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  • President Trump "The Proud Commander In Chief" - VETERANS DAY TRIBUTE

    08/14/2018 5:00:47 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt
    Youtube ^ | 11/12/17 | America First
    Stumbled across this moving tribute from last year's Veterans' Day by President Trump. Thought it was so good, it deserved posting now - to uplift everybody's spirits. Realize it is not Veterans Day but every day is a day to celebrate and honor our wonderful service men and women from today and down through the years.
  • Free Concealed Carry License for Veterans in Ohio

    08/08/2018 4:47:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 August,2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 1 August, 2018, Governor Kasich of Ohio abstained from his last chance to veto SB 81.  SB 81 requires sheriffs in Ohio to accept application for concealed handgun licenses from current and former military members, without a fee.  From To amend section 2923.125 of the Revised Code to waive the concealed carry license fee for active members of the armed forces and retired and honorably discharged veterans, to accept military experience with firearms as proof of competency with firearms regardless of when the applicant for a license acquired the experience, to permit a licensee to renew a...
  • Presidential Message on Purple Heart Day

    08/07/2018 9:12:20 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 21 replies ^ | August 7, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    On this day in 1782, General George Washington established the Badge of Military Merit. This decoration, consisting of a simple, heart-shaped purple cloth, recognized soldiers who went above and beyond the call of duty in service to our new Nation. Since the Revolutionary War, the Badge of Military Merit has evolved into one of the most sacred, distinguished, and recognizable military medals—the Purple Heart. This award symbolizes the timeless and noble values of patriotism, honor, and courage, which are hallmarks of our Armed Forces. In every generation, the Purple Heart has been awarded to American service members in recognition of...
  • Trump promised to fix veterans' problems; now they call his hotline desperate for help

    08/05/2018 6:10:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Laredo Morning Times ^ | August 5, 2018 | Jessica Contrera, The Washington Post
    SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The phones rang early in the morning and late in the evening. They rang, always, in the middle of the night. They were ringing now, as Mary Hendricks sank into a swivel chair and settled in beside her co-workers for another day of answering them. The calls came from veterans who were about to be evicted. Veterans who couldn't get hold of their doctors. Veterans who needed to talk about what they saw in Afghanistan or Iraq or Vietnam. Mary pressed a button. Her headset clicked on. "This is the White House VA hotline," she said, introducing...
  • China is trying to talk its way out of a growing problem with its military veterans

    08/03/2018 6:10:09 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/31/2018 | Reuters
    BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior Chinese officer appealed to military veterans on Tuesday not to take complaints about their treatment to the streets and to "rationally" lodge appeals for redress. At the annual meeting of parliament in March, China set up a Ministry of Veterans Affairs as part of a broader government reshuffle, aiming to better look after former soldiers whose complaints about poor treatment have flared into scattered protests in recent years. In February 2017, Chinese military veterans staged two days of demonstrations in central Beijing, demanding unpaid retirement benefits in a new wave of protests highlighting the difficulty...
  • Editorial: Korean War was a laudable cause that has brought freedom for millions

    08/02/2018 11:32:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Omaha World-Herald ^ | August 2, 2018 | Editorial Staff
    Our country rightly paused last week to honor the service of America’s Korean War veterans and to note our continuing interest in helping protect a democratic South Korea. Fighting in the Korean War came to a halt 65 years ago, when negotiations finally yielded an armistice that halted hostilities, created the Demilitarized Zone and separated the Korean Peninsula into a north-south division. The conflict, which included some of the American military’s most desperate battles and most inspiring demonstrations of heroism, took the lives of 36,000 Americans. Among the dead was Marine Pfc. Edward “Babe” Gomez of Omaha, a graduate of...
  • Watch: Joint Base Pearl Harbor HI - VP Pence at Return of POWs

    08/01/2018 4:55:59 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 23 replies
    So powerful to watch POWs returning home. History...
  • Despite Past Failures Of Career Politicians, President Trump Is Delivering for America’s Heroes

