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  • American War Heroes Return Home 7 Decades Later

    09/27/2015 2:37:06 PM PDT · by PROCON · 7 replies ^ | Sep. 27, 2015 | Alexander Mallin
    Clay Bonnyman Evans knew all there was to know about his grandfather though the two had never met until that moment under several feet of crushed coral rock on a remote island in the Pacific. Evans was polite when requesting the anthropology brush he would use to sweep some of the dust from his grandfather’s remains when they were found in May on the Tawara Atoll. “My whole life I grew up with that medal on the wall and the citation,” Evans said, holding back tears. “He’s always been my hero.”
  • Army picks new vehicle to replace the Humvee

    08/27/2015 9:38:44 AM PDT · by PROCON · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 27, 2015 | Tal Kopan
    (CNN)—The Army this week selected the company to build its much-anticipated new vehicle to replace the Humvee -- a multibillion dollar contract. Oshkosh Corporation, located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, won the $6.7 billion contract to produce the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, which will also be used by the Marine Corps. The initial order will be for 17,000 vehicles, with production set to begin next year. The Army expects to have its first JLTV unit ready to go in fiscal year 2018, according to a release from the Army. Oshkosh beat out two competitors for the final contract: defense giant Lockheed...
  • Why has 'First Team' website been suspended?

    08/13/2015 5:40:54 PM PDT · by robowombat · 28 replies
    First team ^ | August 12, 2015
    Does anybody know why this website has been suspended?: The First team website was the largest source of detailed information about the 1st Cav Division. Larger by far than the division association site. The question is why was it suspended? Too politicaly incorrect?
  • Camp Liberty seeks to create safe haven for veterans with mental and physical disabilities

    07/29/2015 3:10:35 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 9 replies ^ | July 29, 2015 | Olivia Dimmer
    NORVELL TWP, MI -- Rick Briggs has always been involved in charity work to help veterans, but when his son came back from Iraq with post-traumatic stress disorder, he knew more needed to be done for veterans. "A lot of guys put a gun in their mouth because they don't have hope, they don't have a purpose," Briggs said. "They need both hope and purpose to move forward." So, Briggs partnered with other volunteers to bring a shared dream to life. The 137-acre campsite of Camp Liberty, once finished, will feature a welcome center able to house a large family...
  • 34,000 Vets Lost Healthcare Eligibility

    07/27/2015 5:17:02 PM PDT · by Harmless Teddy Bear · 14 replies
    Military.Com ^ | July 27,2015
    Scott Davis, a program specialist at the VA enrollment center in Atlanta, says 34,000 veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan lost their eligibility for healthcare after the VA sat on their applications until they expired.
  • Filibuster of Veterans Bills

    06/14/2015 9:12:35 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 11 replies
    Vanity | June 14, 2015 | Self
    I am having an argument with a Lib, his stance is that the Repubs have filibustered all veterans bills in the senate, when I look at the congressional record, it seems the bill never got out of committee. However, there are a mountain of websites claiming the repubs are filibustering vets, for example: Some of the bills that they filibustered - bills that would have helped American people in this difficult economy: H.R. 12 - Paycheck Fairness Act H.R. 448 -- Elder Abuse Victims Act H.R. 466 - Wounded Veteran Job Security Act H.R. 515 - Radioactive Import Deterrence Act...
  • DFAS Backlog for new retirees?

    06/04/2015 10:08:03 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 10 replies
    Vanity | June 5, 2015 | Self
    One of my buds a retired USAR officer turned 60 in April 2015, he had completed all the paperwork to start his pay last year. However on 1 May he got a notice from DFAS there was a 30-60 backlog. He finally got his first check (deposit) today. Anyone know about this? I could not find an article on it.
  • What do you think about the movie "The Last Castle"

    05/27/2015 2:35:02 AM PDT · by Krosan · 29 replies
    Barring the obvious disbelief about a three star general being sent to jail for a bad command decision during an operation.
  • A Memorial Day Tribute in Honor of 1st Lt. Nathan Krissoff, USMC - KIA 12/09/06 Anbar province, Iraq

