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Re: OUR MILITARY.
« Reply #420 on: May 25, 2017, 08:02:18 PM »
ON LINE PX ACESS FOR ALL HONORABLY DISCHARGED VETS.....   Anybody have any further info or thoughts on this ? ..... www.defense.gov/News/News-Releases/News-Release-View/Article/1049503/department-of-defense-extends-online-military-exchange-shopping-privileges-to-v/


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« Reply #422 on: May 26, 2017, 01:46:37 PM »
Chief - All veterans with honorable discharges will have on-line exchange privileges beginning November 11, 2017 - Veterans Day.  They must register.  All that is needed is Name, DOB and SSN.


     Site to register:   https://www.vetverify.org/


These are instructions from AAFES  site: https://www.shopmyexchange.com/veterans


It is easy.  Even Navy veterans should be able to follow instructions and register. 


This will enable on-line AAFES shopping - which is extensive and provides tax-free purchases.  On-base access to exchanges is still not permitted.  Access to military bases is a major security concern and varies from base to base.
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Re: OUR MILITARY.
« Reply #423 on: May 26, 2017, 01:53:58 PM »
Thank you for posting this!    I am verified and my wife is ready for Nov 11th
I just want one more good fire

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Re: OUR MILITARY.
« Reply #424 on: May 28, 2017, 08:44:45 PM »
A Navy SEAL Team member died Sunday after his parachute failed to open during a demonstration over the Hudson River.


http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/05/28/navy-parachutist-killed-after-chute-fails-during-fleet-week-show.html

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Re: OUR MILITARY.
« Reply #425 on: June 06, 2017, 06:02:21 PM »
June 6, 1944  D DAY...   NEVER FORGET !....     

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Re: OUR MILITARY.
« Reply #426 on: June 06, 2017, 06:13:36 PM »

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Re: OUR MILITARY.
« Reply #427 on: June 07, 2017, 01:30:52 AM »
PRESIDENT REAGAN HONORING THE WARRIORS IN 1984.....     


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Re: OUR MILITARY.
« Reply #429 on: June 18, 2017, 06:00:48 PM »
A MILITARY DAUGHTER ON FATHERS DAY.....Daddy's Poem
Her hair was up in a ponytail,
Her favorite dress tied with a bow.
Today was Daddy's Day at school,
And she couldn't wait to go.

But her mommy tried to tell her,
That she probably should stay home;
Why the kids might not understand,
If she went to school alone.

But she was not afraid;
She knew just what to say.
What to tell her classmates
Of why he wasn't there today.

But still her mother worried,
For her to face this day alone.
And that was why, once again,
She tried to keep her daughter home.

But the little girl went to school ,
Eager to tell them all.
About a dad she never sees, a dad
Who never calls.

There were daddies along the wall in
Back, for everyone to meet.
Children squirming impatiently,
Anxious in their seat.

One by one the teacher called
On a student from the class.
To introduce their daddy,
As seconds slowly passed.

At last the teacher called her name,
Every child turned to stare.
Each of them was searching,
A man who wasn't there.

"Where's her daddy at?"
She heard a boy call out.
"She probably doesn't have one,"
Another student dared to shout.

And from somewhere near the back,
She heard a daddy say,
"Looks like another deadbeat dad,
Too busy to waste his day."

The words did not offend her,
As she smiled up at her Mom.
And looked back at her teacher, who
Told her to go on..

And with hands behind her back,
Slowly she began to speak.
And out from the mouth of a child,
Came words incredibly unique.

"My Daddy couldn't be here,
Because he lives so far away.
But I know he wishes he could be,
Since this is such a special day.

And though you cannot meet him,
I wanted you to know
All about my daddy,
And how much he loves me so.

He loved to tell me stories,
He taught me to ride my bike;
He surprised me with pink roses,
And taught me to fly a kite.

We used to share fudge sundaes,
And ice cream in a cone.
And though you cannot see him.
I'm not standing here alone.

'Cause my daddy's always with me,
Even though we are apart;
I know because he told me,
He'll forever be in my heart"

With that, her little hand reached up,
And lay across her chest.
Feeling her own heartbeat,
Beneath her favorite dress.


And from somewhere there in the crowd of dads,
Her mother stood in tears.
Proudly watching her daughter,
Who was wise beyond her years.

For she stood up for the love
Of a man not in her life.
Doing what was best for her,
Doing what was a right.

And when she dropped her hand back
Down, staring straight into the crowd.
She finished with a voice so soft,
But its message clear and loud.


"I love my daddy very much,
he's my shining star.
And if he could, he'd be here,
But heaven's just too far.


You see he is an American Soldier
And he died just this past year,,
When a roadside bomb hit his convoy
And taught Americans to fear.


But sometimes when I close my eyes,
it's like he never went away."
And then she closed her eyes,
And saw him there that day.

And to her mother's amazement,
She witnessed with surprise,
A room full of daddies and children,
All starting to close their eyes.

Who knows what they saw before them;
Who knows what they felt inside.
Perhaps for merely a second,
They saw him at her side.

"I know you're with me Daddy,"
to the silence she called out.
And what happened next made believers,
of those once filled with doubt.

Not one in that room could explain it,
for each of their eyes had been closed.
But there on the desk beside her,
was a fragrant long-stemmed pink rose.

And a child was blessed, if only for
a moment, by the love of her shining star.
And given the gift of believing,
that heaven is never too far.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them.
Send this to the people you'll never forget and remember to send it also to the person that sent it to you. It's a short message to let them know that you'll never forget them.

If you don't send it to anyone, it means you're in a hurry and that you've forgotten your friends.

Take the time....to live and love.

Until eternity

God Bless

There must be many children in the same boat as this little girl, thanks to our servicemen and their families for the sacrifice they are making to keep our country free.
 
The ULTIMATE sacrifice is being left behind. Don't forget them.
PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS!!!

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Re: OUR MILITARY.
« Reply #430 on: June 25, 2017, 07:09:42 PM »
In regard to reply #s 420..421..& 422 above concerning PX benefits  is anybody else having trouble registering ?

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Re: OUR MILITARY.
« Reply #431 on: June 25, 2017, 07:26:10 PM »
Yes.

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Re: OUR MILITARY.
« Reply #432 on: June 26, 2017, 03:32:15 AM »
THE SPARTAN PLEDGE W/RET FDNY FF DANNY PRINCE....

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« Reply #433 on: June 26, 2017, 08:59:18 PM »
Yesterday, June 25, 2017, was the 21st Anniversary of the bombing of Khobar Towers, a high-rise complex which was used as housing for, primarily, U.S. Air Force personnel in Dharan, Saudi Arabia during Operation Southern Watch.  Nineteen U.S. military personnel and one Saudi citizen were killed when the truck bomb detonated. 

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