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AMVETS pleased with ruling connecting illnesses to burn pits

In a ruling that vindicated nearly 64,000 U.S. service members who were exposed to openair burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, a judge found in favor of previously denied claims that linked exposure to subsequent health problems suffered by troops who had deployed to the region. Prior to the ruling, the Department of Veterans Affairs held that there was no […]

New policy for harassment prevention, response in the Armed Forces released

The Department of Defense announced the release of Department of Defense Instruction 1020.03, “Harassment Prevention and Response in the Armed Forces,” effective immediately. The comprehensive policy for service members addresses harassment, including sexual harassment and harassment through social media. The policy strengthens and reaffirms the department’s position that it does not tolerate any kind of harassment by any service member, […]

Hiring Our Heroes

Hiring Our Heroes will be hosting a Military Hiring Event at Xcel Energy Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 27. At this Hiring Expo with the Minnesota Wild, veterans are invited to connect directly with recruiters and hiring managers from local and national companies of all sizes. All registered veteran and military spouse job seekers who attend the hiring expo are eligible […]

VFW members can receive up to $5,000 to repair Post building

The Home Depot has started accepting applications for their 2018 Community Impact Grant. VFW members can receive up to $5,000 to fund repairs or construction projects at their Post building. While there are no guarantees to being funded, several VFW Posts have been awarded this grant in the past. Applications are only accepted through Home Depot’s online form. Telephone calls, […]

Minnesota National Guard provides security for Super Bowl

 MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – More than 400 Minnesota National Guardsmen supported security efforts in Minneapolis ahead of Super Bowl 52. “This is what we do,” said Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen, Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard. “When the local… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot […]

VA announces aggressive new approach for low-performing medical centers

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced steps that it is taking as part of an aggressive new approach to produce rapid improvements at VA’s low-performing medical facilities nationwide. VA defines its low-performi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Just call me Tiger: My week aboard the U.S.S. Nimitz



The U.S.S. Nimitz at Pearl Harbor. The Nimitz is a supercarrier of the U.S. Navy, and the lead ship of her class. Submitted photos. My grandson Zach is a nuclear machinist’s mate on the United States nuclear powered aircraft carrier, U.S.S. Nimitz… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

A century ago, Camp Cody’s “Grand Old Man” formed 34th Infantry Division



 Decorated veteran Augustus Blocksom was a man of his time, but times were changing. He exemplified Progressive Era America prior to the Great War. Blocksom participated in all the major U.S. Army campaigns for nearly a half-century. He fought A… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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