• On the Road with ODVS – 2nd Annual Military Signing Day
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    On the Road with ODVS – 2nd Annual Military Signing Day

    …commitment! Navy! Honor Guard commitment! Navy! Hooyah! I am proud that I too made the same decision, as mentioned, when I joined the Navy right after my seventeenth birthday. Very Young, as you are now. I had no idea then—nor can you really know today—how your decision will be played out in the coming years. The important thing at this point is that you have stepped forward to join the millions of men and women who went before you and who have made America the great country that it is. We need to celebrate the decision that these young men and women are making, uh, to- to engage in that…

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    Inside Military Esports – Season 1 Episode 8

    ♪♪>>Welcome to “Inside Military Esports” presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Our members are the mission. I’m Jeremy Smith.>>And I’m Jami Kinton, and today we’re coming to you from sunny San Diego, California here at TwitchCon 2019. Jeremy, tell everybody a little bit about what we have in store for them today.>>Well, today we’re gonna go hit the show floor and meet some streamers and some veterans.>>I think it’s time to get down to it. Let’s go. ♪♪>>On this episode we met up with several veteran organizations at TwitchCon 2019. The Navy Federal Credit Union spotlight features representatives from Wounded Warrior Project. We’ll talk with Army Entertainment Esports about their…

  • Veterans And Peace Activists Seek To Find Common Ground
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    Veterans And Peace Activists Seek To Find Common Ground

    Kids… killed kids. It’s not fun, and so desensitizes what we have to do because that is our job. It’s a job.>>Against that wall, with the ‘X’ on it, can I have all my veterans? The other wall, on this side, I’m gonna have all my peace activists.>>The military brainwashes its soldiers.>>Veteran: (quietly) How?>>Oh, wow. Um, I don’t think the natural inclination for a human being is to want to kill another human being. There is a necessary requirement in the military to get you to perform a certain action. And in order for that action to occur, it is my theory, that there is a part of changing the…

  • CDC: Tips From Former Smokers – Mark’s Military Service and Illness
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    CDC: Tips From Former Smokers – Mark’s Military Service and Illness

    (Mark) I started smoking, I was about 18 years old. I was a young hard charger in the military. There was a time when you could smoke in basic training and we’d all be in formation and they’d tell you if you had cigarettes, if you wanted to take a smoke break, you could fall out and smoke. So rather than staying in formation at attention, we’d fall out and have our extra breaks. I thought about the future, but if anything bad was going to happen, it’d be down the road and I just was always kind of living for today. I started having some symptoms, some constipation and…

  • Caring for the Military
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    Caring for the Military

    Just a second. Just seeing if it’s a volunteer for me. Or sometimes not. Sometimes they’re– I don’t know who it is. Sometimes people are dropping off food. Everything on the shelves is marked and you just find stuff and refill the shelves. Here’s the beef. Where’s the beef? Where’s the beef? Yep. I was just thinking that. Rich is here. He can accept the food. [SIGHS] So the military community is– whenever you’re near a military base, whether it be Air Force, Army, Navy, the community itself– [LAUGHS] Sorry. That’s OK. That’s Steve from the Vet Center. [MUSIC PLAYING] When I was telling my friends, I’m moving to Watertown,…

  • We Salute You | American Military University (AMU)
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    We Salute You | American Military University (AMU)

    To all the heroes big and small. To those who want to make the world a better place .Who serve. Who protect .We salute you. To those who feel the fear, but do it anyway. To those who inspire and aspire. The brave. The strong. We salute you. To those who stand up for what is right. To those who make a difference whether in the world or in their own backyard. We salute you. With American Military University, you’re joining others who dare to dream bigger. Who reach. Who learn. Who grow. We started in 1991 to educate those who serve all of us and today we’re the number…

  • Military to civilian transition issues and potential solutions: psychoeducational resilient support
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    Military to civilian transition issues and potential solutions: psychoeducational resilient support

    Graham Cable’s interview Graham Cable Graham Cable The route out of the army if you like was It was less of a blur and that’s because it was so difficult. I think that I remember the stages and it’s seared on my memory if you like What happened was that while serving in Italy around 2006 2007 I started getting the symptoms of what turned out to be bowel cancer but it wasn’t picked up in the we were being looked after by an a NATO Medical Center and as you know It’s not to point the finger of blame at that Medical Center, but for whatever reason those those…

  • President Obama and the First Lady Speak to Troops at Fort Bragg
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    President Obama and the First Lady Speak to Troops at Fort Bragg

    First Lady Michelle Obama: Hello, everyone! I get to start you all off. I want to begin by thanking General Anderson for that introduction, but more importantly for his leadership here at Fort Bragg. I can’t tell you what a pleasure and an honor it is to be back here. I have so many wonderful memories of this place. A couple of years ago, I came here on my very first official trip as First Lady. And I spent some — a great time with some of the amazing military spouses, and I visited again this summer to help to put on the finishing touches on an amazing new home…

  • A Big Surprise for a Military Wife
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    A Big Surprise for a Military Wife

    – AT THIS TIME OF YEAR, I AM ESPECIALLY GRATEFUL FOR THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVE EVERY DAY IN OUR ARMED FORCES. – I AM ALSO–YES. [cheers and applause] I AM ALSO EQUALLY INSPIRED BY THE STRENGTH OF THEIR FAMILIES. BEFORE WE GO, THERE’S A MILITARY WIFE IN THE AUDIENCE WHO I WOULD LIKE TO MEET. HER NAME IS CARRIE CURTIS. WHERE ARE YOU, CARRIE CURTIS? – [squeals] [cheers and applause] [indistinct, excited talking] –OH GOD, I LOVE YOU! – HAVE A SEAT! HI CARRIE! YOUR HUSBAND IS IN WHAT– WHAT DOES HE DO? – HE’S IN THE ARMY. HE’S SPECIAL FORCES. – RIGHT. – SO THEY’RE THE…

  • President Obama Visits Troops at Fort Bliss
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    President Obama Visits Troops at Fort Bliss

    The President: I wanted to come down to Fort Bliss mainly to say thank you and to say welcome home. A million men and women in uniform have now served in Iraq. And this has been one of our longest wars. But the fact of the matter is that there has not been a single mission that has been assigned to all of you in which you have not performed with gallantry, with courage, with excellence. And that is something that the entire country understands. You know, there are times where, in our country, we’ve got political disagreements. And appropriately we have big debates about war and peace. But the…