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  • Marine finally completes 2,500-mile row of the Mississippi river (Shortened)

    08/08/2014 9:37:07 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/7/14 | GERALD HERBERT
    A former Afghanistan Marine who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder has found refuge in rowing the length of the Mississippi river. The trip to the mouth of the river at the Gulf of Mexico took Joshua Ploetz, 69 days, about 50 of them spent paddling. But Ploetz said he needed every inch of the more than 2,500-mile river to paddle away the demons of the war, or at least calm them a bit. Ploetz, 30, from Winona, Minnesota, returned from the war eight years ago after being injured by a roadside bomb, suffering a minor stroke and watching his friends...
  • The first female ever to advance to the American Ninja Warrior finals (video)

    07/21/2014 10:39:45 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    wimp.com ^ | 7-19-2014 | wimp.com
    24-year-old gymnast Kacy Catanzaro makes history by becoming the first female ever to qualify for the "American Ninja Warrior" national finals. After becoming a celebrity overnight, she hopes to use her newfound fame to encourage young people to get fit.
  • WWE The Ultimate Warrior has died at age 54

    04/08/2014 9:32:59 PM PDT · by Gigantor · 64 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/9/2014 | Self
    WWE Wrestler The Ultimate Warrior has died.
  • FReeper jonesat (U.S. Army Major ret) has passed away

    07/30/2013 7:53:02 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 43 replies
    July 30, 2013 | Jim Robinson
    We have learned that FReeper jonesat has passed away. Here's a message I received from his dear wife, Debbie: Jim - thank you for your personal response! I admit I was surprised to get your email as I know you have thousands of readers. Andrew passed away in March at the age of 48 after a 13 year fight with a rare form of cancer (leiomyosarcoma). He was a true warrior, conservative and patriot. He was an Army officer (Major) when he was diagnosed, and after he was medically retired, worked for the Army first as a contractor then as...
  • The men who could be pope: Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle

    03/09/2013 3:05:43 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | March 9, 2013 | RACHEL OBORDO
    Cardinal Tagle Watch the Rome Reports video profile.Cardinal Luis Antonio “Chito” Gokim Tagle is Primate of the Philippines and titular archpriest of San Felice da Cantalice a Centocelle in Rome. He is the country’s 32nd archbishop and when he was named a cardinal last October he became the second youngest cardinal in the world (he is just two years older than Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal of India). Cardinal Tagle is already a household name in the Philippines and is often seen around Manila, commuting to work on his bike. But only recently have the worldwide media taken an interest. At...
  • Cold Warrior Putin calls for Russian military upgrades as U.S. troop cuts loom

    02/27/2013 7:28:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/27/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said the country needs an immediate and massive military upgrade by 2016 and has called on his top brass to put the wheels in motion. On Wednesday, he told top defense ministry and military officials that Russia is seeing insistent attempts from world powers, and the United States in particular, to upset the balance of missile defense, The Associated Press reported. He said the United States was trying to take the lead in world power and establish a new missile defense system, AP said. His statements come at a time when Israel and the United States...
  • The War Arrow

    01/10/2013 11:36:44 AM PST · by fattigermaster · 6 replies
    Me | Today | fattigermaster
    When last I read a sword and sorcery fantasy novel about human warriors trying to save the world against the onslaught of darkness, instead of dark elves, goblins and orcs I couldnt help but visualize the humans defending against socialists, LGBTers and OWSers. They are the antagonists of our current national tale. And like the fantasy novels, they may have been born to be wholesome beings but their souls and even their appearances have been warped by the power of corrupting evil. I mean, not just what they say and do, but look at them. Theres a difference between just...
  • Wounded Warrior Project faces fallout after snubbing Gun Talk

    11/14/2012 2:10:52 PM PST · by AAABEST · 41 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 14, 2012 | David Codrea
    In a development that shocked veteran talk show host Tom Gresham of the nationally-syndicated Gun Talk Radio program, the Wounded Warrior Project declined an interview request on Gun Talk Radio because it's a firearms-related show, the program reported yesterday on its Facebook page. I'm stunned at your email saying that the WWP doesn't participate in an interview or activity related to firearms, Gresham emailed the charitys public relations director, Leslie A. Coleman. Inasmuch as there are 90 million gun owners and most of them support wounded veterans, I think they would be shocked to hear that they are, by way...
  • Barack Obama the not-so-happy warrior

