The Trump military parade was always a really bad idea

On Thursday night, the Pentagon said that it was shelving the much-ballyhooed military parade in Washington — until at least next year. On Friday morning, President Donald Trump tried to explain why. “The local politicians who run Washington, D.C. (poorly) know a windfall when they see it. When asked to give us a price for holding a great celebratory military parade, they wanted a number so ridiculously high that I cancelled it,” he tweeted. “Never let someone hold you up! I will […]

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Female war hero in Texas leads new wave of veteran candidates

MJ Hegar does not hold back. “I’m an ass kicking, motorcycle-riding, Texas Democrat. That’s who I am!” She says that emphatically, unblinkingly and unapologetically to a constituent at a political meet-and-greet in a suburban Austin, Texas, home. And she is talking to someone she needs to win over. “I’m a Republican,” the woman says to Hegar. “I’d like to know, in a county that is predominantly Republican, what makes you different from our current congressman?” That question hits on the […]

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North Korea hands over the possible remains of American war dead

A US Air Force plane carrying what are believed to be the remains of US troops killed during the Korean War some 65 years ago arrived in Osan Air Base in South Korea on Friday morning. Troops from various nations serving in South Korea under the United Nations Command (UNC) presented an honor guard before the plane, as white-gloved troops in different uniforms descended the ramp of the US Air Force C-17, carefully holding cases wrapped in the UN flag. […]

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Lockheed Martin hosting job fair to hire 400 in Fort Worth

Lockheed Martin is hosting a hiring fair Monday, July 30. At the event, you will have the opportunity to meet and interview with hiring managers. The company is looking to hire 400 technicians, mechanics, and assemblers. The fair will run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sheraton in Fort Worth. All you have to do is show up and be sure to bring your resume! Lockheed Martin Hiring Fair Monday, July 30, 2018 Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel 1701 […]

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Video shows veteran reunited with service dog missing after thieves stole SUV

INDIANAPOLIS – A Marine veteran’s missing service dog was safely found on Wednesday, according to WXIN. Indianapolis police asked the public to help find 2-year-old Wrigley on Tuesday after the Toyota 4Runner that he was in was stolen from a Flying J truck stop on the south side of Indianapolis. “He’s trained to sense oncoming seizures and migraine headaches,” Lana Whitner told WXIN. “He’s my lifeline right now.” The vehicle was later recovered on the east side, but police say Wrigley, […]

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Army veteran gifted new Irving home through national organization

IRVING — A local veteran is getting a brand spankin’ new place to call home. Retired Major Eric King served 16 years in the United States Army. He was injured during combat and now walks with the assistance of a cane. Monday was the official groundbreaking day for his new home. “First off,I want to say to the mayor, thank you for having me and my family, senator, and everybody else a part of this, which I’m speechless for, this […]

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US Navy now allows ponytails and braids in updated women’s hairstyle policy

The Navy has expanded its hair rules for female sailors, now permitting braids, ponytails and lock hairstyles. Women in the Navy will also be allowed to wear wider hair buns under the new rules that came into effect Wednesday. The announcement was made during a Facebook Live held Tuesday with the Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and Chief of Naval Personnel Adm. Robert Burke. Richardson said that the move was to make the US Navy “much more inclusive.” […]

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Morning Hope: Deep Ellum tea shop holds special mission for Army combat vets

DALLAS – Something special is brewing at Rakkasan Tea Company in Deep Ellum. “We try to stay true to the way we learned to drink tea. It’s kind of our origin. We don’t have all the fancy stuff in the office for that reason,” Brandon Friedman said. For Brandon Friedman and Terrence Kamauf, the tea journey began while both were serving in Iraq and Afghanistan as part of the US Army’s 101st Airborne Division. “When we spent time in these […]

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Bottle of whiskey given to ‘last man standing’ of WWII vets

KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich. — Veterans of Foreign Wars 1527 held a ‘Last Man Standing’ event Sunday to honor men of Charlie Company, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd “Red Arrow” Infantry Division, who deployed to WWII out of Kalamazoo County, Michigan. The names of the 94 men who served were read as a shot of whiskey was poured into a bucket of sand for each member. “Then buried under a dedication plaque that we have for them,” said Patrick Meine, Junior Vice Commander, […]

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