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  • Veteran with spinal-cord injury holds wedding at Seattle VA on Veterans Day

    11/13/2018 2:27:09 PM PST · by KitJ
    Q13 Fox TV (Seattle) ^ | November 12, 2018 | TATEVIK APRIKYAN
    SEATTLE – On a crisp night in Seattle, as another Veterans Day comes to a close, this year’s date, Nov. 12, 2018, is a date former Marine Cpl. Lance Knadler will remember from this day forward. “I may not seem it but I’m excited. Especially what I’m going through right now, she’s been there since day one. I couldn’t ask for anything else. Except possibly be there for the rest of my life,” said Knadler. The 28-year-old veteran followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the U.S. Marine Corps. “Crete, Greece, was in Kuwait, then we went to Jordan,” Knadler...
  • Supreme Court to Decide Constitutionality of Cross-Shaped World War I Memorial

    11/13/2018 11:53:14 AM PST · by detective · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Nov 2018 | John Carney
    The Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of a towering cross-shaped memorial to Maryland men who died in the First World War. The Supreme Court agreed in early November to hear the case in which the American Legion is asking the high court to reverse a 2017 appeals court ruling that the memorial violates the First Amendment’s prohibition on governments establishing religion. Overturning a lower court’s decision, the Fourth Circuit panel said the memorial, which stands on public land, is unconstitutional because it “excessively entangles the government in religion.” The case may be a gauge for the conservatism of the...
  • FOX, VETERANS DAY SPECIAL (Vanity comment)

    11/12/2018 7:33:17 AM PST · by Baynative · 14 replies
    all me ^ | 11/12/18 | Baynative
    I stumbled on a Fox news round table discussion hosted by Pete Hegseth that included, (Lone survivor) Marcus Lutrell, (Decorated Ranger Cpt.) Sean Parnell, (Medal of Honor recipient)Dakota Meyer and (Navy SEAL who fired the Bin Laden head shot) Robert O'Neill. Patterned after the highly enjoyable "Wise Guys" show hosted by Bill Bennett this open discussion of heroes talking about serving their country and the disruptive force liberals in congress have become to protecting freedom was very refreshing TV in my opinion.
  • Hiring Military Veterans for the Farm

    11/12/2018 12:15:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    DTN The Progressive Farmer ^ | November 9, 2018 | Lori Culler
    The average American farmer is 58 years old, according to the 2012 Census of Agriculture. Farmers over 55 control more than half of the country's farmland, and one in two is likely to retire in the next decade. Combined with a three-decade-long decline in the number of new farmers joining the ranks, it's becoming more difficult to find workers. When it comes to hiring, it's no surprise that a popular credential to look for is military experience. We had a client recently hire a senior-level military captain to fill an operations role on a farm focusing on developing structure, process...
  • Veterans fought for our right to vote – Don’t let Florida election officials take it away

    11/11/2018 10:44:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 11, 2018 | Gen Anthony Tata
    On Sunday the American people celebrate the men and women who served or are serving our nation in our armed forces so that all citizens may enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, as our Declaration of Independence promises us. Chief among these liberties is the right to vote, which underpins our democracy. Every soldier, sailor, airman, Marine, and Coast Guardsman who has served America oversees understands his or her role in protecting this most vital of interests. The vote manipulation that is now happening in southeast Florida is a slap in the face to every veteran. The apparent...
  • Veterans Day Remembrances

    11/11/2018 9:14:42 AM PST · by Retain Mike
    November 11, 2018 | Se;lf
    Kate Smith Sings God Bless America https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=kate+smith+god+bless+america&qpvt=kate+smith+god+bless+america&view=detail&mid=724669BA7D80E531A2DA724669BA7D80E531A2DA&&FORM=VRDGAR Ronal Reagan Honors Kate Smith with Medal of Freedom https://www4.bing.com/videos/search?q=text+ronald+reagan+honors+kate+smith&view=detail&mid=EDD4D8A20EB8C80843E6EDD4D8A20EB8C80843E6&FORM=VIRE The Ball Turret Gunner Nobody really wanted to be in a ball turret. This Plexiglas ball hanging from the bottom of the bomber was one of America’s latest innovations in warfare. An ingenious piece of machinery built by the Sperry Corporation, the ball turret was a heavily armed bubble just big enough to hold a grown man – but only on the small side. It had room for the gunner and its two fifty-caliber machine guns – and little else. The extremely cramped...
  • SNL brings on wounded veteran politician to get revenge on Pete Davidson

