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  • Transgender Vets Want Military Access

    01/11/2011 1:39:19 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 16 replies ^ | January 11, 2011 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Before handcuffing herself to the White House fence, former Petty Officer First Class Autumn Sandeen carefully pinned three rows of Navy ribbons to her chest. Her regulation dress blue skirt, fitted jacket, hat and black pumps were new -- fitting for a woman who spent two decades serving her country as a man.Sandeen was the only transgender person among the six veterans arrested in April while protesting the military's ban on openly gay troops. But when she watched President Obama last month sign the hard-fought bill allowing for the ban's repeal, melancholy tinged her satisfaction."This is another...
  • Doolittle's Nbr 13

    01/03/2011 10:29:01 AM PST · by Don Corleone · 16 replies · 1+ views
    e-mail | Mac McElroy LTC. USAF (Deceased)
    It was an exciting time for us. My unit was the first to receive the new B-25 medium bomber. When I saw it for the first time I was in awe. It looked so huge. It was so sleek and powerful. The guys started calling it the "rocket plane", and I could hardly wait to get my hands on it.
  • Navy veteran recalls kamikaze attack at Battle of Okinawa

    12/13/2010 6:48:56 AM PST · by FredJake · 16 replies ^ | 12/8/2010 | Joe Newby
    Kamikaze - a Japanese word meaning "divine wind" - was a last-ditch effort by the Japanese to stop the Allied advance in the Pacific during World War 2. Pilots, mostly young students, gladly volunteered for suicide missions out of a strong sense of duty to their Emperor. Most of us know of the kamikaze through documentaries or old videos. But the suicide attacks were very real for Grove Schoolcraft, 85, of Sandpoint, Idaho. In fact, the ship he served on as a signalman, the USS PC-1603, was struck twice at the Battle of Okinawa, and scuttled on May 26, 1945....
  • Wreaths placed at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery

    12/11/2010 7:23:22 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 6 replies
    knoxnews ^ | Dec. 11, 2010 | Nash Armstrong
    Veterans were among the group gathered Saturday morning at the East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on Lyons View Pike to place 350 Christmas wreaths on grave markers as a part of Wreaths Across America. The national program is an effort to decorate 131 Department of Veterans Affairs national cemeteries, state Veteran cemeteries, Arlington National Cemetery and other memorial sites.
  • Thought Experiment

    12/07/2010 12:52:05 PM PST · by OneWingedShark · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Self ^ | 06 Dec 10 | Self
    I put together a thought experiment on another thread to illustrate the basic problem, as I understand it, in LTC Lankinís case. Those disapproving of his actions have failed to reply with the much other than ďthatís silly,Ē completely failing to cite regulations, laws, rules, or other such official codification. † For that reason, I should like to post that thought-experiment here and get other veteranís opinions (and hopefully the backing codifications) on the matter. Letís say that I were to type up orders assigning myself to the command of some unit, then dig out my old BDUs, get a...
  • Prof Compares Military Recruiters with Sex Predators

    12/07/2010 12:38:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Ricochet ^ | December 6. 2010 | Emily Esfahani Smith, Ed.
    Amy Hagopian, a professor of Global Health at the University of Washington, has been on a crusade to end military recruitment at local high schools. In 2005, she was behind the first successful effort in the U.S. to ban military recruiters on a high school campus. And these days, under the guise of scholarship, she has co-authored an article for the American Journal of Public Health that compares military recruiters to child sex predators. Hagopian is pictured below at Seattle's Garfield High School, which banned military recruiters in 2005 as a result of her efforts. Hagopian's recent article that compares...
  • Commander's Corner

    12/03/2010 12:53:30 PM PST · by · 2 replies
    Nine years ago two of the four commercial aircraft took off from Boston, and the other two took off from Newark, and Washington. They took off fully loaded with men, women and children-all innocent, and all soon to die. These aircraft were targeted at the World Trade Towers in New York, the Pentagon, and likely the Capitol in Washington, D.C.. Three found their mark. No American alive old enough to remember will ever forget exactly where they were, exactly what they were doing, and exactly who they were with at the moment they watched the aircraft dive into the World...
  • Vanity: My boss wrote a book, WE WERE BROTHERS

