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The Navy now possesses as few as three of the high-flying, 737-size BAMS-D drones, which can theoretically watch over the Persian Gulf around the clock.

The U.S. Drone Shot Down by Iran is $200 Million Prototype Spy Plane

By David Axe, Daily Beast – Reprinted With Permission The U.S. military drone Iran shot down over the Persian Gulf on Thursday (6-20) was a high-flying prototype model belonging to the Navy. The Navy for years has deployed the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator, or BAMS-D, drones on an emergency basis, stationing the 737-size unmanned […]

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Office of Attorney General Chris Carr

Carr: U.S. Supreme Court Rules World War I Veterans Memorial Cross Can Stay

ATLANTA, GA – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the presence of a World War I memorial cross on public land in Maryland does not violate the Establishment Clause, and that in fact, destroying the nearly century-old memorial “would not be neutral and would not further the ideals of respect and tolerance embodied in […]

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Proclamation on Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2019

Proclamation on Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2019

By Elaine Owen, Editor Issued on: June 7, 2019 On Flag Day and during National Flag Week, we celebrate and honor our Nation’s lasting emblem, our great American flag. Since the Second Continental Congress adopted its design more than 200 years ago, the Stars and Stripes has been a powerful symbol of freedom, hope, and […]

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The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall

The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall coming to Kiwanis Fairgrounds

The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall coming to Kiwanis Fairgrounds October 3-7, 2019 Sponsored by Fannin Country Veterans (See next week’s Sentinel for more information) The 3/5 size Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall is otherwise identical to the 500’ long memorial in Washington, D.C. that honors the more than 58,000 Americans who died or went missing in […]

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Fannin County WW II Veterans Robert Brown and Dale Dyer.

The soldiers of D-Day left an inheritance

By Elaine Owen, Editor Imagine. One day that changed every day since. There aren’t many such days in human history–but June 6, 1944 was one of them. That day, the beginning of the end of the worst and costliest conflicts of all time began. It was called Operation Overlord. D-Day. And the United States played […]

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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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