War Memorial in Bagdad, Florida


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Fallen Soldier

The star is new; the wet paint tape was still up.

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Freedom

There’s so much history in this little village. I plan to visit a home on the historical societies places of interest. A Confederate general rode his name horse up the stairs. The hoof prints are still visible as are the messages left by civil war soldiers on the walls of the Thompson home. I’ll be sharing with you, of course. Have a wonderful week.

Image of the Day: 30 June 2015


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via Will Henry's PTSD website

A soldier weeps at the Vietnam War Memorial

What it was like outside the room where World War I ended


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Dignitaries gather in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles to sign the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919

On June 28, 1919, the victorious Allied leaders signed the Treaty of Versailles, officially ending World War I.
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I’m an American Soldier


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American Soldier

Remember their sacrifices

5 mind-blowing facts about the US military


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US Marines

We are the Mighty

The uniforms are not provided by tax payer dollars. They are paid for by the troops themselves.

I am going to go over an estimated cost of what is shown by the Gunnery Sergeant in this picture. Mind you I am only showing you the parts visible in the picture, which themselves are only one of many Marine Corps regulation uniforms.
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In the face of sacrifice


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Lest we forget

I’ve seen this story a number of times on several websites, this will be the first time I’ve shared it here.

I must share this story I read while having my morning coffee, about a Pilot and his crews dedication and honorable efforts to do the right thing for our fallen Brothers ad Sisters.
His name is Capt Ken Koenen and he writes;
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Image of the Day: 27 June 2015


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The ultimate sacrifice

Lest we forget…

Marine Identifies As Someone Who Did Not Get A DUI This Weekend


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US marines

Duffle Blog

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — A Lance Corporal with Headquarters Regiment, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, who is accused of drunken and reckless driving after she allegedly clipped two Provost Marshal Office vehicles while passing through the main gate, claims she self identifies as a sober driver with a clean record, Duffel Blog has learned.
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Image of the Day: 26 June 2015


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US Army

US Army Boeing CH-47D Chinooks taking off with underslung loads.

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Image of the Day: 23 June 2015


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Vietnam

No words…
#Vietnam50years

Wounded Warrior Games


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US Navy

US Navy on Google plus

DoD 2015  #WarriorGames  kicked off Friday at Marine Corps Base Quantico. Be sure to show your support for  #TeamNavy ! Stay tuned to the  #USNavy  Instagram for photos throughout the week. 

Want to read more about the Wounded Warrior Games? Check out the story: http://1.usa.gov/1ftuAhx

Image of the Day: 22 June 2015


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US Navy SEALs

Navy SEAL Underwater knot tie training.

Army Cancels Black Light Equipment Inspections


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Duffel Blog

FORT DRUM, N.Y. — Senior leaders at the Pentagon have shelved a controversial new policy mandating 100% black light inspections during Central Issue Facility (CIF) turn-in. Public documents indicate that the testing led to the condemnation of the Fort Drum CIF for violation of the New York State Health Code 1.68, Section 5, as it “constituted a danger or nuisance, or was otherwise prejudicial to the public health.”
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UK: Public view armed forces as suicidal, traumatized ‘victims’ – study


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For those directly or indirectly affected by service connected  PTSD-TBI there are a variety of foreign studies available that are applicable to us because many are from our allies who deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan and earlier in Vietnam such as U.K. and Australia.*
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NCO Gives Daily 45 Minute Speech on Importance of Not Wasting Time


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Photo credit: US Navy

Duffel Blog

NORFOLK, Va. — The deck department of USS San Antonio listened to Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Raymond Bernard give another 45 minute speech about how they shouldn’t waste time this morning, sources tell Duffel Blog.
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