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Paralympics

Soldier breaks 2 records qualifying for Paralympics

Sgt. 1st Class Elizabeth Marks broke two American records at Swimming Trials for the Paralympics Summer Games. Marks is a long time Solider-athlete in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program. The Iraq Veteran is also a four-time gold medalist at the Invictus Games. It may surprise you to know she has only been swimming since 2012. …

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US Medic leaps to treat crash injuries on Italian highway

Sgt. 1st Class Chantley Kiser is a noncommissioned officer at the US Army Health Center in Vicenza, Italy. He was passing the time on a lengthy bus ride when an accident left several people badly injured. Kiser is a medic with 20 years of trauma experience, and leapt into action. The Army states, “Three people were inside …

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4th of July

Emergency Rooms Brace for 4th of July Injuries

Every year, drunk Americans blow themselves up with fireworks on the 4th of July. I’m sure some of them are sober, but that doesn’t make it any better. The Pew Research Center stated, “On average, more than 45,000 people visit U.S. hospital emergency rooms for treatment of injuries on July 4 and 5.” Furthermore, on …

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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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Hero That Stopped Cop-Killer, Mistakenly Shot by Police

Arvada, Colorado mourns as a case of mistaken identity cost a hero his life. Johnny Hurley, 40, sprung into action when gunshots rang out. Witnesses told police that Hurley saw suspect, Ronald Troyke, 59, moments after using a 12-gauge shotgun to murder officer Gordon Beesley. Troyke then returned to his vehicle to grab an AR-15 style …

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Southern Ocean Officially Named 5th Ocean

National Geographic has announced the naming of a new ocean. Thus, making the Southern Ocean the world’s 5th ocean. The body of water surrounding Antarctica is certainly unique. However, there was a multi-decade long debate about if it was unique enough to warrant its own name. Many scientists simply considered it as the southern region …

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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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Over $100k raised for children of slain couple

Last weekend, Gyovanny Arzuaga, 24, & Yasmin Perez, 25, were murdered in cold blood. They are survived by two young children. Although Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot promised justice, police have not announced any arrests. The delay in any apprehensions may be due to detectives making sure they get the right person. However, some fear this …

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