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Tax refund for veterans 2018

Big tax refunds coming for 130,000 veterans

By Karen Jowers, Military Times More than 130,000 veterans are receiving letters on how to apply for refunds of taxes they paid on disability severance pay dating back to 1991—a minimum of $1,750 per veteran. While exact estimates are not available because each veteran’s payout varies, the government could be paying out a minimum of […]

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In this photo provided by the family of John McCain, the horse-drawn caisson bearing the body of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., moves through the grounds of the United Sates Naval Academy toward the cemetery after a service in the Chapel Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, in Annapolis, Md. (Photo: David Hume Kennerly/AP photo

Family, friends say final goodbye to McCain

By Elaine Owen, Editor Sen. John McCain’s final journey ended on a grassy hill at the U.S. Naval Academy within view of the Severn River and earshot of midshipmen present and future, and alongside a lifelong friend. McCain chose to forego the traditional choice of Arlington National Cemetery in favor of being buried in the […]

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Russian President Putin, Defense Minister Shoigu and Commander of Western military district Kartapolov attend the Navy Day parade in St. Petersburg.

Russia to hold biggest war games in nearly four decades

By Andrew Osborn, Reuters News Russia will next month hold its biggest war games in nearly four decades, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu told Russian news agencies on Tuesday, a massive military exercise that will also involve the Chinese and Mongolian armies. The exercise, called Vostok-2018 (East-2018), will take place in central and eastern Russian military […]

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Author, Speaker Teacher Jack Watts

10th Annual 9/11 Regional Awake America Prayer & Memorial Service

Author, Speaker, Teacher Jack Watts to speak at the 10th Annual Regional- 9/11 Awake America Prayer and Memorial Service. You are invited to attend the 10th Annual Regional- 9/11 Awake America Prayer and Memorial Service. The event will begin with a prelude at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. The theme this year is “It’s […]

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IMMIGRANT RECRUITS

US Army reinstates at least 36 discharged immigrant recruits who were kicked out of service

AP REPORT At least three dozen immigrant recruits who were booted from the US Army after enlisting with a promised pathway to citizenship are being brought back to serve, according to court records filed Monday. Since Aug. 17, the US Army has reinstated 32 reservists, and revoked discharge orders of another six enlistees who had […]

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A payday lender near Camp Pendleton in California. (Marine Corps photo) Senator

Lawmakers charge Trump Administration easing up on Payday Lenders to troops

Military.com -By Richard Sisk All 47 Democrats in the Senate and the two Independents who usually vote with them have called on the Trump administration to drop proposed rules changes that they argue would ease oversight of predatory payday lenders. In a letter Wednesday (Aug. 15), the senators, including ranking members of the Banking, Armed […]

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US Korean War

U.S. military takes possession of remains that North Korea says belong to Americans who died in the Korean War

North Korea transferred the remains it says are 55 American service members killed in the Korean War to the U.S. military on July 27. (Reuters) By Adam Taylor and Dan Lamothe- REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION – WASHINGTON POST OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — A U.S. Air Force plane carrying what are thought to be the […]

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Trump on Iran Sanctions

Statement from the President on the Reimposition of United States Sanctions to Iran

Aug. 6, 2018. Today, the United States is taking action to reimpose nuclear-related sanctions with respect to Iran that were lifted in connection with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action of July 14, 2015 (the “JCPOA”). These actions include reimposing sanctions on Iran’s automotive sector and on its trade in gold and precious metals, as […]

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Atlanta police bomb squad responds after a veteran who said he was disgruntled with the Department of Veterans Affairs set himself on fire in protest June 26 outside the Georgia Capitol. AP Photo

Air Force vet who set himself on fire to protest the VA dies of wounds

By: J.D. Simkins, Military Times Editor/Writer ~~ Investigators have confirmed that the Air Force veteran who set himself on fire on the grounds of the Georgia Capitol building in protest of the Department of Veterans Affairs has died. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced this week that 58-year-old John Michael Watts died Monday, less than […]

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President Trump shakes hands with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un during their first meetings on Sentosa Island in Singapore.

Trump reaffirms North Korean Nuclear Threat

Letter to Congress-order to be published in National Register June 22, 2018 ~~ President Donald Trump told Congress in a letter on Friday (June 22, 2018) that North Korea’s “provocative, destabilizing, and repressive actions…continue to constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat” to the United States. The letter, which notes the country’s “pursuit of nuclear and […]

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