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Abilene’s McMurry University to Honor Veterans with “A Salute to Our Military” on Thursday, November 8th

With Veterans Day coming up on Monday, Nov. 12th. McMurry University will honor all veterans with a special program entitled “A Salute to Our Military.” The program will feature a panel discussion titled “An Informed View of Military Experience and Historical Narratives” with an emphasis on the Vietnam era. Plus a military panel question and answer session and student readings from 'The Things They Carried' by Tim O’Brien and 'Platoon Leader' by James McDonough. The event is free and open to the public.

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Former Marine Raises Money to Bring Home Stray Dog He Befriended in Afghanistan

When former Marine Shaun Duling met Bolt, a stray Labrador-shepherd mix, the little fella was skittish and hungry. Duling was doing contract work in Afghanistan with a German military unit, and while the Germans had adopted Bolt's sister as their mascot, the less-outgoing Bolt was mostly ignored.

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Wreaths Across America Comes to the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene December 15th [VIDEO]

As we celebrate Veteran’s Day on Saturday November 10th, by thanking and remembering those men and women of our armed forces, both past and present. I am reminded of another day that I discovered last December. Nationwide the 2nd Saturday of December is declared by the Congress of the United States as, Wreaths Across America Day. On Saturday, December 15th, volunteers across America will place wreaths on each headstone at Arlington cemetery in Washington D.C. and at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene.

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Halloween Candy Drive for Dyess Troops Overseas Gives Kids Something to Do With Their Extra Loot

In theory, Halloween produces future customers for dentists. Other than that, the candy-coated holiday and dentist offices don't generally have a whole lot in common. But the "Candy For Those Over Land-y" candy drive offers the opportunity to change that, and show support for our troops, at the same time

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College Student Returns $690 Million Check

Because his late father was an Air Force veteran, 22-year-old Allen Smith gets a check from the VA every month. The $650 helps pay his college expenses but, like many students, he could always use some more.

He got a lot more earlier this month, when he opened his VA check and was staring right at the staggering sum of $690 million.

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Air Force Releases Declassified Flying Saucer Plans

The truth is out there! Well, sort of. The 'X-Files' gang were partially right: the National Archives recently published declassified "flying saucer" schematics and the details of the project, dubbed "Project 1974" that hailed from the 1950s.

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Military Dad Surprises Family In Front of 85,000 at College Football Game

When Tammy Faile and her two children were chosen as the military family of the game for South Carolina's match up Saturday against the University of Georgia, they probably expected some sort of message from their husband and father Sgt. First Class Scott Faile, who is stationed in South Korea.

And that's what they got at halftime, a video message on the University of South Carolina’s Williams-Brice stadium's Jumbotron.

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Dusty Hill, of ZZ Top, Campaigns for the Aid of Our Veterans [VIDEO]

How many times have you seen a ‘homeless’ person on the side of the road with a sign that read ‘Homeless Veteran, Please Help’?

Probably too many times to count.

Well, over 60,000 veterans are on the street or in shelters and Dusty Hill, of ZZ Top, went to the web to campaign for the help for our veterans.

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Mother Arrested for Child Fatality; 2 Other Children Injured. What are Your Thoughts?

Bigcountryhomepage.com reported that Tiffany N. Klapheke, 22, was arrested after the death of one child and bodily injury on her 2 other children.

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Military Starts Naked Salute Facebook Group for Prince Harry

Well, if what happens in Vegas isn’t going to stay in Vegas, as many people as possible should probably put naked pictures of themselves up on Facebook to make it okay. It’s maybe not how we would deal with the Naked Prince Harry Fiasco of 2012, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening right now.

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Do Military Veterans Have More Health Problems Than Civilians?

A new report from the CDC finds that men who’ve served in the military carry a heavier health burden than civilians — in fact, veterans are significantly more likely to have two or more chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.

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Soldier Returns Home From Afghanistan and Surprises Son ‘Star Wars’ Style [VIDEO]

There have been so many videos where our brave soldiers have returned home from duty to surprise their loved ones.  Some have brought tears to our eyes, while others have made us laugh.  This particular homecoming has to be one of the most well thought out surprises that I’ve seen.  Watch as this soldier surprises his son with an all out ‘Star Wars‘ themed reunion that would make even George Lucas proud.

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