Saturday, November 18, 2017

WWII veteran calls for help and dies as nurses laugh, video shows

Article Title: WWII veteran calls for help and dies as nurses laugh, video shows

Snippet of Article: "...A hidden video from 2014 showed nurses laughing as a World War II veteran repeatedly called for help and died while in their care. The family of James Dempsey, 89, of Woodstock, Ga., hid a camera in the late veteran’s room in the Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Center which captured the night he died ..."

Article Source: www.foxnews.com

Japanese Tug Loses Propulsion, Drifts into USS Benfold

Article Title: Japanese Tug Loses Propulsion, Drifts into USS Benfold

Snippet of Article: "...YOKOSUKA, Japan (Nov. 18, 2017) The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) was participating in a scheduled towing exercise in Sagami Wan Nov. 18, when the tug boat lost propulsion and drifted into the ship ..."

Article Source: Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet

Army To Provide Medical Care For Thousands Of Veterans Who Were Test Subjects (Photos)

Article Title: Army To Provide Medical Care For Thousands Of Veterans Who Were Test Subjects

Snippet of Article: "...photographs, taken at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., show the forearms of several test subjects after they were exposed to nitrogen mustard and lewisite agents during World War II experiments conducted at the lab. Naval Research Laboratory ..."

Article Source: www.npr.org

Argentine Navy loses communication with submarine carrying crew of 44

Article Title: Argentine Navy loses communication with submarine carrying crew of 44

Snippet of Article: "...The missing watercraft -- the ARA San Juan -- is a German-built TR 1700 class diesel-electric submarine, the Navy said. It was on a routine trip from a base in Ushia, on the southern tip of the continent, to its home base of Mar del Plata ..."

Article Source: abcnews.go.com

Thursday, November 16, 2017

McCain blasts Army for considering recruits with history of self-mutilation, vows action

Article Title: McCain blasts Army for considering recruits with history of self-mutilation, vows action

Snippet of Article: "...The Army’s decision to allow people with a history of self-mutilation, bipolar disorder, depression and drug and alcohol abuse to seek waivers to enlist in the service drew a sharp, bipartisan rebuke on Tuesday when Sen. John McCain said he was prepared to put a hold on nominations to Pentagon posts until the Army explained the policy ..."

Article Source: www.usatoday.com

Monday, November 13, 2017

Navy SEALs' illicit cash scheme discovered, Green Beret Killed

Article Title: Green Beret killed in Mali discovered SEALs' illicit cash scheme, report says

Snippet of Article:
"...Melgar confronted the two Navy SEALs after discovering their alleged scheme, where they reportedly took money for themselves from a fund used to pay informants, the Daily Beast reported. The two men tried to get Melgar to join the racket, but he declined the offer, the report said. Melgar later ended up dead in what appeared to be a strangulation ..."

Article Source: www.foxnews.com

Friday, November 10, 2017

Filipino WWII veterans receive Congressional Gold Medal

Article Title: Filipino WWII veterans receive Congressional Gold Medal

Snippet of Article: "...At the time, the Philippines was a U.S. commonwealth. During World War II, over 260,000 Filipinos fought in defense of the United States against the Japanese in the Pacific theater of military operations. They were promised full benefits for fighting under the American flag. But in 1946, President Harry Truman signed the Rescission Act of 1946 that retroactively annulled benefits ..."

Article Source: www.ktnv.com

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Black cadet admits to writing racial slurs outside Air Force Academy dorm room

Article Title: Black cadet admits to writing racial slurs outside Air Force Academy dorm room

Snippet of Article: "... One of the black Air Force Academy cadets who claimed he was targeted by racial slurs scrawled outside his dorm room actually wrote the hateful messages himself, school officials said this week..."

Article Source: nypost.com

Friday, November 3, 2017

Retired Navy officer refuses award from New Orleans Saints due to player protests

Article Title: Retired Navy officer refuses award from New Orleans Saints due to player protests

Snippet of Article: "...'I am unable, in good conscience, to enter an NFL stadium while this discourtesy prevails,' Wells wrote to executives of Peoples Health and the Saints. Wells said the award was 'tainted with dishonorable actions' by the NFL and its players. He said accepting the award would be hypocritical, WDSU reported. “I had hoped and prayed that the NFL would outlaw these disgraceful protests ..."
Article Source: www.actionnewsjax.com

Friday, October 6, 2017

Veterans Identification Card: Actual, Physical Vet Cards Will Be Issued To Veterans Who Apply Starting In November

Article Title: Actual, Physical Vet Cards Will Be Issued To Veterans Who Apply Starting In November

Snippet of Article: ...H.R. 91 (114th): Veterans Identification Card Act 2015...The cards will be available free of charge to any honorably discharged veteran who applies for one online via the VA website; however, a VA official told Military.com that the department has yet to finalize a “timeline for how long it will take to receive a card..."

