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  • Warrior's Curry to be named NBA MVP

    05/04/2015 6:59:16 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 15 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | May 4, 2015 | Tim Kawakami
    OAKLAND -- Adding one more piece to a dream season for the franchise, Warriors guard Stephen Curry will be named NBA Most Valuable Player on Monday, this newspaper confirmed. Curry was informed of the news by his parents over dinner after the Warriors' Game 1 Western Conference semifinals win over Memphis on Sunday. Curry is the Warriors' first MVP since the team moved from Philadelphia more than a half-century ago and the first for the franchise since Wilt Chamberlain in 1960. Asked Sunday about the possibility of winning the award, Curry said he was mostly focused on the Warriors' playoff...
  • Back in the Day (Photos)

    04/19/2015 12:13:50 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 43 replies
    Imgur ^ | 4/19/2015 | Dallas59
    Just ads and pictures mostly from the 50's and 60's.
  • Ice Warriors: Wounded Warriors

    03/22/2015 5:30:55 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies
    pbs.org ^ | 11-10-14 | pbs
    Hear the veterans and active duty serviceman of the US Paralympic sled hockey team describe what it means to them to be part of Team USA. ICE WARRIORS premieres November 10 at 10/9C (check local listings).
  • It’s Not Just Islam, It’s the Tribal Mentality

    03/13/2015 4:57:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 12, 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    The “nothing to do with Islam” mantra took a hit recently in one of the premier organs of liberal received wisdom, The Atlantic. Many have greeted as a revelation Graeme Wood’s article on the Islamic doctrines behind ISIS’s atrocities. Regular readers of FrontPage and Jihad Watch will not be as impressed. For years they have understood the link between jihadism and Islam. In 1994 Andy McCarthy made this connection when he prosecuted the perpetrators of the first World Trade Center bombing the previous year, a connection that the FBI ignored or discounted at the time––a failure, by the way, that...
  • 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.
  • God’s Call to Warriors

    09/09/2014 4:38:51 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    Decision Magazine ^ | April, 2014 | Gen. Jerry Boykin
    I love warriors. I love being with warriors. I don’t care how badly injured you are. I don’t care if you’re blind. I don’t care if you are missing limbs. You’ve got a warrior’s heart. You’re a warrior, and you need to continue being a warrior. Exodus 15:3 says: “The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name” (NIV). Exodus is pretty early in the Bible. And then in the last book of the Bible, in Revelation 19, it says He’s coming back. As what? As a warrior. It says He’s coming back riding a white horse and...
  • Senate Democrats Choose Illegal Aliens Over Disabled Vets in Key Budget Vote

    12/18/2013 10:33:25 AM PST · by montag813 · 32 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 12-18-2013 | John Urban
    Above: Illegal aliens made out like banditos thanks to Harry Reid and Senate Democrats. Disabled vets? Not so much.- They actually did it. They are on the record. Senate Democrats, led by their filibuster-slaying dictator Harry Reid, actually put the interests of illegal aliens above those of our disabled military veterans.Let that sink in for a moment. Now the details: The two-year budget deal brokered by Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, would cut military pensions by $6 billion over ten years. Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, joined by several others in his party, tried...
  • Warrior Hikers in Front Royal VA Friday Night

    06/18/2013 11:50:49 AM PDT · by concretebob · 19 replies
    Warrior Hike ^ | 18 June 2013 | concretebob
    Friday 1900 hours at VFW Post 1860 in Front Royal, VA. The VFW in Front Royal is hosting the Warrior Hikers: Combat Veterans who are “Walking off the War” by hiking the Appalachian Trail (yes, ALL 2,180 miles) to raise money for wounded vets. Warrior Hike is a non-profit organization that uses the funds raised to purchase modified vehicles for wounded vets. Come out and help support Warrior Hike Friday night at 7:00 at the Front Royal VFW Post 1860 1847 N Royal Ave Front Royal, VA 22630 Cooking with the Troops will be onsite with BBQ Sauce and who...
  • Riverdance 1995 - The Countess Cathleen HD

    This video from "Riverdance" is a powerful image of the female and of the West, how many of us would hack our way through half of Europe to protect? possess? what?
  • Parents of Fallen Navy SEAL Demand Answers

