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VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship Available

Hello Civilian Allies, Please check out this Voice of Democracy Scholarship available to students grades 9-12: We need to hear voices of Generation Z and nurture your power to make the world a better place. Please share this great opportunity to earn some money for education. Thank you for serving America’s Veterans. May our…

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World War II Hero Turns 101 Years Young: Please Send Birthday Card Please send Mr. Montoya a Birthday card: Mr. Prospero Montoya P.O. Box 21163 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87154 Thank you for helping his family honor his 101st Birthday. Thank you for your service, Mr. Montoya. #VetSafe #TeamUSA #globalstandards

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Utah Suicide Prevention: Gun Safety Superstars

I am pleased that in GOP dominated Utah, leadership initiatives to address high rates of gun suicide are proactively saving lives. Here are some great articles about Utah’s initiative to save lives: A great quote from this article sums up my position as a Right Wing Maniac: “Gun-owning families can bring down the number…

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Vets for Vets: Deer Park Physical Therapy

Please check out this excellent community resource sponsored by Deer Park Physical Therapy: Here is the scoop from their web site: Deer Park Physical Therapy & Fitness Center – which operates The Pool, The Fitness Center, and The Gym – is proud to announce a program of physical fitness and therapeutic recreation run by…

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22 Until Valhalla

Our Story – 22 Until Valhalla – Battling Veteran Suicide Thank you Army Veteran Russell Pabst for introducing me to 22 Until Valhalla: You are not less of a man for asking for help. You are more of a man for asking for help. Yes, I am being gender specific here because Veteran suicide…

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Veteran Suicide at VA Facilities

A friend of mine recently shared this article about Veterans killing themselves right in the VA facilities meant to serve them. My preference is for business, not bureaucracy. However, this is not about throwing the VA under the bus. Before we had the bureaucracy of the VA, we had the business of charitable people, mostly…

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Fairchild Airmen Clean up Trash Along the Centennial Trail

What an amazing story about how Airman Kiaundra Miller and 11 other Fairchild Airforce Base Airmen picked up trash along the Centennial Trail: Let’s all eliminate litter and encourage those living outdoors to pack in/pack out. Being clean is something anyone at any economic level can be. Compassion for those affected by homelessness begins…

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Justice for Jarheads: Sgt. Athena Ives rocks

Meet the amazing Sgt. Athena Ives. Her autobiography, Thank You for Raping Me, is her story of her painful journey to join the Marines and serve #TeamUSA because of, not in spite of, her profound and extreme journey with sexual assault. I am encouraged by her convictions and courage. Here are her podcast & bio…

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Book Review: Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow Not only was this a pure pleasure to read, it remains encouraging to know we’re in good hands with #Millennials & #Generation Z. It is our job as #GenerationX to encourage and invest in our youth, as Tim Tebow so aptly does. Tim Tebow’s candor, objectivity, and sincere witness continue to set an excellent…

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Veterans Running for Public Office

As Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill so aptly said, “All politics are local”. This could not be more true as we set an example for the new generation of voters. While much of my blog is imbued with my views as a Right Wing Maniac, I am always on the side of Veterans running…

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