In the Military, Scars Show Where We Have Been, But Not Where We Are Going

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Military news…

A photo apparently showing Russian troops stranded in an elevator is going viral

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A second Russian general has reportedly been killed in Ukraine

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What we know about possible Russian war crimes in Ukraine


American and international organizations believe there are “credible reports” that war crimes have occurred in Ukraine.

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These ‘Saint Javelin’ stickers raised $470,000 for Ukraine aid in a week

“As soon as I posted the artwork … I just got a flood of people saying, ‘I want it, I want it, I want it.'”

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Ukraine’s Drone Strikes Reveal Russian Planning Failures, Expert Says

Ukraine’s handful of Bayraktar TB2 armed drones has played an outside role in defending the country from Russian invaders. The drones have destroyed surface-to-air missile launchers and logistics trains.

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Mom Adopts Military Service Dog of Marine Son Killed in Action

A Gold Star mom adopted the military working dog who lived with her son while he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2012. She said the new comedy-drama “Dog” hits close to home.

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US Paratroopers in Poland Largely Hidden From View Amid Mission Prompted by War in Ukraine

An airfield near the Ukrainian border has transformed into the main staging area for the 82nd Airborne’s new mission in Poland.

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Here is another excerpt from my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for The Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

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Scars Can Show Where We’ve Been, But They Don’t Show Where We Are Going

One of the hardest things for us as veterans and current soldiers is dealing with the scars we have had from the past. It may be a physical scar, or it may be mental or emotional. We can’t keep living in the past. Much of it is too painful to relive again. Yes, the present isn’t exactly rosy sometimes either, but it is here, and we need to deal with it. The one-day-at-a-time thought works for me. I just do what I need to do to make it through each day, and I am thankful when I have made it.

The future is something we can’t always control, but we can help shape it by being eager to take it on and conquering it with our determination and guts.

I feel deeply of those of you who have physical scars. I also feel deeply for those of you who have mental and emotional scars. I have been to the mountain with these kinds of scars.

Strive to never give in to the dark side thought of doom and gloom. Look for the bright side, and share it with others around you who need it as well.

This reminds me of Kris Kyle the sniper who was famous for his accuracy, and how many lives he saved by eliminating the enemy who was about to kill our soldiers. He was a tough and no nonsense kind of guy, and yet he lost his live trying to help a fellow soldier who was battling his own demons. Kris was trying to help others even though he had his own dark times.

Never give up! There may be walls in your way, but you will overcome them with perseverance.

Let someone pile expectations on and then exceed them. Your biggest goals in life become your biggest achievements. If you have discipline and drive, you don’t lose. You cannot lose. New ideas are sometimes scary, but can end up something special. Walls: They separate, divide, and isolate. But walls can always fall.

What we have to remember is that we have to go through the pains of life to achieve the joys. Pains actually inspire growth. 

I saw those words recently and at first I thought, Easy for you to say! Most people don’t know what real pain is. My neighbor recently complained she had double abscessed teeth. Knowing how painful that is, since I have had abscessed teeth myself, I thought about those military servicemen and women have lost their legs, arms, or are going to be in a wheelchair the rest of their lives. The level of pain is relevant to only what you are really going through.

We must always remember: With God on Our Side, who can be against us? No one!

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It is hard enough to exist in this cruel world without adding pain and mental strain to our lives. We need to battle the elements that attack us with vigor and valor, just like we would on the front lines, in the trenches, as we face the enemy. Stand strong and be brave.

Think about this

Isn’t it interesting how it takes bravery to face this world, but it takes even more bravery to give it all up to God?

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Checking in on you. How are you doing? Did you have scars for you time in the military?

FEAR NOT!

There are over 14,120 veterans on this site who have you back.

Here is what I am asking you to do…please share this site with other veterans you may know. It has helped so many.

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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 no 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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The Military News is Full of the Threat of War in Ukraine.

