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Face of Defense: Honor Guard Service Gives Airman New Perspective
By Air Force Airman 1st Class Suzanna Plotnikov 81st Training Wing
KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss., Nov. 14, 2017 — People see honor guard members participating in funerals or parades or presenting the colors at various events. They may not know what goes on behind the scenes, or what goes on in the members’ minds.
For Air Force Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Graham, noncommissioned officer in charge of the base honor guard’s Delta Flight here, the year-long honor guard contract has not been what he expected it to be.
Saturday was Remembrance Day in Canada. Sometimes known as Poppy Day, it takes its origin from the poem “In Flanders Fields” written during the first World War by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCraet. November 11 is a national day of remembrance, honoring the lives lost and sacrifices given by those who have fought and died for our country.
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Alaska to Argentina Equipped with four Kawasaki KLRs and the Gerber Black Boar, the team will depart Deadhorse, Alaska in November and head South down to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. It’s up to them to tackle every problem that comes at them and survive the journey Journey Obstacles To pass through the Darien Gap during… Read more »
In honor of Native American Indian Heritage Month, we’re continuing to put the spotlight on the Native Americans who have earned the Medal of Honor. The recipient we’re highlighting this week: Army Pfc. John Reese Jr., who was awarded the nation’s highest military honor on Veterans Day seven decades ago.
Pence said the administration has been working hard on delivering the services – especially medical assistance – that veterans need and deserve. “Working with Secretary [David] Shulkin, we’ve made the Department of Veterans Affairs already more efficient, effective, and accountable,” the vice president said.
“Let me be clear: Veterans benefits are not entitlements — they are earned. They are the ongoing compensation for services rendered in the uniform of the United States of America. And under President Donald Trump, we’re keeping the promises that we’ve made to men and women who’ve served in our armed forces,” he said.
‘The first time I had freedom’: Spotlighting Sask.’s Indigenous WW II veterans – Saskatoon – CBC News
When visiting her home province of Saskatchewan a few years ago, a photographer was inspired to learn more about a handful of remaining Indigenous Second World War veterans, in part because of the inequality they faced after their service.< ‘The first time I had freedom’: Spotlighting Sask.’s Indigenous WW II veterans – Saskatoon – CBC News