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Army Veteran Sgt. Kyle White To Receive Medal Of Honor (Video)

Army veteran Sgt. Kyle White will become the only the seventh living service member from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to receive the Medal of Honor, when President Barack Obama awards White the nation's highest military award May 13 at a White House ceremony.

The president is awarding White the Medal of Honor, a White House statement reads, for courageous actions in combat at Nuristan Province, Afghanistan on ...

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Camp Pendleton Marine Veteran, Held Captive In Iran, Sentenced To 10 Years

An Iranian revolutionary court secretly tried U.S. Marine Corps veteran Amir Hekmati and found him guilty of “practical collaboration with the American government,” his attorney told the New York Times.

The court sentenced Hekmati to 10 years in prison. This is the second time Hekmati has been tried in Iran since he was detained there in August 2011 while visiting family. Hekmati was previously sentenced to death, but the ...

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One Veteran's Treatment For PTSD? Going Nude (Video)

Max Sanchez is an Army veteran who saw combat in the Vietnam War. As a result, he suffered from PTSD for decades, with traditional therapies doing little to quell his symptoms. But now Sanchez is enjoying life again, thanks to an unconventional, out-of-the-boxers stress reliever.

Sanchez told Tampa television station WTSP-TV that ever since he moved to The Fountains at Paradise Lakes Nudist Resort in the small Florida community of ...

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Kidnapped Service Dog Returned To Iraq War Veteran (Video)

Iraq War veteran Blanka Stratford was catching a quick bite with friends Saturday when someone snatched her service dog, Spencer, from her car. Fortunately, Spencer and Stratford have been reunited after she offered a $2,000 reward for his return.

Stratford told CNN she was making a cross-country trip from her home in Massachusetts to visit friends in Houston when everything went awry. A split-second decision to leave Spencer in ...

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Marine Veteran Kyle Carpenter To Receive Medal Of Honor (Video)

Marine Corps veteran Kyle Carpenter will be awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during a November 2010 grenade attack in Afghanistan.

Unnamed officials have told the Marine Corps Times the announcement from the White House announcing Carpenter's award is imminent, although the White House has yet to confirm this.

Carpenter's heroic actions took place on Nov. 21, 2010, when he covered a live grenade with ...

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Partying Troops And Veterans To Get Free Rides Home On Mardi Gras

It's fun to let loose every once and a while, and what better time to have a little fun than Mardi Gras? For active-duty troops, veterans, and reservists who need a designated driver after enjoying Fat Tuesday, Operation Homefront and Uber are teaming up to give them a free ride home. Or at least a deeply discounted one.

Jack Chirrick, Executive Director of Operation Homefront California, said in a ...

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Army Veteran Steve Holcomb Medals Again In Bobsled (Video)

Army veteran Steve Holcomb won another bronze medal at the Sochi Olympics, this time for four-man bobsled, according to Team USA.

He is now the first American bobsled pilot to earn three Olympic medals.

The number 62 seems to hold some magic for Holcomb. In the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, he piloted the first U.S. bobsled team to win gold in 62 years. Earlier this week, Holcomb earned a ...

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Navy SEAL Veteran From Fallbrook Found Dead On Maersk Alabama (Video)

Fallbrook resident Jeffrey Reynolds, 44, was one of two Navy SEAL veterans found dead aboard the Maersk Alabama on Tuesday.

U-T San Diego reports Reynolds' parents, ex-wife and children live in Fallbrook as well.

Reynolds's mother, Janis, described her son to U-T San Diego this way:

“[A] wonderful, wonderful man who served his country with distinction for a long time.”

As Home Post reported Thursday, Reynolds and Mark Kennedy ...

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Navy SEAL Veteran Running For Congress

Larry Wilske, a Navy veteran and former command master chief of SEAL Team 7, has thrown his hat into the ring to represent California's 53rd Congressional District.

That seat currently belongs to Rep. Susan Davis, a Democrat who has represented the district for 14 years.

In announcing his candidacy, Wilske said:

“I am proud to have served my country in uniform, and would be honored to continue service as ...

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Military Families Warned Of Scam Website

The Army’s Criminal Investigation Command has a warning for military families about a website that aims to steal their personal information.

The website attempts to deceive solders and their families who are looking for information about Army benefits.

The authentic, official Army website is operated by the Army's Retirement Service office. The address for that site is myarmybenefits.us.army.mil.

The fraudulent website is also called "My ...

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Judge Considers Tossing Lawsuit Filed By Jesse Ventura Against Chris Kyle's Widow

U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle is considering throwing out a defamation lawsuit filed by Jesse Ventura against 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle's widow, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

First, a here's a little background on the case. As Home Post previously reported, ex-Navy SEAL Jesse Ventura filed a defamation lawsuit in 2012 against Kyle over an alleged bar fight in Coronado in 2006.

Ventura claims Chris ...

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Astronaut John Glenn To Attend Christening Of Namesake Ship In San Diego (Video)

The Navy will christen the USNS John Glenn on Saturday morning in San Diego. Sen. John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, will be in attendance.

His daughter, Lyn, is the ship's sponsor.

In addition to being a history-making astronaut and former U.S. senator, Glenn has a long and storied career in the military, according to the Department of Defense:

In 1942 while a junior in ...

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Veterans' Service Dogs To Get Free Veterinary Care

Veterans with service canines can now get free pet health insurance for their dogs through a Veterans Affairs Department program. The insurance will cover virtually all medical costs for the dogs.

The Military Times reports the VA has contracted with pet health insurance company Trupanion to cover the veterans' cost for preventative care, emergency care, and medications.

To qualify, the dogs must be certified by the VA as service dogs ...

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Video - First Person To Buy Legal Pot In Colorado? Iraq War Veteran

The very first person to ever buy legal marijuana in Colorado is Sean Azzariti, a Marine veteran who served two combat deployments in Iraq.

Azzariti told reporters covering his groundbreaking purchase on New Year's Day that marijuana helps alleviate his post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms:

"I'd rather use cannabis than benzos [benzodiazepines] like Klonopin or Xanax. It's a lot more safe in my opinion. It helps me a ...

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Military Same-Sex Spouses In Every State Now Eligible For DoD ID Cards

The same-sex spouses of U.S. service members are now eligible in every state to obtain their Department of Defense identification cards, according to an announcement made today by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel:

“All military spouses and families sacrifice on behalf of our country. They deserve our respect and the benefits they are entitled to under the law.

“I will continue to work to ensure our men and women in ...

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