The website Boing Boing unearthed a fascinating, scary bit of history recently. It’s a New York Times article published in June of 1927 that mentions Donald Trump’s father — Fred Trump — was arraigned after Ku Klux Klan members attacked police in the borough of Queens, in New York City.
For direct online access to VA benefits and resources, create an account here.. The Post-9/11 G.I. Bill (Chapter 33) is utilized every year by current and former service members to widen their net for future opportunity through the means of a higher education.
For direct online access to VA benefits and resources, create an account here. The Post-9/11 G.I. Bill (Chapter 33) is utilized every year by current and former service members to widen their net for future opportunity through the means of a higher education.
Honoring the life and service of George Taylor, a Vietnam veteran who passed away on May 8 at his home in north Georgia, has caused a mighty stir online ...
For direct online access to VA benefits and resources, create an account here.. Military veterans, as well as active-duty service members, now have the ability to view, download and print their medical records through the function of a new website.
For direct online access to VA benefits and resources, create an account here.. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan used his influence as the commander-in-chief to allow the recently-deceased Beach Boy, Dennis Wilson, to be buried at sea — in a casket — by the United States Coast Guard.
For direct online access to VA benefits and resources, create an account here. For veterans seeking employment, or a recently separated service member who is trying to transition to civilian life, the VA provides various resources to help.. One of these many resources is a Résumé Builder, sponsored by The Veterans Employment Center (VEC).
This soft, gentle Golden Retriever pioneered the Walter Reed Bethesda Hospital Dogs in 2007. As the eldest and most experienced facility dog, Laura Lee is the matriarch of the pack and the program’s emotional core.
For direct online access to VA benefits and resources, create an account here.. Go to college on your G.I. Bill. Get treatment, seek medical attention or therapy for injuries, illnesses and disabilities.
On Dec. 20, Master Sgt. Eden Pearl, the Marine known as the most severely wounded military veteran to have fought in Afghanistan and survived, died peacefully in his sleep after battling his injuries for six years.
When journalists asked soldiers what they were fighting for during World War II, a common response was “for mom and apple pie.” Since then, nonprofits and brands alike have delivered free pie to service members returning from duty and sold pie to raise money for veterans in need.
Millions of American service members risk their lives fighting for this country. Given the sacrifices inherent to military life, service members are upset and angry when individuals falsely claim military service, a practice known a “stolen valor,” in order to receive social prestige or benefits from retailers.
For direct online access to VA benefits and resources, create an account here. For many veterans, service dogs do more than just solve a problem — they become a beloved an and cherished companion.
Nothing is guaranteed, but if a current or former military service member takes the following four steps, they’ll have a better chance of landing a highly-coveted position with the Department of the Interior, as one of their National Park Service Rangers.. Step One: Possess (or Get) a College Degree. According to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), a Park Ranger (code 0025 in their ...
After many long days at sea, the Coast Guard crew had set up a special swim call for 40 crew members as a change of pace. The swim was set up with safety briefs and an armed shark watch.
An Army officer admitted to a military tribunal Wednesday that he organized a Fort Hood prostitution ring, preying on cash-strapped female soldiers at the sprawling Texas military base and hiring them to work “swinger parties, stripper parties” — according to the Austin American-Statesman. Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen told Judge Lt. Col. Rebecca Connally that he betrayed the trust of ...
After being closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Arlington National Cemetery will open to the public with reduced hours starting September 9th.
The boot camp humor and basic training stories shared by veterans on Awesome Sh*t My Drill Sergeant Said has had us in stitches for years. Now, the hilarity of ASMDSS is available in book form. In the name of celebrating veterans who accomplish cool stuff, we’ve combed the Internet for some of the best drill sergeant quotes out there.
For direct online access to VA benefits and resources, create an account here.. The period that began directly after the end of World War II, from 1945 to 1991, is commonly known as the Cold War — the decades-long tension between the Soviet Union and the United States (and its NATO allies).During this significant length of time, millions of Americans served in the U.S. military, not only ...
