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  • Navy wife makes desperate plea for missing husband with PTSD

    05/06/2011 12:45:44 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 11 replies · 1+ views
    KFMB 8 TV ^ | May 6, 2011 | Craig McKee
    SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A local Navy wife is desperate to find her missing husband, who has post traumatic stress disorder and hasn't been seen in days. "My whole world is collapsing because this is the guy I was going to spend the rest of my life with," says Amanda Hamilton. She and Nicholas married four and a half years ago and have two sons together. As a couple they've faced deployments, but the most recent deployment on the USS Ronald Reagan to provide humanitarian relief to Tsunami victims in Japan proved to be a tipping point, according to...
  • President Honors Wounded and Ill on Silver Star Service Banner Day

    05/01/2011 4:01:03 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 1+ views
    The Silver Star Families of Ameria ^ | May 2011 | Steve Newton
    Today is Silver Star Service Banner Day and the start of Military appreciation Month.
  • Respect our Flag Disposal Locator

    04/22/2011 11:35:49 AM PDT · by respectourflag · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Repect Our Flag ^ | April 22, 2011 | J. Brennan
    I'm writing this post to ask for some help from fellow veterans and anyone who loves our Flag. I recently went into a local car dealership to buy a new vehicle. While doing the deal I was asked if i wanted to buy a used factory cover for my truck. When I went into the storage room, my heart sunk. Over in the corner covered with dust (thick as dry wall dust), was LARGE flags that were previously flown laying in the dirt. I immediately went to the CEO and told them I wanted the flag, and I took them...
  • Anti-War traitor, ADAM KOKESH, joins staff of RUSSIA TODAY!

    04/04/2011 5:29:26 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | 04/04/2011 | Russia Today
    Darling of the peace movement and anti-War traitor, Adam Kokesh has joined in with the left wing RUSSIA TODAY!
  • Stetson hat to be new Army standard headgear

    04/01/2011 3:47:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 23 replies
    Stetson hat to be new Army standard headgear In a tip-of-the-brim nod to its American frontier history, the Army is likely to change hats again - returning to the days of the wild west and adopting a dark blue Stetson as the official head cover... Read More
  • Vets and Active Duty personnel Gary D. Barnett needs a good Freeping

    03/31/2011 5:02:49 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Robowombat ^ | March 31 | Me
    I posted this earlier on the Blog page but thought Vets and active duty military personnel and just other Americans would find this of interest. Mr. Barnett needs a lot of communications to shake his smug universe. The Lew Rockwell site is disliked ,correctly, for a number of reasons here. However, I have found that many of the posters such as Tom Wood are gentlemen and will discuss substantive disagreements in a civil and even friendly fashion. But there are those whose combination of abuseness and vulgarity particularly towards the armed forces merit slamming. One such is Mr Gary Barnett,...
  • What happens when the CinC issues an unlawful order?

    03/28/2011 7:18:32 PM PDT · by sarasmom · 26 replies
    self | 032811 | sarasmom
    When there exists a situation where the specific directives of the UCMJ, and an elected CINCs orders are in direct conflict, which directive order is primary?
  • To all Vets: Advisory from National Guard Bureau (NGB)

    03/22/2011 2:01:28 PM PDT · by Hotmetal · 10 replies
    NGB Weekly Threat Update/Force Protection Advisory | 22 Feb 2011
    Sent to me by my Readiness NCO SEE BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON A VETERANS AFFAIRS SCAM. REPEAT - THIS IS AN ADVISORY ON A SCAM THAT IS CIRCULATING. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Advisory from National Guard Bureau (NGB) An organization called Veterans Affairs Services (VAS) is providing benefit and general information on VA and gathering personal information on veterans. This organization is not affiliated with VA in any way.
  • Bud Lomell, Local World War II Hero, Dies ("Boys of Point Du Hoc")

    03/05/2011 5:13:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Patch ^ | March 3, 2011 | Catherine Galioto, Don Bennett, and Adam Hochron
    A local legend many called a hero for his World War II efforts died at the age of 91 yesterday. World War II veteran and Silver Star recipient Leonard G. 'Bud' Lomell died of natural causes in Toms River March 1. “He was a great friend of all of us and a hero of D-Day, a person of great character,’’ said Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari. “Bud was a very kind man, we miss him,’’ said Freeholder Gerry P. Little, recalling how Lomell served in the Second Ranger Battalion, charged with silencing German shore batteries during the D-Day invasion. He...
  • Prez Engages in Oil Speculation, Confuses With Dithering on Libya

    02/28/2011 3:48:39 PM PST · by Candor7 · 7 replies
    EIB Network ^ | February 25, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The president of the United States has engaged in oil price speculation. This is unprecedented. It's unheard of, and it isn't healthy. And the Money Honey at CNBC was not happy about it. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yesterday afternoon, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, during a meeting with the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. OBAMA: We actually think that we'll be able to ride out the Libya situation and it will stabilize. RUSH: He's talking about the oil price. "We actually think that we'll be able to ride out the Libya situation and [the price of oil] will...
  • TOG (The Old Guard) to help celebrate Kuwaiti liberation

    02/19/2011 8:32:36 AM PST · by shove_it · 8 replies
    DC Military ^ | 17 Feb 2011 | Michael Norris Pentagram Assistant Editor
    One hundred forty Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard, will travel to Kuwait next week to take part in the country’s 20th anniversary of its liberation during the 1991 Gulf War. TOG will provide a marching company and color bearers for the Feb. 26 ceremony and parade, joined by other U.S. and international military personnel who participated in the conflict. Kuwait will also concurrently recognize the 50th year of independence from Great Britain during several days of festivities surrounding Liberation Day, although the calendar date for that anniversary doesn’t actually occur until June. Kuwait was liberated...