    11/05/2012 3:02:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/05/12 | GLENN THRUSH
    Barack Obama, the unhappy warriorBy GLENN THRUSH | 11/5/12 4:39 AM EST Barack Obamas enthusiasm gap began at home. There is a surprisingly simple explanation for Obamas up-and-down performance as a candidate during his reelection grind in 2012, for those lackluster TV appearances, for that epic flop Oct. 3 on the Denver debate stage that might yet cost him his presidency on Tuesday. Until the final sprint, he just wasnt that into it.
  • The Heart of a Warrior

    05/28/2012 7:20:48 AM PDT · by Comrade Brother Abu Bubba · 2 replies
    CBS Sportsline ^ | May 26, 2012 | Jimmymc600
    The Heart of a WarriorSo far away from home in distant and often desolate lands our young men fight for freedoms with blood stained hands with heavy hearts embrace brothers who die in their arms the reality of war in the action and way of so many harms the call of duty, honor and country ring loudly in their ears willingness to fight and die maturity far beyond their years Shouldering the burden of any moment they too may fall they fly the flag of freedom while standing tall at the wall the depth of purpose as warriors they must...
  • Goodbye Andrew Breitbart your inspiration will live on.

    03/01/2012 1:00:29 PM PST · by Corky Boyd · 17 replies · 3+ views
    Island Turtle ^ | March 1, 2012 | Corky Boyd
    Few conservatives have made such a profound impression on so many in such a short time as Andrew Breitbart, who died this morning at 43. A lifelong liberal from Los Angeles, he eventually saw through the utter deceit of the liberal establishment and became a conservative. Unlike ordinary human beings whose lives are spent like long burning votive candles, Andys was the blast of a Saturn rocket short but powerful. He left this world in a blaze of glory, but far too soon. His central theme, above all, was exposing the unmitigated corruption of the legacy media. They parroted...
  • Newt Gingrich Changes the Republican Party, or Not?

    01/30/2012 8:05:13 PM PST · by Graewoulf · 33 replies
    Graewoulf | January 30, 2012 | Graewoulf
    Newt Gingrich is the only Presidential Candidate now running who: 1.) Has a comprehensive platform that will rapidly release America's businesses from the crushing grip of a no-interest Fed, Nanny-State Regulations, and terminate endless obstacles to work projects in America. 2.) Will approve the Keystone Pipeline from Canada on his first day in office. 3.) Will ask Congress to stay in Session for 17 days before his Inauguration to pass legislation for him to sign on his first day in office. 4.) Fully understands how to work with a hostile Congress to achieve Conservative goals. 5.) Has a comprehensive plan...
  • Obama: "I'm A Warrior For The Middle Class" (Barfus Maximus)

    09/22/2011 3:10:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 9/22/11 | staff
    "Now the Republicans, you know when I, I talked about this earlier in the week. They said 'well, this is class warfare.' You know what? If asking a billionaire to pay their fair of taxes. To pay the same tax rate as a plumber or a teacher is class warfare, then you know what? I, I, I, I, I'm, I'm a warrior for the middle class. I'm happy to fight for the middle class," President Obama said at the Brent Spence Bridge in Cincinnati, OH.
  • WARRIOR's Heart

    08/19/2011 5:50:58 PM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 2 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 8/19/11 | Tom Allen
    Theres an art to the way one lives ones life. Perspective, serenity, openness to beauty, the ability to see goodness in things these qualities are only possible when one is in balance. And right now film director Gavin OConnor is in balance, though perhaps a precarious one, pulled as he is in so many different directions with the release of his much-anticipated film WARRIOR fast approaching (in theaters September 9). As he painstakingly polishes the various elements of what some are predicting will be a breakout hit, OConnor is also addressing an aspect every bit as demanding but which...
  • Soldier Inspires Others With Brain-injury Recovery

    03/22/2011 4:25:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    WASHINGTON, March 22, 2011 His first significant brain injury was a setback, but when he experienced several more a few years later, Army Capt. Galen Peterson figured hed reached the end of his military career. One of the biggest things that I struggled with when I was going through [traumatic brain injury] is the impression that my career and life as I knew it was over, that there was no way I could stay on active duty, much less an armor officer, he said. But with hard work and perseverance, he was able not only to remain on active...
  • Obama: a cautious warrior president

