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« Reply #375 on: October 24, 2016, 03:12:33 PM »
REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....    http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/fairview-firefighter-and-soldier-killed-kabul#stream/0
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« Reply #376 on: October 24, 2016, 09:02:13 PM »
Awarded Bronze Star for bravery.  Thank you and RIP.

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« Reply #377 on: October 24, 2016, 09:38:10 PM »
Rest In Peace

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« Reply #378 on: October 25, 2016, 10:07:24 AM »
R.I.P.   Sir

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Re: OUR MILITARY.
« Reply #380 on: November 09, 2016, 07:37:28 AM »
Thanks to all Servicemembers and Veterans for their service - 2016 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discounts:
 
- Applebee’s, Nov. 11, 2016: Last year, Applebee’s served over one million free meals to military veterans and active service members. Applebee’s is again offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. There will be 7 entrées to choose from. All current and former military personnel will also receive a $5 coupon to be redeemed on additional food and beverage offerings or for a later time. Military ID or proof of service required.
- IHOP, Nov. 11, 2016, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free Red, White and Blue pancakes.
- McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants – free lunch or dinner, Sunday Nov 6, 2016: McCormick & Schmick’s is celebrating their 18th annual Veteran’s Appreciation Event on Sunday, November 6th. Veterans will be able to choose a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée from a special menu. Veterans must provide proof of military service. No ID needed for Gold Star Family members (parents or spouse). Space is limited and reservations are highly recommended. For more information visit: McCormick and Schmick’s Veterans Appreciation Event.
- Mimi’s Café Nov. 11, 2016. November 11, 2016 – Free entrée on select menu items for veterans and active duty members. Proof of service required. More info.
- Outback Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2016. Outback Steakhouse is honoring America’s military veterans by offering active duty military and veterans a free Bloomin’ Onion and a non-alcoholic beverage. This offer is available to Military Personnel and veterans with ID. Also receive 15% off your purchase from Nov. 12-Dec 31, 2016.
- Twin Peaks, Nov. 11, 2016. Free menu item at participating locations. Please call ahead to verify participation. Locations.
Wiener schnitzel, Nov. 11, 2016. A complimentary Chili Dog, small fries and 20 oz. drink is redeemable at participating Wiener schnitzel locations on Friday, November 11 only, with valid military ID or by wearing a military uniform. Contact your local Wiener schnitzel Locations to verify participation.
- BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse, Nov. 11, 2016. Free entree, up to $12.95 value. Offer valid to all active duty military and veterans, with proof of service. More info. Locations.
- California Pizza Kitchen, Nov. 11, 2016. Choose a pizza, full size salad, or pasta from the special Veterans Day Menu. Dine-in only. Please come in uniform or bring your military I.D. or other proof of service. Find a location near you.
Carraba’s, Monday Nov. 9 – Sunday Nov. 15, 2016. Free appetizer of your choice for active duty service members and veterans. Military ID or proof of service required.
- Chili’s – Free meal, Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of any lunch combo, or your choice of a dinner meal from a select menu, including any full-size flatbread. Offer only available at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service.
- Claim Jumper, Nov. 9, 2016. Free entrée from select menu, with official proof of service. Dine-in only.
- Denny’s, Free Build Your Own Grand Slam® on Nov. 11, from 5 a.m. to noon for all active, inactive, and retired military personnel.
- Hooters, Hooters invites all veterans and current servicemen and women to enjoy a free meal from a select menu. Requires drink purchase.
- Little Caesars® Pizza, Free pizza or $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo to all US Armed Forces veterans and active military members between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. With proof of military service, at participating stores nationwide. Call ahead to verify participation.
- LongHorn Steakhouse, Complimentary Texas Tonoi and non-alcoholic beverage. Offer good for Veterans and active-duty military members. Proof of service required.
- Olive Garden, Free entrée. Offer good for veterans and active duty military; proof of service required. Guests that dine with a Veteran also receive 10% off of their bill as well!
- On The Border, Veterans and current service members will receive a free choose 2 or choose 3 “Create Your Own Combo”. Dine-in only, proof of service required.
- PDQ Tenders, PDQ Free 3 piece Tenders or Sandwich with a military ID or uniform. PDQ also offers 50% off the entire order for all active/retired military personnel on the first Monday every month.
- Red Lobster – Monday, November 9 through Thursday, November 12, 2016. Free Appetizer or Dessert during the week of Veterans Day with military ID or proof of service. Vets may choose from a select list of appetizers and desserts.
- Red Robin, Free Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries for all Red Robin guests with a military ID or proof of service.
- Sizzler Restaurants, Free lunch served until 4pm. Choice of 3 entrees, and a free coffee, tea, or fountain drink. Not valid for salad bar or gratuity. Valid with proof of military service.
- Starbucks, Free tall brewed coffee for active duty, veterans, and their spouses.
- Texas Roadhouse, Free lunch event to honor the men and women of our armed forces. Choose from one of 10 free meals, plus sides and a soft drink, coffee, or tea. Offer good for All veterans – including all active, retired or former U.S. military.
- T.G.I. Free lunch for all current military members and veterans from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Valid ID or proof of service required. Dine-on only at participating locations. Be sure to contact your local T.G.I Friday’s for details.
- Tony Roma’s, Free half rack Baby Back Ribs at select Florida locations. For current and former military members with valid proof of service.
- Uno Chicago Grill, Free individual pizza or entrée with the purchase of a pizza or entrée of equal or greater value. Available for all active duty and veterans. No coupon necessary; proof of service required. Portion of your party’s check will go to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, an awesome military charity.
- Chick-fil-A, Participating locations are offering a free meal to all veterans and those currently serving. ID required.
- East Coast Wings, Free Appetizer or Desert. Proof of service required.
- Einstein Bros Bagels, Free coffee. Available to all active duty members and veterans with ID or proof of service.
- Famous Dave’s, Free meal (one meat, a side and a corn muffin).
- Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut and small coffee. Offer available to all active-duty, retirees, & veterans.
- Lone Star Steakhouse, All veterans and active duty military will be eligible for a free Starter. ID or proof of service required.
- Noah’s Bagels, Free coffee for active duty and veterans. Proof of service required. 
- Rib City, 50% Military Appreciation Meal Discount everyday to all Veterans and Active Duty Military. Eat in or carry out.
- Ruby Tuesday’s, Free appetizer at participating locations, proof of service required.
- Ruby’s Diner, Free Cinnamon Roll French toast until 11:30am. Valid for all military service members past and present. Coupon required.
- Souplantation,  Free meal with purchase of another regular priced meal. Available to current and former military members with valid ID. Available at all Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes locations.