    05/13/2013 10:56:24 AM PDT · by Jonah Vark · 12 replies
    FOX News ^ | FOX News
    Parents of fallen Navy SEAL demand answers Aaron Vaughn was killed in Afghanistan in 2011
  • Why US Air Corps Servicemen Were Allowed to Wear Such Badass Bomber Jackets in World War II

    12/07/2012 1:22:52 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 72 replies
    IO9 ^ | Dec 7, 2012 | George Dvorsky
    Why US Air Corps servicemen were allowed to wear such badass bomber jackets in WWII In honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Lisa Hix of Collectors Weekly has put together a fascinating and sobering article that both commemorates and explains why members of the US Army Air Corp were allowed to customize their bomber jackets to such outlandish and extreme degrees. The Army, not known for its lax uniform standards, allowed their air-bound servicemen to decorate their jackets with pictures of scantily clad pin-up girls, favorite comic characters, lucky charms, and any other assortment of icons. The reason, says historian...
  • Regenerative Medicine Helps Rebuild Wounded Warriors

    09/13/2012 3:50:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    abc ^ | 9/13/12 | KATIE MOISSE
    Ron Strang lay helpless in the dirt as the hole in his leg was packed with gauze and swathed in bandages. The Marine sergeant was on foot patrol in Afghanistan's Helmand Province when an improvised explosive device tore through his left thigh, shredding his muscle and draining half his blood. "I'm sure I would've died without the quick actions of my fellow Marines," said Strang, 28, who endured more than a dozen surgeries and painful skin grafts to close the gaping wound. Though his skin eventually healed, Strang was left with half the quadriceps he once had. "I had to...
  • (Photos) U.S. Army Paratroopers with Mohawks - World War II

    08/26/2012 12:01:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 56 replies
    Retronaut ^ | August 23, 2012 | Retronaut
    U.S. Paratroopers with Mohawks - World War II
  • US military denies parachuting into N.Korea (update)

    05/29/2012 4:31:48 AM PDT · by EBH · 39 replies
    AFP ^ | 5/29/12
    The US military Tuesday vehemently denied a media report that special forces had been parachuted into North Korea on intelligence-gathering missions, saying a source had been misquoted. Current affairs magazine The Diplomat quoted Brigadier General Neil Tolley, commander of special forces in South Korea, as saying soldiers from the US and South Korea had been dropped across the border for "special reconnaissance" missions. But Colonel Jonathan Withington, public affairs officer for US Forces Korea, said some reporting of the conference had taken Tolley "completely out of context". "Quotes have been made up and attributed to him," he said, denying that...
  • AAR's From Brooke Army Medical Center San Antonio, TX CUBA LIBRE'

    07/24/2011 9:54:25 AM PDT · by concretebob · 12 replies
    Cooking with the Troops ^ | 24 July 2011 | Multiple Bloggers
    The source url is only the doorway. Walk through and meet some amazing Americans. Like Valentin Prieto who is very familiar with FreeRepublic.
  • Former President Bush Rides with Wounded Warriors

    07/17/2011 4:32:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 31, 2011
    Raising awareness for wounded veterans
  • Mexico finds 2 sculptures of Mayan warriors

    07/07/2011 7:45:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/7/11 | Olga R. Rodreguez - AP
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican archaeologists have found two 1,300-year-old limestone sculptures of captured Mayan warriors that they say could shed light on the alliances and wars among Mayan cities during the civilization's twilight. The life-size, elaborate sculptures of two warriors sitting cross-legged with hands tied behind their backs were found in May in the archaeological site of Tonina in southern Chiapas state along with two stone ballgame scoreboards. The 5-foot (1.5-meter) tall sculptures have hieroglyphic inscriptions on their loincloths and chest that say the warriors belonged to the city of Copan, archaeologist Juan Yadeun said in a news release...
  • Leif Ericson discovers new continent

