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Former Prisoner of War to speak at Veterans Memorial Day service

Former Prisoner of War to speak at Veterans Memorial Day service

By Elaine Owen, Editor One of the two longest held enlisted prisoners of war (POW) in the Vietnam War will be the keynote speaker for the annual Memorial Day service at Veterans Memorial Park, May 27 at 12 noon. William A. Robinson was born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. He enlisted in the United States […]

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NRA chief Wayne LaPierre, left, and president Oliver North, right, have been involved in a power struggle. Reuters Image

Oliver North forced out as NRA president amid bitter power struggle

North, in conflict with chief executive Wayne LaPierre, says he was ‘informed’ he would not be renominated when term ends NRA / REUTERS NEWS. Oliver North appeared to be heading out of the National Rifle Association (NRA) amid a dramatic and fast-developing power struggle at the top of the influential gun rights organization. North announced […]

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Two Georgia veterans died by suicide at VA hospitals this past weekend

Two Georgia veterans died by suicide at VA hospitals this past weekend

By J.D. Simkins, Military Times Two veterans in Georgia took their own lives this past weekend in separate incidents, each in front of a Veterans Affairs facility. The first incident occurred Friday (April 9) in a parking lot outside the Carl Vinson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Dublin, Georgia. The second, which occurred just one […]

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Kim Jong Un Threatens to Deliver ‘Blow’ to the United States

KCNA via Reuters Kim Jong Un has threatened to deliver a “telling blow” against the U.S. if it continues to impose sanctions on North Korea. The leader’s statement was a return to the more aggressive language he used to use before he and Donald Trump befriended each other at their two meetings. In his first […]

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President Trump speaks to the nation in 2019 State of the Union address

President Trump speaks to the nation in 2019 State of the Union address

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS Facing a divided Congress for the first time, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Washington to reject “the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution.” He warned emboldened Democrats that “ridiculous partisan investigations” into his administration and businesses could hamper a surging American economy. Trump’s appeals for bipartisanship in his State of […]

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U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, views one of SpaceX’s two Falcon Heavy rocket boosters while attending a reception at the John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida, Feb. 20, 2018. (IMAGE courtesy DoD/U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

Trump Administration creates US Space Command ahead of Space Force

Military.com Vice President Mike Pence announced Tuesday, Dec. 18 that President Donald Trump has signed a memorandum creating the latest unified, combatant command: U.S. Space Command. “It is my privilege to announce that today, President Trump will direct the Department of Defense to establish a combatant command that will oversee all of our military activities […]

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November is Military Family and Veterans Appreciation Month

November is Military Family and Veterans Appreciation Month

By Elaine Owen, Editor Military Family Appreciation Month is a time set aside to recognize the military family. Military families know what it means to serve. Every day, they get up and support their service member, standing by during long trainings and deployments. They know the risks, but accept this life of service anyway. They […]

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U.S. Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force 7, unload gear near the California-Mexico border at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in California, Nov. 16, 2018. (Sgt. Asia J. Sorenson/Marine Corps)

It has cost $72 million so far to deploy active-duty troops to the border, Pentagon says

By Tara Copp, MILITARY TIMES After weeks of questions about the cost of the U.S. deployment of forces to the border, the Pentagon revealed late Tuesday that the barbed wire, transportation and housing for about 5,900 active-duty troops to date has cost $72 million. To put it another way, that’s .01 percent of the Pentagon’s […]

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Pentagon balked at U.S. border troops building detention facilities – officials

By Phil Stewart, REUTERS NEWS – Reprinted with Permission WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration discussed using the U.S. military to build facilities to house detained migrants as part of its new mission on the Mexican border but the idea was dropped after the Pentagon expressed doubts about it, U.S. officials said. The disclosure by […]

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Presidential Proclamation on Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, 2018

By Elaine Owen, Editor NATIONAL SECURITY & DEFENSE Issued on: September 28, 2018 Courageous Americans of every generation have given their last full measure of devotion in defense of our country and our freedom. The families who stood alongside these heroes have paid a price no family should ever have to pay. Gold Star Mother’s […]

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