    02/18/2011 8:28:39 AM PST · by NoNAIS · 13 replies
    Sun Valley Chronicle ^ | February 18, 2010 | Not Stated
    Video at link As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a speech at George Washington University yesterday condemning governments that arrest protestors and do not allow free expression - and lauding freedom of speech on the Internet - 71-year-old military veteran Ray McGovern was grabbed from the audience in plain view of her by police and an unidentified official in plain clothes and hustled out of the building and, according to McGovern and his supporters, was “brutalized and left bleeding in jail.” What McGovern did was simply remain standing silently in the audience and turned his back on her as...
  • Maine American Legion 64th annual Dirigo Boys State

    02/04/2011 1:06:52 PM PST · by George Varnum · 3 replies
    The American Legion, Dept. of Maine ^ | 02/04/2011 | Uncle Jaque
    The American Legion Department of Maine has announced the 64th annual Dirigo Boys State to be held at Thomas College in Waterville from June 19 to the 23rd, 2011. The purpose of Boys State is to provide Maine High School Juniors an opportunity to learn the basic system of politics and governance of a democratic society. Instructors are brought in from a diverse background of legal, educational, and political backgrounds to guide participants in setting up a simulated or "moot" government reflecting that of the State of Maine. Cost of the Summer program is $275 which may be subsidized by...

    02/03/2011 1:35:24 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 10 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | February 3, 2011 | Rees Lloyd
    “Four Chaplains Day” is to be observed annually on February 3 in America by the unanimous resolution of the U.S. Congress in 1988. It is a day to remember February 3, 1943, one of the most remarkable and inspiring acts of heroism in the history of warfare took place in World War II. It is a day to honor the heroism of the Four Chaplains, who selflessly gave their lives “that others may live.”However, although veterans in The American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and other veterans organizations, will hold special observances on Four Chaplains Day, most American media,...
  • Pioneering Employment Program Seeks to Hire 500 Disabled Vets in 2011

    01/30/2011 12:07:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Bradenton Herald ^ | January 28, 2011
    One of the premier providers of outsourced customer contact management services, today announced it has exceeded hiring projections ahead of schedule for its new veterans support initiative, AloriCares. With the success thus far of the pilot, the goal is to employ 500 disabled veterans by year's end, and to engage additional Fortune 500 companies in the initiative to provide work opportunities. "The AloriCares initiative serves as a creative solution to assist disabled veterans with access and re-entry into the workforce, and reinforces the increased national focus on support of military families being spearheaded by First Lady Michelle Obama," said George...
  • Organizers of Vietnam veterans' tribute to include complete picture of era

    01/25/2011 1:00:18 AM PST · by DakotaRed · 7 replies
    Fayetteville Observer ^ | Jan 20, 2011 | Michael Futch
    With the patriotic soldier and family in mind, planned activities include a Vietnam Wall traveling memorial, a wreath-laying ceremony, tributes to local Vietnam veterans and the nurses who served, and the rededication of a Vietnam War Memorial on Fort Bragg. But as envisioned by [Fayetteville Mayor Tony] Chavonne and other organizers, the homecoming also will include perspectives from native Vietnamese, homeless Vietnam veterans and anti-war protesters. "We're part of that story," said Chuck Fager, director of the Quaker House. The day before the meeting, Fager said he was appreciative that Chavonne had extended an invitation to the Quaker House to...
  • Joint Base continues potential Civil War cannon investigation

    01/22/2011 5:10:06 AM PST · by shove_it · 9 replies
    DC military ^ | 13 Jan 2011 | Rhonda Apple Pentagram Staff Writer
    Courtesy Photo Archaeologists Dan Hayes and Bill Monaghan search for Civil War cannons in Summerall Field using ground penetrating radar. Interestingly, they found anomalies in the field where the cannon are purportedly located. A search for Civil War-era cannons on Joint Base Myer-Henderon Hall took a promising turn in late December. The JBM-HH Directorate of Environmental Management coordinated an archaeological investigation with contract archeologists in early December, comprising three sites at Fort Myer. The investigation covered Fort Cass (an area adjacent to Bldg. 224, The Thrift Shop), Fort Whipple (the sustainable park adjacent to Bldg. 42, the historic Meigs Modular...
  • Found Dogtags

    01/20/2011 5:46:47 PM PST · by silentreignofheroes · 15 replies
    1/20/11 | SROH
    Found Dogtags with SN
  • Department Begins Project for Vietnam War Veterans

    01/20/2011 2:33:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2011 – More than three decades after the war’s end, the Defense Department has begun a project to pay tribute to the nation’s Vietnam War veterans. The 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration was spawned from the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act. “It was a very important time period for veterans, because most Vietnam veterans as a whole never received the homecoming that our troops receive now,” said Army Lt. Col. Hunter Holliday, public affairs officer for the commemoration. At the center of the project is a website, “50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration,” at...
  • 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...