Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Video: Transporting military equipment via Train

Video: Transporting military equipment via Train

Article Title: Transporting military equipment

Snippet of Article: "...Train crossing at Ryland Pike next to the Ryland Post Office. Transporting of military equipment on Monday, May 15, 2017 ..."

Article Source: www.youtube.com

Friday, May 5, 2017

Russian Bombers, Fighters Intercepted Off Alaskan Coast

Russian Bombers, Fighters Intercepted Off Alaskan Coast

Article Title: Russian Bombers, Fighters Intercepted Off Alaskan Coast

Snippet of Article: "...American stealth F-22 Raptor fighter jets intercepted a formation of Russian bombers and fighters in international airspace off the coast of Alaska on Wednesday evening, a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday ..."

Article Source: www.military.com

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Newly released images show Army combat photographer's final moments before she's killed in explosion


WARNING: Graphic Photos

Newly released images show Army combat photographer's final moments before she's killed in explosion

Article Title: Newly released images show Army combat photographer's final moments before she's killed in explosion

Snippet of Article: "...The photos show the moment that a mortar tube accidentally exploded, killing Clayton and four Afghan soldiers on July 2, 2013. In the image, debris floats in front of an orange haze of flame and a soldier covers his ears from the blast ..."
Article Source: www.nydailynews.com

Friday, March 31, 2017

Drexel University Professor Insults U.S. Military and Supporters

Article Title: Professor tweets 'trying not to vomit' after passenger gives up seat to soldier

Snippet of Article: "...A Drexel University associate professor is under fire after tweeting that he was “trying not to vomit” while witnessing a first class passenger give up his seat to an armed service member on a flight. George Ciccariello-Maher..."

Article Source: www.usatoday.com

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Bipartisan Policy Center suggests making TRICARE better by charging retirees more

Article Title: Study suggests serious TRICARE reforms, but will Congress bite?

Snippet of Article: "...The most dramatic suggestion proposes increasing TRICARE enrollment fees for military retirees to 20 percent of the cost of coverage..."

Article Source: federalnewsradio.com

Friday, March 24, 2017

Danish schoolboy finds buried German WW2 aircraft and pilot

Article Title: Danish schoolboy finds buried German WW2 aircraft and pilot

Snippet of Article: "... “When my son Daniel was recently given homework about World War II, I jokingly told him to go out and find the plane that is supposed to have crashed out in the field,” said agricultural worker Kristiansen. The schoolboy and his dad promptly headed into the fields with a metal detector - initially just for fun, since Kristiansen believed that the wreckage had long since..."

Article Source: www.thelocal.de

Dierks Whiskey Row Changes Policy Out of Respect for Military Veterans

Dierks Whiskey Row in Gilbert apologizes for denying entrance to military veteran due to tattoo

Article Title: Dierks Whiskey Row in Gilbert apologizes for denying entrance to military veteran due to tattoo

Snippet of Article: "...A spokesperson confirmed to ABC15 that Dierks Whiskey Row and Riot Hospitality Group have updated its tattoo policy. Guests with neck tattoos will not be denied entry. Read more. Days after celebrating its grand opening in downtown Gilbert, Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row issued a public apology..."

Article Source: www.abc15.com

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Compensation: Camp Lejeune presumptive diseases

Camp Lejeune presumptive diseases

Article Title: Camp Lejeune presumptive diseases

Snippet of Article: "...As part of VA’s ongoing commitment to provide quality care to Veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs has established a presumption of service connection for eight diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Active duty, reserve, and National Guard members who served at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River, N.C. for a minimum of 30 days (cumulative) from August 1, 1953, through December 31, 1987, may be eligible for disability benefits. The presumption rule was published on January 13, 2017, and is effective either 60 days after publication in the Federal Register, or following conclusion of the 60-day Congressional Review, whichever is later. The presumptive diseases are: ..."

Article Source: www.benefits.va.gov

A Friendly Farmer | Missouri Marine finds a home in Okinawa

A Friendly Farmer | Missouri Marine finds a home in Okinawa

Article Title: A Friendly Farmer | Missouri Marine finds a home in Okinawa

Snippet of Article: "... Gunnery Sgt. Todd Groves and Bokusei Kinjo at Kinjo’s farm, near Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 23, 2017. Groves is a maintenance chief with Small Craft Repair Platoon, Expeditionary Operations Training Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, and Kinjo is a local Japanese farmer. Groves, from Fulton, Missouri, was a pig farmer growing up and has now found a place he can call home on Kinjo’s farm. He has helped to take care of the land and the animals on Kinjo’s farm for the last two years..."

Article Source: http://www.marines.mil/News/News-Display/Article/1098321/a-friendly-farmer-missouri-marine-finds-a-home-in-okinawa/

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Social Security: Get your special extra earnings for periods of military active duty from 1957 through 2001

Social Security: Get your special extra earnings for periods of military active duty from 1957 through 2001

Article Title: Social Security: Get your special extra earnings for periods of military active duty from 1957 through 2001

Snippet of Article: "...Under certain circumstances, special extra earnings for periods of active duty from 1957 through 2001 can also be credited to your Social Security earnings record ..."

