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  • 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...
  • U.S. Senator Menendez Under Fire For Blocking Marine Corps Vet from Parade

    09/26/2018 2:43:45 PM PDT · by Trump.Deplorable · 21 replies
    Shore News Network ^ | 9/24/2018 | Shore News Network
    MOUNTAINSIDE-A Marine Corps veteran, and former infantry officer said embattle U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) was behind his removal from a New Jersey parade this weekend. Bob Hugin, who served for 7 years as a Marine Corps officer said he was notified this weekend that he was not welcomed at the Dominican Parade of Hudson County because he is running for office against Menendez, who narrowly skirted political corruption charges and was even accused by federal prosecutors of having sex with teenaged prostitutes. “A person would have to be really petty to feel threatened by his political opponent being in...
  • Need ideas for a Cub Scout meeting with veterans in November.

    09/23/2018 3:40:21 PM PDT · by GOP_Party_Animal · 29 replies
    9/23/18 | Me
    I'm the Cubmaster for a group of about 50 1st through 5th grade Cub Scouts. Close to Veteran's Day, I have set up a meeting at the local air museum where mostly military equipment and memorabilia are featured. I'd like the boys to understand what a veteran is and why we offer them respect. I know a couple vets (Vietnam and OIF, OEF campaigns) and I'd like them to talk to my scouts, but I have no idea what to ask them to talk about. If you are a vet, what would you like young boys to know about your...
  • President Donald J. Trump Secures Funding to Care for Our Veterans, Rebuild Military

    09/21/2018 3:29:20 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 7 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | 9/21/2018 | President Donald Trump
    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trump-secures-funding-care-veterans-rebuild-military-invest-infrastructure/ President Donald J. Trump Secures Funding to Care for Our Veterans, Rebuild Our Military, and Invest in Our Infrastructure VETERANS Issued on: September 21, 2018 menuALL NEWS QUOTE My pledge to you, our noble warriors, is that my Administration will support you, and your loved ones, and your amazing families every single day, now and always. President Donald J. Trump CARING FOR OUR VETS: President Donald J. Trump is signing legislation that provides historic funding to care for our Nation’s veterans. President Trump is signing appropriations legislation that will provide $86.5 billion in funding for the Department of Veterans...
  • Police investigating report of American flags being urinated on in Somerville cemetery

    09/12/2018 1:18:41 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies
    7 News Boston ^ | September 11, 2018
    SOMERVILLE, MASS. (WHDH) - Police are working to identify a person of interest after an Arlington man claims to have witnessed a man urinating on multiple American flags at the Somerville Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Monday. George Gatteny says he was stopped behind a bus on Broadway near Clarendon Station when he saw two people near a memorial statue, including a man who he claims urinated on four miniature American flags that were torn out of the ground. “He undid his pants, took himself out and started urinating on the flags,” he told 7News. Gatteny, shocked by what he was...
  • Desecration of a WW2 Memorial

    09/12/2018 5:25:05 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 42 replies
    Facebook ^ | September 10 at 4:46 PM | George Gatteny
    George Gatteny [Massachusetts] "I witnessed something today that outraged me! I was driving down Broadway in Somerville. I stopped behind a bus waiting to pull into Clarendon Station. I looked over to my right and saw young people (early to mid 20's) go into the Somerville Veterans Memorial Cemetery. As they approached the statue, I saw them grab the 3 or 4 mini flags that were placed in from of the statue. The guy took the flags and tossed them behind the statue. What I saw him do next pushed me to a point where I said to myself "ENOUGH"....
  • Lawyer for couple accused of plundering GoFundMe for vet says 1 or both likely to be indicted

    09/10/2018 1:23:43 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    NJ.com Advanced Media ^ | September 10, 2018
    The Burlington County couple accused of misusing the $400,000 they raised via a Gofundme campaign to help homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt may soon find themselves indicted and without legal representation, according to a motion from their own attorney. Ernest E. Badway, the attorney for the couple, asked a judge Friday to stay Bobbitt's civil suit against his clients, Kate McClure, 28, and Mark D'Amico, 39, pending the outcome of a possible criminal case. Burlington County Superior Court Judge Paula Dow granted the stay Monday. On Thursday -- two days after Bobbitt's attorney said he had learned that none of the...
  • Top YouTube Historians, Led By ‘The Great War’ Host, Are Teaming Up To Recap World War II...