Note: Many more local restaurants honoring Veterans on Friday.  Check with local restaurants for details.  Proof of military service or former military service usually required (ID, DD214, other).
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Re: OUR MILITARY.
« Reply #381 on: November 09, 2016, 09:54:04 AM »
 Thank you "mack" for taking the time to post all of that.

 This is a small, simple way of saying "THANK YOU" to all those who serve or have served in our U.S. Military.

 I also plan to keep this list and whenever the opportunity comes to support these establishments, "I will do that".

 Thank you to those who have served us so well and thank you "mack" for posting this information.

 Also to those in the NYC area, please remember to try and come out to honor our veterans at the Veterans Day Ceremony in Manhattan at the Chelsea Veterans Memorial, 27th St and Ninth Ave, on Friday, November 11th at 10 am. Only walking distance to the parade on Fifth Ave. 

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« Reply #382 on: November 09, 2016, 08:45:22 PM »
The website SOFREP, which is mostly a paid membership site, has removed its paywall for around the next month. Lots of great articles written almost exclusively by veterans, most special operations vets. Nobody covers veteran and military issues like this site. The link below is a short article about the loss of 6 SF soldiers over the past week. Rest in Peace:
https://sofrep.com/67086/the-regiment-loses-six-in-a-sad-week/

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« Reply #383 on: November 22, 2016, 05:09:16 PM »
From: "Thomson, Lynda (FDNY)" <Lynda.Thomson@fdny.nyc.gov>
Date: November 21, 2016 at 11:52:36 AM EST
To: "Thomson, Lynda (FDNY)" <Lynda.Thomson@fdny.nyc.gov>
Subject: FW: Veterans Advisory Board: November 30th

    Kindly see the below email I received from Oswaldo Pereira of the NYC Department of Veterans Services.
They will be hosting their first Outreach MEETING.   
The only way to Solve a problem, is to let it be known.      Please send this out to anyone you feel might like to attend.    YOU Must R S V P.
 
