Category Archives: Veterans

Which one would you want to have your back if you were a member of Seal Team 6?

< Here's a hint (if you need one): Their names both sound like "Kris." After 20 years of service, Chris Beck (first picture) retired from Seal Team 6 a just few months before their famous raid that killed Osama bin … Continue reading

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2012 Army suicides are highest on record

Suicides, 2012/2011 Army (includes Guard and Reserve) 303/283 Navy (includes Reserves) 62/59 Marines 46/32 Air Force (includes Guard and Reserves) 71/70 Coast Guard (includes Reserves) 6/7 *Data reported by each military branch as of December 2012 “Why Soldiers Keep Losing … Continue reading

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Women in Combat! It’s 1779 all over again.

From the Women in Military Service for American Memorial Foundation, Inc: “Did you know… “that for service in the American Revolution, Margaret Corbin, dubbed “Captain Molly,” became the first American woman to receive a military pension? At the defense of … Continue reading

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A Marine’s Duty

If this doesn’t move you, you should ask yourself what is wrong with you.

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A dog’s prayer.

Protect my brave handler, Grant your almighty protection, Unite my handler safely with the family After the tour of duty has ended. I ask nothing for myself. Amen.

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“Where do you think this happened, a bar fight?”

 LtCol Tammy Duckworth, former assistant secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, on whether women should be assigned combat roles.  Duckworth lost her legs in combat while piloting a Blackhawk helicopter.

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The Tragedy of “Captains Courageous”

The two soldiers couldn’t have been more different. One was young and handsome enough to be known as “Captain Brad Pitt,” a 2007 West Point graduate trained to deliver ordnance from the Army’s most terrifying flying machine, an AH-64 Apache … Continue reading

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