Posts Categorized: Military Families

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

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Screw military decorum: Karis Oglesby’s parents feared their little girl wouldn’t remember her dad’s face by the time he came home from his eight-month-deployment to Kuwait. They had nothing to worry about. The little girl, who turns 3 on Thursday, interrupted a military homecoming ceremony this week after she spotted her father standing in the… Read more »

Gold Star Moms Support the Iran Deal so We Should Listen to Them

Gold Star Moms Support the Iran Deal so We Should Listen to Them

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Ted Cruz:   “To every Democratic senator who said he or she will support this deal, I ask you to consider: How will you look in the eyes of the mothers and fathers of our soldiers, the hundreds of soldiers, American soldiers, who were murdered in Iraq with Iranian IEDs that came from General Soleimani?”… Read more »

By Michael Totten

Memorializing Our Fallen in Ramadi

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Why Ramadi matters: The fall of Ramadi is highly symbolic and of substantial strategic significance, despite the protestations to the contrary of Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey. In a joint press conference with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on April 16, Dempsey stated: “The city itself is not symbolic is… Read more »

Families of Fallen Rangers Need Our Help

Families of Fallen Rangers Need Our Help

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Several Rangers have Fallen in combat during the shutdown. The Rangers’ families need your help. One such family is the Pattersons.

Due to the government shutdown and the denial of death benefits, PFC Cody Patterson’s family is under severe financial distress. The 75th Ranger Regiment is currently attempting to collect donations through the Ranger Assistance Fund.

Contributions can be made at the RAFs website at by clicking the “Donate Here” button.

Checks can be sent to:

The Ranger Assistance Fund
2733 Summerfield Pl.
Phenix City, AL 36867
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History Is Written

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History, like this title, can be ambiguous; indeed, the ambiguity of history belongs to those who write and their interpretations of events. One of the most inspiring historical events was the Battle of Thermopylae. A battle story first told to this author by his grandmother, a children’s librarian, when he was small enough to sit… Read more »