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  • The Science Behind How Sportsmanship Helped Desiree Linden Win Boston

    04/23/2018 3:08:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Runner's World ^ | April 22, 2018 | Kiera Carter
    There are a lot of things that make Desiree Linden’s victory at the 2018 Boston Marathon a race story for the ages. There’s the headline you’ve been seeing everywhere: She’s the first American woman to win the race in over three decades! And if you saw even a single picture taken on Marathon Monday, you know that she ran in some of the worst weather in the race’s history. (In case you didn’t, here are 15 pictures that captured the 2018 Boston Marathon.)Then, there’s the comeback component: Linden was two seconds away from victory at the 2011 Boston Marathon, and...
  • Prayer Request

    12/19/2013 3:53:56 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Helping Cathine
    Touching video.
  • Face of Defense: Officer Beats Suicide, Helps Others

    08/12/2010 2:37:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Face of Defense ^ | Alexandra Hemmerly-Brown
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2010 – Walking her cousin's dog past a cemetery on a winter day in 2009, Army Capt. Emily Stehr realized she envied the bodies buried there -- they had peace. Army Capt. Emily Stehr battled with suicide upon returning from her deployment to Iraq in 2008. She now uses her experience to help others. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. That was the day she recognized she was suicidal. "I started to fixate on death, especially my own death. … I would think of different ways to kill myself," Stehr confessed. Enveloped in what she...
  • Medics proud of helping Iraqis in need

    06/08/2010 4:01:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 27+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Sgt. Phillip Valentine, USA
    BAGHDAD – A medical team comprised of Soldiers from United States Division – Center traveled to a small town south of the Iraqi capital to help residents with medical needs, June 1. U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Jen Wardynski, 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, speaks to a father about the health of his young daughter during a joint medical engagement in the town of Qarghuli, south of Baghdad, June 1, 2010. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Phillip Valentine.As Iraqi Security Forces secured the perimeter, members of 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division,...
  • Iran Targeting Dissidents Through Global Police

    05/14/2010 1:25:31 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 1 replies · 187+ views ^ | 5-14-2010 | Erick Stakelbeck
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Iranian regime is notorious for cracking down on dissent inside Iran. Now Mahmoud Ahmadenijad and the mullahs are targeting dissidents in other countries -- including those in the United States. And they are using an international organization to do it. The Regime Never Forgets Shahram Homayoun fled Iran for the United States 19 years ago. He was a marked man in his native country, because of his support for democracy and human rights. Now the regime has finally caught up with Homayoun: not in Tehran, but in Los Angeles. "They have managed to keep me...
  • Interpol helping Iran to track dissidents here

    05/13/2010 1:56:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 305+ views
    american thinker ^ | 5/13/10 | Clarice Feldman
    It seems shocking but it is charged that interpol is helping the Iranian regime track and beset dissidents living here: LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Iranian regime is notorious for cracking down on dissent inside Iran . Now Mahmoud Ahmadenijad and the mullahs are targeting dissidents in other countries -- including those in the United States . And they are using an international organization to do it. The Regime Never Forgets Shahram Homayoun fled Iran for the United States 19 years ago. He was a marked man in his native country, because of his support for democracy and human rights.
  • Face of Defense: Helping Others Motivates Airman

    04/06/2010 5:49:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 182+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Tech. Sgt. Heather Kelly, USAF
    DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz., April 6, 2010 – For some military members, the call to duty is surpassed only by the call to help others. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Corey Hellmann discusses the best way to load a critical care patient onboard an Air Force transport aircraft for medical evacuation from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 9, 2010. U.S. Air Force photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. For Air Force Tech. Sgt. Corey Hellmann, a reservist who serves with the 920th Rescue Wing, helping others is his mission in life. When he isn't providing respiratory therapy at his civilian...

    12/12/2009 7:20:19 PM PST · by freedomyes · 15 replies · 548+ views
    jgrantswankjr ^ | Dec 12 09 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    "Nick, I will get to you in a minute. Just have a seat. I have to check out some other matters first," I explained, pointing for him to take his seat. Of course Nick darted toward his chair, only to jump from it in a few seconds. Again, in my face. Nick ruled the world.

    12/12/2009 7:16:19 PM PST · by freedomyes · 4 replies · 267+ views
    Townhall ^ | Dec 12 09 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Sociologist Berniuce Neugarten of Northwestern University states: "Even in the very oldest group, those above 85, more than one-third report no limitation due to health."
  • Homeless Dogs Help Healing Troops (WOOF - WOOF)

    11/18/2009 3:29:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 344+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2009 – Lawrence Minnis never met a dog he didn’t like. Army Capt. Lawrence Minnis sits with his two adopted pit bulls at the Washington Humane Society’s Behavior and Learning Center, Nov. 12, 2009. Minnis met the dogs through the humane society’s Dog Tags program, in which soldiers recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center sign up to help teach animals housed at the shelter learn how to behave. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “I want just about every dog I see,” the Army captain said with a laugh....
  • VIDEO: Acorn Helping Illegal Aliens Get Home Loans

    09/21/2009 10:10:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 74 replies · 5,262+ views
    You Tube ^ | 9/21/09 | FOX
    Acorn has been helping illegal aliens receive home loans for years. Finally the media is catching on that the government is complicit in helping the loans to go through. Fox report- video at link
  • Face of Defense: Soldier Enjoys Helping Others

