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  • NH: Veteran Car Dealer Cashes in On Popularity of AR15 rifles

    06/27/2016 3:01:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A New Hampshire business is cashing in on the high popularity of the AR15 style rifles. Owner Mike Hagan is a combat vet of Afghanistan.  His company offers a veterans' discount as well.  He isn't intimidated by political correctness. From nh1.com: Owner Mike Hagan, of Hagan's Motor Pool Auto Repair and Sales, told Fox25 that several people have taken him up on the deal so far. “I have given away four AR-15s and one 9mm handgun, which is the other option if you don't want the AR-15,” he said. Hagan has partnered with a nearby gun store for the...
  • 36th Annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games - Salt Lake City

    06/26/2016 12:03:17 AM PDT · by airborne · 20 replies
    NVWG website ^ | 6/26/16 | vanity
    The 36th NVWG will offer 19 events plus one additional sport – triathlon. Keeping with the mountain theme, bobsledding will be offered as the year’s exhibition sport. While the official theme and logo are still being determined, the obvious underlying theme will be the beauty of the outdoors and the natural wonders of Utah, said Jill Atwood, chief of communications for the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System.
  • Military Update: Vet groups uniting to oppose privatized care, defend VA

    06/25/2016 2:53:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 28 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | TOM PHILPOT
    The nation’s leading veteran services organizations are rallying behind the Department of Veterans Affairs and its beleaguered health care system, touting the experience of staff, the breadth of services and its holistic approach to care delivery that they argue the private sector cannot match. The VSOs are warning of politicians and groups with agendas that constantly criticize VA health care, refuse to acknowledge reforms and thus advance a camouflaged campaign to dismantle VA health care. They also say it is time to better educate their own members on actions being taken to improve to the healthcare system that millions of...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 25 June, 2016

    06/24/2016 5:51:26 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 273 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!! | Canteen DJ's
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  • Abused horses now rehabbed to help veterans with PTSD

    06/19/2016 9:57:39 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 3 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 19 June 2016 | SUSAN HAIGH
    In this June 13, 2016 photo, Dan and Amy Thomas try to calm the two Friesian horses they were picking up at the Connecticut Department of Agriculture's large animal rehabilitation center at the York Correctional Center in Niantic, Conn. The horses were among others seized in February as part of an animal-cruelty probe, that were later auctioned off. (AP Photo/Susan Haigh) NIANTIC, Conn. (AP) — After losing sight in his right eye from a 2013 rocket attack in Afghanistan, retired U.S. Army Maj. Dan Thomas recovered with help from an equine therapy program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center....
  • FReeper Canteen Father's Day Weekend - 18 June 2016

    06/17/2016 5:59:47 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 181 replies
    Our Troops & Dad's Rock!!!!!!!!!!!!! | Canteen DJ's
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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops ~ 11 June 2016

    06/10/2016 5:59:34 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 273 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!! | Canteen DJ's
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  • San Antonio [TX] man who died saving teens from Medina River dam was a decorated Marine Corps vet

    06/10/2016 10:15:03 AM PDT · by bgill · 20 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | June 9, 2016 | Madalyn Mendoza
    A San Antonio Marine Corps veteran spending Wednesday afternoon with his family on the Medina River made the heroic, fateful decision to sacrifice his own life while rescuing two teens caught in the undertow, according to authorities. Master Sgt. Rodney Buentello was visiting Bandera City Park when an unidentified teen girl tried crossing the dam, a violation of city ordinance, the Bandera Marshal's Office said in a statement. A male teenager followed her in an attempt to save her, but was also swept away, prompting Buentello to jump into action."(He) went into the water and managed to save both of...
  • FReeper Canteen - Favorite "Sun-Summer Songs", Tell Us Yours! 10 June 2016

    06/09/2016 6:00:34 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 243 replies
    Canteen Crew
    Favorite "Sun or Summer" Songs *Video* Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers Ain't no sunshine when she's gone It's not warm when she's away. Ain't no sunshine when she's gone And she's always gone too long Anytime she goes away. Wonder this time where she's gone Wonder if she's gone to stay Ain't no sunshine when she's gone And this house just ain't no home Anytime she goes away. And I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I...
  • The Conversation About War and Our Veterans We Refuse to Have

