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  • Veterans save $3.4 million in sales tax during first year of AAFES online shopping

    12/08/2018 1:34:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Standard ^ | 12/07/18
    Dallas — Since the Army & Air Force Exchange Service welcomed home all honorably discharged Veterans to ShopMyExchange.com one year ago, more than 62,000 Veterans have used their new benefit to save on low-cost, name-brand merchandise while also saving nearly $3.4 million in sales tax. “In its first year, the Veterans online shopping benefit has brought significant savings to all whoraised their right hand and vowed to defend our Nation,” said Exchange Director/CEO Tom Shull, a Vietnam-era Army Veteran who worked to secure the change in Department of Defense policy to give all honorably discharged Veterans shopping privileges at military...
  • Princes William and Harry tackle Masculinity, Mental Health, and Suicide

    12/04/2018 3:01:52 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Caroline Davies
    The Duke of Cambridge has spoken of his shock at being called out to his first suicide as an air ambulance pilot in a joint interview with his brother, Prince Harry, on tackling masculinity and mental health issues. Prince William said the “tipping point” for him in understanding how men struggle to deal with mental health problems came with his work with the East Anglian air ambulance. “My first callout was to a male suicide and I was told there were five suicides or attempted suicides every day in East Anglia alone. When I looked into it I was shocked...
  • Wreaths Across America Faces Shortfall at Arlington National Cemetery

    12/03/2018 11:08:43 AM PST · by cyclotic · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 3, 2018 | Fox Report
    Every December, Wreaths Across America places wreaths on the graves at Arlington National Cemetery and other veterans cemeteries. Thousands of volunteers come out to help and show respect to veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Jon Scott was joined on "Fox Report" Sunday by Bre Kingsbury, who handles corporate business development and community relations for Wreaths Across America. With National Wreaths Across America Day on December 15 fast approaching, Kingsbury said they are hoping for more donors and volunteers to step forward. Kingsbury explained that the wreaths are $15 each and you can sponsor veterans'...
  • Veterans Day and the Holocaust survivors (Saturbray)

    12/01/2018 6:20:03 AM PST · by bray · 6 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 12/1/18 | bray
    And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Matthew 25:40 You can tell everything you need to know about a person or gummit by how it treats their enemies. America is really two Americas, one is full of bullies and thugs and the other believes in freedom and liberty described by the founders of this country. The Fathers believed in a small gummit which the individual was given as much power as possible...
  • Rejecting reality? Facebook blurs Presidential seal during Trump’s speech to veterans

    11/17/2018 8:56:48 AM PST · by deandg99 · 10 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/17/2018 | Joe Newby
    On Thursday, President Trump gave a speech addressing the administration’s efforts to modernize the Department of Veterans Affairs. But for some reason, the Presidential Seal and the White House logo were blurred out of the Facebook Live video, something which didn’t go unnoticed. “The video of Trump giving gratitude to veterans has the Presidential Seal obscured. Pretty straightforward to do, like what Google does for faces and license plates on Streetview, but requires dedicated compute resources – it doesn’t happen by accident,” said a post at Free Republic. “Probably somebody inside the company thinking they’re doing something cheeky. This kind...
  • Supreme Court to Decide Constitutionality of Cross-Shaped World War I Memorial

    11/13/2018 11:53:14 AM PST · by detective · 27 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/