Military

Red Cross

Red Cross to give Amazon gift cards to blood donors

During normal times, there was always a need for blood donors across America. During COVID times, that need shot through the roof. Not nearly as many people were going out to blood drives in their attempts to stay six feet apart. As a result, this meant the Red Cross reserves became very depleted. The American …

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Presumptives

VA Adding Three Agent Orange Presumptives

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently made a big announcement in regards to Agent Orange. Three new presumptives are now covered under the William M. Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. The three afflictions are bladder cancer, hypothyroidism and parkinsonism. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough stated, “Many of our Nation’s …

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justin eggen

Adahy: Award Winning Marine Author’s New Book

Award winning poet, Justin Eggen, has released his long awaited new book, Adahy. This time, the former Marine sought to expand his literary repertoire with a delve into historical fiction. As a result, his book creates a sprawling world based loosely on colonial times. Eggen told us he had been working on the story for …

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Wesley Black

“It’s too late for me.”- How the VA Failed SSG Wesley Black

There have been many lingering wounds from the War on Terror. Toxic exposure, traumatic brain injury, and post traumatic stress have claimed thousands of lives back home. Although a big push for post traumatic stress treatment has been seen recently, many toxic exposure illnesses are still left untreated. Consequently, these illnesses are mostly the result …

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contest

Contest Being Held to Decide America’s Strongest Veteran

The United States Strongman (USS) has been monitoring herculean feats of strength since 2014. They provide structure for a contest of pure power. Men and women travel both near and far to show their strength, grit and determination at these competitions. Unfortunately, COVID-19 canceled many events in 2020. However, cases are thankfully falling, and many …

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missing

Over 1,900 Military Weapons Went Missing From 2010-2019

Recently, the Associated Press reported a shocking statistic. At least 1,900 weapons have gone missing from the military from 2010-2019. The DOD managed to recover some of the weapons. However, some were not even known to be missing until they were recovered by law enforcement as part of a separate investigation. The AP has identified at least …

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National

National Guardsman is Aiming for the Olympics

Spc. Thomas Echelberger is a member of the 195th Regional Training Institute. He is also a biathlete for the New Hampshire National Guard (NHNG) and trying to make it to the Winter Olympics. Echelberger currently is in Jericho, Vermont, conducting a biathlon training course. The Army states, “The invitation-only program trains top Nordic athletes for a chance …

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Parris island

Parris Island Marine Dies, 911 Logs Raise Questions

Tragedy recently struck Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. The base, located in South Carolina, posted this statement on its Facebook page. “On Friday, June 4th, Private First Class Dalton Beals passed away during the conduct of The Crucible with the new Marines of Echo Company. Our deepest condolences go out to Dalton’s family and …

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UFC

UFC Heavyweight Champion Visits Marines in Cameroon

Recently, the Marines at the embassy in Cameroon got a big surprise. UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou stopped in for a visit. He posed for pictures, much to the surprise of the devil dogs on duty. Standing at 6’4″ tall, and weighing over 24o pounds, he is certainly hard to miss. The Marine Security Guard social …

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