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Army Pfc. Paul Ieti Performs One Direction Ballad On 'America's Got Talent' (Video)

Did you catch Army Pfc. Paul Ieti's live performance Tuesday night on "America's Got Talent"? The singing soldier attempted to wow the judges with his rendition of the One Direction ballad "You & I."

Ieti wrote on his Facebook page that he spent the week rehearsing for his live TV appearance, shot at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

According to the Army Times, Tuesday night's ...

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Soldier Who Lied About War Injuries Cut From 'America's Got Talent' (Video)

Apparently Timothy Poe doesn't "got" talent, at least not enough for the judges on "America's Got Talent." The one-time Minnesota National Guardsman who gained infamy for lying about his war wounds was voted off the show last night.

Sticking to his country music shtick, Poe sang the George Strait song "The Chair," which showed off his lack of vocal strength, according to judge Howie Mandel. He told fellow ...

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Will Military Spouses Choir Make Next Round Of 'America's Got Talent'? (Video)

The wives of service members from around the country have united to perform as the singing group "American Military Spouses Choir." The ladies have made it as far as the semifinals on the TV show "America's Got Talent." But Tuesday night's performance may be their last on the competition program.

The Kansas City Star reports the judges were less than enthusiastic about the Choir's Tuesday night performance ...

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Did "America's Got Talent" Singer Lie About Combat Wounds? (Video)

Military veteran Timothy Michael Poe - who used supposed combat wounds sustained in Afghanistan to gain sympathy from judges on the television program "America's Got Talent" - is under intense scrutiny today, as his military records show no evidence of him being injured while in the service, according to the Associated Press.

After explaining to the talent contest judges how he received brain injury and broken back during a grenade explosion ...

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"America's Got Talent" Singing Vet Caught In Another Lie (Video)

The hole "America's Got Talent" contestant Timothy Poe is digging for himself keeps getting deeper. The Minnesota Army Guard veteran who falsely claimed combat injuries on national TV also provided the reality show with a fake photo of himself in Afghanistan.

The photo, shown in an AGT montage about Poe's military service, is actually of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Norman Bone. Bone told

"First thing ...

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"America's Got Talent" Singer Sticks To Story Of Combat Injuries (Video)

"America's Got Talent" contestant Timothy Poe suffered a traumatic brain injury while serving in the military. That's his story and he's sticking to it, despite the fact military records show absolutely no evidence of the brain trauma he says was caused by a grenade explosion.

Poe sent his personal medical records to Dallas television station WFAA as proof of his injures. (See video at the top of ...

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Active-Duty Soldier Amazes Judges On 'America's Got Talent' (Video)

Active-duty soldier Pfc. Paul Ieti, 21, recently completed a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. While in the war-ravaged country, he used music to soothe his soul and entertain his fellow soldiers. He would also post his songs on his YouTube channel, drawing hundreds of thousands of views.

Ieti, a Petroleum Supply Specialist with Company A, 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, told Army Public Affairs in April:

"Ever since the first video went ...

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Marine Veteran And Mixed Martial Arts Pro Enters Beauty Pageant (Video)

Marine veteran and professional mixed martial arts fighter Kelsey DeSantis may best be known for taking Justin Timberlake as her date to the Marine Corps Ball. Well, DeSantis is making headlines again, this time for competing in a beauty pageant-esque competition called Ms. Veteran America.

DeSantis told the Military Times she decided to participate in the competition as a way of continuing her service to the country:

“Ever since I ...

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Meet Kelsey DeSantis: Marine Vet, Mixed Martial Arts Pro, Pageant Contestant (Video)

(Original publication date: July 16, 2014)

Marine veteran and professional mixed martial arts fighter Kelsey DeSantis may best be known for taking Justin Timberlake as her date to the Marine Corps Ball. Well, DeSantis is making headlines again, this time for competing in a beauty pageant-esque competition called Ms. Veteran America.