    11/30/2010 6:16:03 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 6 replies
    Dane Hoover ^ | 11/30/2010 | Dane Hoover
    I realize this is shameless, but do all of you old timers remember when there were extremely high numbers of Marines dying in peacetime helicopter accidents in 1975 just before the Saigon evacuation?
  • Vietnam Wall

    11/29/2010 1:58:52 PM PST · by umgud · 17 replies
    Virtual Wall ^ | na | na
    Vietnam Wall First click on a state. When it opens, scroll down to the city and the names will appear. Then click on their names. It should show you a picture of the person, or at least their bio and medals.
  • From Army Green to Pizza, Pizza

    11/29/2010 12:16:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Manassas News and Messenger ^ | November 29, 2010 | Julia LeDoux
    DUMFRIES, Va. - Tony Vazquez says the years he spent serving as a military police officer at Fort Belvoir prepared him to own his own pizza business. Vazquez and his wife, Shelley, are expected to open their Little Caesars franchise at 16708 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 121 in Dumfries on Thursday. ďIt was the discipline and teamwork I learned in the Army that made a big difference in my life,Ē he said. ďOne of the most important things I learned is that when you make a commitment, you stick to it. You must believe in what you are doing.Ē Tony...
  • WWII Vet passes - vanity

    11/27/2010 9:32:28 PM PST · by Principled · 18 replies
    Townson-Rose Funeral Home ^ | 11-27-10 | Townson-Rose Funeral Home
    Franklyn Wynne (Tony) Plemmons, age 86, born September 8, 1924 in Asheville, NC and formerly of Oglethorpe, GA, residing in Marble, NC passed away Thursday, November 25, 2010 at his residence. Affectionately called (Tony) by his family and friends, Tony was very proud of his Native American heritage as an enrolled member of the Ioway Tribe of KS and NE. He was also a decorated veteran of WWII serving in the US Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theater with the 7th Air Force, 11th bomb group, 431st squadron as Flight Engineer and machine gunner on a B‚Äź24 bomber participating...
  • Found this and got PO'ed

    11/27/2010 8:42:52 PM PST · by DarkshadowNY · 21 replies · 1+ views
    I believe nothing he says.
  • Fallen Warrior

    11/18/2010 10:45:02 AM PST · by Toadman · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Savanna News ^ | November 18, 2010 | By Corey Dickstein
    Staff Sgt. Kevin M. Pape, 30, of Fort Wayne, Ind., died in Konar province of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire, according to the Department of Defense.
  • Vanity, need lawyer to sue Govt contractor

    11/13/2010 2:00:39 AM PST · by usnavy_cop_retired · 8 replies
    Kenneth J. Fournier | 11-13-2010 | Kenneth J. Fournier
    I am a member of a U.S. Military retiree group in the Philippines. We need to find a lawyer or law firm that can assess a possible class action lawsuit against a government contractor. I can't give details in the open for fear of the facts prematurely becoming known. If anyone can help direct us to a lawyer that will be willing to look at our case, we would be forever appreciative.
  • Veteran's Voice: Postsecret honors Vets

    This is a great video sharing some thoughts from troops who are out there everyday protecting our country.
  • 3 iconic WWII bombers coming to Deer Valley

    11/12/2010 11:24:01 AM PST · by SandRat · 30 replies
    See WWII history
  • I Fought For You!

    11/11/2010 9:44:25 AM PST · by Young Werther · 9 replies
    A Fellow Vetran ^ | 11/11/2010 | US Vetrans
    I fought for youHand Salute!
  • Thank You Fellow Vets

    11/11/2010 6:34:32 AM PST · by mainevet · 18 replies
    As I sit here at work today, I wanted to send my heartfelt thanks to all you fellow vets out there for your dedication to duty, love of country, and your sacrifices while serving, defending our country. Thanks Brothers and Sisters

    11/10/2010 9:19:13 PM PST · by pvoce · 31 replies
    Google ^ | 11/10/10 | PVoce
    It only took them HOW many years to recognize it?
  • Halloween Candy Buyback program...

    10/30/2010 11:27:19 AM PDT · by Conservative4Life · 14 replies
    TNT Dental Newsletter ^ | 26 Oct 2010 | TNT Dental
    A Sweet Way to Make Everyone Smile: The Halloween Candy Buy-Back Program! Every kid loves Halloween! So do adults. As responsible dentists, community members, and US citizens, Halloween Candy Buy Back dentists have found a way to keep the fun, while helping kids and our troops deployed overseas.