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Connecting Vets
November 12, 2019 - 10:16 am
The Coast Guard's newest cutters will be named for two Coast Guard heroes who served with the Fire Department New York and New York Police Department. They both lost their lives on 9/11. DVIDS Port Security Specialist 2nd Class Vincent Danz worked as an NYPD officer at the Emergency Services unit...
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November 07, 2019 - 9:55 am
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah ( Connecting Vets ) -- Tiara Puro was 17 years old when her father handed her a recruiting brochure for the Utah Army National Guard. She remembered a feeling of excitement as she flipped through the pamphlet, especially when she read about the education benefits. She had been...
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Jack Murphy
October 29, 2019 - 6:03 am
(Connecting Vets) President Trump released a photograph of the military working dog who hunted ISIS leader Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi through a dark and dangerous tunnel in Idlib, Syria during a Delta Force raid over the weekend. Connecting Vets was told this evening the dog's name is Conan, assigned to...
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October 23, 2019 - 4:34 pm
When Marine veteran Micah Herndon discovered long-distance running in 2014, he was at rock bottom and contemplating suicide. That's when he remembered fellow Marines Mark Juarez and Matthew Ballard and British journalist Rupert Hamer. "My finger on that trigger, their faces popped up in my mind,"...
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Julia LeDoux
September 30, 2019 - 1:27 pm
(Connecting Vets) The New Mexico Veterans Memorial is shoeless. That’s after five pairs of military shoes made of bronze were taken from the Albuquerque memorial the night of September 27. “They were bronze shoes at the bottom of five pillars,” said James Lehner, vice president of the New Mexico...
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Julia LeDoux
September 24, 2019 - 6:41 am
(Connecting Vets) All this soon-to-be 100-year-old World War II veteran wants for his birthday is cards. James South will hit the centennial mark on Oct. 7. His wish is to receive 100 cards in honor of the milestone and the assisted living facility where he lives in Watauga, Texas is helping to...
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Elizabeth Howe
September 18, 2019 - 5:10 am
The United States Air Force became its own branch of the U.S. Armed Forces with the passing of the National Security Act of 1947 on September 18 — making it 72 years old today. Here are six things about the Air Force: 1. The Air Force has its own special operations airmen — and they're no joke...
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July 17, 2019 - 1:40 pm
Moments after becoming one of the first people to ever walk on the moon, astronaut, fighter pilot and American legend Dr. Buzz Aldrin spoke these prophetic words to mission control, "We feel that this stands as a symbol of the insatiable curiosity of all mankind to explore the unknown." Now 50...
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July 15, 2019 - 3:05 pm
Col. (Dr.) Andrew "Drew" Morgan was selected to be a NASA astronaut in 2013 when he was serving as an emergency physician in the Army. On July 20, he will launch for his first space flight to the International Space Station as a flight engineer for Expedition 60.
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July 12, 2019 - 11:15 am
Hearing the phrase "My Pleasure" can only mean one thing--Chick-fil-A. The nationwide fast-food chain is known for its efficient service and extremely kind staff, so it's no surprise a store manager took time out of his day to help a veteran in need. The customer known as "Mr. Lee" by employees was...
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