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  • DOD Announces Iraq, Afghanistan Campaign Stars

    06/30/2011 3:00:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 Bronze campaign stars are now authorized for service members who have served in Iraq since Sept. 1, 2010, or in Afghanistan since Dec. 1, 2009, Defense Department officials announced today. The new campaign stars, worn on the Iraq and Afghanistan campaign medals, recognize service during Operation New Dawn in Iraq and the Consolidation III campaign phase in Afghanistan. Operation New Dawn began Sept. 1, 2010, marking the official end of Operation Iraqi Freedom and U.S. combat operations in Iraq and a new focus on advising, assisting and training Iraqi security forces. The Consolidation III campaign...
  • Face of Defense: Airman Honors Father With Bronze Star

    06/21/2011 3:34:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 1+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Air Force Capt. George Tobias
    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., June 21, 2011 An Air Force Space Command chief master sergeant used the occasion of her retirement ceremony here to take care of one last troop -- her father, who was presented with the Bronze Star Medal he earned four decades ago. Army Col. Timothy Coffin, deputy commander of Space and Missile Defense Command and Army Strategic Command, pins the Bronze Star on retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Porter as his daughter, Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Nancy Geisler, looks on during her retirement ceremony June 13, 2011, at Peterson Air Force Base,...
  • A Little Help Please (Vanity)

    06/19/2011 2:52:20 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity ^ | 2011 | Steve Newton
    Need a little help with voting
  • Group, event will benefit Marines

    06/10/2011 4:26:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1+ views
    SIERRA VISTA A Marine Corps League event Sept. 18 will benefit active, retired and former Marines and their families in the area with social functions, morale and welfare. The Marine Corps League Poker Run will kick off with a rally at 9 a.m. at Cochise County Choppers on Highway 92 in Bisbee. Register from 10 a.m. to noon, with the last rider out at 1 p.m. and in by 4 p.m. Cost is $10 per rider, $5 per passenger. A parts swap meet and 50/50 raffle also are planned. For more information, call 234-6402. The Marine Corps League can...
  • Face of Defense: Vietnam Vet Guardsman Savors View From Top

    06/09/2011 5:43:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 1+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Army Sgt. Darron Salzer, National Guard Bureau
    ARLINGTON, Va., June 9, 2011 As one of the last remaining active-duty National Guard members with service experience in Vietnam, Army Master Sgt. Leland Lesher said the most rewarding thing about his career is the view from the top while at the Army Guard headquarters. Army Master Sgt. Leland Lesher, Army National Guard force protection branch noncommissioned officer in charge and an Illinois National Guard member, swears the oath of extension and enlistment at the Army National Guard Readiness Center in Arlington, Va., June 7, 2011. Lesher is one of the last active-duty Guard members who has service time...
  • Salute to D-Day Veterans - [Vanity]

    06/06/2011 1:06:05 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Self | 6/6/2011 | Self
    Thank you D-Day veterans. You service will always be remembered, as well as that of the fallen.
  • The Incredible Story of "Reckless" - Equine Korean War Vet & Heroine

    06/02/2011 7:12:23 AM PDT · by soozla · 2 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 06/02/2011 | 5th Marine Recoiless Rifles - 1st Marine Div
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIo3ZfA9da0&feature=player_embedded
  • Memorial Day In Brooklyn

    05/30/2011 5:00:02 PM PDT · by OddLane · 4 replies · 1+ views
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 30, 2011 | Gerard Perry
    Ill attempt to keep my commentary to a minimum, since I dont think I can add much to the images Ill be posting today. The image above is of the Field of Flags, a memorial to the 266 New Yorkers who been killed in action during operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and associated theaters of the War on Terror. The fact that I couldnt get the entire field into view illustrates the extent of the sacrifice made by men and women of our Armed Forces, but also the contribution New York as a state has made to their missions overseas....
  • Marine Corps foundation honors heroic Vietnam War priest

    05/22/2011 3:46:20 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies · 2+ views
    CNA ^ | Triangle, Va., May 20, 2011
    www.catholicnewsagency.com Marine Corps foundation honors heroic Vietnam War priest By Marianne Medlin Marine Cpl. James Capodanno, stands next to the window dedicated to his brother. Credit: Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Triangle, Va., May 20, 2011 / 02:35 am (CNA).- Servant of God Fr. Vincent Capodanno, a chaplain who was killed in action while protecting U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War, was honored with a permanent tribute at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.The Marines who served with Chaplain Capodanno remember him as the Chaplain who went wherever his Marines needed his comfort and guidance, no matter the personal...
  • Old Guard Soldiers recall 9⁄11 role at ceremony

    05/14/2011 2:27:59 PM PDT · by shove_it · 1 replies · 1+ views
    DC Military ^ | 12 May 2011 | Sgt Erica Vinyard
    ‘‘Last Monday morning, the nation woke to the news of the death of the mastermind of the 9⁄11 attacks and the nation’s most wanted criminal, who met the same fate that he imposed on more than 3,000 citizens,” said Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commanding general, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and Military District of Washington, during a May 9 ceremony at Fort McNair, commemorating the actions of MDW personnel who responded to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. ‘‘Last Sunday’s actions are a striking example of American commitment; that same commitment that brings us here today, to dedicate a...
  • 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...