    06/09/2016 4:28:21 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 18 replies
    Medium.com@benjaminSledge ^ | May 27, 2016 | Benjamin Sledge
    I went to the market Where all the families shop I pulled out my Ka-bar And started to chop Your left right left right left right kill Your left right left right you know I will -Military cadence “You can shoot her…” the First Sergeant tells me. “Technically.” We’re standing on a rooftop watching black smoke pillars rise from a section of the city where two of my teammates are taking machine gun fire. Below, the small cluster of homes we’ve taken over is taking sporadic fire as well. He hands me his rifle with a high powered scope and...
  • VA Announces Formal Removal of Three Phoenix Health Care System Officials

    06/08/2016 2:33:09 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 16 replies
    WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it has removed three senior officials at the Phoenix VA Health Care System. The move follows an announcement in March in which VA proposed the removal of Lance Robinson, the facility’s Associate Director; Brad Curry, Chief of Health Administration Service; and Dr. Darren Deering, Chief of Staff. In addition to other causes, the three were removed for negligent performance of duties and failure to provide effective oversight for not ensuring Veterans were either properly scheduled for appointments or placed on an appropriate wait list. “We have an obligation to...
  • New bill could convert VA healthcare into a nonprofit corporation

    06/08/2016 12:34:32 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    HotAir ^ | June 8, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    We spend an inordinate amount of time talking about the various scandals engulfing the VA in general and the abysmal healthcare received by our veterans in particular, but solutions thus far have been hard to come by. Tinkering with the existing system and replacing bad actors seems to be simply nibbling around the edges of the problem. There have been improvements in some areas, but wait times for veterans remain unacceptably long and the quality of care available in some regions is still far below where we need to be. Is it time to scrap the entire system and start...
  • Republicans, Vets Hold Rally in San Jose After Violent Donald Trump Protests

    06/07/2016 5:42:35 PM PDT · by SteveH · 15 replies
    nbc bay area / nucuni ^ | 6/6/2016 | lisa fernandez
    The vice chair of California's Republican party supported a rally on Monday at San Jose City Hall to demand answers to the violence that erupted at the Donald Trump rally last week. Harmeet Dhillon, who is a Trump backer and an attorney in San Jose, said she is in favor of a group called Silicon Valley Vet, who is asking San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo how the Thursday rally got so out of hand. Trump's critics were seen as the main antagonists of the raucous behavior, which included egging, bruising and punches.
  • Marco's Pizza® Franchise Launches Veterans Recruitment Program

    06/07/2016 8:02:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Market Wired ^ | May 19, 2016 | Cameron Cummins
    TOLEDO, OH--(Marketwired - May 19, 2016) - Marco's Pizza® has a strong history of supporting U.S. veterans, and the iconic pizza franchise has now formally committed to being an employer of choice for veterans through the launch of a veterans recruiting initiative. U.S. Army veteran Scott Quagliata will oversee the program as Vice President, Veterans Program and Recruitment. "We want to make sure that veterans know that Marco's has wonderful leadership and ownership opportunities for them," said Quagliata, who served in several leadership positions during his 20-year Army career, including Deputy Commanding Officer. "Successful franchisees understand and adhere to operational...
  • VFW Commander to Obama: Don't Insult Vets' Intelligence

    06/06/2016 2:05:23 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    NewsMax ^ | June 3, 2016 | Jason Devaney
    VFW Commander to Obama: Don't Insult Vets' Intelligence By Jason Devaney | Friday, 03 Jun 2016 01:36 PM The Veterans of Foreign Wars organization is pushing back at President Barack Obama's assumption that the nation's veterans are easily swayed in their political opinions. "I don't know how many VFW Posts the president has ever visited, but our near 1.7 million members are a direct reflection of America," VFW National Commander John A. Biedrzycki Jr. said, reports Fox News. "We don't have confused politics, we don't need left- or right-wing media filters telling us how to think or vote, and we...
  • Heirs keeping the D-Day stories alive

    06/06/2013 1:39:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Thursday, June 6, 2013, 3:01 AM | George R. Carter
    At the Vineland (N.J.) Veterans Memorial Home, assistant business manager William H. Palmer Jr. has a special bond with the 175 or so World War II veterans who live there. His father, Ensign William H. Palmer, was part of a secret mission during the D-Day invasion that delivered messages from the command ship Ancon to the shore during days of radio silence. … Just like Butch Maisel, a Baltimore history teacher whose father landed on D-Day, Palmer is determined to carry forth the legacy. “I went to find out what my father did on D-Day,” he said, and the research...
  • VA Proposes To Remove Ban On Transgender Surgery For Vets