    05/24/2015 2:14:16 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    The Concert for Valor ^ | November 19, 1014 | Steven Spielberg & CDR Bill Krissoff, USN
    This video is a moving tribute to honor an outstanding young Marine Officer by his father, Dr. Bill Kristoff. At the age of 61, Dr. Bill Kristoff of Truckee, CA joined the U.S. Navy Medical Corps in order to honor the memory of his oldest son by serving as a surgeon in Afghanistan to treat wounded Marines. While doing some further research on this amazing family, I found this: The outdoor activities were a joy shared by Nathan, his father, and his younger brother, Austin, 24, who joined the Marines shortly before Nathan died.The family kept word of Nathan's death...
  • JERRY YELLIN--He flew the last combat mission in WWII {video}

    05/22/2015 11:59:56 AM PDT · by shove_it · 15 replies
    DavidsHub ^ | unknown | Jerry Yellin
    They simply don't make 'em like this any more. Take five minutes to watch this video interview -- and listen carefully to what he says and how he says it. I promise you, you won't regret a second of it. Ask yourself, how many of the few surviving WWII veterans kept themselves and their uniform in such good condition for over 70 years and can still proudly wear it? Notice his superb delivery, no teleprompter, no script -- just a 91-year-old fighter pilot representing the greatest generation at home and abroad who won WWII. He has some surprises and a...
  • Captain Sir Ernest Beachcroft Beckwith Towse and the Day Queen Victoria Wept

    05/12/2015 5:29:15 PM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    GENI ^ | March 7, 2015 | Ralph Celt Christie
    Ernest Beachcroft Beckwith Towse, Sir ‹ Ernest Beachcroft Beckwith Towse, Sir Birthdate: April 23, 1864 Birthplace: London, United Kingdom Death: Died June 21, 1948 in West Berkshire, England, United Kingdom Immediate Family: Husband of Gertrude Towse Brother of Beatrice J B Towse Gertrude Towse wife Beatrice J B Towse sister About Ernest Beachcroft Beckwith Towse, Sir Towse, Sir (Ernest) Beachcroft Beckwith (1864–1948), army officer and campaigner for the welfare of blind people, was born at Regent's Park, London, on 23 April 1864, the elder of the two sons of Robert Beckwith Towse, solicitor, and his Irish wife, Julia Ann...
  • A Brief Sketch of the Life and Death of Lt. Simeon W. Cummings

    05/12/2015 3:31:18 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    A Brief Sketch of the Life and Death of Lt. Simeon W. Cummings By Peter Holman The Cleveland Civil War Roundtable Copyright © 2008, All Rights Reserved The Confederate raider CSS Alabama put in at Saldanha Bay in the Cape Colony (Western Cape in present day South Africa), 160 sea miles northwest of Cape Town on July 29th 1863. Captain Rafael Semmes’ vessel was desperately in need of repairs and he seized the opportunity to recaulk and paint the Alabama. Small parties of men and officers also made good use of the time to go ashore to hunt birds and...
  • Need info on my Dad's DFC citation

    05/07/2015 4:36:00 PM PDT · by clintonh8r · 18 replies
    My Dad was awarded the DFC in World War 2. He was an Army Air Corps pilot, flying C-47s in CBI, North Africa and Italy. I need assistance in getting a copy of the award citation. I am having his medals framed to present to my nephew and I'd like to be able to tell him what his Pop-pop did to earn the award. Can someone tell me whom to contact, presumably in the DoD? Many thanks.
  • Silver Star Service Banner Day-May 1st

    04/30/2015 4:09:50 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 3 replies
    Congress.Gov ^ | 2015 | Steve Newton
    May 1st is Silver Star Service Banner Day: A day to remember our wounded, ill and injured Armed Force members from all wars. The United States House has made the day permanent while the Senate passes a continuing resolution every year. Take a moment on May 1st to remember the sacrifices made for our Nation.
  • hostage rescue attept ceremony Saturday at noon, Arlington

    04/23/2015 5:49:30 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 18 replies
    Hostage Rescue Attempt ^ | 04/23/15 | RaceBannon
    For those in the DC area, there is the annual ceremony for the rescue attempt fallen this Saturday at noon time in Arlington National Cemetery head to the tomb of the unknown soldier, it is right in front of the rotunda
  • Ceremony sees 40th receive new senior enlisted leader Sword of responsibility handed over

