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FYI October 7, 2016

RED Friday

F-16 pilot Maj. Troy Gilbert

F-16 pilot Maj. Troy Gilbert

Remains of fighter pilot hero return home after 10 years
By Mike Martin, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (AFNS) — This week, nearly 10 years after he was killed in combat operations in Iraq, U.S. forces brought home the remains of F-16 pilot Maj. Troy Gilbert, who died saving the lives of U.S. service members and coalition allies.

 

Jane Doyle is honored as ” Veteran of the Game” on Oct 1, 2016 at the UM-Wisconsin game

 

General Lori Robinson

General Lori Robinson

General Lori Robinson
By Tom Roeder: How America’s Highest Ranking Woman In Uniform Defied The Odds

 

 

 
Earl Granville
Two weeks ago, my former army unit, the 28th Infantry Division, had their annual 28 mile ruck called March for the Fallen; which honors those who have passed away serving with the Iron Division Warriors….this was their fifth time holding the event. Unfortunately, I had other obligations and I couldn’t attend this time.

Back in 2013 when my life was very different than it is now, MFTF fell on April 28th which would of been the birthday of my buddy, SPC Derek Holland (just watch the video below).
ABC27 of Harrisburg came out and interviewed myself and Derek’s mother, Kathy.
Besides this year, every year my teammates in OEW now come out and support the event. The hospitality from the PA Guard in having Operation Enduring Warrior is beyond words.
Looking forward to next year, OEW and Keystone soldiers. Honored to still be apart of this units rich history.
And thank you Megan Healey for sending this link.
SPC Derek Holland
Published on May 30, 2013
At the annual “March for the Fallen” at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers walk/run in full uniform and 35-pound rucksacks for a grueling 28 miles in honor of members of the 28th Infantry Division who have died in action since September 11, 2001.
At the annual “March for the Fallen” at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers walk/run in full uniform and 35-pound rucksacks for a grueling 28 miles in honor of members of the 28th Infantry Division who have died in action since September 11, 2001.

 

 

tayakyle

Chris and Taya Kyle
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is wade through the suffering. My experience has been in marriage and independently, you walk slowly through the pain being careful not to make things worse, and brave enough to humble yourself to make it better. As humans, we don’t have all of the answers but we generally have a gut feeling on what can make things better and what can make them worse. Being vulnerable isn’t easy. But if we can be humble, vulnerable, and acknowledge our own imperfections, we can see more clearly and certainly survive. When we come out the other side, we see how God will keep his promise to bring beauty through ashes. For every hurt, there is an opportunity for strength.

 

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Zibabird • October 7, 2016


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