    09/04/2009 4:58:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 504+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Sgt. Frank Vaughn, USA
    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRA, Iraq, Sept. 4, 2009 – Before she joined the Army, Staff Sgt. Katherine Fults felt her career options were limited to three things, none of which indicate an obvious path to the military. Army Staff Sgt. Katherine Fults, a flutist with the Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Infantry Division Band, rehearses at Contingency Operating Base Basra, Aug. 25, 2009. Fults teaches third grade at Ascension School in Minneapolis. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Frank Vaughn  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “To me, there were three things in life: teacher, nurse or nun,” said Fults, who is...
  • New Social Media Platform Helps Military Members With Relocation

    12/03/2008 9:30:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 180+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2008 – From a civilian perspective, it may be hard to understand the challenge of constant relocation that comes with military service. Finding new schools, identifying new organizations to join and tracking down a safe neighborhood can be an overwhelming process. As a result, many military families turn to others in the military community for information and resources. “What one person doesn’t know, someone else usually does,” retired Army Col. Dale Kissinger said. “The problem is finding that person.” Kissinger is co-founder of, a military-oriented Web site that offers moving, travel and lifestyle services and discounts....
  • Why the GOP has a hard time finding help

    09/10/2008 1:41:12 PM PDT · by taxcontrol · 43 replies · 670+ views
    None ^ | Sept 10th, 2008 | Self
    I was just exposed to the ugly internal politics of my local GOP fiefdom (party). I attempted to volunteer to work on election day as a judge/poll worker etc for the party and was treated very badly.
  • America Supports You: New England Group Helps Veterans Move Forward

    01/04/2008 3:51:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 73+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2008 – A group in Massachusetts is offering wounded servicemembers tools to help them transition into civilian life. “(We are) giving our wounded heroes a second chance at the opportunity to become marketable for the 21st century work force through education and training,” said Michelle Saunders, director of Veterans Moving Forward. As a part of the Veteran Hospice Homestead, Veterans Moving Forward is engaging community colleges and educational facilities around the country to create solutions to help alleviate the financial burdens of wounded veterans and their families, Saunders said. The Veteran Hospice Homestead provides medical, psychological...
  • America Supports You: Group Helps Vets by Helping Caregivers

    11/26/2007 4:40:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 107+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2007 – A Texas-based group is working to give caregivers of war wounded and military spouses the support they need as they transition from the military community to the civilian sector. “Our goal is to empower achievement, independence, and the assurance of renewed hope,” said Tania Mercurio, an Air Force spouse who serves as executive director of Operation Life Transformed. In working to help every caregiver or military spouse achieve that goal, the group provides virtual or classroom training and education. The training programs allow better job marketability and retention, Mercurio said. The training focuses on...
  • Why We Serve: U.S. Helping Iraqis to Achieve Freedom, Marine Says

    09/14/2007 4:40:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 210+ views
    Why We Serve ^ | Gerry J. Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2007 – When people ask him why the U.S. military should be helping Iraq establish a free and stable society, Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jeremy M. de Vries cites how France helped the American colonies gain their independence from Great Britain during the Revolutionary War. De Vries is one of eight servicemembers who have served in Iraq, Afghanistan or the Horn of Africa who have been speaking to American community groups and businesses across the nation as part of the Defense Department’s “Why We Serve” public-outreach program. “If it wasn’t for the French support, with supplies and...
  • Poll: Iraqis say US troops not helping

    09/10/2007 5:32:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 63 replies · 1,418+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/10/07 | Alan Fram - ap
    WASHINGTON - Overwhelming numbers of Iraqis say the U.S. troop buildup has worsened security and the prospects for economic and political progress in their country, according to a poll released Monday that provides a strikingly bleak appraisal of the war. Forty-seven percent want American forces and their coalition allies to leave the country immediately, the survey showed, 12 points more than said so in a March poll as the troop increase was beginning. And 57 percent — including nearly all Sunnis and half of Shiites — said they consider attacks on coalition forces acceptable, a slight increase over the past...
  • America Supports You: Foundation Lends Helping Hand to Wounded

    07/09/2007 5:39:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 159+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, July 9, 2007 – In the month after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Mike Talleda was searching for a way to help the country and motivate others to do the same. His answer was the “9-11 HelpAmerica Foundation.” “The 9-11 HelpAmerica Foundation’s mission is to recognize and support the families of … fallen and wounded warriors,” Talleda, the foundation’s president, said. “(It’s) huge for families to know that people have not forgotten their sacrifice.” For the past six years, the foundation has focused on providing monthly financial support to wounded servicemembers and families of the fallen. That support...
  • Therapeutic Riding puts vets back in the saddle

    04/13/2007 6:42:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 366+ views
    Riding horses is part of the wild west charm of Southern Arizona. But, for some local veterans, it's a way to get back in the saddle of life. It's been a long, hard ride for retired Navy Airman, Rene Suarez. "I have arthritis in every joint in my body pretty much." This time last year, he needed a cane just to walk. Now, thanks to weekly visits to Therapeutic Riding of Tucson, he no longer needs that cane. Rene credits rides on Bisbee (the horse) for helping him gain strength, by stretching his legs and using muscles he wouldn't normally...