Article Source: Federal Retirement News

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Trump Picks Army Lt. Gen. McMaster as National Security Adviser

Trump Picks Army Lt. Gen. McMaster as National Security Adviser

Article Title: Trump Picks Army Lt. Gen. McMaster as National Security Adviser

Snippet of Article: "... McMaster has also studied policy and wrote about the missteps the U.S. made during the Vietnam War. He's the author of the 1997 book, Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies That Led to Vietnam..."

Article Source: www.military.com

Monday, January 30, 2017

US Navy SEAL killed, 3 injured in raid on Al Qaeda in Yemen

Article Title: US Navy SEAL killed, 3 injured in raid on Al Qaeda in Yemen

Snippet of Article: "... A member of U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six was killed and three others were wounded in a raid against a group of senior Al Qaeda leaders in central Yemen, officials said..."

Article Source: www.foxnews.com

Friday, January 20, 2017

Donald Trump is the new Commander in Chief


President Donald Trump
President Donald Trump
Article Title: Donald J. Trump is sworn in as 45th President of the United States of America
Donald J. Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. President Trump promises to bring jobs back to America and to give the power back to the people. President Trump seeks unity in our country to once again become the greatest nation in the world. Divisions will heal and we will all enjoy the same freedoms under the same great flag and God. Our military will be the greatest and we will protect this country. American's will never be forgotten again. We will make America great again. God Bless America.

Source: Military Veteran News
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Monday, January 16, 2017

Report: Army 2-star general's suicide due to sleep deprivation, self-doubt

Report: Army 2-star general's suicide due to sleep deprivation, self-doubt

Article Title: Report: Army 2-star general's suicide due to sleep deprivation, self-doubt

Snippet of Article: "...According to an official Army investigation, the suicide of Major General (Promotable) John Rossi was due to a combination of sleep-deprivation, self-doubt and unnamed medical stresses. He was found dead on July 31st in his home on Redstone Arsenal ..."

Article Source: www.waaytv.com

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Local Head of D.C. National Guard to be removed from post in middle of inauguration

Local Head of D.C. National Guard to be removed from post in middle of inauguration

Article Title: Local Head of D.C. National Guard to be removed from post in middle of inauguration

Snippet of Article: "... he will be removed from command effective at 12:01 p.m. Jan. 20, just as Donald Trump is sworn in as president. Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz’s departure will come in the middle of the presidential ceremony ..."

Article Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Thursday, December 8, 2016

What GI Bill?

Article Title: The Pentagon Is Now Deploying Reservists Without Granting GI Bill Benefits

Snippet of Article: "...By law, reservists involuntarily mobilized under a new and obscure deployment code (Title 10, section 12304b) do not receive credit for the GI Bill while they are activated ..."

Article Source: taskandpurpose.com

Monday, December 5, 2016

Army Blocks Drilling of Dakota Access Oil Pipeline

Article Title: Army Blocks Drilling of Dakota Access Oil Pipeline

Snippet of Article: "...The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won a major victory on Sunday in its battle to block an oil pipeline being built near its reservation when the Department of the Army announced that it would not allow the pipeline to be drilled under a dammed section of the Missouri River. The Army said it would look for alternative routes ..."

Article Source: www.nytimes.com

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Thousands of veterans converge on North Dakota to aid pipeline protest

Article Title: Thousands of veterans converge on North Dakota to aid pipeline protest

Snippet of Article: "...An estimated 2,100 U.S. military veterans were bound for the frigid Northern Plains on Saturday in a mass show of support for Native Americans and their allies battling the Dakota Access oil pipeline ..."

Article Source: www.latimes.com

Veterans at Risk for Infection from Unsterilized VA Dental Equipment

Veterans at Risk for Infection from Unsterilized VA Dental Equipment

Article Title: Veterans at Risk for Infection from Unsterilized VA Dental Equipment

Snippet of Article: "...The Tomah VA Medical Center in Wisconsin sent letters to 592 veterans Tuesday informing them of the possible infections, including the virus that causes AIDS. The VA is offering free screenings, and those who test positive will receive free VA treatment ..."

Article Source: www.military.com

Friday, December 2, 2016

Trump’s Pick for Secretary of Defense is Retired Gen. James Mattis

Mad Dog or Warrior Monk? Trump’s Pick for Secretary of Defense Doesn’t Fit Any Stereotypes

Article Title: Mad Dog or Warrior Monk? Trump’s Pick for Secretary of Defense Doesn’t Fit Any Stereotypes

Snippet of Article: "...President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of retired Gen. James Mattis for secretary of defense is a good choice. Mattis has a strategic mind; he’s very well-read (many have noted his library of 7,000 books, most of them on history and war); he was an able, clever commander in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars; he’s deeply concerned about the needs of the fighters in the field; and—like many modern generals—he doesn’t fit the nastier stereotypes of the crusty warhorse that he is ..."

Article Source: www.slate.com