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Natural Balance remembers 4-legged troops in 'Canines with Courage,' wins trophy
"Canines with Courage" was an unusual, understated 2013 Rose Parade entry for Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Pet Foods.
Fri May 24, 2013
He once was lost
Air Force Sgt. Louis Clever, who grew up in Freeport, holds his then-5-year-old son Paul in this 1968 portrait taken at the family home in Georgia.
The News Item
Clarks's Grove UMC to hold veterans service
The 31st annual veterans memorial service will be held Sunday at Clark's Grove United Methodist Church in Irish Valley.
Thu May 23, 2013
The Miami Herald
New canine center at MIA named after fallen Miami Marine
Miami International Airport on Friday will unveil a new canine training area for the Miami-Dade Police's Airport District canine unit.
Wed May 22, 2013
East Texas Review
Military strength depends on stopping sexual assaults
"We must do everything we can to put an end to these abuses. They are ruining the lives of thousands of patriotic women who wanted only to serve their country but fell prey to men who abused positions of power.' Recent allegations of sexual assault by members of our armed forces have refocused national attention on a problem that is sadly ... (more)
Thurber is at the top
Swansea resident Justin Thurber reached the highest rank of a civilian Air Force reserve when he was promoted to chief master sergeant during ceremonies held at the Westover Air Force Base in Chicopee on May 4. A 21-year veteran of the Air Force reserve was one of 17 senior master sergeants to apply for the position, and the youngest.
Santa Ynez Valley Journal
Airman 1st Class James Trevor Maher
Airman 1st Class James Trevor Maher recently graduated form Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
Conduct Unbecoming: One Officer's Struggle with the Texas Air National Guard
For almost every workday over the past ten months, a 35-year-old first lieutenant in the Texas Air National Guard has done little more than sit in the Lackland Air Force Base library.
Tue May 21, 2013
Air Force Casts a Wide Net For Cyber Warfare Tools
The Air Force is scanning the market for "cyber warfare systems" tools, in an acknowledgment of the need to open up the opaque and inaccessible space to new players, documents show.
Sun May 19, 2013
Army Pvt. Kyle Alcarez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in South Carolina.
Wed May 15, 2013
WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
Pentagon estimates 500 sexually assaulted a week
In this June 22, 2012, image made from video, female airmen march during graduation at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
Lawmakers outraged over another military sex case
Lawmakers say they're outraged that for the second time this month a member of the armed forces assigned to help prevent sexual assaults in the military is under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct.
The Beaumont Enterprise
Hagel informed Obama of latest sex abuse case
Hagel informed Obama of latest sex abuse case Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press.
Tue May 14, 2013
Soldier in sexual assault office accused of abuse
A soldier assigned to coordinate a sexual assault prevention program in Texas is under investigation for "abusive sexual contact" and other alleged misconduct and has been suspended from his duties, the Army announced Tuesday.
American Legion Magazine
Families in Service to their Country.
Day, June 6, 1944, Omaha Beach, Normandy. Staff Sgt. Robert Brant, U.S. Army, started his journey across France and ended it in the Rhineland a year later.
Mon May 13, 2013
The Daily Beast
James Helmer/PBSRape Escalates in the RanksUnreported sexual assaults ...
Unreported sexual assaults soared in the ranks last year even as the problem has reached The White House.
Recruiters add to Pentagon sex-crime crisis
In Alaska, law enforcement officials are fuming after a military jury this month convicted a Marine Corps recruiter of first-degree sexual assault in the rape of a 23-year-old female civilian but did not send him to prison.
Sun May 12, 2013
Editorial Roundup: Disorder in the ranks
The pattern is all too familiar. Rocked by sexual abuse within its ranks - 1992 at Tailhook, 1996 at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, 2002 at the Air Force Academy, 2011 at Lackland Air Force Base - the military vows no tolerance and promises action.
Sat May 11, 2013
Predators: Sex horrors again
Sexual predators filled last week's news. Three young women broke free from a Cleveland house where they had been imprisoned as sex slaves for a decade.
Fri May 10, 2013
Dallas Morning News
Editorial: - No' should mean - no' in the military, too
This has been a distressing week for the U.S. military and its proud tradition of dedicated service to mission and comrades.