    03/19/2011 8:07:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 87 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/19/11 | Stephen Collinson - AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) The international assault on Libya has shown Barack Obama to be a cautious presidential warrior who has reframed US rules for war abroad after absorbing the painful lessons of Iraq. Though he escalated the Afghan conflict, one of two wars he inherited, the Libyan action is the first military adventure Obama has actually launched and reveals key aspects of his philosophy as commander in chief. The president's preference for avoiding overseas entanglements led him to anchor his political rise on opposition to "dumb" wars. He was against the Iraq invasion launched by his Republican predecessor George W....
  • The US Military Warrior Song and the US Marine Hard Corps version

    12/18/2010 4:29:50 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 18 replies · 1+ views
    youtube ^ | Jeff Head
    Watch these two videos...spread them around. Dedicated to the brave men and women of the US armed force, past, presnt and future. THE WARRIOR SONG - US ARMED FORCES THE WARRIOR SONG - HARD COPRS EDITION
  • 'Deadliest Warrior' From TV To Big Screen

    09/16/2010 10:15:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 1 replies
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | September 15, 2010 | Nikki Finke
    Paramount Pictures and sister company Spike TV are joining forces to turn the cable channel's series Deadliest Warrior into a feature film. Shawn Levy and Dan Levine will produce through his 21 Laps banner.
  • Last salute for a soldier

    06/23/2010 9:48:27 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Carmen Duarte
    SIERRA VISTA - A 21-gun salute marked a farewell Tuesday to Army Spc. Christian M. Adams during a funeral service at the Main Post Chapel at Fort Huachuca. Maj. Gen. John Custer, commanding general of the Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, presented folded flags to loved ones, including Adams' mother, Donna Adams, his wife, Amanda, and their 2-year-old daughter, Faith Marie. Tears flowed among the crowd of more than 100 gathered at the military honors ceremony when little Faith Marie reached out, then held onto the flag presented by Custer in the chapel courtyard. A private funeral...
  • Cooking with the Troops Needs A Logo

    05/25/2010 6:07:40 PM PDT · by concretebob · 19 replies · 421+ views
    Cooking witrh the Troops ^ | 24 May 2010 | C Blake Powers
    Montmorenci, IN (PRWEB) May 24, 2010 -- Not many new charities start life with experience and a proven track record and no logo, but Cooking with the Troops Inc. has done just that. Today sees the launch of a nationwide logo contest for a charity that has grown out of a program at Soldiers' Angels, Cooking with the Wounded, and out of barbecues done for the last several years at Walter Reed by "Concrete" Bob Miller. By combining these two efforts, and bringing in a strong commitment to culinary education and careers, the charity aims to support U.S. and Allied...
  • Mercy Otis Warren. Abigail Adams. Betsy Ross. Dolley Madison. MICHELE BACHMANN

    03/17/2010 12:32:47 PM PDT · by molybdenum · 4 replies · 220+ views
    Hillbuzz.org ^ | 3-17-10 | (posted by) Hillbuzz.org
    Its an amazing coincidence of fate that the most un-American, unpatriotic, and unappealing woman we can think of is named Michelle and happens to be our current First Lady while the most pro-American, patriotic, and wonderful woman we can think of is also named Michele. One less L in a name sure makes one Hell of a difference. Obama vs. Bachmann---(cont'd @ hillbuzz.org/)
  • Commentary: Dignified Transfer Offers Fitting Tribute

    03/15/2010 4:54:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 224+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 15, 2010 I stepped out from the van and onto the rain-drenched flightline, shivering from the cold that seemed to whip straight through my wool coat. I had traveled to Dover Air Force Base, Del., in late February to write stories about the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations Center. I wasnt supposed to start working until morning, but I didnt want to pass up the opportunity to witness an event known as a dignified transfer, which marks the return of a servicemember who has died while supporting a combat operation overseas to U.S. soil. I looked up...
  • On Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs

