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3 fatal military events in 3 days- 2 shootings, 1 crash

This week has been fairly tragic for the military.  More specifically, the helicopter crash and two Naval base shootings that have all happened since Wednesday, Dec. 4.  Overall, at least 10 service members were killed in these events and at least eight wounded. On Wednesday, an active duty sailor shot three civilian employees at Pearl …

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Harvey’s Devastation and how Texan’s Are banding Together (15 Photos)

With all the devastation levied by Tropical Storm Harvey on Texas, stories are slowly starting to come through about the harrowing efforts of citizens and first respondents banding together to help. Below is a selection of images that give you a sense of the destruction and the indomitable will of Texas and America. Read more …

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11 Lesser-Known Facts About the US National Guard

  America’s oldest fighting force was founded officially today, in 1636, when the first Militia fighting forces gathered in Massachusetts. 380 years later, here are some of the lesser-known facts about the US National Guard: 1.) The very first National Guard consisted of Militia forces that were divided into three regiments (these units were the first …

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National Guard Activated After Riots in Milwaukee

Overnight rioting in Milwaukee sparked by the police shooting of a 23-year old armed black man has caused the governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, to activate the Army National Guard. Governor Scott Walker announced that the National Guard would be activated after a request from the Sheriff of Milwaukee County, David Clarke.  The Guard will …

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