Military

The Ramp Ceremony never to be forgotten

It’s hard to write articles for Memorial Day, no matter how long you have been doing the job.  How do you put into words the respect and honor you want to convey to readers? Well, years ago, I wrote this poem after witnessing a ramp ceremony. For those that do not know what a ramp …

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NAS Corpus shooting may be “terror related”

This morning, NAS Corpus released a statement saying an active shooter was in the vicinity of the base’s North Gate. They advised all personnel to go into a lockdown status. An hour later, they reported the shooter had been neutralized. Current reports state a vehicle attempted to speed through one of the base security gates. …

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Meet the Navy fitness expert with 357k YouTube subscribers

Austen Alexander has made a name for himself by inspiring others to meet their fitness goals. He has done workout videos with celebrities and athletic champions alike. We were fortunate enough to spend some time getting to know the Sailor with tens of millions of views on YouTube. After 7 years in the US Navy, …

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Preparing the next generation for military service

The most frequent question we get from younger patriots relates to advice for joining and service requirements for the military. Whether you’re about to join, or know someone who is, good insight can set you on the best path. Is the military the right choice? Inherently, the military is not for everyone. That’s part of …

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Red Cross

The Legacy of Clara Barton: American Red Cross Founder

According to redcross.org, the American Red Cross responds to over 60,000 disasters a year.  Last year, the organization says it served more than 8.4 million snacks and meals.  The American Red Cross is an organization many, including the military, rely on in desperate and disastrous times. While the American Red Cross has its own legacy; …

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Farewell Coogan’s- a Marine’s Tavern

This past week, a landmark of New York City- Coogan’s restaurant and bar, announced that it was permanently closing its doors after 35 years. Considered to be an icon of the city, Coogan’s almost closed its doors 2 years ago due to high lease issues.  Immense support from it’s patrons succeeded in convincing the powers-that-be to keep Coogan’s lease at an appropriate amount. …

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Jack Lucas: The MOH recipient who jumped on two grenades, and lived

There are many unbelievable, but true, stories from our nation’s heroes. One such story is that of Jacklyn Harrell “Jack” Lucas. He was born in Plymouth, North Carolina in 1928. The attack on Pearl Harbor changed Jack’s life forever. He wanted to serve his country, but at the time he was too young. Being only …

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Indecent Airman exposes self in TJ Maxx

The commanding officer of Hurlburt Field recently got some shocking news. It would be the arrest of Airman 1st Class Michael Leary, on the charges of indecent exposure. This was the result of an incident that occurred weeks earlier, at a TJ Maxx. Michael Leary, 20, allegedly followed a woman around the store, pursuing her …

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Iranian Navy attempts to harrass US Navy

Yesterday, the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet released photos and video of Iranian Naval boats getting close to them.  The event happened in international waters off the North Arabian Gulf. In the photos and video, you see several speed boat-looking vessels coming up very quickly to the much larger U.S. Naval ships.  You can also see there …

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