There is a Social Network Just for Veterans at www.RallyPoint.com.

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Military news…

Nobody Leaves War Emotionally Healthy. The Path to Recovery Is Unique to Each Person.

“Traveling to Iraq had left me with no better understanding of wartime trauma, or why some people’s path ends in suicide,”

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US sanctions firms for Iranian oil sales to China and military drone deliveries to RussiaThe U.S. blacklisted more than a dozen companies it says are helping Iran sell millions of dollars’ worth of petroleum products to China.

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Ukraine confronts tougher fight in push to extend battlefield wins
Ukrainian forces have impressed the world with their counteroffensive, but both sides are gearing up to continue the fight well into next year.

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Senators push for US to send Ukraine powerful armed drones 
In a letter addressed to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, 16 senators said they supported sending the MQ-1C Gray Eagle tactical drones long requested by Kyiv but reportedly declined by the Pentagon earlier this month.

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US aid to Ukraine puts pressure on Pentagon’s arms stockpile

If another major war broke out today, would the United States have enough ammunition to fight?

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This tired, and not too well old warrior, is digging into my trenches and holding strong. I will not let my afflictions slow me down from posting to you my brothers and sisters. It is hard, at best, to concentrate long enough to do this, but onward I go.

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I am a member of RallyPoint. It is a social network just for military. I have enjoyed interacting with follow veterans. Many have brightened my day with uplifted thoughts and ideas. There is also a good chance you will connect with someone you served with. Check it out at http:www.RallyPoint.com.

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During my time in the military I had many experiences. Some good, some very bad. My upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the trenches of Life, talks about my time in the military, plus sharing thoughts and ideas on how to cope in this not so friendly world. It also talks directly to the reader about getting help if they are struggling. There are numbers to call below to help you with that.

Keep coming back to see more of what the book is all about. Better yet…go to the top of this page and click on subscribe. When you do all future posts will do 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.

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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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I Came Across a WWII Veteran, That I Found Out I Knew For Over 65 Years.

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Military news…

Six Killed After Vintage Military Aircraft Collide at Dallas Air Show

Emergency crews raced to the crash scene at the Dallas Executive Airport, about 10 miles from the city’s downtown. News footage from the scene showed crumpled wreckage of the planes in a grassy area inside the airport perimeter. 

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Army Sgt. Maj. James O. Schmidt Served in 3 Wars. Now He’s Sharing His Stories with the Next Generation.

“I always felt that serving in World War II was my duty as an American,” Schmidt says. “The country needed us to do a job, so we did it.”

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US To Sanction Military Procurement Network Aiding Russia, Yellen Says

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said the sanctions would target 14 individuals and 28 entities, including financial facilitators, but she declined to provide details on where they were located.

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Marine Vet Gifted With Brand-New Vehicle for Service to Disabled Veterans and Local Children

U.S. Marine veteran Len Johnson drives to other veterans’ homes in Philadelphia to support them in any way he can—so people at the TrueCar website saw an opportunity to honor him.

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Daughter Honors Memory of Her Dad, Who Lost a Leg Shooting Famous Photos of D-Day Invasion in WWII

“I thought my father was Superman. Isn’t that what many little girls believe?” Katherine Wall Panatone wrote in the book’s introduction. “In the end, he was truly a super man, whose life and work will inspire anyone who reads his story.”

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I was at a meeting where my son was the MC. He did a tremendous job leading the meeting. I was sitting behind all the people to try to stay out of the meeting. Then someone asked who I was, and my son said, “He is my dad.” Then a women shouted, “You were my fourth grade teacher.” Sure enough I met with the lady and she in my fourth grade class many years before that. We had a special relationship as I was her tutor during the summer.

She reminded me that my helping her put her on track to be an outstanding student.

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I am sure you have many people you didn’t know where veterans. They seem to hide. They aren’t sure they want to share their time in the service. Be free to ask anyone if they are veterans. You will be surprised to find how many are.

I will share one story where I found out a person was a veteran, that I knew for over 65 years.

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I was shopping for groceries, and came across an older man who had on a WWII veteran hat on. I thanked him for his service and moved on. I kicked myself for not asking him if I could interview him for my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life. Well, I came up to the cash register, and there he was checking out ahead of me. (Accident? I don’t think so.) . I approached him and asked him if I could interview him and he said sure. He gave me his business card, and I stuck it in my pocket.

When I got home I looked at the card, and it was his business card from where he worked. Actually he owned it. The business was “Bob’s 19 cent hamburgers.” I almost fainted.

In 1957 there was a new hamburger joint that opened up. It was his place, It was on the way home from school. I stopped there everyday, and bought a hamburger. Bob came up to me several times to thank me for being there. We developed a friendship.

So 65 years later he was back in my life. I had the interview with him and it was fantastic. He was a Captain in Okinawa, and had a near death experience.

