Military Minute: How To Thank A Veteran

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Ohio moving to make it easier for military spouses to get job credentials


By Barrie Barber, DaytonDailyNews.com Two Ohio lawmakers say they want to make it easier for active-duty service members and military spouses to obtain an occupational license in their career field when they move to the Buckeye State. The legislation would expedite the process to obtain the certification, lawmakers say, a process that depending on the […]

The House approves $578 billion to keep armed forces operating


By RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press, ABCNews.com The House voted decisively Wednesday to approve a $578 billion spending bill that keeps the U.S. armed forces operating through September and sets the stage for substantial increases to the Pentagon’s budget advocated by President Donald Trump. The fiscal year 2017 defense legislation passed the GOP-led chamber by a […]

Air defense soldiers ready to protect nation’s capital


Source: Minotdailynews.com FARGO – More than 200 members of the North Dakota Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment will be honored Thursday before leaving for a yearlong deployment. The deploying soldiers hail from communities across North Dakota including Minot as well as cities in Minnesota, California, Nebraska and Wisconsin. The soldiers […]

US-Japan Relations: Okinawa Village To Lodge Complaint After US Bell UH-1Y Venom Chopper Incident


BY VISHAKHA SONAWANE, IBTimes.com Residents of a village in Japan’s Okinawa are expected to lodge a complaint with the U.S. military after a Marine Corps chopper dropped a tire during external cargo lift training Wednesday, Stars and Stripes reported Thursday. The helicopter — a Bell UH-1Y Venom — was lifting tires during the training one fell […]

The F-35 Finally Met Its Nemesis: Weather


By Charles P. Pierce, Esquire.com In recent months, ever since El Caudillo del Mar-A-Lago took control, our old friend the F-35 Strike Fighter—a.k.a. The Flying Swiss Army Knife, a.k.a. The Flying Bonfire of Cash—has had a bit of a recovery. The president* has been beating his chest about a great deal he made in knocking […]

US deploys Marines to Syria


Source: News agencies, Aljazeera.com Several hundred marines have deployed into Syria with artillery guns, as part of the ongoing preparation for the fight to push ISIL out of its self-declared headquarters of Raqqa, a Pentagon spokesman has confirmed. The marines are pre-positioning howitzers to be ready to assist local Syrian forces, according to US officials. The […]

How Texas A&M is helping veterans and families adjust to campus life


By MOLLY SMITH & MORGAN O’HANLON, KUT.org From Texas Standard: For those leaving the military, readjusting to civilian life can be a rocky transition. For veterans or families of veterans, trying to juggle college classes and homework assignments on top of that can be frustrating. That’s the reality for more than 800,000 college students across […]

The Grunt’s War


By KYLE LONGLEY, NYTimes.com By 1967, protesters were gathering regularly in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House. They’d hold signs, give speeches and chant: “Hey, hey, L.B.J. How many babies did you kill today?” Implicit in the chant was the instrument of Lyndon B. Johnson’s brutal, inhuman policy: the young men fighting […]

Veteran, targeted for his military pride, robbed at gunpoint


By Sarah Caskie, IJR.com Like many veterans, Missouri resident Mark McCunniff is proud of his days in service to his country. He regularly wears a U.S. Marine Corps baseball cap and flies an American flag outside his home as a reminder of his military service. Now, police say the Vietnam War veteran was the target of […]

Why Veterans Take the Initiative to Explore Entrepreneurship


By John Panaccione, Entrepreneur.com Military experience helps vetpreneurs find success once the uniform comes off. I still carry the U.S. Army Leadership Guide in my work bag. In it, initiative is listed as one of the desirable traits of a leader. It’s defined as “a quality of seeing what has to be done and commencing […]