    03/03/2010 8:20:14 AM PST · by Kartographer · 13 replies · 555+ views
    HumanEvents ^ | 3/2/10 | Lt. Col Dave Grossman
    Subject: Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs Miss Edwards, I read of your 'student activity' regarding the proposed memorial to Col Greg Boyington, USMC and a Medal of Honor winner. I suspect you will receive a bellyful of angry e-mails from conservative folks like me. You may be too young to appreciate fully the sacrifices of generations of servicemen and servicewomen on whose shoulders you and your fellow students stand. I forgive you for the untutored ways of youth and your navet. It may be that you are, simply, a sheep. There's no dishonor in being a sheep - - as long...
  • Real Warrior Describes Post-traumatic Stress

    01/11/2010 3:52:17 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 499+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2010 When Staff Sgt. Megan Krause returned home from a deployment in Iraq in 2006, she thought the scariest moments of her life were over. Jill Herzog, of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, comforts Army Staff Sgt. Megan Krause after her speech about her battle with post-traumatic stress disorder. Krause spoke during the 2010 Suicide Prevention Conference sponsored by the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 2010. DoD photo by Elaine Wilson(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. At her homecoming, I ran to...
  • Forgotten Warriors

    11/08/2009 8:51:20 AM PST · by mshoffner · 4 replies · 542+ views
    Huntington Examiner ^ | 11/08/2009 | Mark Shoffner
    During the Clinton reign, posters and bumper showed up stating 'America...the only place where a veteran sleeps in a box and a draft dodger is in the White House.' This was meant as a statement against the way that returning heroes are treated. We notice them in every large city and encounter them in every town. But, in this fast paced society, we don't see them. We cross the street.....
  • The Little-Known St. Thrse (Catholic Caucus)

    10/01/2009 2:26:13 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 9 replies · 560+ views
    American TFP ^ | 10/01/2009 | Luis C. Azevedo
    On October 1, 2009, the liturgy of the Church celebrates the memory of Saint Thrse of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face, "the greatest saint of modern times," in the words of Pope Saint Pius X. The charm of her "Little Way," with all its sweetness and mercy, admirably harmonizes with the traits of a genuine warrior, "I would die in a battlefield, arms in hand," she once stated. Her soul had infinite aspirations: she wanted to be a warrior, priest, apostle, doctor of the Church and martyr; she felt the courage of a crusader, of a Papal...
  • Proposed Leave Rule Would Provide for Warrior Care

    08/27/2009 4:32:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 207+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2009 Defense Department federal employees could receive up to 26 weeks of unpaid leave to care for a military family member injured in the line of duty if an Office of Personnel Management proposal is adopted. The proposal would allow eligible federal employees to take 26 "administrative work weeks" provided for under the Family and Medical Leave Act to care for a servicemember wounded in the line of duty, OPM officials explained during a telephone conference call. The provision would extend to families of National Guard members or reservists injured while on active duty, explained Jerry...
  • Why she’s resigning: A warrior must be mobile

    07/05/2009 9:48:45 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 11 replies · 917+ views
    RedState.com ^ | Sunday, July 5th at 12:37PM EDT | Josh Painter
    From Gov. Palin via Twitter: See letter from my attorney on baseless allegations of past 24hrs @ http://tinyurl.com/l4ct5n(excerpt)The Palin-hating left has been salivating this weekend over lies that began at an Alaska ankle biter website, percolated up to the national nutroots and got mentioned on several major liberal media outlets. At Conservatives 4 Palin, Mel traces the genesis of the rumors through the land of the loonies. Start at the bottom of the post and read up. In a telephone interview with Josh Meyer of the LA Times, an FBI spokesman in Alaska dismissed the leftist lies that an FBI...
  • Marine Corps pilot, decorated for heroic efforts in 3 wars, dies in Oregon at 89

    06/30/2009 8:12:44 AM PDT · by xzins · 35 replies · 1,838+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Wednesday, July 1, 2009 | Pacific edition
    , Marine Corps Capt. Kenneth Reusser and his wingman were flying a mission in the Pacific region during World War II when they came upon a Japanese surveillance plane. The cold air had frozen the fighters guns, so Reusser tipped his F4U-4 Corsair toward the aircraft, allowing his wingman to rake his propeller across the planes tail. The move downed the enemy plane and would have been a heroic highlight of any military career. But it was just a start for Reusser. Known as one of the most decorated Marine Corps aviators ever, he died June 20 of natural causes...
  • Chance Phelps Foundation Donates $10,000 to Hope for the Warriors (NOT the BAD Phelps)