    04/15/2015 8:05:29 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — When it comes to Army noncommissioned officers, they like their ceremonies short and simple with the right touch of traditions. So it was on Tuesday, when two command sergeants majors — John Reinburg and Christopher Schultingkemper — stood on Brown Parade Field, with soldiers of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion before them, watching as the unit’s senior NCO position changed. Reinburg has deployed 10 times during his career, which will now continue with his reassignment to the Army Central Command at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina.
  • OPERATION HOMECOMING - 12 February - 4 April 1973

    04/07/2015 6:36:33 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 4 replies
    OPERATION HOMECOMING12 February – 4 April 1973 Newly freed prisoners of war celebrate as their C-141A aircraft lifts off from Hanoi, North Vietnam, on Feb. 12, 1973, during Operation Homecoming. The mission included 54 C-141 flights between 12 February and 4 April 1973, returning 591 POWs to American soil.
  • Sculptor Captures Son's Spirit to Salute the Marine Corps

    03/20/2015 6:44:11 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/20/2015 | Matt Burke
    With every stroke of sculptor John Phelps’ steady hand, the clay began to take shape. First, there was a skeleton that soon began to look more and more like one Marine in uniform; then there were three. Before long, their faces twisted and contorted to depict the horrors of combat. The nonprofit veteran service organization Hope for the Warriors commissioned Phelps to immortalize the now-iconic “Hell House” photo taken by Lucian Read during the battle for Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004. The photo depicted two Marine lance corporals carrying a bloodied 1st Sgt. Bradley Kasal out of a house following a...
  • M-1 Garand Question

    03/13/2015 1:53:45 PM PDT · by elder5 · 75 replies
    My Father in law passed away and left me his M-1. I'm ex-army (M-16 days) and other than the time I spent in the military I haven't had too many weapons in my hands. The weapon is in great shape except for a small amount of rust in front of the rear site. My question is how to remove the rust without damaging the weapon. Thanks.
  • Its existence kept secret throughout the war, the US naval base at Ulithi.

    03/11/2015 12:56:36 PM PDT · by redreno · 15 replies ^ | Wed May 07, 2014 | BY GEORGE SPANGLER
    In March 1945, 15 battleships, 29 carriers, 23 cruisers, 106 destroyers, and a train of oilers and supply ships sailed from "a Pacific base." What was this base? The mightiest force of naval Power ever assembled must have required a tremendous supporting establishment. Ulithi, the biggest and most active naval base in the world was indeed tremendous but it was unknown. Few civilians had heard of it at all. By the time security released the name, the remarkable base of Ulithi was a ghost. The war had moved on to the Japanese homeland, and the press was not printing ancient...
  • V.A. Crisis Call Center Documentary Wins Oscar

    02/23/2015 9:29:13 PM PST · by RonPaulLives · 2 replies ^ | 22 Feb 2015 | Breitbart
    The HBO documentary Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 picked up the Oscar for Best Short-Subject Documentary at Sunday night’s 87th annual Academy Awards. The 40-minute film follows staffers at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ 24-hour call center as they speak with veterans experiencing emotional crises.
  • William H. Wilbur, Jr. USMA 1949

    02/17/2015 3:23:30 PM PST · by robowombat · 2 replies
    William H. Wilbur, Jr. 1949 1949 Class Crest Cullum No. 17220 • Sep 06, 1950 • Died in Korea Lieutenant William H. Wilbur, Jr.. was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 25, 1926, the son of Brigadier General William Hale Wilbur. (Class of 1912, USMA) and Laura Schieffelin Wilbur. He was mortally wounded in action near Tabudong, Korea, on September 6, 1950. Bill lived a short life, a life with a tragic ending, but one with more meaning and purpose than many of us will lead though we live many years. Military ancestry was in his blood. To know him...
  • Support Naming Future I-10 Bridge In Memory Of Fallen Paratrooper

    02/16/2015 10:14:01 PM PST · by CanOpener · 10 replies
    Local and national support for naming the future I-10 bridge in Mobile Alabama in memory of a fallen paratrooper... Corporal Chris Mason (KIA 28 November 2006 Iraq)... continues to grow. The Facebook page that was setup, for people to like and show support has over 6,000 people listed and growing each day. Most are people from Lower Alabama, where the bridge will be constructed. But still there is a great deal of resistance from the "good ole boy network". Chris will need your help. Corporal Chris Mason once said.... Being in the military is about putting your life on the...
  • Tattoos, prescription drugs, obesity hinder Army Reserves recruitment effort