DeSantis told the Military Times she decided to participate in the competition as a way of continuing her service ...

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'American Idol' Vet Contestant Lied About Combat (Video)

"American Idol" contestant Matt Farmer says he lied about injuries he said he suffered while serving in Iraq. Soldiers who served with Farmer in Iraq called him out on the website Guardian of Valor after Farmer's "Idol" audition aired on television January 30. (You can watch that audition up top.)

Farmer told "Idol" producers he survived an improvised explosive device blast, was diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury, and then ...

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Children From Military Families Get To Be Padres For A Day

A group of children from military families got to experience a day in the life of a San Diego Padre on Friday.

Eight-year-old Joe Rivera was one of the 36 kids ages 7 to 12 who participated in the private baseball clinic put on by the USO and Bank of America. He and the other children got to take turns pitching, fielding, base running and batting — just like the big ...

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Zombies Take On Military Funeral Protesters (Video)

Westboro Baptist Church members, best known for protesting military funerals, got more than they bargained for when they held an anti-military demonstration outside Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Seattle on Friday. A well-organized group of more than 300 zombies staged a counter-protest in support of the troops, grabbing the media spotlight so eagerly sought by WBC. You can watch a KIRO-TV report on the protest above.

The zombie demonstrators have now ...

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Leading Veterans Advocate Sharply Critical of President's State Of The Union Speech

Paul Reickhoff, a veteran and founder and executive director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), is clearly less than satisfied with President Obama's State of the Union speech.

On the IAVA website, Reickhoff writes:

On his Twitter page today, Reickhoff follows up, stating, "We've got to spread the word about this issue. Still no public response from the White House to correct it."

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U.S. Soccer Team Accidentally Snubs American Troops

Members of the United States soccer team are full of apologies today after mistakenly snubbing U.S. troops who had gathered on a tarmac in Guatemala to show their support for the athletes.

TMZ reports the troops, stationed in Central America, had lined up at the airport to cheer on the U.S. soccer team before their match against Guatemala in a World Cup qualifying match. But, according to TMZ ...

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Start Of Summer Means New Freebies And Discounts For Troops

Military families looking for some together time have quite a few options that are easy on the pocketbook.

The biggest freebie comes from the National Park Service. As Home Post reported last month, a new program that began in May lets troops obtain a free “America the Beautiful” pass - worth $80 - by showing their military ID card. The "America the Beautiful" pass allows service members and their families free access ...

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First Lady's Support for Military Families: Is It Real? Is It Effective?

I tend to get just a tad cynical when I hear about America's First Ladies and their pet causes. Adopting a cause while their hubby is in office has become a sort of unwritten prerequisite for every First Lady.

The tradition actually if unofficially dates back as far as Jackie Kennedy, whose cause was about as substantive as one would expect: refurbishing the White House. Then there was Nancy ...

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Military Scopes Out High Schools for Cybersecurity Talent

The U.S. military and defense contractors are looking to the nation's high schools for talented youngsters who could one day help defend the country against cyberattacks.

The Air Force Times reports that military recruiters and defense contractors are investing in programs to get students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

For the past several years, thousands of high school teams have competed in an annual competition called ...

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Navy Secretary Gives Oath of Enlistment To San Diego Sailors At Petco Park

From Navy Public Affairs Support Element West San Diego:

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), the Honorable Ray Mabus, administered the oath of enlistment to more than 90 Sailors during a special pre-game ceremony before a San Diego Padres game at Petco Park Sept. 25.

In front of a crowd of thousands, Sailors stood at attention, raised their right hand and recited the oath to extend their time in the Navy ...

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Gen. John Allen To Retire (Video)

The White House announced today that President Obama has accepted the request of Gen. John Allen to retire. The general cites his wife's serious health issues as the reason for his retirement.

Allen spoke with The Washington Post on Sunday evening, and told the newspaper his focus needs to be on the health of his wife Kathy, who has a "combination of chronic health issues," including an unnamed autoimmune ...

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