• December 8, 2016

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Mattis a choice I can live with for Department of 'Offense'

I had intended to write my column this week about the great things Congress is finally doing with the National Defense Authorization Act, the bill that authorizes funding the military and gives it direction for the next year.

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Wednesday 11/30/2016
Community ensures no veteran will be buried alone
Posted: November 30, 2016

I don’t know what it is about this time of the year — starting just before Thanksgiving and lasting until shortly after Christmas — but it is both depressing and very uplifting at the same time.

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Wednesday 11/16/2016
Maybe military veterans, service members will get needed help
Posted: November 16, 2016

So the election is over and Donald Trump is our president elect. So what is this going to mean for our service members and veterans?

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Wednesday 10/26/2016
Making Guard soldiers repay incentives the wrong move
Posted: October 26, 2016

As a former Guardsman myself, I was deeply disturbed to read a story on thousands of National Guard soldiers beign ordered to repay re-enlistment bonuses from an improperly managed system.

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Wednesday 10/19/2016
Single soldiers need love, too, at homecoming
Posted: October 19, 2016

As 1st Brigade Combat Team makes its way back from Korea, the homecoming ceremonies are happening back-to-back and bringing families together again. We in the media love these times — we love looking for young, married couples who were on their first deployment and, of course, the joyful tears of a soldier seeing a child for the first time.

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Wednesday 10/12/2016
Candidates still not giving me a reason to vote for them
Posted: October 12, 2016

After the first debate, I really didn’t want to watch the second one on Sunday. Besides, it was on during “Westworld,” so we decided to record the debate for later viewing.

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Wednesday 10/05/2016
Reintegration following redeployment can be difficult
Posted: October 05, 2016

So, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, is slowly making its way back home from Korea and, soon enough, I’ll be firing up the grill again for my boys from 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment.

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Wednesday 09/28/2016
Maybe next debate will raise military issues
Posted: September 28, 2016

Watching the debate Monday night probably gave me more of a headache than anything else. I suppose I could have made some popcorn, but I would have still been rather disappointed.

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Wednesday 09/21/2016
Accidents can happen during Army training
Posted: September 21, 2016

For the last week, ever since I received the internal 15-6 investigation from First Army about the Black Hawk crash back in November 2015, I’ve been chin-deep into the report analyzing the findings.

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