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Roger served with A Troop, 3/17th Air Cav "Silver Spurs" as a Scout Crew Chief in Vietnam from '69 - '70.

3 Tips to Help Build Community-Camaraderie after Military Service

President Barack Obama announced this past May that the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan would be reduced from 32,000 to 9,800 by the end of 2014. That means over 20,000 veterans will be returning to their homes and re-acclimating … Continue reading

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4 Ways To Help A Returning Female Veteran

Americans hold a special place for vets returning from active duty. Even closer to our nation’s heart are female veterans who often return from combat duty to take up lives as mother, wife, and friend. Though no more or less … Continue reading

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Project Vigil: D-Day 2014, The saluting boy on Omaha beach

This video was sent to me and is one of the most inspirational videos I’ve ever seen! The video producer writes: “On June 6th, 2014, my 11 year old son wanted to say thank you to the soldiers who fought … Continue reading

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Seafair Parade of Ships & Flight 2014

Parade of ships & aircraft, Seafair Fleet Week. Video by Pam Young:

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Best US Cities for Vets to Settle Down

When we talk about our fellow veterans, especially returning vets, one size does not fit all. Some vets return willing and able to find a job and go back to domestic life. Others want to go back to school. Some … Continue reading

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Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument (Texas Country Reporter)

An OUTSTANDING video on the Vietnam Veterans Monument in Austin, Texas, brought to my attention by Spur 3, Chuck Oualline:

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Vietnam POWs Taking Responsibility when Deprived of All Rights

Produced by Pleasant Valley Middle School:

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Military Tech Innovations: Hybrid Stealth Motorcycle

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working with Logos Technology to develop a near-silent hybrid-electric motorcycle for military use. This technology could not only create a stealthy weapon for the military, but also a new way to combat greenhouse … Continue reading

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The Collings Foundation’s F-100F and Colonel George “Bud” Day Celebration and Flight

A great video honoring a great American hero:

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Remembering D-Day, June 6th 1944

D-Day, June 6, 1944 – U.S. Army Complete Broadcast Day D-Day (June 6, 1944) Scenes From D-Day, Then and Now – The Atlantic The lead P-51 below flew four sorties over Normandy on D-Day and was recently restored:

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Why Are Military Vehicles So Cool To Civilians?

When AM General rolled out the Hummer line based on the military HMMWV, there was a childlike squeal from grown men. The idea of owning a car that looked like it once had gun turrets was a huge draw. Even … Continue reading

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The VA scandal and what YOU can do!

We don’t want your pity, we want your help to put to rest the continued betrayals by our own government. Our military veterans deserve better: Looking Back on a Better Time in our History: Newsletter suggestion: I say we put former … Continue reading

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New to Civilian Life? Tips for Financing a Car

One of the biggest adjustments newly-minted veterans can face is getting approved for loans. Once you’re out of the service, you’ll probably want, if not need, a reliable car. Even if you already have a car, it’s a good bet … Continue reading

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Benghazi

  [Orginally posted on 28 Sep 2012] Updated 28 June 2016:   Select Committee on Benghazi Releases Proposed Report – 28 June 16 ‘We could have been there’: Squadron member speaks out on stalled Benghazi response – FoxNews – 12 … Continue reading

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Veterans Find Help In Going Back to School

Colleges are enrolling veterans at record numbers in 2014 and much of that is thanks to the assistance our country gives to veterans who want to pursue an education. But returning to college after a life in the service is … Continue reading

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A Nation In Decline?

There is much discussion if the United States is in decline; I for one believe we are. What happened to the days when America built the hydroelectric dams in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the dams along the Columbia River … Continue reading

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Run For the Wall: Preparing for a Ride Across the US

In 1989, motorcyclists and Vietnam veterans James Gregory and Bill Evans set out on a two-wheeled mission across America to raise awareness about the “thousands of men and women [in the armed forces] still unaccounted for from all of our … Continue reading

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Mansions of the Lord

Awesome video we found with the closing hymn from the movie, “We Were Soldiers” Performed in the movie by the West Point Glee Club, this video will bring tears to your eyes as we remember our fallen comrades:

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The Transformation of America

Newsletter commentary – 25 February 2014: Today it has been reported that our president has instructed the Pentagon for a complete troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. Afghanistan will go the way of Iraq in short order … Continue reading

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Returning Veterans Have Access to Many Benefits

Returning from service overseas can be a difficult transition for veterans and their families. Private citizens, corporate entities, and government agencies may all be grateful for the service that you provided during your time in uniform, but even so, they … Continue reading

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