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  • The Silver Star Families of America requests assistance in award Process.

    09/30/2010 4:18:21 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Need a little help in the nominating process. FREEP this survey.
  • I see the Marines are looking for more Labradors to work in Afgah.

    09/30/2010 7:52:26 AM PDT · by investigateworld · 2 replies
    USA today | today | self
    From reading USA Today, I see the Marines have recognized the value of the Black Lab.... Let me tell you about mine: One day I came home. Sam, (the Lab) started dry humping and got up on his hind legs and started doing a jig. That's his way of saying."I know you have been screwing around with the Irish - so where is my chunk of Corned Beef?". Really, if the Marines want a working pair, have them contact me here, or at my place of employment, "Lesbian Pizza company", Eureka, MT
  • President Encourages Troops and Veterans to Claim ‘Stop Loss’ Pay

    09/29/2010 7:30:57 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    Disabled American Veterans - News & Info - ^ | September 15, 2010 | unknown
    ...Obama encourages active duty troops and veterans whose service in Iraq or Afghanistan was involuntarily extended or retirement was suspended due to ‘stop loss’ to apply for the special retroactive pay to which they are entitled.
  • Heroes4hire job fair at E. Hartford (Connecticut)

    09/27/2010 5:07:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Day ^ | September 27, 2010
    East Hartford- The state will hold the fifth in its series of Heroes4Hire career fairs on Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the ballroom at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. The career fair is an opportunity for Connecticut veterans, who have served in the armed services, the Connecticut National Guard and the Reserves and are looking for work, to connect with prospective employers. More than 50 employers are expected to attend the event, which is sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Labor, the Connecticut Veterans' Administration and CBS Radio. Attendees can have a member of the Labor...
  • In the 10th Year of War, a Harder Army, a More Distant America (e - mail from my friend)

    09/21/2010 9:39:30 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 56 replies
    Politics Daily | 9/9/10 | David Wood
    In the 10th Year of War, a Harder Army, a More Distant America David Wood/Chief Military Correspondent Posted: 09/9/10 The U.S. Army now begins its 10th continuous year in combat, the first time in its history the United States has excused the vast majority of its citizens from service and engaged in a major, decade-long conflict instead with an Army manned entirely by professional warriors. This is an Army that, under the pressure of combat, has turned inward, leaving civilian America behind, reduced to the role of a well-wishing but impatient spectator. A decade of fighting has hardened soldiers in...
  • Japan foreign minister apologizes to US POWs

    09/13/2010 12:16:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 13, 2010 | Eric Talmadge
    TOKYO — Japan's foreign minister apologized Monday for the suffering of a group of former World War II prisoners of war visiting from the United States and said they were treated inhumanely. The six POWs, their relatives and the daughters of two men who died are the first group of U.S. POWs to visit Japan with government sponsorship, though groups from other countries have been invited previously. "I offer my deep, heartfelt apology for the inhuman treatment you suffered," Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada told the group.
  • 5/7 Cav.- Tet Offensive Viet Nam a Warrior’s Story

    09/04/2010 2:26:05 PM PDT · by bareford101 · 14 replies
    From his hospital bed Captain Howard Prince had a clear view of the TV screen as President Lyndon Johnson came on to address the nation. It was March 31, 1968, and the war in Vietnam was going badly. Prince knew. He’d been downrange, fighting in the rice paddies and marshes of Southeast Asia.
  • Apache Tribute (Video)

    09/01/2010 8:59:04 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10 May 2007 | --
    A tribute to all American Armed Services Members.
  • A Free Offer to Current Military and Veterans

    08/29/2010 1:57:28 PM PDT · by PROCON ^ | Aug. 29, 2010 | C. Blake Powers
    New and Social Media are dominant forces in information distribution today, and even the military has adopted the use of both. Of course, members of the military were a driving force in that, as they used both to keep family and friends up to date with what was happening to them overseas. When specialized military news sites, like Blackfive and Mudville Gazette came along, the reach to larger audiences became apparent and have led directly to sites such as this one.
  • Flagstaff man restores old military vehicles

    08/22/2010 8:27:06 AM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies
    A Flagstaff man has history in his warehouse. He's made a hobby of restoring military vehicles for 25 years. In one corner of Bill Buehler's warehouse is a 1942 Stuart Light Tank M3, once a reliable servant during landings with U.S. Marines and mobile and fast for fighting in the deserts of North Africa and the jungles of the South Pacific. Nearby is a Sexton tank, built by Canada for the British Army, and an Allis-Chalmers Sherman tank, both from World War II. Buehler also has a Humvee from the first Gulf War. "I buy and sell them," he said....
  • Marine gets hero's welcome from thousands in Jacksonville

    08/21/2010 7:00:02 AM PDT · by Chieftain · 26 replies
    Florida Times-Union ^ | August 21, 2010 | Dan Scanlan
    The rattle of thunder was replaced by the rumble of Harley-Davidson motorcycles Friday afternoon as 20-year-old Tyler Southern came home from months of hospitalization at Walter Reed Army Medical Center following severe injuries from a bomb. But the sky seemed to brighten when he lit up a big smile as he rolled to his parents’ home on Gathering Oaks Drive at 5:30 p.m., arms high as he rode in a motorcycle sidecar.
  • Want to Cut Spending? Abolish the Marines! (Barf Alert)

    08/20/2010 11:54:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies · 1+ views
    Blog Critics Magazine ^ | July 14, 2010 | Alan Kurtz
    U.S. government spending is out of control, and much of it swirls down the military's bottomless sinkhole. The FY 2010 federal budget is $3.55 trillion, of which $663.7 billion (18.74%) is earmarked for the Department of Defense. The U.S. spends 4.3% of its GDP on defense, more than double that of our nearest competitor, China (2.0%). With 4.5% of the planet's population, we account for over 40% of world military expenditures. As a country, we are $14 trillion in debt. Many defenders of our global military posture and permanent War on Terror insist that every penny spent on defense is...
  • Not one FREEPER search turned this up.