    07/04/2011 11:40:41 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 62 replies
    05/07/2011 | WesternCulture
    America belongs to the Americans. Yes, but the discovery of America does not belong to silly Southern Europe. From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leif_Ericson Viking explorers discovered America. Anyone denying this is selling LIES. Leif Ericson is the King of all explorers. No other Westerner, rightfully, can claim to have discovered America. It's time to see who's who, Columbus.
  • Hundreds cheer Wounded Warriors at Bush Intercontinental Airport

    05/21/2011 7:26:06 PM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 7 replies
    KHOU 11 News Houston ^ | May 20, 2011 | Doug Miller
    HOUSTON—Hundreds of people gathered at Bush Intercontinental Airport on Friday to welcome more than 200 wounded veterans to Houston. The veterans, many of them in wheelchairs or on crutches, passed through a cordon of cheering civilians waving flags and yelling their thanks. Some people in the crowd stepped out to shake the veterans hands or hug them and welcome them to Texas. "Awesome," said one of the veterans. "God bless Texas." (snip) "In the morning they’re going to see 200 boats sitting on the water with volunteers that are opening their hearts to show these soldiers a really good time...
  • Prayer Warriors Needed (re: Jay Dyson/Sacred Cow Burgers)

    04/22/2011 4:59:35 PM PDT · by Seadog Bytes · 142 replies
    email | April 22, 2011 | SeadogBytes
    YOUR PRAYERS ARE NEEDED!       Our old FRiend Prime Choice (Jay Dyson), who many of you will  remember as the talented creator of 'Sacred Cow Burgers' (ref:  here, and here), credits YOUR PRAYERS as critical in enabling him to successfully weather his serious past medical adversity, but is now reaching out out again for your help... In a recent email, Jay says in part...You will undoubtedly recall my prayer request from 7 years ago.  The grace of the Almighty was a salve upon my affliction then, and my family and I desperately need it now.I am presently under "no contact" isolation as...
  • Camaraderie, Challenge Inspire Wounded Warriors

    03/29/2011 5:20:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo., March 29, 2011 – Camaraderie and the opportunity to challenge themselves are proving to be some of the best therapy possible for wounded warriors attending the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic here as it celebrates its 25th anniversary. Former Army Spc. Barbara Newstrom, left, and Army Sgt. John Barnes, center, both wounded during Operation Iraqi Freedom, take a break during the 25th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colo., March 28, 2011. Joining them is Barnes' mother, Valerie Wallace, who watched the changes last year’s clinic helped to bring about in her son....
  • ADVANCE ! ! !

    02/19/2011 2:08:54 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My spirit is devouring the enemy and building My kingdom in its place ! Do not refrain for this IS your race ! So do not stop or even slow down , For at the end you shall receive many crowns , My crowning glory will be first , So make Me your first choice let Me be your every verse ! For I will guide you through My spirit and Word , So pay attention so My Voice is heard , For "I in all things" must be your First Fruit ! Sound the alarm ,Blow the Trumpet for...
  • Pro-life Pioneer’s Home Damaged in Cowardly Pro-Abortion Attack

    12/02/2010 9:52:41 AM PST · by mlizzy · 23 replies
    Operation Rescue ^ | 12-2-10 | Operation Rescue
    Let's all stand with the Scheidlers Chicago, IL – Operation Rescue was outraged to learn this morning that the home of long-time pro-life leader Joseph Scheidler was attacked in the middle of the night with bricks of asphalt being thrown through two front windows. One of the bricks contained a threatening note from an obvious abortion supporter bearing a message of hate. The attack occurred around 2:00 A.M.“We denounce in the strongest terms the cowardly violence that shattered the peace of the Scheidler home last night,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “We demand that that Attorney General Eric Holder...
  • Tactical Scroll For the Warriors (Joshua Intercessors) in Christ Jesus !