    06/19/2009 4:53:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 641+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 19, 2009 A foundation formed by the family of a fallen Marine whose story was told in the HBO movie Taking Chance has donated $10,000 to a group that works to help wounded veterans and their families. Hope for the Warriors, a national nonprofit group, received the donation from the Chance Phelps Foundation during Fleet Week activities in New York on May 22. Gretchen Mack, mother of Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Chance R. Phelps and founder of the Chance Phelps foundation, said her family decided to make the donation based on what they experienced last year...
  • Soldier lost half his skull but not his determination (*S-N-I-F-!*)

    06/14/2009 6:39:36 AM PDT · by SandRat · 29 replies · 1,981+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Carol Ann Alaimo
    Even when half your skull is missing, life goes on. For ex-soldier Erik Castillo, gravely wounded by mortar fire in Iraq in 2004, life is going better than expected. Five years have passed since he woke up drooling and paralyzed in an Army hospital with a coconut-sized hole in his cranium an injury from which doctors said he would never fully recover. The road back to some sort of normalcy has been rife with pain and indignity. He's been stared at by strangers, coped with countless surgeries and infections, and battled rage, self-pity and depression. Through it all, he...
  • Memorial Day Miracle At 'The Wall' (tear jerker)

    05/22/2009 11:06:20 AM PDT · by Drango · 38 replies · 1,945+ views
    NPR ^ | 5/22/09 | NA
    Allen Hoe, 62, served as a combat medic in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. His son, K. Nainoa Hoe, served as a first lieutenant infantry officer with the Army's 3rd Battalion in Mosul, Iraq. He died there on Jan. 22, 2005, at the age of 27. On Memorial Day that year, Allen traveled to Washington, D.C., from his home in Honolulu for services being held at the Vietnam Memorial, often referred to as "the wall." Army nurses returning home from the war were being honored there that day. "I thought it would be great to welcome these young trauma nurses...
  • Wounded warrior receives surprise promotion

    05/07/2009 4:52:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 441+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Sue Campbell
    5/7/2009 - LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) -- Staff Sgt. Daniel Acosta woke May 7 thinking he was a senior airman. He was surprised to discover that he was promoted to staff sergeant without his knowledge. Lt. Col. Michael Glass, 59th Medical Support Squadron commander, advised Sergeant Acosta that Lt. Gen. Richard Newton, deputy chief of staff for Manpower and Personnel, approved the promotion with an effective date of Nov. 1, 2008. "I am really happy and excited about this promotion," said Sergeant Acosta. "It was such a surprise." Sergeant Acosta, an explosive ordnance technician from Hill Air Force...
  • Wounded Warrior at Fort Bragg Looks to Future

    02/11/2009 4:52:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 411+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Pfc. Victor J. Ayala, USA
    FORT BRAGG, N.C., Feb. 11, 2009 The noncommissioned officer in charge of training operations for the Warrior Transition Battalion here appears to be a typical soldier. But if the right sleeve of his shirt should come up a bit, you might catch a glimpse of a story whose protagonist is more than typical. Army Sgt. Cameron E. Stroeh takes an early morning walk in Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 9, 2009. Injuries he suffered in 2007 during his deployment to Iraq have limited his physical training. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Victor J. Ayala(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image...
  • The Winter Road Warrior

    01/14/2009 5:24:45 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 12 replies · 845+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 1-14-09 | Joe Soucheray
    Perhaps you've seen him or them. Victor Wanchena explains why he rides his salt-encrusted Ural on an arctic January day.
  • Museum opens exhibit dedicated to 'Warrior Airmen'

    01/13/2009 3:56:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 343+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Staff Sgt. Matthew Bates, USAF
    1/13/2009 - DAYTON, Ohio (AFNS) -- A new exhibit at the National Museum of the United States Air Force now gives visitors a chance to see not only the service's past, but also its present and future. Called "Warrior Airmen," the new exhibit highlights how today's Airmen are contributing to the war on terrorism, both in the air and on the ground. The exhibit includes more than 400 artifacts, three dioramas with fully dressed and equipped mannequins, an audiovisual presentation on a 15-foot wide screen, and compelling firsthand accounts "The Air Force has always been an adaptive service," said Dick...
  • Video Tribute to Wounded Warriors

