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Military – Military Inspirations and Dreamers

Marine Controllers Keep Eyes Skyward

Compliments of:  Marine Aircraft Wing The radar room and control tower here never shut down. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Ralph F. Pyles III, an approach controller with the Air Traffic Control tower, watches as an aircraft touches down on a runway at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in North Carolina, Nov. 21, 2013. U.S. […]


Airman Embraces Diversity During Hispanic Heritage Month

By Air Force Senior Airman Aubrey White “Diversidad estimula la creatividad, facilitando el desarrollo de ideas y soluciones para resolver desafíos complejos. La creatividad es impulsada por nuestras características únicas, apoyadas por experiencias personales, antecedentes sociales y culturales, y nuestra fortaleza educativa y filosófica. Estas características facilitan múltiples puntos de vista, ideas y soluciones; y […]


Wounded Warrior Praises Family’s Support

By Donna Miles – American Forces Press Service Playing the role of Army Lt. Col. Mick Canales, a combat-wounded double amputee in the 2012 movie, “Battleship,” Army Col. Gregory D. Gadson didn’t flinch for a minute before stepping from his vehicle, one prosthetic leg at a time, and, declaring, “I got it,” before defeating an extraterrestrial […]


All-Army Wrestler Sets Sights on Olympics

By Army Sgt. Tamika Dillard   Army Capt. William “Billy” Simpson learned from an early age to never give up on his dreams. With that always on his mind, his dream to become a soldier and a world-class wrestler is now a reality. Army Capt. William “Billy” Simpson, a field artillery officer with 1st Battalion, […]


Joint Task Force Bravo Brings Medical Care to More than 800 in Honduras

Compliments of: Capt. Zachary Anderson – Honduras    Members of Joint Task Force Bravo partnered with the Honduran Ministry of Health to provide medical care to more than 800 people in the remote villages of Usilibis and Raya in Honduras, during a Medical Readiness Training Exercise last week. The training exercises “allow us to maintain […]


Sarasota National Cemetery Employees Step In to Save a Veteran

Compliments of: Written by: Chris Erbe An opportunity to help a Veteran, or anyone else, in a crisis situation can happen at any time. Cemetery representative James Knight and his colleagues at Sarasota National Cemetery in Florida recently had such an opportunity. Knight sat down with a Veteran in the cemetery’s conference room one afternoon to […]


DOD Schools Take National Honors

Compliments of: DoD Education Activity News Release Three Department of Defense Education Activity schools were recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Seoul Middle School in Korea, Lakenheath Middle School in England, and Kingsolver Elementary School at Fort Campbell, Ky., all received the honor. The Blue Ribbon Schools […]


Brothers Serve in Same Platoon in Afghanistan

By Army Sgt. Edward Siguenza   These days, the heavy thing draped over Army Sgt. Manolito “Manny” Molinos’ shoulders is body armor. His younger brother, Army Spc. Mark Molinos, carries the same load and attaches a radio to his. Army Sgt. Manolito “Manny” Molinos, left, and his brother, Army Spc. Mark Molinos, once represented Guam […]


Stand Downs: VA and Partners Helping Homeless Vets

Stand Downs are collaborative events between VA and other agencies which serve homeless Veterans.   Compliments of: Hans Petersen Stand Downs are one part of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ efforts to provide services to homeless Veterans. Stand Downs are one to three day events providing health screenings, VA and Social Security benefits counseling and […]


Step By Step – Rebuilding a Life After a Suicide Attempt

Compliments of: Written by  Sue Martin At 26 years of age, my life had hit rock bottom. Deeply depressed, I had reached the point where I believed I no longer had options. Placing a loaded gun to my head, I pulled the trigger. There was an explosion and in an instant my world went dark. […]


Airman Describes Military Journey

By Air Force Airman 1st Class Brittain Crolley   She had a limited English vocabulary that made it difficult to understand and communicate with her instructors. Her family was thousands of miles away, though it felt even farther for her. Nothing came easy. After spending the first 27 years of her life in Puerto Rico, […]

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