    09/19/2010 8:52:41 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    Tactical Scroll For the Warriors (Joshua Intercessors) in Christ Jesus ! Your doing well , do not let the enemy flank you for you are my arsenal and centurions roaring and routing the troops in the direction of the true battle for many would run towards fires and smoke that are a meer delusion to provoke anger and guile but I am not there . So stay focused and keen to my senses for it must be my spirit that dogs the path for you as you remain in me . Continue to do my will and ask for my...
  • Glenn Beck's Happy Warriors

    08/31/2010 10:56:51 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | James Freeman
    Pundits will debate whether the crowd at Glenn Beck's Saturday rally in Washington was the largest in recent political history, but it was certainly among the most impressive. Mr. Beck is a television host and radio broadcaster with a checkered past and a penchant for incendiary remarks. But if he's judged by the quality of people of all colors that he attracted to the Lincoln Memorial, his stock can't help but rise. One would not be able to find a more polite crowd at a political convention, certainly not at a professional sporting event, probably not even at an opera....
  • To our incarcerated and charged Military Warriors

    07/10/2010 1:11:53 PM PDT · by Blue Star Dad
    7-10-2010 | Blue Ribbion Dad
    Sgt. Hutchins was released this week and his first stop was a well earned taco. While I enjoyed receiving my Navy Retirement check the 1st of each month he sat and looked through the bars from the inside and his family looked through, in their hearts from the outside. He is free but still has turmoil hanging over his head. Now is the time for his supporters to make their move. You know that his enemies will be over active. Let's raise our Ol' Glory and charge, what do you say? Whose "on-board", as the Navy would say.
  • Pararescuemen: Honoring fallen warriors

    06/22/2010 9:57:07 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Staff Sgt. Mareshah Haynes, USAF
    6/22/2010 - SAN ANTONIO (AFNS) -- More than 20 pararescuemen, active duty, retired and prior service, donned their service dress uniforms, with boots and maroon berets, and fell into formation. Local freedom riders holding American flags lined the street of the funeral procession. As their fallen commrade's remains arrived and were retrieved by honor guard members, the formation saluted him. On a bright sunny afternoon in San Antonio, the mood is far from light on this day as pararescuemen from across the U.S. paid their final respects to their fallen comrade, Tech. Sgt. Michael Flores, in a funeral ceremony at...
  • MORGAN & MOY: Leaders who serve with honor

    05/03/2010 1:52:54 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 172+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 3, 2010 | Melanie Morgan and Cat Moy
    <p>Leaders who serve with honor Former warriors are ready to take on Congress.</p> <p>George Washington, a soldier's soldier - a leader with impeccable and unquestionable loyalty to the United States and its citizens - once said that "few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder." That sums up the problem with many of our so-called leaders, from inside the Beltway to the smallest towns of California. They can be bought, swayed and led by the highest bidder or the special interest with the deepest pockets.</p>
  • Operation continues effort to find missing [MIA Search]

    04/21/2010 6:49:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 182+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Roger Dey, USA
    BAGHDAD – Operation Liberator II, the latest undertaking in the U.S. military's ongoing effort to find and recover the 16 American and Coalition service members and civilians missing here, is underway."We never have, and we never will stop looking," said Navy Lt. Cmdr. K.C. Chhipwadia, the senior intelligence officer with United States Forces -- Iraq's Personnel Recovery Division. This current operation began April 15, and continues the work started last summer during Operation Liberator, a two-month-long effort that improved the collection of actionable intelligence relating to missing personnel, said Lt. Col. Kevin Dennehy, director of the USF-I PRD. That operation...
  • Warriors' LGBT appreciation night a slam-dunk

    03/13/2010 8:06:40 AM PST · by SmithL · 22 replies · 566+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/13/10 | Meredith May, Chronicle Staff Writer
    As far as tailgate parties go, this one was a bit more swank than usual. Under purple tents, sommeliers from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly in Modesto poured their latest Pinot Noir while fans mingled and grooved to dance music. Guests were invited to play beanbag toss. Thursday marked the first time the Golden State Warriors basketball team hosted an LGBT night - adding the gay community to its long roster of diversity-themed games that include everything from Bollywood dancing on Indian culture night to horn-blowing rabbis on Jewish heritage night. "Generally in sports the gay issue is a touchy one,...
  • Palin Visits Walter Reed: Our Wounded Warriors Unite Us