    06/05/2016 6:24:05 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 3, 2016 | Jonah Bennett
    Daily Caller News Foundation VA Proposes To Remove Ban On Transgender Surgery For Vets Jonah Bennett National Security/Foreign Policy Reporter The Department of Veterans Affairs has proposed to a rule to remove the ban on transgender sex change surgery for veterans, which has existed since the 1990s. According to the proposed regulation, gender reassignment surgery wasn’t previously considered medically necessary for gender dysphoria, a condition transgender individuals claims makes them feel as though they were born in the wrong body and assigned the wrong gender.
  • Convicted Felon Backed by Obama AG [semi-satire]

    06/04/2016 8:29:04 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 June 2016 | John Semmens
    President Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch have joined former director of the Phoenix VA Medical Center Sharon Helman’s suit against wrongful termination. Helman was fired in 2014 following the nationwide VA scandal that erupted after it came to light that veterans were dying while waiting for care at the facilities she oversaw. She was also subsequently convicted of a felony after pleading guilty to accepting bribes. Despite this blemished performance in her job, Helman is now contending that her firing was too hasty. Lynch agreed, saying that “the 21-day limit for filing an appeal of the firing was too...
  • Joe Bruno on Boxing – Muhammad Ali is Not a Hero.

    06/04/2016 8:42:53 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 156 replies
    Joe Bruno On Boxing ^ | June 4, 2016 | Joe Bruno
    Joe Bruno on Boxing – Muhammad Ali is Not a Hero. Muhammad Ali passed away Friday night, June 3, 2016. I wrote the article below around the year 2000. I got to know him fairly well in the 1980’s, when I was Vice President of the Boxing Writers Association. He was a real friendly man, and we had several nice conversations about what I have written below. Still, his death doesn’t change what he was, and what he did early in his career. It is with a sad heart that I stand by what is written below. It’s just the...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 4 June 2016

    06/03/2016 6:02:59 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 288 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!! | Canteen DJ's
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  • John McCain slams key veterans’ advocacy groups

    06/02/2016 8:40:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Most of the time, major political figures try to stay on the good side of the nation’s leading veterans’ organizations, but Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is comfortable going in a different direction. The Republican senator appeared on his daughter’s radio show late last week – just a few days before Memorial Day – and Meghan McCain asked about the need for improvements in the VA system. The GOP lawmaker, facing a tough re-election fight this year, didn’t hold back. JOHN MCCAIN: I blame some of the old veterans’ service organizations like the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American...
  • VFW to Obama: ‘No confused politics here’

    06/02/2016 1:05:12 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    VFW ^ | June 2, 2016
    WASHINGTON — In defending his administration’s handling of the economy, President Obama took a swipe at the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States yesterday by alleging it was confused by rightwing media pundits and outlets. During a speech in Elkhart, Ind., the president said “I'm concerned when I watch the direction of our politics. I mean, we have been hearing this story for decades — tales about welfare queens, talking about takers, talking about the 47 percent. It's the story that's broadcast every day on some cable news stations, on rightwing radio. It's pumped into cars and bars...
  • Hillary Won't Stop at Just Disarming Veterans

    06/02/2016 8:31:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hillary Clinton is the Most Anti-Gun, Anti-Veteran Presidential Candidate in History GOA hopes you had good Memorial Day weekend. While most of us took the day off of work to enjoy friends and family, let us not forget what Memorial Day weekend was all about. Since our nation’s founding, hundreds of thousands of American Service Members have paid the ultimate price and sacrificed their lives to keep the United States of America the land of the free and home of the brave. Our veterans have defended the U.S. Constitution and our God-given rights. But now we must stand up for...
  • Government Can't Help; It Can Only Hurt

    06/02/2016 4:56:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall. ^ | June 2, 2016 | Ron Paul
    Three recent stories regarding three government agencies — the IRS, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) — show why we should oppose big government for practical, as well as philosophical, reasons. In recent months, many Americans have missed their flights because of longer-than-usual TSA security lines. In typical DC fashion, the TSA claims the delays are because of budget cuts, even though Congress regularly increases the TSA’s funding! The TSA is also blaming the delays on the fact that few Americans have signed up for its “PreCheck” program. Under PreCheck, the TSA considers excusing...
  • Trump beats Clinton among veterans, new poll says

