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March 22, 2019 - 6:05 am
As we honor Women's History Month, Connecting Vets recognizes a few female veterans whose contributions to the Armed Forces make them role models for all future generations. Sarah Emma Edmonds Library of Congress She was known to her fellow Union soldiers as Franklin Flint Thompson, but beneath the...
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U.S. Army photo by Spc. Adeline Witherspoon
March 20, 2019 - 2:31 pm
President Trump continued his barrage of attacks on the late John McCain while delivering remarks at the Lima Army Tank Plant in Ohio on Wednesday. "So I have to be honest, I've never liked him much. Hasn't been for me," said Trump. "I really probably never will." Unprompted, Trump then laid into...
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Photo courtesy of WRIC
March 20, 2019 - 10:22 am
Old Glory will once again fly high in a private residential community in Henrico County, Virginia, more than 20 years after a Vietnam veteran was forced to take it down because his flagpole violated the rules of his homeowners association. In 1999, Richard Oulton was told by the Wyndham Homeowner's...
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U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Ben K. Navratil
March 18, 2019 - 4:45 pm
The Pentagon on Monday gave Congress a head's up on a list of construction projects they could potentially delay to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. And head's up, it's a lot. Not a single state is spared on the list of would-be cuts on plans for military installation upkeep, but the list...
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Marine Corps Installations West - Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
March 13, 2019 - 3:17 pm
Never estimate the bond between a Marine and her dog. Especially after they've battled bombs only to find they have to fight maddening bureaucracy before they were reunited. Megan Leavey enlisted in the Corps in 2003 and was stationed at Camp Pendleton, California, where she was first paired with...
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Photo courtesy of TSA
March 06, 2019 - 7:19 am
Contact lenses? Yes. Antlers? Yes. RPGs? wait, what? Apparently, the list of permitted items in a checked bag was a little hard to decipher for one man from St. Augustine, Fl. who attempted to fly with an RPG in his luggage. The item was discovered when the man's bag set off alarms at Lehigh Valley...
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Photo courtesy of Amazon
March 04, 2019 - 11:12 am
When Amazon started to realize they would soon grow to outpace their logistical workforce where did they turn for help? Veterans. Amazon's Delivery Service Partner program provides all the training, resources, and connections needed to start your own partnered delivery service. And -- for veterans...
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photo credit: © Nikolaev | Dreamstime.com
February 28, 2019 - 10:44 am
World War II veteran Joe Cuba will turn 100 on March 2. And all he really wanted was 100 birthday cards to celebrate his 100 years. So he posted a sign to Facebook, putting it out there to the social media universe. What could possibly happen? His wish was answered 100 times over: he's received...
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Photo Courtesy of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
February 27, 2019 - 11:14 am
Sully, late President George H.W. Bush's service dog, began the next chapter in his career on Wednesday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The yellow Labrador joins the Facility Dog Program at the Maryland hospital, a program that aims to decrease stress and increase happiness care...
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Tim Sheehy
February 26, 2019 - 6:44 am
Two veterans were involved in a tragic accident on Saturday, when a plane crashed into a house in Winter Haven, Florida, killing the flight instructor and injuring the student pilot and a 17-year-old girl who was inside the home. Video of Pilot killed when small plane hits Florida home The...
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