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Blackwater guards convicted in 2007 Baghdad shooting

– Jim W. Dean…’These convictions will dampen the “anything goes” attitute that grew out of the situation in Iraq of “shoot first and ask questions later”. …read more Read more here:: Veterans Today

Veterans Stand Down gives helping hand to vets in need

It’s once again time to stand up for veterans.homeless_stand down The ninth annual North Valley Stand Down to help homeless and at-risk veterans begins Thursday at the Shasta District Fair grounds. …read more Read...

Sanders Reacts to Social Security Adjustment

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, said he is “disappointed” by today’s announcement of only a 1.7 percent increase in the cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security beneficiaries and...

Avoidable Humanitarian Crisis at Lebanon

Chest high metal crowd control barriers manned by armed guards—since late September they have stood outside the Arrivals Hall on the Lebanon side of the Masnaa border crossing with Syria. For Syrian and Palestinian...

How To Survive A Shrinking Army

Editor’s Note: This article has been modified from its original version, which was published on “The Military Leader,” a blog by Andrew Steadman. Recently, while discussing the separation boards and low promotion rates in...

Vietnam veteran receives 17 medals, ribbon 46 years later

It’s been some 46 years since Frank Somohano Sr. served in Vietnam, but as of Tuesday he’s going to need a bigger display case for his medals and ribbons. …read more Read more here::...

Iowa woman fights for lost Vietnam sailors

It has been 45 years since 74 American sailors died when their ship was cut in two by an Australian carrier off the coast of Vietnam. …read more Read more here:: Stars and Stripes...

New sleep disorder discovered impacting combat Soldiers

A series of patients at Madigan has led doctors to discover a new unique sleep-related condition impacting combat Soldiers called Trauma-associated Sleep Disorder. …read more Read more here:: Medical News Today – Veterans

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