    06/01/2016 4:19:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | May 26, 2016 | Travis J. Tritten
    Donald Trump is ahead of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton by 9 percentage points among veteran voters, according to a new national poll released Thursday. The billionaire businessman drew 47 percent and Clinton garnered 38 percent of more than 1,600 respondents who had military experience or lived with someone who served, the May polling by the group Morning Consult found.
  • Yale Study Shows Danger of Marijuana

    06/01/2016 11:42:43 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 91 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 1, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    Donald J. Trump says vets are treated worse than illegal immigrants. But help is on the way. The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to make it easier for veterans to get access to officially-approved marijuana. Rep. John Fleming (R-LA), a physician, argues that the proposal is "absolutely insane." It is estimated that nearly 30 percent of veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression. But Rep. Fleming notes evidence that marijuana "enhances psychosis and schizophrenia" in some people with these psychological problems. Dr. Christine Miller asks, "Does no one remember Eddie Routh,...
  • Levin: Yes, Trump's Presser Was Entertaining, But 'Our Country is Going to Hell'

    05/31/2016 6:36:30 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 80 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | May 31, 2016 | Phil Shiver
    In case you missed it, Donald Trump held a firebrand press conference Tuesday where he attacked and obliterated the political media. The media figures present were grilling Trump over the details of his fundraising for veterans and whether or not the GOP nominee was honest about the money raised. But every time they punched, Trump punched back, and harder. It was quality entertainment. Mark Levin played a few clips from the presser and acknowledged, "yes its entertaining" before saying, "but I want more than entertainment." Yes, its entertaining he later reassured, but "our country is going to hell!"
  • Marine Vet Al Baldasaro Defends Trump! SLAMS Liberal Media Over False Reporting Donations (video)

    05/31/2016 5:29:54 PM PDT · by blueyon · 20 replies
    WD Wayne Dupree ^ | 05/31/16 | Wayne Dupree
    I have to applaud Al Baldasaro, a marine veteran for what he just said. Donald Trump raised $5.6M dollars for the veterans and the media continued to lie and spread negative information. Trump took care of that today and Al called out the media!
  • The Press Conference Republican Voters Have Wanted to See for Years

    05/31/2016 12:20:22 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 101 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 5-31-2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Well, that's what you've all wanted. That's what everybody's been asking for I don't know how long. That was a press conference. That was a press conference. That was the kind of press conference Republicans voters have been dying to see for who knows how many years. Greetings, my friends. Great to have you here, and great to be back. A short busy broadcast week. Rush Limbaugh back at it. It is 800-282-2882 if you want to be on the program; the email address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com. Say what you will about Donald Trump -- how many years have...
  • VIDEO: "You're a Sleaze": Donald Trump Calls Out ABC News Reporter (w/Al Baldasaro)

    05/31/2016 8:45:35 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 165 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 31, 2016 | Right Side Broadcasting
    At a press conference at Trump Tower in NYC, where Trump was providing the press with a breakdown of how the funds he raised for Veterans was distributed, Donald Trump called out an ABC News Reporter. VIDEO
  • I'm finally impressed by Trump

    05/31/2016 8:35:56 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 64 replies
    Vanity | 5/31/2016 | Self
    I've not been impressed by Trumps tactics and ridicule and don't care for some positions. HOWEVER today's press conference and Trump's handling of the press is changing my mind. He's doing extremely well and the press is being leveled for the most part. Credit given where credit due. Go Trump.
  • WATCH: DONALD TRUMP HOLDS PRESS CONFERENCE AT TRUMP TOWER

    05/31/2016 9:11:27 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 83 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting Network ^ | 5-31-16 | Joe Seales
    Tuesday, May 31, 2016: Presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump held a press conference at Trump Tower in New York City.
  • 'PRESS SHOULD BE ASHAMED' Trump defends fundraising for vets, takes aim at 'sleazy' media

    05/31/2016 10:40:33 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2016
    Donald Trump fired back Tuesday at reports questioning his fundraising haul from a high-profile veterans event in January, releasing an extensive list of charities he said received the donations -- and slamming the media for questioning him. During a press conference at Trump Tower, the presumptive Republican nominee said he's raised $5.6 million and more is coming in. He rattled off the list of charities and the amounts they received, while taking scathing and sometimes-personal shots at the media for pressuring him to disclose the information. “I have never received such bad publicity for doing such a good job,” Trump...
  • After Cutting Military Healthcare, Obama Calls for "Good Healthcare" for Vets

    05/31/2016 9:46:44 AM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Frontpage ^ | May 30, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama decided to commemorate Memorial Day (after denouncing the US military from Vietnam to Japan) by calling for "good healthcare" for veterans. President Obama called for veterans to receive better healthcare and good-paying jobs during a Memorial Day speech at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. “We have to be there not only when we need them, but when they need us,” Obama told the crowd of survivors who have lost loved ones in battle.
  • Clinton veterans offensive taps Northam to blast Trump (VA Lt. Gov.)

