Delta Airlines is hosing the troops

Not that I fly that often, but when I do, I won’t be using Delta…     Update:  It appears that Delta is looking into the situation, and some of the blame looks to be on the Army.  If the Soldiers’ orders had them flying coach, then their orders should have reflected that only three [...]

Weekly Update From The Frontlines (MAR 21-27, 2011)

THE FRONTLINES OF AFGHANISTAN Taliban insurgents kidnapped 50 Afghan police officers in an ambush in northeastern Afghanistan. Insurgent forces in the Helmand province attacked an American unit with small arms fire, killing SPC. Justin Ross of Wisconsin. Other ISAF members were killed in separate attacks using IEDs and small arms fire. Since our last report [...]

Update Brief From The Frontlines (March 14-20, 2011)

THE FRONTLINES OF AFGHANISTAN Pakistan pulled out of talks with the U.S. on the future of Afghanistan in protest over repeated U.S. drone attacks into their country. Relations between Pakistan and the U.S. have been strained. Several American soldiers have been killed in fighting in the Helmland Province, as Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) continue to [...]

DoD: No Spousal Benefits for Gay Partners

Regardless of the Obama administration’s decision not to defend the law defining marriage as a heterosexual union, the U.S. military won’t be extending spousal benefits to same sex couples. The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) remains on the books and the military will continue to follow it after repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell [...]

Veteran Homelessness-A National Calamity

Despite selfless service to their nation, a large group of Americans brace the elements each night, often cold, hungry, alone, and sleeping on the streets. Many of these homeless Americans are veterans, some of which have withstood the elements of combat, born the emotional and physical scars or war, only to return home, and later [...]

Homefront Engagement for Veterans

This past week has been a rough one. My recent trip to Walter Reed for treatment, and afterwards being rushed to the ER left my family and I a bit shaken. But despite the experience, I am lucky…my support network of a loving wife, family and friends could not be stronger. However, what if I [...]

Service to Your Country

I applaud General Stanley McChrystal’s recent article Step Up For Your Country, and his views on basic responsibilities of being an American. Today a debt greater than dollars exists; we face a national deficit of selfless service. Addressing these problems effectively can be best accomplished through national service. Service to country not only enriches the [...]

This should keep you awake at night

Becuase it sure does keep me awake. This is very scary ladies and gentlemen, and just becuase the MSM isn’t covering every night at 6 and 10PM or on every half-hour headlines please don’t take that as a sign of unimportance.  The clock is counting and I can tell you that our military sees the [...]

Street Vets- A Candid View of the Long-Term Scars of War

Over 100,000 United States Veterans are homeless every night. Despite their selfless service to our country, 25% of the homeless population in America are Veterans. In a powerful, one-hour documentary, filmmaker, and friend, Issac Goeckeritz takes viewers into the largely invisible world of homeless veterans and the difficult, but hopeful, pathways home. Street Vets is the [...]

Update From the Frontlines of War

THE FRONTLINES OF AFGHANISTAN In Afghanistan, the battles continue between coalition forces and members of Al Qaeda and the Taliban. Attacks in the past week by the insurgents have led to the attempted kidnapping of American citizens, a bombing of a local grocery store and frequent use of IEDs.  Since 2010, IED attacks have increased 60% [...]