    01/11/2009 11:45:53 PM PST · by civpath · 2 replies · 728+ views
    YouTube ^ | CivPath
    A video inspired by a trip to Walter Reed, set to the beautiful music of Sara Groves "I Saw What I Saw" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5vKKAGttC4
  • Face of Defense: Wounded Warrior Ready to Return to Fight

    12/22/2008 3:08:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 438+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Emily Athens
    SCHWEINFURT, Germany, Dec. 22, 2008 Danger lurks on every stretch of road in Iraq with the prospect of roadside bombs, which have taken a terrible toll on those serving downrange. Army Spc. Jake Altman knows very well the destruction they can cause. Army Spc. Jake Altman, wounded during his first deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007, is preparing to re-join his unit in Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Emily Athens(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. After serving two years in the Army, Altman deployed in 2006 with 9th Engineer Battalion, 172nd Infantry Brigade, stationed just north...
  • He Helps Military Get R&R (Warrior Vacations-help needed)

    12/12/2008 6:26:02 AM PST · by Dutchgirl · 2 replies · 506+ views
    Florida Times Union ^ | 11/29/08 | Brandis Jest
    Robert Peters felt guilty. Guilty that he is here while our armed forces risk their lives, worlds away. That's when the idea came to him: Warrior Vacations. Oases of condos line the shores of Amelia Island. Empty condos, including his. Why not loan them out to active military and their families? So, Peters is asking condo owners to donate their property for one or two weeks. The process will be fairly simple one: Fill out a form at warriorvacations.org and wait to be paired with a condo owner. Peters said soldiers must be active duty, in good standing, be married...
  • Warrior's Grave Found in Archeological Excavations at Dam Reservoir[Iran][Kurgan]

    12/08/2008 8:03:02 PM PST · by BGHater · 11 replies · 1,198+ views
    FNA ^ | 08 Dec 2008 | Fars News Agency
    Iranian archeological teams working at the reservoir area of the Khoda-Afarin Dam have recently discovered a burial site of a Kurgan warrior during their rescue excavations. A bull, a number of ancient weapons, dishes, and bronze artifacts have also been found in the warrior's grave, MNA quoted the Director of the Archaeological Research Center of Iran (ARCI) Mohammad Hassan Fazeli Nashli as telling the Persian service of CHN on Sunday. "According to the archaeologists, the warrior enjoyed a special status among his people," he added. The Kurgans were an Indo-European culture living in northern Europe, from Russia across Germany during...
  • Left armless, female Iraq veteran doesn't dwell on what she has lost

    12/01/2008 6:58:51 AM PST · by Dysart · 49 replies · 3,035+ views
    AP-FWST ^ | 12-1-08 | MICHELLE ROBERTS
    SAN ANTONIO Mary Dague hears the catty whispers sometimes. "So ugly," the strangers say when they think she cant hear. The 24-year-old has bright green eyes, a quick smile, and on the days she gets her husbands help, perfectly applied mascara and blush. But all the gawkers really see are her arms, each amputated above the elbow. What they dont suppose with no fatigues or standard-issue Army T-shirt to clue them in is that this chatty young woman, who likes to wear a little black dress to fancy parties as much as the next girl, is an...
  • Bush Lauds Wounded Warrior for Serving Other Troops, Families

    11/25/2008 3:36:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 334+ views
    American Forces Press Service
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2008 President George W. Bush presented a prestigious award today to a severely wounded warrior at Fort Campbell, Ky., who mentors other wounded troops and their families and volunteers at the posts Fisher House. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Forbess, seriously injured in a fiery Black Hawk helicopter collision over Mosul, Iraq, in November 2003, said he was motivated during his recovery to do everything in his power to return to full duty. President George W. Bush presented Forbess the Presidents Volunteer Service award Nov. 25, 2008, for his work with other wounded warriors. DoD photo...
  • Ying Yang Patriotism

    11/24/2008 12:52:32 PM PST · by PurpleMan · 5 replies · 400+ views
    The Source ^ | Tuesday, November 18
    On the tour, The Twins performed their single Wild Out. When the song becomes available on I-Tunes. all proceeds will go to the Brooke Army Medical Center a care facility that provides level-one trauma and prosthetic limbs for soldiers
  • Warrior, Survivor Care Program Provides Key to Airmens Recovery