    05/31/2016 9:28:06 AM PDT · by randita · 12 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/31/16 | Jim Nolan
    Clinton veterans offensive taps Northam to blast Trump BY JIM NOLAN Richmond Times-Dispatch | Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 11:00 am Pivoting to veterans issues on the day after Memorial Day, the Hillary Clinton campaign is taking aim at GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, deploying veterans in key battleground states to disparage the brash billionaire's words and record on military issues. In swing state Virginia, Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph S. Northam, a former Army doctor who treated soldiers during the Persian Gulf War, said Trump's veterans record "shows that he's only out to help one person: Donald Trump." The salvo...
  • Trump details funds given to veterans’ groups

    05/31/2016 8:33:33 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/31/2016 | Johnathan Swan
    Donald Trump on Tuesday said he finally gave "close to six million dollars" to veterans’ groups, four months after making the pledge in late January. The presumptive GOP presidential nominee also said the press "should be ashamed of themselves" for asking questions about the money he donated.
  • LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Holds Press Conference at Trump Tower (5-31-16) at 11:00 AM EDT.

    05/30/2016 1:08:01 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 493 replies
    Trump promises info on veterans fundraiser By Ben Schreckinger | 05/29/16 03:02 PM EDT Donald Trump will hold a news conference on Tuesday to unveil a full list of groups that received donations from a veterans fundraiser held in January, the businessman announced on Sunday. "We're announcing on Tuesday all of the groups that've gotten the money," Trump said during remarks at a motorcycle rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial. "We're having a big press conference and it's going to be a great day." The fundraiser has become a subject of controversy as journalists have been unable to account...
  • To Our Noble Warriors Lost

    05/30/2016 7:59:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2016 | Terry Paulson
    Even if you attend a local tribute, it’s too easy to allow Memorial Day to drift into just another holiday. A recent movie provides a fresh window into the importance of honoring our lost noble warriors.“Eye in the Sky” stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top-secret drone operation whose mission was to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Colonel Powell discovers the targets are planning multiple suicide bombings. The mission escalates from "capture" to "kill."But as American drone pilot Steve Watts, played by Aaron Paul, is about to...
  • "There can be no peace with the forces of evil...

    05/30/2016 5:53:38 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 5 replies
    http://americanminute.com/ ^ | 5/30/2016 | William Federer
    Southern women scattered spring flowers on graves of both northern Union and southern Confederate soldiers of the Civil War in which over a half-million died. Many places claimed to have held the original Memorial Day, such as:Warrenton, Virginia;Columbus, Georgia; Savannah, Georgia; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Boalsburg, Pennsylvania;Waterloo, New York. One such place was Charleston, South Carolina, where a mass grave was uncovered of 257 Union soldiers who had died in a prison camp. On May 1, 1865, former slaves organized a parade, led by 2,800 singing Black children, and reburied the soldiers with honor in gratitude for their freedom.
  • Dishonoring Veterans,Honoring Terrorists

    05/30/2016 5:13:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 30, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    On Memorial Day, the flowers bloom. A dozen towns in a dozen states all claim that it began there when after the long weary struggle of the Civil War, the mothers and sisters of the lost and the fallen brought fresh cut flowers to bring a touch of life to the dead men entombed in the cold, gray stone.
  • PBS Memorial Day Concert Leaves Out Korea ? (Vanity)

    05/29/2016 11:14:27 PM PDT · by llevrok · 20 replies
    5/30/2016 | me
    I just watched the annual National Memorial Day Concert broadcast on PBS. As always, moving and, at times, up lifting. Each war from today's Iraq and Afghanistan back to WW2 were honored with profiles of those who served. One glaring exception : Korea. Anyone know if there is a good reason for this? Some military protocol I missed?
  • Donald Trump and Bikers Share Affection at Rolling Thunder Rally

