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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 tea…

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Racial tensions have been at the forefront of the news for a while now, but after San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to sit out the national anthem, things really started to get ugly on Facebook and other social media sites.

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I’ve been seeing all kinds of negative responses lately concerning retired members of the military speaking out on issues and exercising their right to free speech. Especially when it comes to publicly endorsing a political candidate, as in the cases of retired Gen. John Allen supporting Hil…

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OK, there has been a lot of reaction since Fort Hood Family Housing announced it would open housing for any renters, whether or not they were military. Most of it has been bad — and I will address my particular concern later — but for the most part, why are you complaining?

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It’s that time of year again — permanent change of station orders come in, families start packing up their households, researching the new duty location for schools, places to live, what the crime rate is like and any number of other tidbits of information they need to know.

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Normally I would have written about yet another outrage I’d found in the National Defense Authorization Act, but after receiving some sad news on Monday, I thought I would dedicate my column this week to a young fighter.

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When I first heard about a homeless man in Killeen being arrested for pretty much being in the wrong place at the wrong time and reacting when police laid hands on him, I was upset. I mean, if he’s homeless, then isn’t it pretty much kicking someone when they’re down to aggressively question…

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A lot of my civilian friends believe that now I’m retired, I no longer worry about the welfare of my troops. Nothing could be further from the truth — as I like to tell them, “I’m retired, not dead.”

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