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Some good news for a change!

| September 22, 2022 | 12 Comments
Some good news for a change!

Vet Suicide rate dips It isn’t a final solution, but it is encouraging that the suicide rate for veterans dropped for 2020, down to about 17 a day in the most recent year for which data has been compiled. That is still a suicide rate roughly double that of our civilian brethren, but the decrease […]

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Navy can’t seem to do separations right

| September 6, 2022 | 17 Comments
Navy can’t seem to do separations right

Lots of unhappy hoping-to-be ex-sailors out there about now.  Back in the Stone age when I was thrown out, as part of the separation process I went to the personnel center on Ft. Bliss, they finalized my paperwork, a 71L typed up my DD-214 (wrong, but that’s another story) and I walked out a PFC […]

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“Lieutenant Dan” Moves His AO

| April 28, 2022 | 22 Comments
“Lieutenant Dan” Moves His AO

Gary Sinise From 2010 to 2020, over 1.3 million Californians left California, with 500,000 leaving just in 2019 and 2020. For the first time in its history California also lost a congressional seat. The state lost $8.8 billion in gross adjusted income in 2019 from more people leaving the state than coming in. Ironically, about […]

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MCPON tells sailors to lower their standards

| April 26, 2022 | 58 Comments
MCPON tells sailors to lower their standards

We’ve talked about Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith before, a few times, most recently when it was announced he was under investigation for misconduct (which apparently is still ongoing). Smith took over as MCPON when his predecessor abruptly resigned amid his own misconduct accusations. Recently three sailors assigned to the carrier […]

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Check out this 102 year old WWII vet who just took up skydiving!

| November 10, 2020 | 14 Comments
Check out this 102 year old WWII vet who just took up skydiving!

The KoB sent in the story of this remarkable young lady. The DoD put out the story of Millie Bailey.  Former Army 1st Lt. Vivian “Millie” Bailey commanded a segregated all-female unit during the war. Since then she’s spent decades soliciting donations and money to send care packages to deployed troops, first during Vietnam, then […]

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Fundraiser, Part Two

| July 21, 2020 | 33 Comments
Fundraiser, Part Two

Makes the gears turn… First of all, a most deeply heartfelt ‘Thank you!’ for all of the generous donations. Because of your kindness, the sister sites of MP/TAH/VG will upgrade to our own dedicated server instead of shared (huge!), and have saved funds by paying annual costs up front. This is the smart way to […]

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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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82nd Airborne soldiers quarantined at Fort Bragg after return from Afghanistan

| March 16, 2020 | 29 Comments
82nd Airborne soldiers quarantined at Fort Bragg after return from Afghanistan

More than 300 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers returning from Afghanistan began a 14-day quarantine Saturday to prevent potential spread of the coronavirus, the division said in a statement. The paratroopers of the 3rd Brigade completed a nine-month rotation in support of the U.S.-led Resolute Support mission and will undergo health monitoring and medical treatment at […]

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