. The bill will now go to the Senate ..."

Article Source: www.military.com

Monday, April 30, 2018

Disgusting, Filthy, Dirty VA Clinic Example

Article Title: Veteran's photos of dirty VA clinic room go viral, prompts apology

Snippet of Article: "...Army Veteran Christopher Wilson -- who served two tours in Iraq -- was subjected to a room he couldn't believe. He took pictures that included "debris on the floor, a full garbage can, cutting tools, a soda cup on a counter and medical kits left open." Wilson had a podiatry appointment scheduled April 5 and had to wait 45 minutes before he had discovered the filthy room ..."

Article Source: www.msn.com

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Jacksonville Florida City Inspector Tells Store to Remove Military Flags, Blasts Veteran

Article Title: City Employee Tells Store to Remove Military Flags, Blasts Veteran

Snippet of Article: "...On Monday, a Jacksonville city inspector entered the Jaguar Power Sports dealership, demanded that their display of military flags be removed, and told a military veteran that he “did nothing for this country,” according to store employees. City inspector Melinda Power went into the dealership at about noon on April 16 and announced that the flags the business was flying on the roof were in violation of city code, WJXT reported ..."

Article Source: townhall.com

Ronny Jackson's VA Nomination Hearing Postponed Amid 'Serious Allegations'

Article Title: Ronny Jackson's VA Nomination Hearing Postponed Amid 'Serious Allegations'

Snippet of Article: "...Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson's nomination to become secretary of veterans affairs appears to be in jeopardy amid what one key lawmaker tells NPR's Morning Edition are "serious" but "unsubstantiated allegations." The comments by Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., come as Jackson's planned nomination hearing before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs has been postponed ..."

Article Source: www.npr.org

Thursday, April 19, 2018

What's it take to land on a carrier? Dissecting a carrier landing

Article Title: What's it take to land on a carrier? Dissecting a carrier landing

Snippet of Article: "... Abeam the touchdown point, an F/A–18 Super Hornet pilot rolls into a 28-degree constant-bank turn until intercepting the approach path. The goal is to be on the back side of the power curve. Level off, but don’t balloon up. Power back and pitch over to set up an angle of attack of about 8 degrees to follow a glidepath of about 3.5 degrees. The “meatball” on the carrier’s deck, a Fresnel lens system, provides a visual indication of the glidepath. However, the whole thing is moving forward and to the right in an attempt both to provide a headwind to slow the approach speed and reduce the runway required, and to keep the angled deck pointed into the wind..."

Article Source:www.aopa.org

Southwest Pilot of Flight 1380 Is Navy Veteran Hailed for Her ‘Nerves of Steel’

Article Title: Southwest Pilot of Flight 1380 Is Navy Veteran Hailed for Her ‘Nerves of Steel’

Snippet of Article: "...In the cockpit, Captain Shults remained calm as she steadied the aircraft, Flight 1380. “Southwest 1380 has an engine fire,” Captain Shults radioed to air traffic controllers, not a hint of alarm in her voice. “Descending.” Captain Shults, 56, was in control. She learned to fly as one of the first female fighter pilots in the Navy three decades ago, piloting the F/A-18 Hornet..."

Article Source: www.nytimes.com

Airmen fired, demoted over dinosaur puppet video

Article Title: Airmen fired, demoted over dinosaur puppet video

Snippet of Article: "...All three of the individuals involved in the viral video -- which showed a female non-commissioned officer taking the reenlistment oath with a dinosaur puppet on her right hand -- were removed from their posts ..."

Article Source: www.msn.com

Saturday, April 14, 2018

How Many Military Members and Veterans are Employed by the U.S. Postal Service? (2017)

Article Title: How Many Military Members and Veterans are Employed by the U.S. Postal Service?

Snippet of Article: "...The United States Postal Service® has a long history of providing career opportunities to veterans, reservists, and their family members. In fact, we currently employ over 113,000 Military members and Veterans in our organization ..."

Article Source: usps.com

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Trump signs proclamation sending National Guard to Mexico border immediately

Article Title: Trump signs proclamation sending National Guard to Mexico border immediately

Snippet of Article: "...We will not allow illegal immigration levels to become the norm," she said. "More than 1,000 people a day, 300,000 a year violating our sovereignty as a nation will never be acceptable ..."

Article Source: www.foxnews.com

Sunday, April 1, 2018

This is what is actually inside the top of the flag pole

Article Title: This is what is actually inside the top of the flag pole

Snippet of Article: "... The answer the Sergeant Major and First Sergeants are looking for is, “a razor, a match, and a bullet.” Occasionally, it’s also said to contain a grain of rice or penny — it depends who’s asking. The actual answer, and one they probably won’t accept, is “absolutely nothing.”..."

Article Source: www.wearethemighty.com