    07/27/2018 1:02:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | July 27, 2018 | Brett Velocvich
    Veterans Affairs once represented everything wrong with big government. Its inefficiency and incompetence didn’t just waste taxpayer dollars, it cost the lives of many brave men and women who served our great country.That’s why Donald Trump promised to change the VA to ensure our veterans receive the care and respect they deserve -- and change he is delivering. As a veteran of both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, I’m proud to finally see our veterans receiving the care they deserve.Where career politicians failed, President Trump succeeded in keeping his promise made to those who have served our country. “We will...
  • North Korea expected to hand over US remains on Friday, South Korean media reports

    07/26/2018 12:01:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Watertown Daily Times ^ | July 26, 2018 | The Washington Post
    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea is expected to hand over the remains of a number of U.S. service members who were killed during the Korean War on Friday, the 65th anniversary of the armistice that ended the fighting, according to reports in South Korean media. If the exchange happens, it would mean that one part of the agreement reached between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12 had been partially fulfilled - albeit at a slower time frame than many had anticipated. Yonhap News agency reported on Thursday that North Korea...
  • Veterans react to President Trump's speech in KC

    07/24/2018 6:26:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    KSHB-TV ^ | July 24, 2018 | Tom Dempsey
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — President Donald Trump's speech in Kansas City on Tuesday brought praise from many veterans who spoke to 41 Action News following the event. The president spoke in front of around 4,000 people during a speech inside Municipal Auditorium at the 119th VFW National Convention. President Trump touted his administration's plans to improve the VA health system and invest in military equipment. "We have secured $700 billion for defense this year and $716 billion next year approved," he told the crowd. "My administration is committed to ensuring that our warfighters have the tools, the resources, the firepower...
  • At VFW, Trump Calls 94 Year-Old WW II Vet up on Stage and Grants His Request! – Video 7/24/18

    07/24/2018 2:23:19 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 24 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 24, 2018 | Brian
    What a wonderful, heart-warming moment at today’s VFW Convention in Kansas City at the end of President Trump’s Speech! Trump did what virtually no other politician would ever do – call someone up on stage unscripted, not knowing what they will say. Trump does it all the time. Trump called a 94 year-old World War II Veteran, Alan Jones, up on stage and gave him the microphone! He said he had some things he wanted to say, and he asked President Trump if he could bring his family to the Oval Office! Trump was happy to oblige. . . .
  • Korea doesn’t forget US troops of that cold, ‘forgotten war’ (Ambassador for Peace Medals)

    07/24/2018 12:32:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Everett Herald ^ | July 24, 2018 | Stephanie Davey
    LYNNWOOD — Wallace “Wally” Armstrong received a multicolored sash on his 87th birthday. It was placed around his neck, as recognition for the sacrifices he made while fighting in the Korean War more than 65 years ago. A circular, gold pendant hangs from the ribbon. The Monroe man and about 60 other veterans were given the Ambassador for Peace Medals on Monday in Lynnwood. They were presented by Consul General Hyung-jong Lee from the South Korean Consulate in Seattle. The goal is to get the medal to as many people who fought in Korea as possible, said Lourdes “Alfie” Alvarado-Ramos,...
  • 94-Year-Old Veteran STEALS THE SHOW at Trump VFW Speech in Kansas City, Missouri (VIDEO)

    07/24/2018 11:50:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 46 replies
    GP ^ | July 24,2018 | Jim Hoft
    President Donald Trump spoke to the VFW Convention today in Kansas City, Missouri. During his speech invited 94-year-old veteran Allen Jones on stage to share a few words. Allen stole the show. The World War II veteran told the story of losing his brother in World War II fighting. Then Allen turned to President Trump and made a request. Allen asked the US president if he could bring his family to the Oval Office next April when he turns 95. President Trump said yes and gave Allen a hug. This was an amazing American moment.
  • Unbelievable Event: Trump at VFW Convention

    07/24/2018 11:12:24 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 11 replies
    The President at his best! 46:40 min favorite part of the convention, check out Sgt Alan Jones
  • Senate confirms Robert Wilkie, Trump's pick to lead the VA...

