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

Friday, July 14, 2017

Chinese spy ship lurks off coast of Alaska during missile defense test

Article Title: Chinese spy ship lurks off coast of Alaska during missile defense test

Snippet of Article: "...Two US military officials told CNN that the ship is operating approximately 100 miles off the Alaska coast in international waters. The officials pointed out that the Chinese ship is operating legally and said the US does not have security concerns about the vessel. US ships also regularly operate in international waters near China ..."

Article Source: www.cnn.com

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Veterans new online shopping benefit

Article Title: Your questions answered about the new veterans online shopping benefit

Snippet of Article: "... More than 95,000 people visited the military exchanges’ VetVerify.org website in its first month, seeking to register for the new veterans online shopping benefit that starts Nov. 11, officials said. All honorably discharged veterans will have access to the online exchanges as of that date. VetVerify is the first step in the eligibility process..."

Article Source: www.militarytimes.com

U.S. Soldier Arrested in Hawaii, Accused of Trying to Support ISIS

Article Title: U.S. Soldier Arrested in Hawaii, Accused of Trying to Support ISIS

Snippet of Article: "... Kang's attorney, Birney Bervar, told NBC News late Monday that Kang "may have some service-related mental health issues which the government was aware of but neglected to treat." The Army referred Kang, who was most recently assigned to Schofield Barracks in Honolulu, to the FBI in August 2016, reporting that he had begun making threatening remarks..."

Article Source: www.nbcnews.com

Marine aircraft crash: At least 16 bodies recovered from Mississippi crash site

Article Title: Marine aircraft crash: At least 16 bodies recovered from Mississippi crash site

Snippet of Article: "...Alan Hammons, an official at Greenwood Airport, told WNCN that the aircraft suffered a “structural failure” at 20,000 feet. The Clarion Ledger reported that the plane departed from Naval Support Activity Mid-South Base in Millington, Tenn. An intense fire fed by jet fuel hampered firefighters, causing them to turn to unmanned ..."

Article Source: www.foxnews.com

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Remains of 7 sailors killed in US ship collision return home

Remains of 7 sailors killed in US ship collision return home

Article Title: Remains of 7 sailors killed in US ship collision return home

Snippet of Article: "...The bodies of the seven crew members who died, their ages ranging from 19 to 37, were found by Navy divers after the warship returned to Yokosuka, Japan, home to the Navy's 7th fleet ..."

Article Source: www.foxnews.com

U.S. Jet Shoots Down Iranian-Made Drone That Fired on Coalition Forces in Syria

Article Title: U.S. Jet Shoots Down Iranian-Made Drone That Fired on Coalition Forces in Syria

Snippet of Article: "...A US official told CNN that a US F-15 jet shot down the Iranian-made Shahed 129 drone, which was being controlled from a location in Syria north of At Tanf ..."

Article Source: ktla.com

Monday, June 19, 2017

Russia threatens the United States after US jet shoots down Syrian jet that dropped bombs near U.S. partner forces taking on ISIS

US shoot-down of Syrian jet prompts Russian threat

Article Title: US shoot-down of Syrian jet prompts Russian threat

Snippet of Article: "...Russian officials on Monday threatened that the country would treat U.S.-led coalition planes in some parts of Syria as targets after the U.S. military shot down a Syrian Air Force jet on Sunday ..."

Article Source: www.foxnews.com

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Flag Day facts: 10 things you didn't know about the American flag

Article Title: Flag Day facts: 10 things you didn't know about the American flag

Snippet of Article: "... According to the U.S. Department of State, the names of the flag's official colors are "old glory red," "white," and "old glory blue." Their HTML codes and Pantone equivalents can be found on the Department of State's style guide..."

Article Source: www.foxnews.com

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