    05/29/2016 6:21:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 56 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 29, 2016 | THOMAS KAPLAN
    “Look at all these bikers,” Mr. Trump, standing before a crowd in front of the Lincoln Memorial, said with admiration. “Do we love the bikers? Yes. We love the bikers.” Mr. Trump was addressing a gathering at the 29th annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle run, a vast event over Memorial Day weekend that is dedicated to accounting for military members taken as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action.
  • Trump invokes MLK at D.C. biker rally (supports veterans)

    05/29/2016 4:22:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | May 29, 2016 | Ben Schreckinger
    In his Sunday remarks, the New York billionaire promised to improve veterans health care, called for rebuilding the American military, and condemned Clinton for remarks she made last year downplaying problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. “She thinks the VA is doing good,” Trump said.
  • Donald Trump: Migrants treated better than US military veterans

    05/29/2016 3:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | May 29, 2016 | Jon Sopel
    Illegal immigrants in the US often get better care than the nation's military veterans, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said. "We're not going to allow that to happen any longer," he told a bikers' rally in Washington DC. Mr Trump did not provide any evidence for his assertion. Last year, the billionaire sparked anger by attacking the military record of Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war. Mr Trump said Sen McCain was only considered a hero because he was a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War. He then added: "I like people who weren't captured." Since...
  • Navy Seal Congressman: Trump Will "Put Our Veterans In Front Of The Line Rather (Shortened)

    05/29/2016 10:16:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Edwin Mora
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump will ensure American veterans have convenient access to top quality health care services, indicated Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT), a former commander at the fabled Navy SEAL Team Six during an interview with Breitbart News Saturday host Matt Boyle on Sirius XM Patriot Radio Channel 125.
  • A Navy SEAL's last act of service: A search for the truth about brain disease and the military

    05/28/2016 9:51:28 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    Virginia Pilot ^ | May 29, 2016 | Corinne Reilly
    On the afternoon of March 12, 2014, Jennifer Collins checked her phone and found a message from her husband, Dave Collins, a retired Navy SEAL. He’d texted to say that she should pick up their son from kindergarten, and then this: “So sorry baby. I love you all.” Hours later, two police officers showed up at their house in Virginia Beach with news that Dave, 45, had shot himself in his truck a few miles away. Although Jennifer had held out hope for any other explanation, she also knew the moment she read it what the text meant. For months,...
  • Vandals Deface Vietnam War Memorial In Venice

    05/28/2016 11:19:39 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 69 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | May 27, 2016
    VENICE (CBSLA.com) — Vandals defaced a memorial to Vietnam war veterans in Venice – an awful sight on this Memorial Day weekend. Stewart Oscars welled up as he looked at the vandalized mural located on Pacific Avenue near Sunset Court. It was covered in graffiti from end to end. “This knocked me out. So sickening. Just sadness…think of all these people. They’re gone,” Oscars said. “I remember the Vietnam war and how friends went to war, and bodies came back. Somehow, it has to be taught that this is not a good idea. This is actually stupid.” The memorial was...
  • FReeper Canteen - Memorial Day Weekend -28 May 2016

    05/27/2016 6:00:25 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 208 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!! | Canteen Crew
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  • AL: Free Carry Permits for Retired Military Veterans

    05/27/2016 5:30:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In Alabama, Governor Robert Bentley signed HB98, which provides for retired veterans who qualify, to obtain free pistol permits.  The bill was popular with the legislature, passing nearly unanimously. HB98 passed the House 93 to 4 with 3 abstentions. It passed the Senate 30 to 2 with no abstentions on 3 May, 2016, and was signed into law by Governor Bently on 13 May, 2016. The bill applies to retired military veterans who are non-disability retirees from the Army, Navy, Coast Guard or Marines, or any reserve component thereof. From the HB98(pdf): 24  (b) Any retired military veteran who...
  • Poll: Veterans Much Prefer Trump to Clinton

    05/26/2016 10:17:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | May 26, 2016 | Cameron Easley
    The news on Donald Trump and veterans hasn’t been very flattering this week, but recent Morning Consult surveys show that members of the military and their families largely back the presumptive GOP nominee in the race for the White House. Almost half of veterans and voters who belong to veteran households (47 percent) picked Donald Trump as their presidential nominee in surveys taken from May 13 through May 24. Of the 1,668 military voters polled, only 38 percent support former Secretary of State and first lady Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee. Fourteen percent of military voters remain undecided....