Military Minute: LinkedIn for Military Members

Take a minute (or two) to watch our newest video! Think you don’t need LinkedIn because you are in the military? Think again. This edition of Military Minute breaks down how to make LinkedIn your very best friend. Learn more!

D-Day veterans delight as fallen comrades finally get proper memorial


By Robert Mendick, Telegraph.co.uk n the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the remaining survivors of the invasion will finally have a fitting memorial at which to pay tribute to their fallen comrades. Theresa May unveiled on Sunday £20 million funding for a national monument to commemorate those who died during and immediately after D-Day. It […]

Marine Corps investigating new photo scandal


By Reuters The U.S. Marine Corps is looking into the suspected distribution of nude photographs of female members of the service among military personnel and veterans via a social media network that promotes sexual violence, the Marine Corps Times said on Sunday. A Marine Corps spokesman told the independent newspaper specializing on the Corps that […]

President Trump gives commanders power to authorize military strikes


By Jason Devaney, Newsmax.com Following two days of airstrikes against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) targets in Yemen, it was revealed Friday that President Donald Trump has granted his military commanders the power to authorize military strikes in certain countries without his permission. According to the Washington Examiner, Trump instituted the new approval process […]

Coast Guard crew honored for rescue during Hurricane Matthew


By Haley Williams, Kristv.com An Air Station Corpus Christi Coast Guard helicopter crew was recognized in South Carolina last week for a rescue performed while responding to Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. The crew of MH-65 Dolphin helicopter 6554 was deployed to Savannah, Georgia on October 8, 2016 to respond to a patient with a serious […]

‘Forrest Gump’ actor brings Lt. Dan Band to Barksdale


By Sarah Crawford, Shreveporttimes.com A cover band featuring actor Gary Sinise performed a military support concert at Barksdale Air Force Base on Friday night, with music from a variety of time periods and genres. The Lt. Dan Band, which is named after Sinise’s iconic character from the film “Forrest Gump,” was launched by Sinise and musician Kimo Williams in […]

Commentary: Skirting the constraints of Posse Comitatus


BY TIMOTHY M. MACARTHUR AND LEIGH WINSTEAD, TheHill.com The image of 100,000 National Guard troops patrolling residential streets to detain and deport undocumented immigrants is, at best, unsettling. The Posse Comitatus Act (PCA) limits the executive’s authority to order such a mobilization domestically to perform law enforcement functions.  Couching immigration raids as necessary to protect […]

A Purple Heart Warrior Takes Aim At Military Inequality In ‘Shoot Like A Girl’


By Fresh Air, NPR.org In 2009, Maj. Mary Jennings Hegar was shot down by the Taliban in Afghanistan while co-piloting an Air National Guard medevac helicopter. Though she was wounded in her rifle arm, Hegar managed to return fire while hanging onto a moving helicopter, which saved the lives of her crew and her patients. […]

To help student vets, college staff take a new course – in ‘military competency’


By Stacy Teicher Khadaroo, CSMonitor.com Texas A & M University, San Antonio, recently became the first college in the US to require all faculty and staff to take the training, which gives them insights into addressing challenges faced by veterans as well as other non-traditional students. With about 20 percent of its students connected to the […]

Special Report: Military Spouses Finding It Difficult To Find A Job


By Trish Williford, WSAV.com Channel Milbourne is facing a bit of a struggle. The Army wife and mother of two has applied for job after job in the Savannah area since her family moved here from San Antonio a year ago. Her husband is stationed at Ft. Stewart. “I’ve been told that I couldn’t get a […]

8 financial moves to make in if You’re in the Military in 2017


By Kimberly Lankford, Kiplinger.com Military Saves Week is the perfect time for military families to take stock of their finances, make the most of special saving opportunities and plan for the future. Q: I’m in the Army, and I saw your column about 8 Smart Financial Moves for the New Year a few weeks ago. […]