    02/16/2015 8:19:50 PM PST · by PROCON · 23 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Feb. 16, 2015 | Maggie Ybarra
    The majority of potential Army reservists are either hooked on prescription drugs, have too many tattoos, are overweight or have mental conditions that prohibit them from joining the military, recruiters say. Seven out of 10 applicants — who return to their civilian lives after training, but can be called into active service at any time — fail to meet Army Reserve standards for on mental, physical and other grounds, said Capt. Eric Connor, U.S. Army Reserve Command spokesman. The problem affects the broader service as well. According to Army Recruiting Command statistics compiled last year, 71 percent of young people...
  • World War II airman's remains coming home to Iowa (SSgt Marvin Steinford)

    01/29/2015 1:55:12 PM PST · by robowombat · 7 replies
    World War II airman's remains coming home to Iowa The remains of an Iowa serviceman are coming home, 66 years after he disappeared when his bomber was hit by German gunfire over Hungary. Staff Sgt. Marvin "Steiney" Steinford of Keystone was 22 when he bailed out of the damaged B-17 "Flying Fortress" on March 24, 1945, the military said Wednesday. A memorial service has been set for 2 p.m. June 21 at Christ Episcopal Church in Cedar Rapids, to be followed by graveside services at Cedar Memorial Cemetery, also in Cedar Rapids. Steinford's bomber was headed for Berlin when it...
  • Major General Laurence B. Keiser 1917

    01/25/2015 1:04:14 PM PST · by robowombat · 8 replies
    West Point Aog ^ | After 1969
    Laurence B. Keiser 1917 Cullum No. 5719 • Oct 20, 1969 • Died in San Francisco, California Interred in West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY I have never known an officer who more deserved recognition as a "soldier’s soldier” than Laurence Bolton Keiser. He was a man who embodied in the highest degree the cherished traditions of his Alma Mater—military bearing and dignity, forthright moral courage, tactical brilliance and dynamic leadership and, most of all, an understanding and loyalty for those who served under him. Dutch knew soldiers, and he had the attribute of inspiring them by simple affection and...
  • Serve, Protect, Defend: Former Army MP, CID Agent Awarded For Heroics

    01/25/2015 12:47:46 PM PST · by robowombat · 3 replies
    Army.Mil ^ | March 26, 2014 | Colby T Hauser
    Serve, Protect, Defend: Former Army MP, CID Agent Awarded For Heroics March 26, 2014 By Mr. Colby T Hauser (USACIDC) Related Links U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command During a formal ceremony yesterday in the office of the Majority Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives, a former U.S. Army Military Policeman and CID Special Agent was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroic actions during the Korean War. Sgt. 1st Class Robert "Cowboy Bob" Keiser, who passed away in December 2009, was awarded the Army's second highest award for valor for saving the lives of "hundreds of Soldiers"...
  • Always Out Front: a Photo History of an Airborne Company

    01/05/2015 7:32:10 AM PST · by TigerTale · 4 replies
    Kickstarter ^ | 01-02-15 | Jason Auld
    In August of 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait triggering a quick response from the United States. Ground troops and aircraft were rapidly deployed to protect the country of Saudi Arabia. The first boots on the ground were from the historic 82nd Airborne Division- America's Guard of Honor. Now, almost 25 years later there are very few accounts of what it was like for the soldiers on the ground. The photo book "Always Out Front: a Photo History of an Airborne Company" will tell the story of B Co 313th Military Intelligence Battalion in their own words and photos.

    11/26/2014 3:34:30 PM PST · by DJ Taylor · 3 replies
    A&E ^ | 11/11/2013 | Herb Heilbrun and John Leahr
    A Heart warming story you may have seen before, but it's well worth seeing again.
  • My Grandfather

    11/11/2014 7:13:01 PM PST · by uscga77 · 15 replies
    Today was originally, Armistice Day, the end of World War I. Here's to my Grandfather, Edward Smith who served in a machine gun company in the Meuse-Argonne Forest and St Miheil battles. He saw more than any person should ever see and said very little about it to his wife or his son, my dad. It's said he suffered the ill effects of mustard gas. He did enjoy his time after the war in the Army of Occupation. Here's to grandpa, one of those Yanks who helped turn the tide of that awful war and bring it to an end.
  • Free meal o'charleys leads to reunion