    07/23/2018 8:46:27 PM PDT · by caww · 19 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 7/23/2018 | Kimberly Leonard
    Robert Wilkie has been confirmed as the next secretary to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, becoming the first nominee for the job to face any opposing votes in the Senate. This is the first time in the 30-year history of the post that senators have voted against a president's nominee. Wilkie, 55, has vowed to “shake up complacency” at the government's second-largest agency, whose veterans have faced long wait times for medical care. Wilkie was nominated to replace the former secretary, David Shulkin, who was fired by Trump following infighting at the agency and ethics questions.
  • Desert Storm Memorial To Be Built on National Mall, Honoring Fallen American Heroes

    07/21/2018 5:38:07 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 19 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | June 23, 2018 | Jack Davis
    A federal panel on Thursday cleared the way for a memorial to be built along the National Mall honoring the American service members who fought in Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. Pending final approvals, the National Desert Storm War Memorial would be built at 23rd Street and Constitution Avenue, not far from Vietnam Veterans Memorial, World War II Memorial and Korean War Veterans Memorial, Military Times reported. “These men and women who went to Desert Shield, Desert Storm put their lives on the line for this country, and they deserve to be placed next to my brothers and sisters...
  • Marine still fightsback: Ahead Of Trial, Judge Upholds VA Policy (Opioids)

    07/20/2018 5:05:50 AM PDT · by GailA · 59 replies
    The Greenville Sun ^ | Jul 18, 2018 | Ken Little Staff Writer
    Robert D. Rose Jr. implored a federal judge Tuesday to consider the plight of military veterans denied relief from chronic pain by the Department of Veterans Affairs as a result of recent VA policies drastically limiting the amount and type of opioid-based pain medications prescribed for treatment. U.S. District Judge Travis R. McDonough listened to impassioned arguments by Rose in support of an injunction he filed that could have opened the possibility of other veterans seeking legal options to being denied long-prescribed opioid medications. McDonaugh also heard responses from government attorneys who maintained the VA is rightly following recent federal...
  • Famous Veteran: Clinton Eastwood Jr. USARMY, Cpl

    07/19/2018 5:48:09 PM PDT · by eastforker · 22 replies
    TWS ^ | 2016 | TWS
    In October 1951 while Clint was on leave, he was a passenger on a Douglas Torpedo Bomber heading back to his base. The bomber experienced some major problems and had to ditch at sea just north of San Francisco about a mile or so off Point Reyes. Clint survived the crash and had to swim about three miles to safety! A map in included among the pictures we have posted here on his profile page.
  • Report: Arrington Bill May Destroy High-Paying Veteran Jobs And The Airline Industry

    07/19/2018 2:44:58 AM PDT · by qaz123 · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 19July18 | Julia Cohen
    The Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William ‘Bill’ Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvement Act of 2018, introduced by Republican Texas Rep. Jodey Arrington, contains a clause that would cut millions of dollars in funding for veteran jobs in aviation. The bill, which is meant to help veterans transition into civilian careers, contains a subsection that caps funds available to veterans who receive flight training at the same level as a private undergraduate degree. To fly on a passenger commercial airline, pilots need at least 1,500 hours of flight time and must pass a written examination, according to the Bureau of Labor...
  • US, North Korea agree to search for remains of 5,300 soldiers

    07/15/2018 11:36:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Bakersfield Californian ^ | July 15, 2018 | Shabtai Gold and Dirk Godder, The Associated Press
    The United States and North Korea have agreed to search for the remains of 5,300 U.S. soldiers who died in the Korean War and whose bodies were never recovered, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement Sunday. The statement was issued after “the first general officer-level talks” between the two countries since 2009. “Today’s talks were productive and cooperative and resulted in firm commitments,” Pompeo said. Officials will hold further meetings Monday “to coordinate the next steps, including the transfer of remains already collected,” he said. The weekend talks were held in the demilitarized zone between North and...