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  1. Coast Guard Pilot Makes More Saves Than Entire Career Combined After Harvey

    Coast Guard Pilot Makes More Saves Than Entire Career Combined After Harvey
    Jason Brownlee is a pilot with the U.S. Coast Guard stationed at U.S. Coast guard Air Station Houston. Throughout the first few days of Hurricane Harvey, Brownlee saved the lives of 20 people. Since his time as a pilot, Bownlee says the storm was unlike anything the Houston area had ever seen. “This one caught a lot of people off...
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  2. Suicide Bomber Attacks Bagram Airfield; 3 Americans Injured

    Suicide Bomber Attacks Bagram Airfield; 3 Americans Injured
    An explosion by a suicide bomber just outside of an entry control point rocked Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan Wednesday, wounding six coalition service members and killing an Afghan linguist according to U.S. Forces Afghanistan. Three of the wounded were American, said Capt. Bill Salvin, a spokesman for U.S. Forces Afghanistan. All injured had “non-life threatening injuries.” According to Salvin, the...
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  3. Arizona State Unveils Pat Tillman Statue At Sun Devil Stadium

    Arizona State Unveils Pat Tillman Statue At Sun Devil Stadium
    Arizona State recently unveiled a bronze statue of Pat Tillman to go along with the photos of him that hang along the walls of Sun Devil Stadium. At Wednesday’s ceremony, school officials let the public see their tribute to a man who gave so much for his country. Arizona State hopes the statue will be an inspiration to players trying...
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  4. Homeless Veteran And Dog Pedal Coast-to-Coast For Good Cause

    Homeless Veteran And Dog Pedal Coast-to-Coast For Good Cause
    Harold Palmquist is a man without much. He has no home, family, or destination in mind. Instead, Harold wants to help an organization that helped him. That is why the 48-year-old U.S. Air Force veteran biking across the country with his dog in tow. Palmquist is not making the trek just for pleasure, but also for a good cause. He...
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  5. Two Navy Ships, Marine Unit Standing By For Irma Relief

    Two Navy Ships, Marine Unit Standing By For Irma Relief
    The USS Kearsarge has left Norfolk, Virginia with the dock landing ship Oak Hill and 700 Marines to assist with clean up and relief efforts once Hurricane Irma hits the United States. The two vessels have been underway since Aug. 31, originally tasked with helping Hurricane Harvey victims. Now, the ships are ready to help when Irma passes. The two...
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  6. North Korean Nuclear Test Draws U.S. Warning of ‘Massive Military Response’

    North Korean Nuclear Test Draws U.S. Warning of ‘Massive Military Response’
    North Korea detonated its sixth nuclear bomb on Sunday, sparking outrage among international leaders. The North has set off what is by far the most powerful blast yet, which North Korea claims was a hydrogen bomb. The latest test prompted a response from the Trump administration, warning that even the threat to use such a weapon against the United States...
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  7. VA Deploys Resources, Mobile Vet Centers After Hurricane Harvey

    VA Deploys Resources, Mobile Vet Centers After Hurricane Harvey
    In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, businesses and government agencies alike are reallocating their resources to help victims. With over 50 counties flooded, thousands evacuated, and damages expected to reach billions of dollars, services like insurance and healthcare have had to go the extra mile to help those in need. Texas is home to about 1.5 million veterans, some of...
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  8. More Troops Heading To Afghanistan Following Mattis’ Deployment Orders

    More Troops Heading To Afghanistan Following Mattis’ Deployment Orders
    At an impromptu news conference at the Pentagon Thursday, Defense Secretary James Mattis told reporters that additional troops will deploy to Afghanistan to help local security forces continue their fight against Taliban militants and other extremists. Although Mattis says more troops are headed to the hostile region, he does not specify how many will be going. “It’s more advisers. It’s...
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  9. Trump Sets Pay Raise For Troops And Federal Workers

    Trump Sets Pay Raise For Troops And Federal Workers
    The White House announced to Congress Thursday plans to cap the federal civilian pay raise at an average of 1.9 percent for 2018 and to limit the military pay raise to 2.1 percent, just below the expected mark. President Donald Trump, in a letter to House and Senate leaders, said the plans were designed to “put our nation on a...
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  10. Maine To Host Job Fair Geared Toward Hiring Veterans

    Maine To Host Job Fair Geared Toward Hiring Veterans
    The state of Maine is hosting a job fair meant to encourage employers to hire veterans. The fair is taking place at the Augusta armory and will feature more than 100 businesses and veteran services programs. Sponsors of the job fair include state and federal veterans affairs bureaus as well as veterans groups. The goal of the job fair is...
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