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When Paul Sang Hymns

Ollie would never know her own mother, she was just one year old at the time of her death. As a young teen, she was sent along with her sister, Sarah, from their rural Virginia home to Berea College in Kentucky, to attend school. The sisters worked for their education ...

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Appreciate Our Freedom

Memorial Day comes every year.  It is often a date to look forward to on our calendars.  When we are working, most of us have a Monday holiday.  A welcome day off from the grind of going to work at least 5 days a week. But that is not what ...

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How to Respond to Veterans Suffering from PTSD

Medivac Afghanistan

One in five veterans are diagnosed with it. That’s 300,000 to 340,000 people.[1],2 But those numbers are mere estimates because some  never come forward. I’m talking about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (aka PTSD), and the devastating effect it’s having on our troops and their families—many of whom suffer in silence. Earlier ...

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American Sniper: A Debate?

“American Sniper” was released on January 16th. In short, the movie portrays the life of the late U.S. Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), in which he wrote about in his book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History. Kyle was credited with 160 ...

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No Killer Instinct

no killer instinct fa18 hornet cockpit

I was a brand new F/A-18 Hornet pilot, and my skills were about to be tested by the squadron’s Commanding Officer. We were going out to execute Basic Fighter Maneuvering (BFM), a skill set which involves aerial combat in the visual area–up close and personal! The training setup had me ...

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