    02/11/2010 10:02:19 AM PST · by curth · 4 replies · 387+ views
    Big Government ^ | 2/11/2010 | Brigadier General (R) Anthony J. Tata
    After watching the state of the union speech I began to wonder if our country will ever mend its divisions. The president seemed especially partisan when angered and our Senate and House Representatives are either ideologically divided or pathologically attempting to win the next election. This idea of a seemingly hopelessly divided nation has been gnawing at me quite some time. For example, in my new novel, Rogue Threat, hero Matt Garrett confronts complacency and political infighting as he attempts to stop the surprise reappearance in America of Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction mounted on some unmanned aerial vehicles called...
  • Win TWO Shelby Mustangs and Support our Wounded Heroes (Sunday Repost)

    11/08/2009 7:52:50 AM PST · by frankenMonkey · 6 replies · 1,211+ views
    Healing Heroes Network ^ | 11/8/2009 | frankenMonkey
    This duo is being raffled off to raise funds for the Healing Heroes Network, a charity that benefits injured Veterans. Grand Prize is BOTH cars! A ticket is only $3.00, and is a chance to win these fantastic Shelbys and support a very worthy cause. The 1967 example is a verified Shelby original, number 3139 in the Shelby Registry. The 2010 GT is a one-of-a-kind special edition done up in the same Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue stripes as the old-timer. It has been dubbed the Patriot Edition and features a host of aftermarket changes that make it more...
  • In Afghanistan, let U.S. troops be warriors

    09/24/2009 8:56:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies · 747+ views
    The Examiner ^ | September 25, 2009 | Byron York
    There was an international uproar when, on Sept. 4, in Afghanistan's Kunduz province, an American fighter jet under NATO command bombed a group of Taliban fighters who had hijacked two fuel tanker trucks. The trucks exploded, the fighters were killed, and so were a still-undetermined number of Afghan civilians. When McChrystal met with local leaders in Kunduz, a few days after the bombing, he got an earful -- but not what he expected. McChrystal began the meeting with a show of sympathy for those who had been killed or wounded. The general didn't get very far before he was interrupted...
  • ASK PAYPAL HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT THE WOUNDED

    07/31/2009 8:16:36 AM PDT · by jdfromny · 12 replies · 978+ views
    BLACKFIVE.NET ^ | 7/31/09 | Laughing Wolf
    In an update to his post, which resulted in an update to my post, Chuck notes that shafting Soldiers' Angels and our wounded troops has turned out to be a bit of a PR problem for PayPal/E-Bay: Paypal is owned by eBay. Their PR department is at (408) 376-7458. Please be polite. This is turning into a big PR mess for them, and a couple thousand voice messages suggesting that, while we don’t think they hate wounded soldiers, we’d love it if they could, you know, confirm that.// Heck with a couple, how about a few thousand polite voicemails along...
  • Remains of Seven U.S. Troops Killed in Afghanistan Returned Home

    07/08/2009 6:44:00 PM PDT · by Dubya · 34 replies · 2,176+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Benjamin J. Matwey
    Remains of Seven U.S. Troops Killed in Afghanistan Returned Home By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Benjamin J. Matwey Special to American Forces Press Service DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del., July 8, 2009 - The remains of seven American troops killed July 6 during combat operations in Afghanistan returned to their nation during a dignified transfer this afternoon at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Today's dignified returns were of the following seven servicemembers: U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Tony M. Randolph, of Henryetta, Okla., assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eight, Sigonella, Italy. U.S. Army Capt. Mark A. Garner,...
  • 'A home away from home' (Rotarians, others help to maintain hospitality house)

    06/21/2009 7:35:43 AM PDT · by SandRat · 198+ views
    HEREFORD — Nearly three decades ago, a two-story barracks on Fort Huachuca was carefully dismantled. There was no tearing the structure down without regard for ensuring the pieces couldn’t be used again. For 78-year-old Darl Goode, the object was to reassemble, with slight modifications, the structure on a piece of property off of Green Oak Lane in Stump Canyon. The old barracks, once part of what was called Splinter Village on the post, wooden structures constructed in the 1940s to house two black divisions that trained in Arizona during World War II, was put together on an acre of land...
  • Memorial Recognizes Those Killed in NATO Operations

