Lifelong hunter and Marine Corps veteran Mike Stilson got the adventure of a lifetime when the Send-A-Vet Foundation teamed up with Kok & Seyffert Big Game Hunting and Big Game Hunting Adventures (two veteran owned and operated businesses) to send him on an African hunting safari in 2017. Mike served in the Marines from 2006 until 2010 and was severely wounded by an Improvised Explosive Device on a deployment to … Continue reading See what a hunt of a lifetime looks like for this vet
By: David Swan When is too much freedom a bad thing? Sounds impossible, right? Not lately, at least for some Americans. When you boil down the most divisive issues of the day, you’ll find many Americans are actually calling for less freedom. Let’s take a look at how the First and Second Amendment rights have been called into question lately. THE FIRST AMENDMENT: Some Americans … Continue reading Are Americans Struggling with TOO MUCH Freedom?
If we can count on the internet for anything, it’s a never-ending supply of unsubstantiated rage. And if there were a second thing, it would be that the half of the internet that isn’t raging is always mocking the half that is. Last week, the Air Force’s use of the best named ordnance of all time, the MOAB, was a perfect case study. That’s how we ended up … Continue reading Best MOAB Memes From Last Week
By: Lauren Marie Feringa There are very specific challenges for female Veterans transitioning into the civilian sector, but a movement has been taking place that’s helping. Transitioning can be a daunting task for anyone, but especially for women, many of whom have allowed the military to define them and their future options. Guidance can help, but as a female where do you receive this guidance from? Almost … Continue reading New Help for Females Transitioning Off of Active Duty
This is the last in our series of the Most ‘Merican Olympic Moments of all time. Here’s #6, the Dream Team. Numbers 4 and 3 were Michael Johnson and our favorite gymnast ever. And yesterday’s number 3 was all wet. #2: 2000 Sydney Olympics: Venus and Serena Williams, Women’s Tennis Doubles Today, everyone knows who Serena and Venus Williams are. But in 2000, if you weren’t already … Continue reading Most ‘Merican Summer Olympic Moments in the last 25 Years—Numbers 2 and 1
2008 Beijing Olympics: Mens 4×100 Freestyle Relay There are so many amazing “Michael Phelps Olympic Moments” that it is a little hard to pick just one. However, this race stands out for one reason that I find especially entertaining – it involves making an arrogant French guy eat his words and look monumentally stupid. Just watching the race a few times on YouTube in the … Continue reading Most ‘Merican Summer Olympic Moments in the last 25 Years—Number 3
Today, Democratic frontrunner for President, Hillary Clinton, has basically been given a pass by the FBI for using her personal email to transmit highly classified material while she was the Secretary of State. Although words like “extremely careless” were used in the statement issued by FBI Director James Comey, he has essentially said that because there was no willful, harmful intent, it would be inappropriate … Continue reading OPSEC is apparently OP-tional?
Let’s face it. Not everything that the Army puts out is awesome. (Looking at you, Soldiers Magazine.) But its Flickr account is legit. From war porn to gritty AF pics of Ranger candidates right smack in the middle of the suck, the quality is high and the hooah is strong with this one. Surfing it is a great way to spend an afternoon reminding yourself why … Continue reading The U.S. Army’s Flickr account is an afternoon well spent
On February 29, 2016, Edward Byers, a Navy SEAL Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator will receive the Congressional Medal of Honor for actions during a successful top secret rescue operation in December of 2012. Many of the details of the op are still classified, and the award citation, which usually has a highly detailed account of the actions that led to the award, only cites, “his courageous actions while … Continue reading Medal of Honor goes to Navy SEAL for top secret rescue
In 2008, Judge Robert Russell created the first Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) in Buffalo, New York. The court addressed the growing number of veterans that were ending up in the judicial system for smaller crimes, and focused on treatment over incarceration. Often the crimes that these vets were committing were related to alcohol or drug problems—a huge and growing trend in the veteran community that continues today. The program worked, and there are now … Continue reading Fort Hood VETS Court keeps veterans out of jail