    09/08/2018 9:11:11 PM PDT · by Charles Martel · 38 replies
    tubefilter.com ^ | December 18, 2017 | Sam Gutelle
    Full title: Top YouTube Historians, Led By ‘The Great War’ Host, Are Teaming Up To Recap World War II, Day By Day **** Since 2014, historian Indy Neidell has hosted weekly episodes of The Great War, a web series that recaps World War I by discussing in real time the events that happened 100 years ago. At the show’s current point, the United States has joined the war and its preparing to send its manpower to the Western Front. By the end of next year (spoiler alert), the war will reach its conclusion, and Neidell will have to find a...
  • Recruiting technology may be hurting veteran employment

    09/04/2018 2:56:55 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 8 replies
    techtarget ^ | 9-4-2018 | Patrick Thibodeau
    Recruiting technology could be contributing to a higher unemployment rate for young veterans. A startup run by a former sub commander is attempting to change this. Young veterans have a much higher unemployment rate than their civilian counterparts, and recruiting technology may share some of the blame. The problem is that military skills aren't translating well into civilian skills. Noel Gonzalez, a former submarine commanding officer, is trying to change this. Gonzalez is heading a startup, SkillMil, a recent spinoff by SRI International, a Silicon Valley-based nonprofit research institute. SkillMil's recruiting technology can extract military training and certifications from records...
  • 'God Bless the Broken Road' Director Chats New Film About Military Sacrifices

    09/03/2018 9:21:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 3, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    God’s Not Dead director Harold Cronk said his life hasn't changed all that much since the franchise's success. He still lives in Michigan in his family home and he's still the same guy. He has, however, gained notoriety in Hollywood and as a result he has been able to pursue more film making with a team at 10 West studios. For instance, he recently directedUnbroken 2, the sequel to Angelina Jolie's original Unbroken, the story of World War Two hero Louie Zamperini. Then, God Bless the Broken Road was born. Cronk's newest film tells the story of a young woman,...
  • AFGE Notches Another Win Against Union-Busting Administration

    09/01/2018 4:24:48 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 12 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | August 30,2018 | AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr.
    Arbitrator rules that VA misused Accountability Act in disciplining employees WASHINGTON – This week the Trump administration was delivered another blow against its attempts to undo our apolitical civil service system and dismantle unions across the country. In a recent decision by an independent arbitrator, the Department of Veterans Affairs was found to be in violation of the existing Master Agreement between the VA and the American Federation of Government Employees by improperly implementing the VA Accountability Act.
  • Foxconn casting wide net in search for employees (13,000 jobs in Wisconsin)

    08/28/2018 3:58:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Wisconsin State Journal ^ | August 28, 2018 | Gretchen Ehlke, The Associated Press
    MILWAUKEE — Foxconn Technology Group is casting a wide net to find the 13,000 workers it eventually expects to hire at its new North American manufacturing plant, partnering with universities and technical schools and even tapping into transitioning members of the military. Foxconn’s next generation of liquid crystal display technology that will be produced in southeastern Wisconsin, the first LCD panel glass fabrication plant in the United States, will be used in a wide range of devices and systems, including televisions, monitors, electronic notebooks and self-driving cars. The Taiwanese company plans to invest $10 billion to construct a 20-million-square-foot campus,...
  • Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Who Is America’ Season Ends Without Airing Sarah Palin Segment

    08/28/2018 6:19:05 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Aug 2018 | Ben Kew
    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Palin’s interview did not make the final cut of the show, which also features segments with O.J. Simpson and former Democratic congressman Barney Frank. Such a decision was hinted at by Showtime president of programming Gary Levine earlier this month after he said that Cohen has a “very high bar” for what makes the final cut.....News that Palin may be involved in the show emerged last month after she revealed that Cohen had duped her by posing as a disabled veteran eager to discuss issues facing the country. “Cohen pretended to be a disabled veteran...