Article Source: taskandpurpose.com

Bowe Bergdahl expected to plead guilty to deserting his post

Article Title: Bowe Bergdahl expected to plead guilty to deserting his post

Snippet of Article: "... Bergdahl's fellow soldiers want him held responsible for any harm suffered by those who went looking for him. The judge ruled a Navy SEAL and an Army National Guard sergeant wouldn't have found themselves in separate firefights if they hadn't been searching. The U.S. troops who were seriously wounded during their search for Bergdahl in Afghanistan were expected to testify, the sources stated..."

Article Source: www.foxnews.com

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Veterans: Launch a New Cybersecurity Career

Article Title: Veterans: Launch a New Cybersecurity Career

Snippet of Article: "...Our nation needs more cybersecurity professionals in every sector and in every region. That’s why the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is offering you a variety of resources including: FREE training— veterans can access free cybersecurity training through the Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE) ..."

Article Source: niccs.us-cert.gov

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

1967 fire aboard USS Forrestal (video)

Article Title: Trial by Fire: The Disaster on USS Forrestal at 50

Video of the1967 fire aboard USS Forrestal
1967 fire aboard USS Forrestal
Snippet of Article: "...The following is a U.S. Navy documentary on the July 29, 1967 disaster on the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CV-59), 1973's Trial by Fire. The misfiring of a Zuni rocket on the flight deck caused a series of explosions and a fire that killed 134 sailors and injured 161 more ..."
Article Source:Youtube

Posts wrongly blame John McCain for deadly 1967 fire aboard USS Forrestal

Article Title: Posts wrongly blame John McCain for deadly 1967 fire aboard USS Forrestal

Snippet of Article: "...McCain remembered the rocket hitting his own plane in Chapter 14 of his 1999 book Faith of My Fathers: "In the next instant, a Zuni missile struck the belly fuel tank of my plane, tearing it open, igniting two hundred gallons of fuel that spilled onto the deck, and knocking two of my bombs to the deck." But the official U.S. Navy report of the accident said the rocket hit White’s plane, rupturing the fuel tank and igniting the jet fuel ..."
Article Source: www.politifact.com

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Motorcycle modifications allow disabled veterans to enjoy long ride to Sturgis rally

Article Title: Motorcycle modifications allow disabled veterans to enjoy long ride to Sturgis rally

Snippet of Article: "...'If I can do that with no legs, and having to use a wheel chair and prosthetics by myself, anyone can push themselves to do something like this,' said Frustaglio. The nine-day, 1,300+ mile journey to Sturgis, South Dakota is now bringing these comrades together with a new mission: to inspire and heal ..."

Article Source: news3lv.com

Why U.S. Military Veterans Deserve Viagra and Taxpayers Should Pay for It

Article Title: Why U.S. Military Veterans Deserve Viagra and Taxpayers Should Pay for It

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Article Source: www.newsweek.com

Friday, July 28, 2017

Attacks on Veterans

Article Title: Attacks on Veterans

Snippet of Article: "...President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget plan levies an attack against our veterans who are elderly and disabled. His cuts aim to terminate Individual Unemployability (IU) benefits for veterans who are eligible for Social Security retirement benefits, under the mistaken notion that a duplication of benefits exists. IU provides financial support to veterans who are unable to maintain substantially gainful employment because of their service-connected disabilities. On the other hand, Social Security retirement benefits are based upon lifetime earnings. Young and battle-torn, unable to work fulltime; post-military, these veterans had little or no earnings for most of their adult lives. As a result, they contributed little or nothing to Social Security, and will be left with little or no Social Security retirement benefit – proving the administration’s justification meritless. If passed, this budget will affect nearly every Vietnam-era veteran whose survival depends on their IU income. Haven’t they already endured enough atrocity in war and at home ..."

Article Source: www.apwu.org

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Can Veterans Shop Online at Military Exchange Stores?

Article Title: Can Veterans Shop Online at Military Exchange Stores?

Snippet of Article: "...Military veterans who received honorable discharges are eligible to shop online at military exchanges ...The initiative, which was first announced in January 2017, will apply to veterans who have received honorable discharges and can verify their status by using the website VetVerify.org..."

Article Source: www.snopes.com

Trump announces ban on transgender individuals serving in military

Article Title: Trump announces ban on transgender individuals serving in military

Snippet of Article: "...After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow...Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military ...cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail..."

Article Source: www.foxnews.com

HIGHER TRICARE FEES FOR RETIREES!

Article Title: Senators bill includes compensation tradeoffs that the House avoided

Snippet of Article: "...The Senate bill this year endorses the administration’s call to shelve that “grandfather” protection and apply higher fees to current working age retirees starting in 2018. This would save $3.6 billion in just the first five years. Rep. Susan Davis of California, a senior Democrat on the House committee, agreed Congress erred in deferring these fee increases last year, effectively forcing the department to maintain a two-fee structure system for the next 50 years..."

Article Source: www.thenewstribune.com