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VFW Welcomes Younger Post-Military Veterans

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VFW Post 2940 in Buffalo, New York recently welcomed 30 new members, veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Younger post-military veterans may not be as familiar with the VFW as those who served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, but the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is on their side, too.

In recent years, the VFW has promoted post-military programs aimed at preventing military suicides and battled for ...

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IEDs and Post-Military Knowledge

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The Boston Marathon bombings have reintroduced the term IED, an acronym for improvised explosive device, into the American vocabulary.

IEDs aren’t new, however. Roadside bombs have long been a threat to U.S. soldiers serving in military theaters such as Iraq and Afghanistan.  Just ask post-military personnel from either conflict.

IEDs vary widely in shape and form, but they do share a common set of components and characteristics. As an article called IEDs and the American Street Threat explains, our ...

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Air Force Special Ops (AFSOC) Receives Unfair Criticism

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It’s been almost three months since Naomi Wolf labeled JSOC specialists a group of

“completely unaccountable US assassins”

– and it still makes our blood boil. From the comfort of her cubicle or whatever coffee shop she calls an office, the writer for The Guardian accuses members of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) of

“extra-legal operations – and unimaginable crimes”.

Ms. Wolf writes well, but there not much that’s unimaginable to her active imagination. Her readers deserve the facts, however, and not ...

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Post-Military Adventures – Air Force Athletes Train for Warrior Games

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Air Force athletes from across the country have crossed the finish line for a week-long training camp in Colorado Springs, CO. These hard-core post-military competitors are training for the Warrior Games, an Olympic style sporting event for ill, injured, and wounded service members and veterans in cycling, shooting, wheelchair volleyball, swimming, archery, and seated track and field. The sporting event is scheduled for May 11 to 16 at the U.S. Air Force Academy and ...

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