Tweet FOX HOUSTON: GREG GROOGAN For a young man from Muleshoe, Texas the past has always offered a very powerful appeal. A craving for the by-gone that Kolby Lanham could never satisfy with just books. “My love for history is really deep,” said Lanham. So Kolby became a hunter, combing the earth with a metal […]
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Tweet More than five years after crashing in an Iraqi desert, crushing his spine on impact, retired Army pilot Gary Linfoot will walk again on Veterans Day. Using an exoskeleton that straps onto his waist and legs, Linfoot, of Clarksville, Tenn., will make the historic steps twice on Monday: once on NBC’s “Today” show and […]
Tweet By Esther Robards-Forbes American-Statesman Staff ARLINGTON, Va. — President Barack Obama on Monday paid tribute to those who have served in the nation’s military, including one of the nation’s oldest veterans, 107-year-old Richard Overton from Austin. “This is the life of one American veteran, living proud and strong in the land he helped keep […]
Tweet We received an order for a special HeroBracelet some time ago. The order asked for 17 names to be imprinted on the bracelet. We wrote Dr. Michael Kwan to ask him about the order and his story moved us deeply. We asked him if he’d like to share his story with the world and […]
Tweet We were able to send out checks to our partner organizations today. Today we sent: COPS: $262.00 Operation Gratitude: $246.00 Army Wife Netw: $78.00 Packages From Home: $436.00 Marine Corps Association Foundation: $584.00 Military Order of the Purple Heart: $1016.00 Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund: $2014.00 Gold Star Mothers: $618.00
Tweet By Elaine Sanchez American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, April 11, 2012 – First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, today marked the one-year anniversary of the Joining Forces campaign by celebrating the individuals and organizations that have stepped up in “extraordinary ways” to improve military families’ lives. […]
Tweet WASHINGTON (Army News Service, April 17, 2012) — President Barack Obama has announced that Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr., a rifleman with the 101st Airborne Division, will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor May 16 for his actions during the Vietnam War. Sabo is credited with saving the lives of several of his […]
Tweet We experienced this last Friday afternoon. It’s an experience that will stay with me forever. I’ve found more on this monthly tradition within the halls of The Pentagon… Here’s a piece I found from the Wall Street Journal and another piece I found from a songwriter. ——— WASHINGTON — Cpl. Kenny Lyon’s mother pushed […]
Tweet Friday the 13th turned out to be very lucky. We were invited to a private tour of The Pentagon. We were in DC on other business and a good friend’s mother works in the Pentagon. She’s a Lieutenant in the Air Force and she was able to give us time for the full tour. […]
Tweet President Barack Obama today signed the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, which increases active-duty and reserve pay by 1.6 percent and governs Defense Department activities, from procurement to military personnel policy. Several provisions in this year’s act will potentially affect active-duty and retired service members and their families. Section 347 requires DOD to finance […]
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