Military November 07, 2018

Defense Department Announces Cost of Living Increase to Retired Pay
By Ho Lin: Five Transition Tips from Two American Heroes
The Associated Press: Candidate and Former SEAL Dan Crenshaw Chides ‘SNL’ Over Eyepatch Joke
“Good rule in life: I try hard not to offend; I try harder not to be offended. That being said, I hope @nbcsnl recognizes that vets don’t deserve to see their wounds used as punchlines for bad jokes.”
By James Barber: ‘NOVA: The Last B-24’ & the Search for America’s Missing in Action
By Paul Szoldra: ‘Permission To Hug Granted’ — Marine Officer Gets First Salute From Grandfather
By Travis Weiner: I Was In The Wrong Fight In Iraq. As An Immigration Lawyer, I Found The Right One
This fight might be a lifelong, David vs. Goliath fight, but none of that matters, because it is the right fight.

Travis Weiner is an immigration attorney in Colorado, and the Colorado Chapter lead for Veterans for New Americans and Veterans for American Ideals. Travis served in the 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT), from 2004-2009, deploying twice to Iraq.
Repurposed with a Purpose
Emily Nunez Cavness served in the Army as an intelligence officer. While she was in ROTC, she and her sister, Betsy, founded Sword and Plough. At airborne school, Emily met soldiers who spoke about veteran friends who faced many challenges gaining employment after military service. When she and her sister, Betsy, decided to use repurposed military surplus fabric in their accessories business, they incorporated veterans every step of the way — from design, sewing and management, to fulfillment, sales and even modeling.
By Matthew M. Burke: Grandson’s Book Offers Warts-and-All View of WWII Medal of Honor Marine