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Entries for October, 2015

Obesity and the Future of the Military: Military Connection

By Debbie Gregory. The nation’s obesity epidemic is causing significant recruiting problems for the military, with one in three young adults nationwide too fat to enlist. But in Texas, that statistic is even more appalling. Army Brigadier General Joe E. Ramirez Jr.(Ret.), the Commandant of Texas A&M University’s Corps of Cadets, said that in Texas, […]

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Did the VA Know Prudential’s Game? Military Connection

By Debbie Gregory. Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Commander John Biedrzychi, Jr. has claimed that the Department of Veterans Affairs was aware that Prudential Insurance encouraged its counselors to keep casualty pay-out monies in-house as a way to boost company profits. Prudential is under contract to handle Sevicemember Group Life Insurance (SGLI) and Veterans Group […]

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Despite Veto, Military Pay Raises Secure

By Debbie Gregory. President Obama’s veto of the 2016 defense authorization bill will not sideline next year’s military pay raise. Last week, Obama sent the $612 billion bill back to Congress, saying it “fails to authorize funding for our national defense in a fiscally responsible manner. While the veto may jeopardize other compensations, it does […]

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Bridging the Gap from Service to School

By Debbie Gregory. The Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) has been empowering Veterans to realize their full potential as students. WSP is now accepting applications for its 2016 academic boot camps. These programs are held during the summer at top universities nationwide and aim to facilitate enlisted veterans’ transition from the military to college. The Warrior-Scholar Project […]

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U.S. Soldier Killed in ISIS Raid

By Debbie Gregory. A U.S. service member was fatally wounded during an Iraq mission to rescue about 70 hostages from the Islamic State (known as IS, ISIS, and ISIL) in Iraq and Syria. Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler is the first U.S. servicemember who has died in Iraq during combat since the United States began its […]

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