Double Amputee Cpl. Carlos Torres named Marine of the Year for 1st Marine Division
Sad news to report. A United States Army Helicopter, a Blackhawk, crashed in southwestern Afganistan. Initial reports state that as many as four U.S. military personnel have been killed. The Blackhawk was participating in a nighttime mission. As of right now the cause of crash is unknown.
This morning Operation Ward 57 will be holding Staff Sergeant Travis Mills and his family in our thoughts and prayers. SSG Mills sadly lost all limbs in Afghanistan due to an IED blast on April 10th and is currently undergoing surgeries and treatment.
Operation Ward 57 takes a moment for “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day,” a day to recognize the contributions and sacrifices of our Vietnam Veterans.
Sgt. Dennis P. Weichel died March 22, from injuries sustained when he was struck by an armored fighting vehicle after moving an Afghan child to safety.
Today marks the National Medal of Honor Day for 2012. It is a day to recognize and appreciate those men and women in uniform, through the years, who have been presented with our nations highest award.
Recently, the topic of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has become the forefront of discussion especially with the inclusion of events involving veterans and the military.
On Friday, March 23, 2012 United States Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales was formally charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.
The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget for 2013 calls for military families as well as retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare.
For-profit schools would be required to meet new standards covering everything from drop-out rates to transparency, under a proposal by senators who claim the colleges are exploiting members of the U.S. military for their government education benefits.