    06/12/2009 4:33:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 670+ views
    BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 12, 2009 – NATO officials dedicated a monument here today to personnel killed during alliance operations. NATO officials dedicate a memorial to those who have lost their lives in alliance operations during a ceremony at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, June 12, 2009. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said the stone marker outside the front door of the alliance’s headquarters will serve as a reminder of the weight of the decisions made in the facility. Danish Defense Minister Soren...
  • Boys with 'Warrior Gene' More Likely to Join Gangs

    06/05/2009 1:46:32 PM PDT · by LottieDah · 93 replies · 1,760+ views
    Boys who have a so-called "warrior gene" are more likely to join gangs and also more likely to be among the most violent members and to use weapons, a new study finds. "While gangs typically have been regarded as a sociological phenomenon, our investigation shows that variants of a specific MAOA gene, known as a 'low-activity 3-repeat allele,' play a significant role," said biosocial criminologist Kevin M. Beaver of Florida State University. In 2006, the controversial warrior gene was implicated in the violence of the indigenous Maori people in New Zealand, a claim that Maori leaders dismissed. But it's no...
  • 'Little Warriors' Surf Camp to Host 100 Military Children

    05/08/2009 4:43:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 367+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 8, 2009 – Surfs up! Military children of wounded or fallen servicemembers will be able to catch their first wave this summer, thanks to Freedom Is Not Free, a California-based troop-support group. Military chidren take time to pose after riding the waves during a 2007 "Little Warriors" Surf Camp. This year the camp will host 100 military children of wounded or fallen servicemembers Aug. 10-14 in La Jolla Shores, Calif. Photo courtesy of Freedom Is Not Free  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The “Little Warriors” Surf Camp will host 100 military children ages 8 to 15...
  • Wounded Warriors Choose Ability Over Disability

    04/02/2009 4:35:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 273+ views
    SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo., April 2, 2009 – Marine Lance Cpl. Louis Stamatelos realized he had two choices after waking up two years ago with severe wounds in the intensive care unit at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Army Staff Sgt. Ramon Padillamunguia, one of three patients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, D.C., attending this year’s National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic at Snowmass Village, Colo., skis down a slope proving the therapeutic benefit of a positive mental mindset. The six-day clinic wraps up April 3, 2009. VA photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Stamatelos...
  • Golf Clinic Trains Instructors to Work With Wounded Servicemembers

    03/20/2009 4:35:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 193+ views
    ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 20, 2009 – The National Amputee Golf Association’s First Swing program's mission is twofold: to help military golf instructors learn how to work with wounded warriors and to encourage wounded servicemembers to get back into the swing of an active lifestyle. National Amputee Golf Association founder and President Bob Wilson, a double below-the-knee amputee, demonstrates an iron shot during a First Swing Golf Clinic for wounded warriors on the driving range at Admiral Baker Golf Course in San Diego in February 2009. The next stop on the tour is March 22 and 23, 2009, at Fort...
  • ‘Helping A Hero’ Donates Homes to Wounded Soldiers

    01/23/2009 3:23:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 179+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2009 – Army Spc. Sergio Trejo always dreamed of owning his own home. US Army Spc. Sergio Trejo and his family stand outside their new home in Houston. The Helping a Hero troop support group presented the home to the family, December 2008. Courtesy photo   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. But after he was injured by a homemade bomb during his second tour of duty in Iraq, he said he felt his dream was out of reach. The explosion left him with a broken back, traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. “My [Veterans...
  • Staying Power: Air Force Family Liaisons Help Wounded Warriors, Families

    12/01/2008 3:26:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 177+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2008 – Air Force family liaison officers have an important role in assisting wounded warriors and their families, a San Antonio-based Air Force senior noncommissioned officer said. The Air Force’s family liaison officer program “truly is the lifeblood of taking care of our war wounded,” said Chief Master Sgt. Stephen B. Page, assigned to the 12th Flying Training Wing at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. Page has assisted in the selection of family liaison officers that serve in his area. Family liaison officers, or as FLOs, are appointed by local commanders, according to the Air Force’s survivor...
  • Air Force spouse raises funds for wounded warriors

