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

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/