The First Woman to Enlist for Combat? Yeah… She’s Gone AWOL.

Hot Veteran Topics writes UPDATE: According to Army Times, a federal arrest warrant has been issued for Pvt. Erika Lopez. She is now officially a deserter. In July of last year, we were excited to bring you the story of Erika Lopez, the first woman to enlist to be a combat engineer in the U.S. […]

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Six 101st Airborne Division Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

from 2011 Fort Campbell, KY – The Department of Defense announced today the death of six Soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died May 26th of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. They were assigned to Fox Company, (Pathfinder), 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation […]

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This Memorial Day, we look back on the “Great War”

Looking Back at America’s Entry into the ‘Great War’ Military.com writes One hundred years ago, President Woodrow Wilson went to Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day to explain to a still unsure nation why he had signed a declaration of war against Germany weeks before. Wilson’s backers in his successful 1916 re-election campaign used the […]

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Alaska Airlines, Honoring Those Who Served

By offering complimentary travel to veterans on Honor Flights, priority boarding for active duty military and donations to numerous non-profit military organizations, Alaska Airlines has long been a proud supporter of the United States military. But today, Alaska unveiled its largest (and heaviest) honor to date – a Boeing 737-900ER with a customized paint job […]

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Names WON’T Be added to Vietnam Memorial

US refuses to add sailors’ names to Vietnam Memorial because they were ‘outside the Vietnam combat zone’ when their ship sank during a training exercise  74 US Sailors died in a 1969 ship collision between the USS Frank E. Evans and an Australian aircraft during the Vietnam War Survivors and relatives of those killed have […]

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You Know You Were in The Military WHEN…

Worldation writes- The floor is just as comfortable as a bed During training and on deployment, there are many times when a soldier will have to grab a few minutes of sleep on the nearest flat surface. That surface is usually a floor and has become just as comfortable as a bed, and our backpack […]

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Trump Shows Class where others Showed Ass

Trump awards Purple Heart on first trip to Walter Reed “When I heard about this … I wanted to do it myself,” President Donald J. Trump said during a brief ceremony at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. http://cbsn.ws/2pp05CE Posted by CBS News on Saturday, April 22, 2017 Posted by CBS News on Saturday, April […]

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Looks like Colorado might be getting more Vets

Colorado Closer to Allowing Medical Pot for PTSD  Military news wrights DENVER — Colorado is closer to becoming at least the 15th state to allow medical pot for post-traumatic stress. The state House on Thursday approved a bill adding PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions for medical pot. Though marijuana is legal for all adults […]

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Will this be the turning point for Veteran Suicide?

VA Launches ‘New, Unique’ Tool to Help Prevent Veteran Suicides Military news writes WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs recently unveiled a new program that reviews veterans’ health records to identify which ones might attempt suicide. The VA launched the new analytics program nationwide this month. It uses a computer algorithm to comb through […]

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Well, This will Jack Up Your Enlistment Numbers

VFW Blasts Proposed GI Bill Enrollment Fee as ‘Tax on Troops’ Military writes The Veterans of Foreign Wars ripped the House Veterans Affairs Committee Tuesday for considering a proposal to slap troops with a so-called “enrollment fee” for access to GI Bill education benefits. “This new tax on troops is absurd,” Brian Duffy, National Commander […]

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A great day for veterans and Veterans Choice

Sens. Moran and McCain: A great day for veterans and Veterans Choice Fox News In our hyper-partisan political environment, there’s not much that Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill agree on. But when it comes to our veterans, all Americans believe that our nation’s heroes deserve the best possible health care when they separate from […]

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Help Remember A Hero

This Was Sent to me by a personal friend of the deputy-read it On Saturday 8/15/2015 at 2:18AM 35-year-old United States Marine Corps Veteran and Carson City Sheriff’s Deputy Carl Howell was dispatched along with several Deputies to a Domestic Violence call. It was reported that a man was brutally attacking a woman and there […]

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