    11/11/2018 1:50:39 AM PST · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    EW ^ | November 11, 2018
    This week’s edition of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update served as a sequel of sorts to last week’s episode. Pete Davidson followed up on his insult of newly-elected Congressman Dan Crenshaw by bringing the politician on to the show to get his revenge and share a serious message about respecting veterans. Crenshaw, a Republican politician and military veteran who lost his eye in Afghanistan in 2012, had been targeted by Davidson as part of SNL’s midterms preview. Davidson mocked the politician’s injury, saying he looked like a “hitman in a porno.” Davidson had quickly added, “I’m sorry, I know he...
  • 2018's Best & Worst Places for Veterans to Live

    11/06/2018 11:04:10 AM PST · by Brilliant · 34 replies
    Florida Trend ^ | 11/5/2018
    With Veterans Day around the corner and 71 percent of VA medical centers recently demonstrating increases in quality in the past year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst Places for Veterans to Live as well as accompanying videos. The report compares the 100 largest U.S. cities across 18 key metrics, ranging from share of military skill-related jobs to housing affordability to availability of VA health facilities. Best Cities for Veterans 1. Austin, TX 2. Scottsdale, AZ 3. Colorado Springs, CO 4. Raleigh, NC 5. Gilbert, AZ 6. Plano, TX 7. Virginia Beach, VA...
  • Joy Behar Defends SNL Over Attacking Wounded Vet: ‘Who Else' Can a Comedian Not Make Fun Of?

    11/05/2018 6:57:51 PM PST · by kevcol · 45 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 5, 2018 | Kristine Marsh
    The View began their show Monday by addressing the Saturday Night Live controversy where comedian Pete Davidson mocked a wounded veteran who also happened to be a Republican running in an upcoming midterm election. . . “He was making fun of people. He's not a comedian trying to get a laugh,” she retorted. After Huntsman argued again that jokes about veterans were unacceptable, Behar gushed, “What else is on the list? Of not making fun of anybody? Who else is on the list?” Whoopi then cut to commercial.
  • Pete Davidson mocks Republican veteran Navy SEAL who lost an eye in Afghanistan

    11/05/2018 12:13:45 AM PST · by LoicW · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/4/18 | Tyler McCarthy
    Pete Davidson is in hot water for some comments he made on “Saturday Night Live” about Dan Crenshaw, a Texas Republican running for Congress who lost an eye while serving in the U.S. military. On Saturday’s episode of the sketch series, Davidson appeared on the “Weekend Update” segment, the 24-year-old comedian gave his “first impressions” of some candidates ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections. He giggled as an image of former Navy SEAL Crenshaw, who wears an eye-patch on his right eye after being injured by an I.E.D. in Afghanistan, flashed across the screen. “You may be surprised to hear he’s...
  • Disabled veteran knocks MSNBC crew for<BR> blocking handicapped spots at polling site

    11/03/2018 12:03:15 PM PDT · by StACase · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | steve case
    A disabled Air Force veteran this week voiced frustration with an MSNBC news crew for blocking handicapped parking spots outside of a polling site in Houston.
  • Prince Harry and Meghan pay their respects to Australia's war dead at Anzac memorial unveiling

    10/21/2018 4:45:11 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 35 replies
    Middlewich Guardian ^ | 19th October 2018 | Press Association
    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex paid tribute to Australia and New Zealand’s war dead as Harry unveiled an extension to the Anzac memorial at a sombre ceremony in Sydney. Harry, wearing his Blues & Royals tropical dress, medals and Knight Commander of the Victorian Order, also sported the insignia of his new position as the Queen’s personal aide-de-camp for the occasion in the city’s Hyde Park on Saturday. The 34-year-old was joined by Meghan, in a black Emilia Wickstead dress and black Philip Treacy hat, as the couple attended the opening of the memorial which commemorates those who fell...
  • President Trump Presents the Medal of Honor – Sgt. Maj. John Canley – U.S.M.C.