    11/11/2014 2:10:45 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 10 replies
    self | racebannon
    Free meals at ocharleys Just met Marine, first time since 1980 use Okinawa, hostage rescue attempt time Way cool Name Brian Dancey
  • 2014 Medal of Honor Recipient

    11/10/2014 7:44:13 AM PST · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    This isn't the full list, it is the remaining three that WSJ had covered in this past year. 1 - USMC Lance Coporal William Kyle Carpenter of Company F, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, earned his medal for serving in the line of fire in Helmand Province on November 21, 2010. He was a member of a platoon-sized coalition force, comprised of two reinforced Marine rifle squads partnered with an Afghan National Army squad. 2 - USA Staff Sergeant Ryan M Pitts Company C, 2d Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment earned his Medal of Honor for serving in the line of fire...
  • Fury: The Mother of all Tank Movies

    11/03/2014 9:53:07 AM PST · by w1n1 · 74 replies
    wsj ^ | 10/2014 | Frank Jardim
    Fury: The Mother of all Tank Movies starring Brad Pitt, no I'm not a fan of his, but did enjoyed the movie. The authenticity of the tanks was the real thing, Sherman's and the German Tiger I. Pitt's character is a bit reminiscent of the role he played as a soldier in Inglorious Basterds, which also took place during WWII. He takes his five-man crew behind enemy lines, where they are outnumbered and outgunned. FURY is the first war film to feature a real life German Tiger I tank which actually came out of a museum collection. Tigers were the...
  • 2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discounts

    10/26/2014 1:33:41 PM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 15 replies
    The Military Wallet ^ | October 25, 2014 | Ryan Guina
    Veterans Day is soon approaching and there are many restaurants and companies who want to thank our veterans by providing them with discounts or a free meal. To those companies offering veterans a free meal or discount, the military community gives a collective thanks
  • Why I Hate Cops

    10/24/2014 8:15:52 AM PDT · by old school · 146 replies
    Breach Bang Clear ^ | 21 October, 2014 | Nathan "Mad Duo Nate"
    "Why I hate cops- they roll heavier than we did outside the wire downrange, they use helicopters and machine guns and militarized stuff and drive tanks into crowds..."
  • Disappointing reports(vanity)

    10/19/2014 3:52:10 PM PDT · by Baynative · 19 replies
    Charity Navigator ^ | 10/1914 | Baynative
    I was looking about on the web for information on fundraising groups and came across this site that focuses on groups aiding military veterans.
  • Jonah Goldberg: No military dog left behind

    09/01/2014 9:56:41 PM PDT · by EC1 · 15 replies
    I'm sharing this here because there isn't a single grunt who doesn't appreciate these loyal, faithful friends and guardians. I also know there are some reasonably high ranked grunts here, and a heck of a lot still hooked into the system who can spread the word. This is truly a vile act. They are not disposable sensor packages with teeth. They are friends. Colleagues. I don't even like dogs much, but having 90 lbs of warm fur and teeth watching over you is immensely reassuring.
  • In Memory of Lawrence (Larry) N. Guarino, Col, USAF (Ret)

    ... Larry received his wings and commission in the U.S Air Force in 1943. During WWII, he saw service in North Africa, Italy and China. He was recalled again for the Korean War. He was later assigned to the Philippines, Japan, and Okinawa. Major Guarino was flying combat missions in Southeast Asia in early 1965 when he was shot down and forced to eject over North Vietnam. He was captured and taken as prisoner of war, spending the next 2,801 days in captivity. Colonel Guarino was released on February 12, 1973. He was awarded the nation's second highest award, the...
  • Eielson’s ‘Lady of the Lake’ had role in Cold War

    08/17/2014 9:35:15 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 23 replies
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | Aug 17, 2014 | By Sam Friedman
    FAIRBANKS — A recent survey of Eielson Air Force Base’s Lady of the Lake confirmed that the aircraft had a noteworthy history in the air before it was abandoned to its gravel pit lake grave. Work by about a dozen divers from Eielson and Fort Wainwright confirmed earlier this month that when she was airworthy, the Lady of the Lake was the specific aircraft that detected evidence of Soviet atomic testing in 1949, the first aircraft to do this. Most residents and visitors to Eielson Air Force Base know the Lady of the Lake as a specter of a plane....
  • Help! Looking for a past article

    08/15/2014 3:51:07 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 11 replies
    I am looking for an article posted within the last 36 hours about a time traveler talking to a man about the future of his 2 grandchildren. Wanted to share it with others but forgot to bookmark it.
  • VA Healthcare System: Your Opinion.