    08/18/2010 9:02:39 PM PDT · by pansgold · 9 replies
    Zac Rhyner gets the AIR FORCE CROSS ^ | VIII / XVIII / MMX | pansgold
    On March 10, 2009, SSgt. Zachary Rhyner, USAF, of Medford, Wisconsin, received the Air Force Cross from Michael B. Donley, Secretary of the Air Force (SecAF), in the presence of General Norton Schwarz, Chief of Staff, USAF (CSAF), at Pope AFB, North Carolina, adjacent to Ft. Bragg, for his role in employing air power to support the ODA 3336 special forces and their Afghan allies on April 6, 2008. The Air Force Cross is the second highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of the United States Air Force. He is an air combat controller from...
  • 9th Circus Kort finds Lying is CONSTITUTIONAL

    08/18/2010 6:55:08 PM PDT · by pansgold · 20 replies
    POLITICO ^ | VIII / XVIII / MMX | pansgold
    Today two fruits on the 9th circus court ruled it's ok to wear any medals you want. Lying is ok now. The Stolen Honor Act was ruled UNCONSTITUTIONAL. EBAY has plenty of MOH's for sale! Any takers? I doubt it here.
  • Candidate possibly embellishing military career with unearned ribbons & medals

    There is a current politician and candidate running for reelection here in SW Ohio who is a peacetime Air Force veteran. She served honorably for 6 years as an officer. She never saw combat nor was in theater. What is troubling is that this politician goes around wearing a chest full of military ribbons as if she were some sort of war hero. She wears them on her shirts, jackets, and other articles of clothing at public events. She almost resembles General Patton. She also let's you know that she is a veteran over and over and over again. She...
  • Brady Campaign slams Glenn Beck rally

    07/27/2010 2:32:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 1+ views
    The announcement that Glenn Beck would host a rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and on the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream Speech" was bound to attract critics. In an editorial featured on The Huffington Post, Brady Campaign President Paul Helmke takes aim at the "Restoring Honor" rally, which is co-hosted by the National Rifle Association (NRA). "Most jarring is the sad irony of all of these people at the podium," writes Helmke, "with their supporters spread across our National Mall, celebrating, in part, their worship of guns, while invoking, quite blatantly,...
  • Gen. McChrystal's retirement ceremony marked by laughter, regret

    07/24/2010 10:51:36 AM PDT · by shove_it · 22 replies · 3+ views ^ | 24 Jul 2010 | Linda Davidson
    Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal ended his 34-year career as an Army officer in an emotional retirement ceremony, marking the last chapter of his swift and stunning fall from grace. [...] (This is a slide show of photos, with commentary on each photo, of Gen. McChrystal's retirement ceremony at Fort McNair yesterday afternoon. It was Gen. McChrystal's request that his ceremony be conducted in ACUs (Army Combat Uniform) rather than Ceremonial Blues.)
  • USAA CEO: President Signs Bill with Amended Volcker Rule

    07/21/2010 10:09:02 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 3 replies
    Email ^ | July 21, 2010 | Josue (Joe) Robles Jr.
    President Obama has signed a sweeping financial services reform bill approved by Congress. Thanks to the support of USAA members, employees and friends, the new law provides consumer protections while preserving the way USAA serves its members. USAA believes the amended Volcker Rule provision – the most critical aspect of the law for USAA – will better serve consumers and our members. You can learn more about the Volcker Rule in USAA's Newsroom. We're gratified that congressional leaders clearly heard your voices in crafting this legislation. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and, in particular, Sen. Kay Hagan,...
  • Rosary returned to Vietnam vet as pledged 44 years ago

    07/18/2010 1:19:46 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 07/16/2010
    COLORADO SPRINGS — A Vietnam veteran has fulfilled his 44-year-old battlefield promise to return a rosary to a wounded comrade. Frank Heidel gave the rosary back to Chuck Doole on Wednesday night during an emotional reunion of the two veterans and their families. Doole had been shot in an ambush and feared he was going to die. The rosary was a gift from his grandmother and he didn't want it to be lost, so he gave it to Heidel. Heidel promised to return it when both were safe, but they lost touch. Heidel periodically tried to find Doole without success,...
  • Fighter Leader Robin Olds Honored

    07/16/2010 4:34:45 PM PDT · by gorush · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Flight Journal ^ | 2007? | Dale Boggie
    This from a Fighter Pilot chat group hosted by Tom Weeks about the memorial service held at the Air Force Academy honoring the recently deceased legendary fighter pilot, ace, leader Robin Olds:Read the article (with picture) at the source, you won't regret it.