    10/18/2018 1:09:04 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies
    White House YouTube channel ^ | on Oct 17, 2018 | White House
    President Trump Presents the Medal of Honor to Sgt. Maj. John Canley – U.S.M.C.
  • Trump’s List: 289 accomplishments in just 20 months, ‘relentless’ promise-keeping

    10/12/2018 10:03:02 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 12, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    The Trump administration’s often overlooked list of achievements has surpassed those of former President Reagan at this time and more than doubled since the last tally of accomplishments after his first year in office, giving President Trump a solid platform to run for reelection on. As Trump nears the two-year mark of his historic election and conducts political rallies around the country during which he talks up his wins in hopes it will energize Republican voters, the administration has counted up 289 accomplishments in 18 categories, capped by the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. They include 173...
  • Choir from Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's royal wedding will perform at Invictus Games

    10/10/2018 5:12:57 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Oct 10, 2018 | Zoe Szathmary
    The Kingdom Choir is heading Down Under. The group, which famously performed at Meghan Markle’s nuptials to Prince Harry back in May, is set to show off its pipes at the Invictus Games closing ceremony in Sydney on Oct. 27. Prince Harry, who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, established the Invictus Games in 2014 for sick and wounded service members and veterans from around the globe. The gospel choir’s conductor, Karen Gibson, reflected on the upcoming trip. “We love what the Games stand for and are privileged to be able to honor the men and women competing.” The...
  • Now hiring: Wisconsin makes change for military-trained drivers to land trucking jobs

    10/06/2018 3:16:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Green Bay Press-Gazette | October 5, 2018 | Nathan Phelps
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/money/2018/10/05/now-hiring-wisconsin-waives-tests-some-military-truck-drivers/1532384002/
  • Koch-backed veterans’ group to boost Ron DeSantis with direct mail (FL-Governor's Race)

    10/02/2018 4:23:24 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 8 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | October 2, 2018 | A.G. GANCARSKI
    Concerned Veterans for America Action announced Tuesday its intentions to wade into the Governor’s race, with direct mail on behalf of Republican Ron DeSantis. CVAA is an offshoot of Americans for Prosperity, a Koch Network initiative. Koch support was a flashpoint in the Republican primary between DeSantis and Adam Putnam, with a Putnam spox describing “D.C. DeSantis” as “a puppet of the open-border, anti-Trump Koch brothers.” That messaging won’t be heard again this campaign season. The campaign, per the Koch veterans’ group, is “highlighting his dedicated support for veterans.” Expect a six-figure spend for this purpose. “In a landscape full...
  • South Korea honors Ute Tribe veterans for service during Korean War

    10/01/2018 12:25:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    KSL-TV ^ | September 30, 2018 | Jed Boal
    FORT DUCHESNE, Uintah County – A delegation from the South Korean government visited Utah to thank several members of the Ute Tribe for their service on behalf of the Korean people. The Korean War has often been referred to as, “The Forgotten War.” The South Korean government made sure the sacrifices of 19 Native Americans from the Ute Tribe were not forgotten in Fort Duchesne Thursday. A solemn ceremony was held at a war memorial for American war heroes, with Native American reverence and blessings from the Ute Tribe. “Even when I think about it, I get emotional,” said John...
  • Hot take: Let’s expand the definition of ‘veteran’ to include social justice warriors

    09/30/2018 4:01:20 AM PDT · by kevcol · 38 replies
    Twitchy ^ | September 29, 2018 | Brett T.
    he found himself behind a military veteran at the veterinarian’s office and noted how the veteran was given a discount because of his service to the nation. That got Blumenfeld thinking about the word “veteran” and how it’s unfortunately tied to the military and nasty military things like wars. Isn’t it time to expand the definition of veteran to include those who advocate for change through peace?
  • Live 10:30 am Streaming: HEARINGS Veteran Suicide Prevention [clip]

    09/27/2018 7:25:05 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    Date: 0 Thursday, September 27, 2018 @ 10:30 Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building Subcommittees: Health, Full Committee Panel 1: Gregory K. Brown Ph.D. Director, Center for the Prevention of Suicide Research Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania Michael C. Richardson Vice President of Independent Services and Mental Health Wounded Warrior Project Lt Col James R. Lorraine USAF (Ret.) President and Chief Executive Officer America’s Warrior Partnership Bill Mulcahy Co-Founder Guard Your Buddy Keita Franklin LCSW, Ph.D. National Director, Suicide Prevention Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Veterans Health Administration U.S. Department of...