    08/05/2014 5:35:09 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    I' m an old Freeper just getting into the VA healthcare system in Eugene, Oregon. Today's first appt went great. Met my PCP, she gave me a free blood pressure monitor to keep a log. And my monthly prescriptions prices are lower (I don't have any other insurance). I am impressed so far. Look forward to future visits.
  • Legacy proposes vets' home for old hospital. Meeting w/officials draws praise from state official

    07/28/2014 12:39:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — As the new Sierra Vista Health Care Center is getting closer to completion, what will happen to the half century old existing hospital is being contemplated. The not-for-profit Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona, the successor to the former hospital board, is looking at gifting the 90,000-square-foot hospital to the Arizona Department of Veterans Services (ADVS) as a Veterans Home and Assistance Center. The foundation may even donate money to help in the renovation.
  • Vet dies in another VA facility, whose fault is it ?

    07/03/2014 12:08:55 PM PDT · by redcatcherb412 · 10 replies
    koat tv ^ | 07/02/2014 | vanity
    do not get sick at this hospital
  • Opinion/Vanity: I kept my end of the deal.

    06/16/2014 9:57:08 PM PDT · by pansgold · 18 replies
    VI / XVI / MMXIV | pansgold
    In 1968 when I enlisted, my enlistment contract guaranteed me that for the rest of my life I could be seen at any VA hospital or clinic for free for the rest of my life on a tier system. 1st. To be seen were service connected disabilities. 2nd to be seen were active duty personnel and their families. 3rd. And last to be seen were all other veterans. You could walk-in and wait and you may have to wait all day but you would be seen by a doctor. All medications were free at any veterans hospital or clinic, no...
  • Founder and CEO of the Silver Star Families of America Offers to Trade Himself

    06/11/2014 8:30:48 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 15 replies
    Self ^ | 2014 | Steve Newton
    For immediate Release 6/10/14 Clever, Mo Founder and CEO of the Silver Star Families of America Offers to Trade Himself for Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi
  • Vanity: VA Health Care System, what's your Story?

    06/07/2014 5:12:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    I'm a 62 year old Vietnam vet, no hero, just proud to have served my country and it was a great entrance into manhood. I am in the process of entering the VA healthcare system here in Oregon. No current health issues, but I'm registering since I recently was laid off and have no health insurance. I would appreciate Vet input on their experience with the healthcare they receive from the VA system in general and if anyone has had an experience with the Eugene, Oregon facility.
  • MILITARY UPDATE: AAFES Chief: Let 22 million vets shop exchanges online

    06/07/2014 3:04:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 38 replies
    Defense officials are weighing a proposal from the director of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) to allow the nation’s 22 million honorably discharged veterans, and perhaps an equal number of their family members, to shop online for military exchange products and discounts. Shoppers who use the AAFES website enjoy savings of up to 25 percent on many brand name products. They also avoid state and local sale taxes on their purchases just like on-base shoppers do. By providing online discounts to millions of deserving veterans and families, said Thomas C. Shull, chief executive officer of AAFES, the...
  • Obama shows respect to fallen WWII vets (chewing gum)!

    06/06/2014 5:05:40 PM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 33 replies
    C Span | 06.06.2014 | self
    Flipping through the channels, I stopped at the program showing D-day remembrance at Normandy beach. President of France is giving speech, remembering the D-day, sacrifices and thanking veterans for their contribution to freedom. World dignitaries are sitting in the audience along with remaining veterans, Queen of England with her husband and other heads of states. Among them camera swings to our Barak Hussein Obama, President of the USA - CHEWING FREAKIN' GUM! Another example of his "respect" for non-muslim warriors.
  • Quinn and Rose D-Day Special (

    06/06/2014 3:19:17 AM PDT · by sneakers · 14 replies
    Quinn's D-Day Special from several years ago. It speaks for itself. Gives me chills every time I listen t it. God bless all who served then, and serve now. We owe them a huge debt that can never be properly be repaid.
  • Silver Star Families of America calls for expanded use of Non-VA Care Program

    06/03/2014 8:40:50 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 9 replies
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jeremy P. Amick, public affairs officer Silver Star Families of America Phone: (573) 230-7456 Email: