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Military news…

What not to say to a service member on Veterans Day
“I was going to join the military, but…”

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Six dead after two WWII-era planes collide mid-air at Dallas airshow
The two planes — a large Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a single-seat Bell P-63 Kingcobra — collided over Dallas Executive Airport on Saturday.

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The US is sending Avenger air defense systems to Ukraine to keep the skies free of Russian aircraft
Avengers assemble!

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Navy seizes ‘massive amount of explosive material’ from boat en route from Iran to Yemen
“Enough to fuel more than a dozen medium-range ballistic missiles depending on the size.”

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Korean War soldier’s remains identified after more than seven decades
Cpl. Tommie Hanks went missing in 1950 and was declared dead three years later.

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Another day another dollar. ” That is what I heard from relatives back in the 40’s. It meant that there wasn’t much money to go around. It was tough times, but there were many heroes from that time. They were called, “The great generation.” I had three uncles from that generation that fought in WWII. Two of them earned Purple Hearts. They are the ones who inspired me to join the military myself.

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Update…getting closer to finishing my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life. Just a little cleaning up, and it is off to my publisher. Keep coming back to see the progress of the book. Better yet…go to the top of this page and click on subscribe. When you do all future posts will go directly to you inbox.

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Checking in on you. How are you doing? Is everything going OK, or are you fighting back memories?
FEAR NOT!
There are over 15,219 Veterans on this site who have your back.
If you are battling mentally, but you are losing, GET HELP!!
Here is a toll free number that you can call 24/7. There are highly qualified counselors there to help you, and they will not hang up until they know you are OK.
1-800-273-8255…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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Interviews for a Upcoming Book Shares the Horrors of War

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Military news…

Army to expand recruiting programs, investment to fill ranks
The Army plans to increase its investment in marketing and is expected to expand a new program for struggling recruits, but leaders Monday offered few new details on how they’ll fill the ranks after falling far short of recruiting goals this year.

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As suicides rise, US military seeks to address mental health

As the Pentagon seeks to confront spiraling suicide rates in the military ranks, Dionne Williamson’s experiences shine a light on the realities for service members seeking mental health help. For most, simply acknowledging their difficulties can be intimidating. And what comes next can be frustrating and dispiriting.

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What will the US do if Putin goes nuclear on Ukraine? Threats give question growing urgency
If Russia drops a nuclear bomb of any size on Ukraine, the dilemma facing the U.S. will be imposing costs severe enough to meet the magnitude of the moment while averting the kind of nuclear showdown feared during the Cold War.

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More than half of Ukraine’s tank fleet now reportedly consists of captured Russian armor.

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We salute the sailors who spent an entire day picking up a literal ton of trash on a remote island
“If the Navy can collect an average of four-thousand pounds of trash on California’s most remote island, it tells us there is too much trash in the ocean.”

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I am going to share the highlights of the many interviews I conducted for my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the trenches of Life.

  1. A Staff sergeant had to watch two of his buddies die in a vehicle that caught on fire.
  2. A Vietnam soldier shared a funny story about a monkey.
  3. A sniper shared his experiences during his deployment to Afghanistan.
  4. A Vietnam veteran describe the traps that were put in to try to kill them.
  5. A Vietnam veteran describes how he got wounded three separate times.
  6. A Vietnam veteran describe how his buddy died in a helicopter.
  7. A WWII veteran describes how he ended up in 8 different hospitals.
  8. A WWII veteran shares how he should have died, but didn’t.
  9. A WWII veteran shares how he was pinned down by enemy fire and was able to escape.

There are many more. This book covers many lives and that will cause you to cringe, cry and laugh.

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Checking in on you. How are you doing? Is everything going OK, or are you fighting back memories?

FEAR NOT!

There are over 15,219 Veterans on this site who have your back.

If you are battling mentally, but you are losing, GET HELP!!

Here is a toll free number that you can call 24/7. There are highly qualified counselors there to help you, and they will not hang up until they know you are OK.
1-800-273-8255…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.

+Now there is an easier way to get help. Just dial 988, and you will have help ready for you.

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A Vietnam Veteran Shares His Story. He was Wounded Three Separate Times.

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Military news…

As Suicides Rise, US Military Seeks to Address Mental Health

In March, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced the creation of an independent committee to review the military’s mental health and suicide prevention programs.

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Fort Hood to Be Renamed for Richard Cavazos, a Four-Star Hispanic General

The new name will honor Gen. Richard Cavazos, who is noted for his leadership during the Korean War, when he earned the Silver Star and Distinguished Service Cross for leading the Puerto Rican regiment “The Borinqueneers.” He also served in Vietnam.

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U.S. Military Teaches Living off the Land to Feed Future Warriors

Military leaders say such lengthy supply chains may not be workable in a potential future large-scale conflict and are preparing troops to be more able to live off the land. 

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The Marine Corps Hit All Its Recruitment Goals for 2022

The Marine Corps met its recruitment goals for fiscal year 2022, making it one of the only branches this year to fully reach its target numbers.

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Nuclear Deterrence Drill, Talks on Restocking Arsenals Next up on Nato’s Agenda

The U.S.-led NATO alliance will agree this week to a plan for ramping up munitions and weapons production to replenish stockpiles after months of arms shipments to Ukraine.

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I met a marine yesterday while shopping at Cost Co yesterday. He was one hell of a guy. We quickly became friends, and I asked him if I could have his email to keep in touch. He agreed, and I told him I was writing a book on the military and could I interview him. He said yes.

Then he gave me a sneak peak of what happened to him. He was wounded three separate times. Two times by bayonets. One of the bayonet times the bayonet went through both legs. He was also wounded by shrapnel. He said there was a lot of close up fighting going on. He was in Vietnam from 1965-1969. A long haul.

Come back and read his amazing story as it unfolds. Better yet…go to the top of this page and click on subscribe. When you do all future posts will go directly to your inbox.

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Checking in on you. How are you doing? Is everything going OK, or are you fighting back memories?

FEAR NOT!

There are over 15,219 Veterans on this site who have your back.

If you are battling mentally, but you are losing, GET HELP!!

Here is a toll free number that you can call 24/7. There are highly qualified counselors there to help you, and they will not hang up until they know you are OK.
1-800-273-8255…texting 838255.

______________________________________________________________

Remember:


You are never alone.


You are never forsaken.


You are never unloved.


And above all…never, ever, give up.

+Now there is an easier way to get help. Just dial 988, and you will have help ready for you.

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If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do, all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit from this site, please let them know.