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Military news…

Army general cleared to retire after soldiers reported hostile workplace in climate survey

An official investigation found she “violated the standards” in Army regulations.

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Attack helicopters, F-35s, hundreds of US troops repositioned in Europe as Russia moves into Ukraine.

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Russian Forces Have Entered Ukraine’s Breakaway Territories, European Officials Say

European officials said Tuesday that Russian forces had invaded the breakaway territories of eastern Ukraine that Moscow on Monday formally recognized as independent, dashing hopes of a diplomatic solution.

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Nearly a Third of Defense Department Structures Have Exceeded Their Lifespan

Nearly 30% of the Defense Department’s roughly 550,000 structures have exceeded their lifespan, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. In total, the Pentagon faces a $137 billion deferred maintenance backlog.

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US 2nd Cavalry Troops Deploying to Bulgaria as NATO Reinforces Russia’s Neighbors

A company of troops from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment based in Vilseck, Germany, were dispatched to Bulgaria to train with NATO allies as a bulwark against Russian troops moving into Ukraine. The U.S. Army also recently repositioned another 1,000 regiment troops to Romania.

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Navy Fighting Against Surging Russian Disinformation Ahead of Potential Ukraine Invasion

The U.S. military has struggled to push back against Russian-driven narratives flooding the internet in recent weeks, including a false claim a Virginia-class submarine was discovered in Russia’s territorial waters.

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Calm Prevails at Poland-Ukraine Border Despite Growing Fears

Even as Western leaders offered dire warnings that a wider war could be coming in Ukraine, calm persisted along the country’s western border with European Union nation Poland on Saturday.

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I am going to pass on sharing an excerpt tonight. I am extremely tired, from a long day trip I took today. There will be another excerpt on Friday. Come back to check it 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 inbox.
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Checking in on you…How are you doing? Are you struggling with memories?

FEAR NOT!

There are over 13,905 fellow veterans here who have your back.

If you are battling mentally, because of your love for others, but it isn’t working, 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 no 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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The Military Battle for Okinawa Was very Bloody and Dangerous.

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Military news…

Special Forces colonel arrested in 2020 for domestic violence could have his tab revoked

“They’re using tab revocation as a tool to police the profession within the 

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Russian tanks get stuck in mud during training exercise near Ukraine border

It’s a sticky situation.

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There’s an M1 Abrams named ‘Obi-Wan’ Kenobi in Poland keeping an eye on Europe right now

Trust your feelings (and the several tons of kick-ass you’re riding around in
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A Air Force spy plane pilot saved a civilian aviator in distress from 70,000 feet

“As a U-2 pilot, I was flying twice as high than most airliners, so I had a very good line of sight with my radios.”

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Air Force officer gets temporary COVID vaccine reprieve after court upholds religious exemption

The ruling is the first for a member of the Air Force.

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Soldiers are lighting themselves on fire for official training purposes

“The most challenging aspect of the training was overcoming the initial fear.”

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Military service academies received more reports of sexual assault last year than ever recorded

“[W]e recognize this is a troubling problem.”

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‘We’re not doing an Iwo Jima again’ — Marine general describes what ground combat with China would be like

“I’m tired of analyzing,”

(We eventually won the battle, but had very heavy losses of life.)

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In one of my interviews in my upcoming book, Signs of hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of life, Captain Bob Coury had a company of men stationed in Okinawa. Their only job was to unload the ships as they came into the Okinawa harbor. Sounds easy, except for the fact that Japanese pilots were bombing them, and even flying their planes into the ships.

Read the whole story when you get the book.

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Come back for more excerpts from the book, Signs of hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life. Better yet… go to the top of this page and click on “Subscribe.’ when you do all future posts will directly to your inbox.

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Checking in on you…How are you doing? Are you struggling with memories?

FEAR NOT!

There are over 13,890 fellow veterans here who have your back.

If you are battling mentally, because of your love for others, but it isn’t working, 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 no 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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