Posts tagged "military"

Veterans Day From A 12 Year Old’s Perspective

Veterans Day From A 12 Year Old’s Perspective
My mother’s brother was drafted as a Marine to the Vietnam war when I was twelve, where he fought on the front line. Always a favorite uncle of mine, I missed him when he was sent over seas. He sent me letters from Vietnam when he was on furlough, offering details on what it was... Read more »

Remembering Our Veterans Who Served Our Country

Remembering Our Veterans Who Served Our Country
  Happy Veterans Day to those who have served. We all have a story of someone who we know who is serving or has served in the U.S. military. I come from a long line of family members who have served in the Marines and Army. They all have different stories, yet all share in... Read more »

Osama bin Laden Killed Near the Pakistan Border: Now What?

The news of the killing of Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the 9/11 attack, shook the World last night!  It was if we had all but given up on finding him and then in a minute he was gunned down by U.S. forces and declared dead!  It was a victory for Americans and their... Read more »
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Gays Allowed into the Military: A Victory for the GLBT Community

The “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy enacted in 1993 by the Clinton administration that barred gay people from revealing their sexual identity was lifted in a final vote in the Senate on Saturday.  This is a majority victory for the gay community who has been fighting for equal rights in the military and was concerned... Read more »

Lame Duck Congress, Ducking Issues?

Lame Duck Congress, Ducking Issues?
Decisions made on the federal budget, extension of emergency unemployment benefits, Bush tax cuts, the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, and an armed treaty with Russia, all by December 31st? This is highly unlikely as the democrats and republicans wrestle for power and status in the Whitehouse, as President Obama calls meetings... Read more »

LBGT's Fight for Military Rights, as Obama Struggles with His Promises

LBGT's Fight for Military Rights, as Obama Struggles with His Promises
On this Veteran’s Day, we should take a moment to thank our military personnel for their service to our country.  There are many that have given their lives for the United States to protect the freedom and values of the American people.  And with the job market being stuck in pause, there are more applicants... Read more »
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Happy Memorial Day: Employment in the military

There are many reasons people enlist in the military for service.  Some feel it is their duty to serve our government as their ancestors have before them.  Others serve to gain access to college and some, for a career path with guaranteed employment and benefits. There are many personal reasons for enlisting, yet all serve... Read more »