Senate Finally Passes PACT Act, Clearing the Way for Care for Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits.

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Military news…

Senate finally passes PACT Act, clearing the way for care for veterans exposed to burn pits.

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‘Oh shit that’s my house’ — Iraq vet realizes Al Qaeda chief was killed while living in his old home
“And it’s like, ‘He died on the balcony.’ Well, understandable, it’s a nice balcony.”

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US to send another $550M in ammunition for rocket systems, howitzers to Ukraine
The aid will include 75,000 rounds of ammunition for 155mm howitzers and an unspecified number of additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, also known as HIMARS, the U.S. has recently sent Ukraine.

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North Korea’s missiles to blame for upscaled US-South Korean military drills, South says

North Korea has conducted 17 rounds of missile tests so far this year in addition to several artillery drills, which has strengthened the U.S.-South Korea alliance, according to officials.

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1st ship carrying Ukrainian grain leaves the port of Odesa

The first ship carrying Ukrainian grain set off from the port of Odesa on Monday under an internationally brokered deal that is expected to release large stores of Ukrainian crops to foreign markets and ease a growing hunger crisis.

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US ‘will not abandon’ its commitment to Taiwan, Pelosi says in Taipei
Chinese ships and aircraft were ramping up their military activity in response to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s meeting with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday in Taipei, according to news reports.

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Attorney General Merrick Garland arrives in Ukraine for talks on Russia war crimes
The top U.S. law enforcement official made the unannounced trip to the war-ravaged country to discuss efforts hold Russia accountable for the unprovoked invasion of its neighbor.


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I have been run through the ringer. I caught COVID on July 3rd. I got over that, but then I have what they call, Post COVID. I have been struggling with that up today. It feels like it is almost over. However, there has been some damage. My Iron count on the last blood was 766 the high allowable is 306. That is more than double the maximum. Also I have had sudden loss of hearing in my left ear. Both are connected to the COVID virus. I see my primary doctor today for the iron problem. I will also do a follow-up with my ENT doctor in a month.
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This took a heavy toll on me completing my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life. I have been too exhausted and weak, to do much. But keep coming back to check on the progress. I hope to have it out the end of summer.
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And above all…never, ever, give up.
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Judge Temporarily Halts Air Force Discipline For Refusing the COVID Vaccine

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Military news…

A Navy warship burned while commanders argued over who was in charge

“The ship’s in maintenance, it’s not our problem.”

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The Air Force has zombie F-35s it keeps using long after they’re dead

Even in death, the F-35 continues to serve.

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This whimsical machine gun-toting bunny is the Air Force’s latest squadron mascot

A machine gun-toting rabbit may seem like an unusual choice for a mascot, but whimsy is a common feature of Air Force shoulder patches.

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Ukrainian partisans target Russian sympathizers as the war enters a bloody new stage
“Our people are doing everything to make sure the land burns under the feet of the occupiers.”

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There’s a new, shorter suicide prevention hotline number to help veterans
Anyone in need can now call 988.

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Air Force pits helicopter pilots against Russian-made Hinds in rare mock battle
Air Force combat search and rescue crews are training to fight their way through enemy aircraft to rescue friendly troops.

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Judge Temporarily Halts Air Force Discipline for Refusing COVID Vaccine

A federal court judge Thursday certified as a legal class a group of Air Force members seeking a religious exemption from the military’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

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I have been missing for over two weeks. My apologizes for that. I came down with COVID July 3rd. It was a bad time at first, but then I slowly recovered. Then we went to Hawaii for ten days. It was very hard for me, because I had to use a walker, and some of the walks were pretty tough. I did enjoy my time, and came home refreshed this last weekend.

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Staring with my next post, I will share more stories from my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life. Be sure to come back to check them out. Better yet…go to the top of this page and click on subscribe. When you do all future posts will go directly to your in box.

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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.

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

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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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This Old Soldier Has Been Blessed With a Severe Visit From Covid

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Military news….

Air Force A-10s continue to prove that runways are for suckers

The Air Force landed A-10s on a Michigan highway to practice operating in austere environments without the large bases airmen are used to.

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The Air Force now has a golden F-16

The shiny Iowa Air National Guard F-16 is a throwback to the original 1996 gold F-16 and the ‘bulldog’ commander who created it.

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Navy to stop punishing sexual assault victims for underage drinking, other minor infractions

Under new guidance issued this week, commanders will no longer punish sailors and Marines who report sexual assaults for misconduct related to the incident.

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The Navy is paying $100,000 for tips on smuggling drugs and guns in the Persian Gulf

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These 4 soldiers just received the Medal of Honor for standing between their men and enemy fire

“It’s been a long journey to this day for these heroes and their families.”

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A Marine’s Bronze Star offers insight into US troops’ heroism during the Kabul evacuation

“He disregarded his own grievous wounds, the tear gas engulfing him, and reports of gunfire and began dragging this Marine to safety.”

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A rocket mysteriously crashed on the Moon. The military intel world has no idea who sent it

The truth hopefully is out there.

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This will be a very short post tonight. I have found that this old solider has come down with COVID. It has knocked me down and I have been bed ridden for four days. It saps any strength you have and keeps you very weak.

I will finish up with my usual words of support and encouragement.

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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.

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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.

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