    11/21/2008 3:31:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 170+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Lt. Jennifer Cragg, USN
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2008 The Air Force Warrior and Survivor Care Program is reaching out to wounded airmen from the point injury on the battlefield and throughout their rehabilitation and reintegration and beyond, the programs manager said yesterday. The programs success relies largely on family liaison officers and community readiness consultants, John Beckett said in a Dot Mil Docs radio interview on BlogTalkRadio.com. The backbone of that entire program is what we call the family liaison officer, he said. The family liaison officer is assigned to a family to be their personalized assistant, if you will, to help...
  • Sailor Cooks up Right Recipe for Wounded Care

    11/17/2008 3:47:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 438+ views
    PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 17, 2008 Navy Senior Chief Jim Pitts was not exactly what the doctor ordered when the leaders of Safe Harbor called and interviewed him for a job to be an advocate for wounded warriors. Navy Senior Chief Jim Pitts made the unlikely move from cook to wounded sailor advocate. Now his colleagues call him a "super star" in his field. U.S. Navy courtesy photo. (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Pitts had none of the experience to make him a likely candidate. He had no medical background. No psychiatric background. Not even a...
  • Warrior Care: Warrior, Family Support Center Gets Upgrade in San Antonio

    11/13/2008 3:16:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 234+ views
    Warrior Care ^ | Fred W. Baker III
    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 13, 2008 The Warrior and Family Support Center located steps away from Brooke Army Medical Center here is one packed place. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Glynn Mallory talks about the new $4 million, 12,000-square-foot Warrior and Family Assistance Center that opens Dec. 1, 2008, on the Brooke Army Medical Center complex at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. It is stuffed from floor to ceiling with homey decorations, leather furniture, stacks of snacks, baskets of books, computer work stations, a video library...
  • Warrior Care: Soldier Wounded in Iraq Defies Death Three Times

    11/07/2008 3:57:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 533+ views
    Warrior Care ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2008 The detonation of a large roadside bomb near Baghdad on May 3, 2005, caused enough damage to Army Sgt. Robert Bartletts body to cost him his life -- and it did, at least temporarily. Then-Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey, left, and his wife, Mary, meet with Army Sgt. Robert Bartlett, center, and Army Cpl. Todd Bishop. The soldiers were recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital in Washington. Both were injured by a roadside bomb near Baghdad on May 3, 2005. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Carmen L. Burgess(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution...
  • Sergeant Loses Leg in Iraq, Refuses to Accept Defeat

    11/06/2008 3:39:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 344+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2008 A bomb disguised as a cigarette stand on the side of an Iraqi highway ended up claiming Army Sgt. Robert M. Price IIIs right leg below the knee Jan. 14, 2007, but it didnt take away his will to succeed. Price was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Divisions 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion out of Fort Hood, Texas, when he deployed to Iraq for the second time in October 2006 as part of Task Force Iron Claw, a team of engineers with the sole mission of keeping Iraqs streets clear of roadside bombs. Its...
  • Wounded warrior receives new ears

    11/05/2008 4:29:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 733+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Staff Sgt. Matthew Bates, USAF
    11/5/2008 - SAN ANTONIO (AFNS) -- Looking in the mirror, Marine Capt. Ryan Voltin couldn't get past his ears. Not that they were strange looking, but that they were there at all. He just wasn't used to seeing them. The AH-1 Cobra pilot lost his when the helicopter he was flying erupted in flames during a training accident last year. The fire severely burned the captain's face -- to the point that his ears simply dissolved. "I was conscious the entire time," he said. "And I remember thinking that I shouldn't be alive." But, he was, because of the quick...
  • Compensation, Benefits Handbook Consolidates Warrior Care Information

    11/03/2008 3:12:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 133+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2008 Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said a new handbook is another step in improving the care and support wouynded, ill or injured troops and their families deserve. The handbook compiles the myriad information they need in one succinct, easy-to-read publication. In his foreword to the Compensation and Benefits Handbook, Gates said its biggest benefit is that it compiles into one source the relevant information that you and your family previously had to search through numerous sources to find. The handbook was created to help servicemembers and the family members helping to care for them...