A WWII vet who tried to vote in the Wisconsin Supreme Court primary was turned away when he tried to use his VA ID to validate his identity. To fix this problem before the presidential primaries and 2016 election, the veteran’s family contacted Gov. Scott Walker.
Two United States Marines, Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter and Corporal Jonathan Yale, were assigned to stand watch over a compound in Ramadi, Iraq back in 2008, at 7:30 in the morning.
Sgt. Frank Cala’s last confessional during his exit from “Hell’s Kitchen” just cost him his job. The Marine was fired as Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller’s personal chef after he made derogatory comments towards female Marines on television. The service confirmed that Cala had lost his position after the former chef posted an apology video to Youtube.
10. General Anthony McAuliffe at the Battle of the Bulge Completely surrounded by German forces, General McAuliffe, Acting Commander of the storied 101st Airborne Division, received an ultimatum demanding surrender …
By Tristan Jung. At 59, Staff Sgt. Monte Gould has become the oldest graduate of the Army’s current Basic Combat Training Course. 43 years after completing his first boot camp with the Marines, Staff Sgt. Gould finished in the top 10% of his class, amazing his fellow recruits.
Your DD-214 is paper. It's flimsy. It wears, and it tears. It wasn't made to travel. It was made to sit in a file folder and relax. And it can finally ...
For direct online access to VA benefits and resources, create an account here.. If you’re trying to locate the grave of a military veteran, or a particular cemetery somewhere in the country, there are a number of tools available online to aid a search.
Nothing wakes up a sleepy auditorium like a stunning surprise performance from the Air Force band. When a speaker at the Air Force Association Air and Space Conference did a …
The United States military has been “gutted”. The military is a “disaster”. The Marines are not ready to deploy. This is a time for a president to “rebuild” the U.S. military.
A Washington state congressman’s exaggerated military service was exposed by reporters who followed a trail of doctored photos, missing medals and vague statements.
You’ve heard this story before. A European stumbles upon a wallet belonging to a WWII veteran on their property 70 years after it was lost by a U.S. soldier. A concerned American spots a Purple Heart sitting in a pawnshop window. Somehow, a military medal or memento has been separated from its owner and ended up in your possession.
Michiganders affectionately refer to it as “Big Mac”, “Mighty Mac”, and in 1959 a United States Air Force pilot decided out of nowhere that it was a good idea to fly a then-state-of-the-art Boeing B-47 … under it.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 2.52 million businesses in America are majority-owned by vets. And 99.9 percent of them? Are small businesses.
When was the last time you felt your hair whipping in the wind as you hurtled through the air at 120 mph? How long has it been since you last saw a 22,000 lb killer whale perform a backflip right before your eyes?
A Vietnam veteran and purple heart recipient was wrongly accused of stolen valor and assaulted in an airport by other Marines. No one was arrested or hurt.
The United States military budget is nearly as much as the next 14 countries' budgets combined. Yeah, combined. Something a big time American general ...
No one can give you tough love quite like a drill sergeant or instructor. In fact, Army veteran John Burk has made a name for himself by using the self-same motivation techniques he honed as an Infantry Drill Sergeant (read: elaborate insults and guttural bellows) to promote better fitness and health.
A charity formed out of tragedy was forced to sever its ties with another nonprofit after its founder was accused of stolen valor. Lance Corporal Skip Wells, a victim of last summer’s Chattanooga shooting, lives on through the Skip Wells Foundation.
On June 6, 1944, D-Day happened. D-Day: the massive military operation known at the time as Operation Neptune that saw the United States and the Allies invade Normandy, France, was the largest seaborne invasion in world history.
Academy Sports and Outdoors, the sporting goods, outdoors and lifestyle retailer with more than 200 stores in the United States is currently extending the military community a discount of 10%, just in time for Veterans Day weekend (the offer ends November 12).
The Wounded Warrior Project hasn’t exactly been having a spectacular 2016. Especially in the public eye. First it was outed that the charity — now the 38th largest in the United States, and one that hauled in more than $300 million in donations in 2014 alone — spends just as much on itself as it does on injured military veterans (and lavish parties and grand entrances by its showy ...