 
PLEASE Do not respond to me:
Respond to:
ospereira@veterans.nyc.gov
 
Telephone # 212-442-6330
 
As Always Thank You .
 
Please note:
The Room NUMBER IS: 2208. The Correct Room Number is on the meeting notice.
 
 
From: Pereira, Oswaldo (DVS)
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2016 11:20
To: Pereira, Oswaldo (DVS)
Subject: Veterans Advisory Board: November 30th

Good Morning Veterans, Friends, Colleagues, and Coworkers,
 
On November 30, 2016, the NYC Department of Veteran Services (DVS) will be hosting the next Veterans Advisory Board Meeting. The meeting will be held at our headquarters, 1 Centre Street 22nd Floor #2088. The Meeting is to start at 6:30pm. This is the first meeting being held at the new DVS, and the first meeting held since I joined the team as the Community Outreach Manager. This is a great opportunity to meet all the rest of the new staff, check out the new digs, make your voices heard, and network with likeminded stakeholders.
 
We’ve worked together, side-by-side, in many previous veteran related ventures, please join me on the 30th and let’s continue pushing veteran initiatives into the forefront of citywide government. The power to hold this agency accountable is in our hands. Looking forward to seeing you all again.
 
One Team, One Fight.
 
 
 
 
From: Pereira, Oswaldo (DVS)
Sent: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 11:42 AM
Subject: Greetings
 
Good Morning Friends, Colleagues, and Coworkers,
 
I’m proud to announce that I am officially a member of the New York City Department of Veteran Services. I have joined the administration as the Community Outreach Manager. I write you this email as a general courtesy and to hand off my new contact information. You can reach me via email and phone during regular business hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm, and as always I can be reached 24/7 via my Twitter account; New York is the City that never sleeps, and neither should its government.  See contact info below.
 
One Team, One Fight!
 
Oswaldo M. Pereira
Community Outreach Manager
NYC Department of Veteran Services
Email: ospereira@veterans.nyc.gov
Phone: 646-799-6958
Twitter: @VeteransLiaison
 
 


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Re: OUR MILITARY.
« Reply #385 on: December 04, 2016, 01:35:03 PM »
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/12/04/4-quit-after-oklahoma-veteran-with-maggots-in-wound-dies.html

 Something is VERY WRONG with our system when we treat those who served and fought for each and every one of us this way. I don't know how most feel but after reading this; "It sickens me".

 Meantime, our wealthy, selfish, over rated politicians line their pockets with money, while a large portion of our population bow down to these people as our so called hero's.

 They are NOT my Hero's !!! My hero's are the guys like this poor veteran who served when the time came.

 NO ONE SHOULD BE TREATED LIKE THIS. Certainly not someone who did so much for all of us. 

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« Reply #386 on: December 04, 2016, 04:45:26 PM »
Bill - I agree with your sentiment but an important clarification must be made.  The facility was not a federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital or clinic.  It was a state of Oklahoma nursing home.  I believe today, the federal VA provides effective, competent medical care in their facilities.  It is sad that some state-run veterans facilities, at least in Oklahoma, apparently do not meet the same standards of care.

It is too bad that the state also seems to have taken no disciplinary action against these 4 providers, a PA and 3 RNs.  In fact, the PA was actually rehired by the state to work at another facility. 

       http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/government/physician-assistant-who-resigned-in-wake-of-veteran-s-death/article_ed574264-538f-5631-abc7-94c6df3ae217.html

You are right - our veterans deserve better nursing and medical care.  This seems like negligence and bureaucratic indifference.     

