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Not all veterans are created equal. You have to earn your “V”
TASK & PURPOSE --- Not all veterans are equal. There are veterans, and then there are Veterans. The difference has nothing to do with what we did in the military. The capital “V” is earned after leaving the service. Take Sarah Wilson.
Dyngo the war dog is having trouble, and we could use a little help
TASK & PURPOSE --- The morning after Thanksgiving, my dog, Dyngo, was having trouble walking. He’s a strong, happy dog, so with some coaxing, he managed a walk outside. By that evening, he couldn’t stand, laying with his eyes closed, crying ...
How to find meaningful work after the military: Focus on teamwork
TASK & PURPOSE --- The military is a team sport, not an individual sport, and the lowest echelon of this team is the two-person team. ... We looked out for each other.
Another for-profit college chain, popular with GI Bill users, closes suddenly
MILITARY TIMES --- One of the nation’s largest for-profit college chains announced Wednesday that it was abruptly closing in dozens of locations nationwide, after its accrediting agency suspended approval.
Here's the VA’s long, slow fix to the GI Bill cash crunch
REBOOT CAMP --- For student veterans using the Post-9/11 GI Bill to pay for school, last week was riddled with chaos and confusion, as the Veterans Affairs Department announced a new plan to implement portions of the Forever GI Bill law.
Senator calls on VA, credit bureaus to prevent lasting consequences from GI Bill delays
STARS AND STRIPES --- Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., on Thursday urged the Department of Veterans Affairs and major credit reporting agencies to intervene on behalf of student veterans who could experience long-term financial repercussions.
Online VA medical appointments expanding to Walmart sites, VFW posts
MILITARY TIMES --- In coming months, when veterans are trying to decide whether to go to a Veterans Affairs hospital or a private doctor for their check-up, they may opt for a trip to Walmart instead.
Pearl Harbor attack survivor remembers the day from afar
STARS AND STRIPES --- Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long was alone on an anchored military seaplane in the middle of a bay across the island from Pearl Harbor when Japanese warplanes started striking Hawaii on December 7, 1941.
Remains of Pearl Harbor sailors return home after 77 years
MILITARY TIMES --- More than 75 years after nearly 2,400 members of the U.S. military were killed in the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, some who died on Dec. 7, 1941, are finally being laid to rest in cemeteries across the United States.
Marine identified 77 years after Pearl Harbor attack to be buried beside parents
THE FRESNO BEE --- Nieces of Marine Jack Cremean held each other and cried as a plane containing the remains of their uncle approached Wednesday at Fresno Yosemite International Airport, 77 years after he was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Thousands salute Bush funeral train 4141 on final Texas ride
MILITARY TIMES --- Thousands waved and cheered along the route as funeral train No. 4141 — for the 41st president — carried George H.W. Bush’s remains to their final resting place on Thursday.
For the first time in years, Pearl Harbor remembrance won’t have any USS Arizona survivors
THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER --- It’s extra noteworthy that Everett Hyland, a Dec. 7, 1941, attack survivor who was on the USS Pennsylvania, will return the salute of a passing Navy warship at Friday’s anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
SoCalGas launches 35th annual gas assistance fund donation drive
NBC LOS ANGELES --- Southern California Gas Co. invited the utility's customers and employees to help their neighbors this season by donating to the company's Gas Assistance Fund on Thursday.
Red Bluff girl seeks to bring Christmas to 150 families
RED BLUFF DAILY NEWS --- 12-year-old Red Bluff girl is seeking to make Christmas special for local families as she has since she started Operation Heroes At Home in 2016. This year, instead of around 30 families, her goal is set at 150 families...
Vallejo’s Nestor Aliga keeps crusading for the veterans
VALLEJO TIMES HERALD --- Nestor Aliga was one of the lucky ones. After serving two years in the United States Marine Corps and nearly 32 years with the U.S. Army, the longtime Vallejoan walked away unscathed.
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