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.

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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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Here Are the Creeds For All of Our Military To Check Out.

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Military news…

Air Force stages show of force flyover after North Korea’s latest ICBM test
American F-16s and South Korean F-35As escorted American bombers over the Korean Peninsula following an ICBM test by Pyongyang.

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Congress could have almost 100 veterans in office by January in most significant increase in decades
Congressional races in the House and Senate had 196 military veterans on ballots in the Nov. 8 election. As of Tuesday, 86 of those veterans have been projected to win their race, or they are leading in the few remaining races still undecided.

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Navy seizes 170 tons of substances used in explosives from boat that set sail from Iran
Iran is being accused of ‘an unlawful transfer of lethal aid’ after ships from the U.S. 5th Fleet seized more than 170 tons of potentially explosive chemicals on a fishing boat in the Middle East, Naval Forces Central Command said.

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US, allies pledge more air defense weapons for Ukraine after Russia launches largest missile assault of war

Russia’s barrage of dozens of missiles into Ukrainian territory Tuesday marked its largest air assault on Ukraine since launching its unprovoked invasion of the country in February, the top U.S. general said.

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US House win by ex-combat pilot cements Republican control
It takes 218 seats to control the House. With the addition of the latest California results, Republicans have locked down 218 seats so far with Democrats claiming 211.
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I thought it would a good time to post all the creeds for our military; These creeds will be in my upcoming, Signs of Hope for the Military” In and Out of the Trenches of Life. Keep coming back to check the other parts 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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Coast Guard Creed

I am proud to be a United States Coast Guardsman.

I revere that long line of expert seamen who by their devotion to duty and sacrifice of self-have made it possible for me to be a member of a service honored and respected, in peace and in war, throughout the world.

I never, by word or deed, will bring reproach upon the fair name of my service, nor permit others to do so unchallenged.

I will cheerfully and willingly obey all lawful orders.

I will always be on time to relieve, and shall endeavor to do more, rather than less, than my share.

I will always be at my station, alert and attending to my duties.

I shall, so far as I am able, bring to my senior’s solutions, not problems.

I shall live joyously, but always with due regard for the rights and privileges of others.

I shall endeavor to be a model citizen in the community in which I live.

I shall sell life dearly to an enemy of my country, but give it freely to rescue those in peril.

With God’s help, I shall endeavor to be one of His noblest Works…

A UNITED STATES COAST GUARDSMAN.

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U.S. Air Force Creed

Fly. Fight. Win.

I AM AN AMERICAN AIRMAN.
I AM A WARRIOR.
I HAVE ANSWERED MY NATION’S CALL.

I AM AN AMERICAN AIRMAN.
MY MISSION IS TO FLY, FIGHT, AND WIN.
I AM FAITHFUL TO A PROUD HERITAGE,
A TRADITION OF HONOR,
AND A LEGACY OF VALOR.

I AM AN AMERICAN AIRMAN,
GUARDIAN OF FREEDOM AND JUSTICE,
MY NATION’S SWORD AND SHIELD,
ITS SENTRY AND AVENGER.
I DEFEND MY COUNTRY WITH MY LIFE.

I AM AN AMERICAN AIRMAN:
WINGMAN, LEADER, WARRIOR.
I WILL NEVER LEAVE AN AIRMAN BEHIND,
I WILL NEVER FALTER,
AND I WILL NOT FAIL.

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Army Creed

I am a warrior and a member of a team. I serve the people of the United States, and live the Army Values. I will always place the mission first. I will never accept defeat.

I will never quit. I will never leave a fallen comrade. I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills. I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.

I am an expert and I am a professional. I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy, the enemies of the United States of America in close combat. I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life. I am an American Soldier.

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Marine Creed Semper Fi

This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.
My rifle, without me, is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me.
My rifle and myself know that what counts in this war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit…
My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will ever guard it against the ravages of weather and damage as I will ever guard my legs, my arms, my eyes and my heart against damage. I will keep my rifle clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will…
Before God, I swear this creed. My rifle and myself are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life.
So be it, until there is no enemy, but peace.

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Navy Creed

Valor and Glory

I am a United States Sailor.

I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and I will obey the orders of those appointed over me.

I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world.

I proudly serve my country’s Navy combat team with Honor, Courage and Commitment.

I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.

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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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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.

________________________________________________________________

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.