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« Reply #387 on: December 04, 2016, 05:41:54 PM »
Bill - I agree with your sentiment but an important clarification must be made.  The facility was not a federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital or clinic.  It was a state of Oklahoma nursing home.  I believe today, the federal VA provides effective, competent medical care in their facilities.  It is sad that some state-run veterans facilities, at least in Oklahoma, apparently do not meet the same standards of care.

It is too bad that the state also seems to have taken no disciplinary action against these 4 providers, a PA and 3 RNs.  In fact, the PA was actually rehired by the state to work at another facility. 

       http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/government/physician-assistant-who-resigned-in-wake-of-veteran-s-death/article_ed574264-538f-5631-abc7-94c6df3ae217.html

You are right - our veterans deserve better nursing and medical care.  This seems like negligence and bureaucratic indifference.   


Thank you Joe for that input. I was not aware of that. At least that is some encouraging words on the way our veterns are treated at other care facilities.

Let me also add for those here who don't know, "Thank you for "your" MANY YEARS of military service as well". There is really quite a story that goes along with those Many Years of Service.

And thank you for helping us to understand this article a little better.

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« Reply #388 on: December 19, 2016, 02:03:47 AM »
Ret. Marine Col. Jeffery Powers wrote tothe NFL commissioners the following:

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Commissioners,
I've been a season pass holder at Yankee Stadium, Yale Bowl and the Giants Stadium.

I missed the '90-'91 season because I was with a battalion of Marines in Desert Storm. 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home with the American Flag draped across their lifeless bodies. My last conversation with one of them, Sgt. Garrett Mongrella, was about how our Giants were going to the Super Bowl. He never got to see it.

Many friends, Marines, and Special Forces Soldiers who worked with or for me through the years returned home with the American Flag draped over their coffins.

Now I watch multi-millionaire athletes who never did anything in their lives but play a game, disrespect what brave Americans fought and died for. They are essentially spitting in the faces and on the graves of real men, men who have actually done something for this country beside playing with a ball and believing they're something special! They're not! My Marines and Soldiers were!

You are complicit in this! You'll fine players for large and small infractions but you lack the moral courage and respect for our nation and the fallen to put an immediate stop to this. Yes, I know, it's their 1st Amendment right to behave in such a despicable manner.

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What would happen if they came out and disrespected you or the refs publicly?

I observed a player getting a personal foul for twerking in the end zone after scoring. I guess that's much worse than disrespecting the flag and our National Anthem. Hmmmmm, isn't it his 1st Amendment right to express himself like an idiot in the end zone?

Why is taunting not allowed yet taunting America is OK? You fine players for wearing 9-11 commemorative shoes yet you allow scum on the sidelines to sit, kneel or pump their pathetic fist in the air. They are so deprived with their multi-million dollar contracts for playing a freaking game!

You condone it all by your refusal to act. You're just as bad and disgusting as they are. I hope Americans boycott any sponsor who supports that rabble you call the NFL. I hope they turn off the TV when any team that allowed this disrespect to occur, without consequence, on the sidelines. I applaud those who have not.

Legends and heroes do NOT wear shoulder pads. They wear body armor and carry rifles.
They make minimum wage and spend months and years away from their families. They don't do it for an hour on Sunday. They do it 24/7 often with lead, not footballs, coming in their direction. They watch their brothers carted off in pieces not on a gurney to get their knee iced. They don't even have ice! Many don't have legs or arms.

Some wear blue and risk their lives daily on the streets of America. They wear fire helmets and go upstairs into the fire rather than down to safety. On 9-11, hundreds vanished. They are the heroes.

I hope that your high paid protesting pretty boys and you look in that mirror when you shave tomorrow and see what you really are, legends in your own minds. You need to hit the road and take those worms with you!

Time to change the channel.

Powers originally sent his letter to former Florida congressman Allen West. West then posted the letter to his news website.

As of last week, at least 18 NFL player had protested the anthem by either kneeling during the anthem or raising their fists, according to USA Today Sports. UNQUOTE.


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