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
Fayetteville, NC – A Fort Bragg Soldier from the 82nd Airborne Division has come forward saying that he “identifies” more as an Airman. Specialist Bradley Roberts, who has now asked to be referred to as Senior Airman Roberts, describes his journey through this transition. “I’ve always felt different from my peers in the Army—like I didn’t quite belong, or that I had to fake being … Continue reading U.S. Army Soldier Identifies as Airman, Receives Transition Support
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
Dating a military man is a one-of-a-kind experience. Being bravo foxtrot and golf foxtrot is exciting, and comes with its own unique challenges. Having dated an infantryman myself, I have some experience in this arena; from date nights to nights in, three day weekends that you wish would last forever, and all the rest, your man will always have your back. At the end of … Continue reading Dating a Military Guy As Explained by Apocalypse Now
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?
What Aren’t We Being Told About the Iranian River Boat Incident? Back in January of this year, the Iranian military captured two riverine patrol boats. Iran’s state run media released video of the sailors surrendering, hands on head, as well as video of a sailor crying and another apologizing and taking full responsibility for the incident. While the sailors were only held for 16 hours … Continue reading Iranian River Boat Incident Smells Fishy
By now the whole country is aware of the issues that are running rampant through the VA medical system. Extended wait times for appointments, claims being denied for little or no reason and the miles of red tape that surround every VA service. And while the VA has acknowledged their shortcomings and has set out to try and rectify the problem, it’s time that we … Continue reading Are Veterans Partially to Blame for the VA Backlog?
This story, reported on CNN, highlights how convoluted our relationships with foreign allies can be in war. Sometimes things happen that are outside the boundaries of our specified rules of engagement. Our service members are left with their own instincts and sense of morality to make decisions and hope they don’t get prosecuted for it. So let the record show that if you rape children, … Continue reading Green Beret Hero Who Beat Up Afghan Rapist Allowed to Stay in Army
If you build it, they will play. Major League Baseball is building a stadium for one game, Marlins-Braves, July 3 to continue their commitment to supporting the U.S. military by playing a baseball game on an active military installment, Fort Bragg in North Carolina, for the first time ever. In fact, it’s the first time any professional sporting event will occur on an active installation unless you count … Continue reading Major League Baseball at Fort Bragg is Awesome
Leave it to veterans to take something kind of creepy and lame like beauty pageants and make them meaningful and badass. More than a pretty face contest, the Ms. Veteran America pageant is a celebration of what makes women veterans awesome. Which are the same kinds of things that make all veterans awesome—loyalty to country, courage in the face of adversity, and the ability to do a lot of … Continue reading The Ms. Veteran America pageant isn’t what you think it is