Entries for July, 2016

Elderly Marine Veteran Allegedly Held Captive for Years

By Debbie Gregory. In a story almost too tragic and inhumane to tell, 86 year old U.S. Marine veteran David McClellan was apparently held hostage for four years and abused by his captor. It is alleged that 35-year-old Perry Coniglio has held McClellan prisoner so that he could cash the senior’s Social Security and pension […]

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Senate Reduces BAH for Servicemembers Who Reside Together

By Debbie Gregory. How would you feel if your employer cut your salary because you and a co-worker were living together? Well, the Senate has approved a fiscal 2017 defense authorization that calls for reduced housing allowances as part of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (S. 2943), with 85 senators in support and just […]

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Military Spouses Are Not getting Fair Treatment

By Debbie Gregory. According to an Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) report entitled, “The Force Behind the Force: A Business Case for Leveraging Military Spouse Talent,” military spouses are not faring as well as their civilian counterparts. There are more than one million active duty, guard, and reserve military spouses, more than 15 […]

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Reuniting MWDs and their Battle Buddies

By Debbie Gregory. Molli Oliver has worked more than 40 years as a flight attendant. The 5-foot-2 United Airlines employee has worked many military charters in the past, serving both military K9 handlers and their Military Working Dogs (MWDs.) Oliver is on a mission of her own: working to reunite retired MWDs with their former […]

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Professional Athletes Hope to Fulfill Military Service, and Vice-Versa

By Debbie Gregory. On July 5, 2016, Brayan Pena of the St. Louis Cardinals announced that he was planning to join the Army Reserve after the 2016 season. Later that day though, he was informed that he was unable to enlist because such an action would violate the terms of his contract. But not one […]

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