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ABC News: Four militants were killed this morning near Pakistan's northwestern border with Afghanistan in what is suspected to be a US drone strike. In addition, three security troops and seven militants were killed in a clash in another tribal region near the border.
Two fortunate occurrences helped save Mary Jessie Herrera’s arm, and possibly her life, after being hit by two rounds from an AK-47 during an ambush in Iraq. Today, Herrera and the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes organization try to come in to aid combat-wounded veterans when they need it most.
(NAPSI)—A look at one man’s story may inspire many people, veterans or not, to help others overcome difficulties such as blindness.
(NAPSI)—Many Americans don’t realize it, but one out of every five new military recruits in the United States is a woman—and 2.5 million veterans are women.
Mountain View High School has had five former students killed in battle in Iraq and Afghanistan, which is believed to be the most of any high school in America. This somber fact led to the construction of a veterans’ memorial in front of the school. Nov. 8, the school dedicated the monument to the five, as well as any United States military veteran.
WASHINGTON – There are many memorials in the nation’s capital that honor veterans of specific wars or particular branches of the military, but the newest addition honors veterans from all branches and all wars who returned with a disability. The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in the shadow of the Capitol features a reflecting pool, bronze statues and more features honoring their service and acknowledging their sacrifices.
(BPT) - Extraordinary courage, camaraderie, dedication, sacrifice: these characteristics epitomize the soldiers defending American freedom in warzones across the world. But those tremendous qualities do not disappear when our brave men and women return to the home front, and there’s much for us all to learn from their valor.
1. American general killed in an apparent insider attack in Afghanistan
We are losing our sense of community and trust in one another. The latest Pew Research confirms it. Political polarization is even greater now than during the turbulent 1960’s.
1. Ukraine rebels hand over evidence from downed jetliner
1. Israel accepts an Egyptian cease-fire deal, but Hamas rejects it
1. Israel steps up airstrikes after volley of rocket fire from Gaza
The Fourth of July is always a big deal for Marana resident Carlos Diaz and his family, but this year it is extra special. Every year the family throws a big party, but this year they will be celebrating more than just Independence Day, they will also celebrate Carlos’ retirement from the U.S. Air Force.
1. Obama sends 300 military advisers to help Iraq fight insurgents
1. VA audit finds 57,000 vets waited three months for appointments
1. California Chrome falls short in Triple Crown bid
1. World leaders commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day
1. G-7 leaders show support for Ukraine at Brussels summit
1. Sen. Thad Cochran's GOP primary battle appears headed for a runoff
1. Seattle approves a $15 minimum wage
1. Obama aides defend deal to free Bergdahl