    11/26/2008 3:49:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 210+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Ryan Mattox
    11/26/2008 - SAN ANTONIO (AFNS) -- When her husband deployed to Iraq in January of 2006, Sonja McDonald decided to spend her time waiting for his return home, raising money to help wounded warriors and their families. Mrs. McDonald is married to Capt. Jim McDonald, a nurse at San Antonio Military Medical Center-North, formally known as Brooke Army Medical Center. Mrs. McDonald and her husband are working to help make the war-torn lives of those who are in Irag and Afghanistan and returning from there a little bit better. "He was trying to make a difference for them over there,...
  • Staying Power: Family Liaisons on Frontlines of Wounded Airmen Care

    11/25/2008 3:40:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 184+ views
    Staying Power ^ | Fred W. Baker III
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2008 – When an airman is seriously injured in combat it is not only their life, but also their family’s, that is suddenly turned upside down. While the airman is whisked away for critical medical care, it is the family that must juggle the housing, child care and financial arrangements necessary to be by the airman’s bedside during recovery. For many, the experience is at best chaotic, and at its worst, a nightmare. More than 440 airmen have been wounded in combat since the start of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. Of those, about 80 are...
  • Civilians Get Up-Close Look at Naval Warrior Care

    11/23/2008 5:19:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 322+ views
    SAN DIEGO, Nov. 23, 2008 – A handful of civilian executives got an up-close look at the state-of-the-art warrior care facilities Nov. 21 at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. Navy Rear Adm. Christine S. Hunter, commander of Naval Medical Center San Diego, talks with alumni of the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference, a DoD community outreach program, during their trip there Nov. 21, 2008. The group received an insider’s look at the state-of-the-art warrior care provided at the facility. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The group of alumni of the Joint...
  • Changes to Leave Act Benefit Wounded Warriors, Families

    11/14/2008 3:37:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 204+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2008 – Recent changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act will extend the period of unpaid, job-protected leave that eligible family members can take to care for wounded warrior spouses, Labor Department officials said. Legislative amendments to the act signed into law by President Bush provide new entitlements that pertain to military families and enable them to take caregiver leave, officials said. The Labor Department administers FMLA for private-sector workers. The changes, authorized by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008, are slated to be published in the Federal Register Nov. 17. “This final rule,...
  • Vice Chairman Recognizes Wounded Warriors at Radio City Music Hall

    11/10/2008 3:01:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 116+ views
    American Forces Press Service | Samantha L. Quigley
    NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2008 – Before the first dancing reindeer set a tap-shoe-clad hoof on Radio City Music Hall’s stage for a special performance yesterday, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff acknowledged some VIPs in the audience. Marine Gen. James E. Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, applauds a group of wounded warriors in the audience at New York's Radio City Music Hall on Nov. 8, 2008. The 25 warriors were joined by nearly 5,000 other servicemembers and their families for a special preview of the theater’s "Christmas Spectacular," featuring the Rockettes....
  • Ground Zero Evokes Emotions for General, Wounded Warriors (Blurry Screen Alert)

    11/09/2008 7:49:07 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 112+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2008 – The grey sky had been trying to hold back the rain forecasters had promised yesterday, but it couldn’t stave off the drops any longer as wounded servicemembers worked to check their tears during a ceremony at Ground Zero here, where the twin towers of the World Trade Center stood until Sept. 11, 2001. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, the Army's vice chief of staff, presents a flag flown over Ground Zero in New York to Army Sgt. Joel Dulashanti after a brief ceremony at the site for a group of wounded veterans. The ceremony...
  • Because WE ARE THE POWER!

    11/03/2008 11:07:15 AM PST · by ThreeYearLurker · 2 replies · 293+ views
    Obama is a Giant Helmet ^ | 11-3-08 | Mikey
    I watched the movie The Warriors last night and I was struck by how much of the crap spoken by "The One" Obama, is similar to the crap spoken by "The One" Cyrus, the leader of all the gangs. They even look alike, if you can imagine some funky hair on Barry O.Here are some great movie quotes: "Cowboy – What do you know about Cyrus? Cochise – Magic, whole lot o’ magic. Cowboy – What do you know about Cyrus? Rembrandt – He’s the one and only. Cyrus – Can you count suckers? I say the future, is ours!...