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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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More Military Discounts For Veteran’s Day November 11th, 2022.

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Military news…

What the US Navy must learn from Ukraine’s bold drone attack on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet
Ukraine’s attack using unmanned boats provides a preview of the future.

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Norway Puts Military on Raised Alert Level in Response to Ukraine War

“This is the most severe security situation in several decades,” Jonas Gahr Store said in a news conference on Monday.

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Marines’ King Takes Crown at Marine Corps Marathon

U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Kyle King celebrated his 33rd birthday in style Sunday, opening up a big lead to win the 47th Marine Corps Marathon by more than three minutes.

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‘We have a common enemy’: Mourners in Kyiv gather to honor fallen Georgian soldier
Gurgen “Guga” Gagnidze arrived in Ukraine four months ago and was killed in October in combat. He was the 23rd volunteer from the tiny former Soviet republic of Georgia to die fighting the Russians in Ukraine.

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Basing B-52s in Australia would keep potential adversaries guessing, expert says

A plan to rotate U.S. B-52 bombers to Australia’s Northern Territory shows the Pentagon has found a useful alternative to basing aircraft on Guam, experts say

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Here are more military discount for veteran’s day November 11, 2022:

Applebee’s – November 11, 2022

Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii – November 11, 2022

A free cup of coffee for Veterans and active-duty military.

Bar Louie – November 11, 2022

On Veterans Day, Louie Nation is offering a free craft burger or flatbread of your choice to all active-duty military and Veterans.

BJ’s Restaurant – November 11, 2022

On Veterans Day, all service members can enjoy a complimentary entrée up to $14.95, plus a free Dr. Pepper by presenting a military ID or proof of service.

Buffalo Wild Wings Free Wings – November 11, 2022

All day on Veterans Day, Veterans and active-duty military who dine in or call for takeout at their local B-Dubs can receive a free order of boneless wings and a side of fries. At participating U.S. locations only.

California Pizza Kitchen – November 8-10, 2022

Veterans and active-duty military with a valid ID can grab a free meal and non-alcoholic drink from a pre-selected menu at California Pizza Kitchen for dine-in or takeout. California Pizza Kitchen will be donating 20% of all sales from November 8 at November 10 to Disabled American Veterans.

Chili’s Grill & Bar – November 11, 2022

All Veterans and active-duty military personnel can choose a complimentary meal from a select menu on Veterans Day.

Claim Jumper – November 11, 2022

On November 11, Veterans who show valid ID may receive a free entrée from a special menu and a $5 bounce-back card for the next visit. This offer is valid for dine-in only at participating restaurants.

Denny’s – November 11, 2022

On November 11, Denny’s will be offering any Veterans or active-duty military with a valid ID a free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast from 5 a.m. until noon

Dunkin’ Donuts – November 11, 2022

On Veterans Day, Veterans and active-duty military can enjoy a free donut at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide, no purchase necessary.

Golden Corral – November 14, 2022

Military Appreciation Night will be held on Monday, November 14 from 5pm – close. Golden Corral will once again be honoring our military heroes with a free “thank you” meal.

IHOP – November 11, 2022

Veterans and active-duty military can get free Red, White and Blueberry pancakes at any IHOP on November 11. This offer is only valid if you dine in with proof of service.

Krispy Kreme Free Doughnut & Coffee – November 11, 2022

On Veterans Day, a doughnut and coffee will be on the house.

Olive Garden – November 11, 2022

This Veterans Day, Olive Garden is offering Veterans and active-duty service members a free entree from a special menu. All entrees include Olive Garden’s famous breadsticks and choice of soup or salad.

Red Robin – November 1-14, 2022

Grab a free Red Robin Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries by showing your proof of service at the nearest Red Robin anytime between November 1 and November 14. The offer is available for dine-in and takeout.

Shari’s Café – November 11, 2022

Free slice of pie and buy-one-get-one-free entrée for all current and former military on Veterans Day. Valid for dine-in and takeout only.

Starbucks – November 11, 2022

On Veterans Day, active-duty service members, Reservists, Veterans and military spouses are invited to enjoy a free tall (12-ounce) hot brewed coffee at participating Starbucks stores.

And new this year, Starbucks is expanding this offer to include a free tall (12-oz) iced coffee. 

Village Inn – November 11, 2022

Free V.I.B. breakfast on Veterans Day.

Wendy’s – November 11, 2022

Wendy’s nationwide are offering a free small breakfast combo with a valid military ID on Veterans Day. No purchase is necessary.

McGrath’s Fish House (Oregon) – November 11, 2022

Each Veteran and service member gets a free meal from a select menu on Veterans Day.

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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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Still hammering away on my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life. The last two interviews are hard to put together. One is with a Gold Star father, and the other is with a Vietnam soldier who was wounded three times.

Keep coming back to follow 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 your inbox.

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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.

________________________________________________________________

+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.