Entries for October, 2017

Veterans Identification Card, Courtesy of Office Depot?

By Debbie Gregory. The Veterans Identification Card Act of 2015 was enacted so that veterans who weren’t entitled to military retired pay nor enrolled in the VA health-care system could prove their veteran status without having to carry their DD214s. As the Department of Veterans Affairs prepares to accept applications for the new cards in […]

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Serial Fraudster Arrested for Stolen Valor- Again!

By Debbie Gregory. You would have thought that spending a few years in federal prison sentence for impersonating military personnel would have taught Kyle Barwan a lesson. But apparently, he’s a slow learner. Already wanted in Florida on several “stolen valor” charges, 27-year-old Barwan was arrested in Ayer, Massachusetts, after a roommate followed up on […]

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Military Working Dogs Receive Medals for Courage

By Debbie Gregory. American Humane is committed to recognizing and celebrating the lifesaving contributions of the brave dogs who support our armed forces on the battlefield. The five retired military dogs who have received the Lois Pope K-9 Medal of Courage to America demonstrated exceptional valor in serving our country by uncovering improvised explosive devices, […]

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From AK-47 to Flying Car!

By Debbie Gregory. Kalashnikov Concern is the largest arms manufacturer in Russia, and produces a wide range civilian and military weapons, including the AK-47 assault rifle, which became a staple of fighting forces around the world. Kalashnikov Concern has also channeled its ingenuity to unusual military-grade technology, which now includes a flying car! The slender […]

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Thirty-one Marathons in as Many Days for Marine Veteran Double-amputee

By Debbie Gregory. Running one marathon is difficult. Running one marathon after losing both legs is extremely difficult. So what would you say of a double amputee running 31 marathons in 31 days? An impossible task? Well, Iraq and Afghanistan Marine combat veteran and double-amputee Rob Jones would disagree with you there. The 32-year-old Jones […]

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