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Military Working Dog (MWD) Recognized at Retirement

| November 24, 2020 | 16 Comments
Military Working Dog (MWD) Recognized at Retirement

MWD Jessy Sports Her NCM. Good Girl! Congratulations to Jessy on her successful Military Working Dog career, and her award on the occasion of her retirement. A nine-year-old Belgian Malinois, Jessy has been adopted by her current handler and family. She looks forward to lounging on the sofa, keeping an eye on the tree rats, […]

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Edited Repost: Facade, and Subsance

| November 11, 2020 | 14 Comments
Edited Repost:  Facade, and Subsance

Author’s Note:  this is a minor re-write of a previous article posted about 5 ½ years ago.  I thought it was apropos today.   —–   Today is Veteran’s Day.  Well, this is my Veteran’s Day article. It’s probably somewhat different than the norm.  Maybe you’ll read it and think this is appropriate for today; […]

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Well, if it’s for the veterans, I have to buy one. It’s my civic duty!

| September 1, 2020 | 12 Comments
Well, if it’s for the veterans, I have to buy one. It’s my civic duty!

Pin Ups for Vets has released their 2021 calendar. The calendar filled with lovely ladies in retro 40’s garb is to raise money to benefit hospitalized veterans. All of the models in the calendars are themselves veterans. Thus far they’ve donated $70,000. Normally the gals would be on a 50-state VA hospital tour this time […]

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Family Seeks Damages After Veteran’s Suicide Inside VA Mental Health Unit

| August 25, 2020 | 5 Comments
Family Seeks Damages After Veteran’s Suicide Inside VA Mental Health Unit

The family of Sgt. Brieux Dash, a veteran who died by suicide in a Department of Veterans Affairs mental health unit last year, filed a claim against the VA on Friday, arguing that the agency’s “deliberate indifference” and “complete disregard for patient safety” contributed to Dash’s death. Dash, 33, hung himself March 14, 2019, on […]

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Joe Biden sends Army Veteran Sean Worsley to prison for 5 years.

| July 17, 2020 | 42 Comments
Joe Biden sends Army Veteran Sean Worsley to prison for 5 years.

Sean Worsley seems to be having a string of bad luck lately. The first mistake that left Sean Worsley facing a five-year prison sentence was choosing to stop for gas in tiny Gordo, Ala. The next was blasting music at the pump loudly enough to catch the attention of a local police officer. The third […]

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Proposed Changes to Veterans Preference Points

| June 25, 2020 | 14 Comments
Proposed Changes to Veterans Preference Points

Honorably discharged veterans with a service-connected disability are eligible for veterans preference points. So are those who deployed to an overseas conflict. Most veterans; however, do not qualify. Proponents wanting to change this want to include additional veterans under the veterans preference umbrella. From the Military Times: But he also said that officials should expand […]

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White House Unveils Roadmap Aiming to End Veterans Suicide Crisis

| June 22, 2020 | 15 Comments
White House Unveils Roadmap Aiming to End Veterans Suicide Crisis

By Patricia Kime President Donald Trump on Wednesday unveiled a long-awaited plan by a White House task force to address the problem of veterans’ suicides — a “roadmap” that includes suicide prevention training across professions, a public awareness campaign, community partnerships and promotion of safe storage of weapons for firearms owners. The President’s Roadmap to […]

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Outrage at Nazi swastikas in veterans cemeteries

| May 30, 2020 | 77 Comments
Outrage at Nazi swastikas in veterans cemeteries

One of several Nazi headstones in question Been getting alerts from some of our usual suspects- our pal Mikey Weinstein’s coffers are running low again and he needs a new outrage to try on. He’s found one in the discovery of grave markers in VA cemeteries bearing Nazi symbology. “Secretary Robert Wilkie must immediately replace […]

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