Five Reasons Why I Joined the Military

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Military news…

16 years after pulling his soldiers out of a burning Bradley Fighting Vehicle, Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

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The Air Force relieved an officer of command who served separation paperwork to an airman in a mental health clinic for treatment after a suicide attempt.

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The Navy SEAL who died on Tuesday after sustaining injuries during training over the weekend was also a father, a football coach, a 2001 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, and the commander of SEAL Team 8.

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In a heartbreaking moment on Monday, a lone military spouse stood before senior Navy leaders and demanded honesty regarding the water contamination at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

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Former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, an Army Reserve lieutenant colonel, may have once again broken military rules on political activities by making a video in which she wore her military uniform while accusing “self-serving politicians” and others of wanting to start World War III.

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‘Dec. 7, 1941, changed our lives’: Scores of WWII vets venture to Pearl Harbor on attack’s 80th anniversary

More than 2,300 people died in the surprise attack, during which Japanese planes struck all military bases on Oahu, prompting America’s entrance into World War II.

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‘The water was on fire’: 100-year-old Illinois native survived Pearl Harbor, one of few left alive.

Sterling Cale, who turned 100 recently, is one few remaining survivors of attack. At the 80th anniversary of the bombing, it’s worth recalling his story and honor his urging to keep alive the legacy of Pearl Harbor.

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Some thoughts on why I enlisted into the Army.

  1. I had been struggling in college, because I wanted to have a good time and not study. I met with two buddies and we decided to enlist under the buddy program.
  2. We were together during basic training, but separated during MOS training.
  3. I had my basic training at FT. Ord, Cal. My next stop was Ft. Devens Mass, and then it was off to Ft. Gordon, GA. There I got my radio/teletype operator training.
  4. Then I was deployed to South Korea. After that I was sent to FT. Bragg NC.
  5. The experiences was amazing for me. I had never left my home state before joining, and then I was sent all over the United States, and to foreign countries. I grew up a lot, and gained much confidence.

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Many Brave Soldiers Never Get the Medal of Honor They deserve

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Military news…

Air Force Lt. Col. John “Karl” Marks made history earlier this month for accumulating more flight hours in the legendary A-10 attack plane than any other pilot in history. But hitting that milestone is only the latest achievement for Marks, who began his career busting a record number of Iraqi tanks in Desert Storm.

What else can schools do to create stronger programs for veterans
Universities are beginning to think outside the traditional box, building degree programs that recognize the knowledge military members obtain in the service.

Some people use their day off to watch TV. Others use it to overthrow their government. At least, that’s what Guinean special operations forces being trained by American Green berets did during a down day in the West African country earlier this month. The U.S. has since cut off support to the Guinean armed forces because of the overachievers, according to Pentagon officials.

A Marine sergeant serving with the Navy’s ‘Blue Angels’ flight demo team definitely earned the ‘Angel’ name when he saved three kids from drowning in 2019. Like other service members who found themselves in similar situations, Sgt. Zachary Parsons did not spend time thinking about whether he should dive into the current off the North Carolina shore; he just did it.

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I told you in my last post that I was going to show you the table of contents for my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the military: In and Out of the trenches of Life.

I was Almost Blown Away

Went through my first hurricane when stationed at Ft. Gordon, Georgia

It’s Tough Being the New Kid on the Block

I felt isolated, even though I was surrounded by many men.

I’m Being Gassed!!!

You had to say your service number in the “the chamber,” before you could on your mask.

I hope I can Swim!

A very confused Warrant Officer marched us into the bay.

We Missed the Right Stop on the Train

How do you pronounce Worchester, Massachusetts?

Stop Over in Okinawa

I had my first experience with prostitutes’ in Naha, Okinawa.

The Best Ships Are Friendships

Building a good buddy system was vital.

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I will have more table of contents on my next post from, Signs of hope for the Military: In and Out of the trenches of Life.

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Bed check…

How is your life going? Hard day and even worse nights?

FEAR NOT!

There are over 13,000 fellow veterans here who have your back.

if it just isn’t working for you, GET HELP!

Here is a toll free number to call 24/7. There are highly qualified counselors there to help you. they will not hang up until they know you are OK.

1-800-272-8255…texting 838255

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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Beware of the Enemy While on Deployment

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I am struggling tonight, so I will have to make this post short. I went to urgent care, and they decided I had Pneumonia. Waiting for my subscription to be done. Very weak and very short of breath.

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I told you in my last post that I was going to continue telling you about my trip up to the DMZ, in South Korea.

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When we finally got to the DMZ I was on my own. The courier had to deliver packages to several places.

I walked into what they called the bar. It was very tiny. About like you living room. The bar only had certain drinks, because they didn’t deliver to the area very much. The prices were very high because of that.

It was my day off so I ordered a drink. I sat there for a while and then, a soldier that was dressed in full combat gear, saw me and wondered if I want to go with him to the outpost. This would be the farthest you could go, and not cross into the DMZ.

I went with him and we stepped out onto a “Patio,” like spot with railings. We could see forever at this spot. He wondered if I could see the buildings on the other side, and I said just barley.

He then handed me some very powerful binoculars. He said take a look. I did, and I saw a North Korean guard looking back at me through his binoculars.

I asked the soldier if I should wave at him. The soldier said, “Hell no! That guy would rather see you dead.”

Lesson learned!

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Time for bed check. How are you doing? Have you ever seen the enemy face to face like I did? How did that affect you?

Are the days feeling too long. Do you wish you could sleep all day to avoid the world?

You are not alone.

There are over 11.630 fellow veterans here who have your back.

However, if the path is getting too rough, GET HELP!

Here is a toll free number to call 24/7. There are highly qualified counselors there to help you. they will not hang up until they know you are OK.

Do not take on this world alone!

1-800-273-8255

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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