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Military experience gives veteran push to overcome struggles
Hes jumped out of more than 530 airplanes and hauled a 150-pound rucksack on his back for 20 years. Now, its tough for Steve Bauman, 45, to get out of bed in the morning. But, he does much more than t...
4/5/12 at 4:44 AM Alumnus publishes book on ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ experience 10/6/11 at 4:44 AM
Pressure must be maintained for equality 10/5/11 at 10:47 PM
Remembering Our Troops during Tax Season
As tax season approaches, I wanted to take a moment to remind you of some unique benefits that are available to the brave men and women serving in our Armed Services. Heroes Earned Retirement Oppor...
4/4/12 at 2:32 PM
Fit to Fight
I just got done watching an installment on a television morning show. The title of the piece was Unfit to Fight. It told how a high percentage of America's population does not fit into the mil...
3/11/12 at 5:59 AM Coming Home 7/21/11 at 11:26 AM
Aerospace and beyond
When you hear Junior ROTC, what do you think of? Marching? Military studies? Although its name suggests its military heritage, the reality of these Department of Defense-affiliated high school progr...
1/16/12 at 8:55 AM
Disabled veterans to hunt deer Thursday and Friday at Camp Grafton
The annual deer hunt for disabled veterans is scheduled for Thursday and Friday at Camp Grafton near Devils Lake. Seven veterans have registered for this years hunt, the North Dakota National Guard ...
11/16/11 at 10:22 AM
Something's missing . . .
Yesterday I casually scanned the tv news channels. Didn't see much of anything. Running errands I had the car radio on. Nope. Of course I checked InForum website a number of times for updates. Nye...
11/12/11 at 7:56 AM Soldier on 7/25/11 at 3:06 PM
Please stop asking 12/19/10 at 3:41 PM
Review of 'Dress Gray' by William A. Ekberg and Susie Ekberg Risher
Editors note: Gail Gabrielson is one of our Book Nook bloggers and writes The Book Bag blog. Below is an excerpt from her review of Dress Gray by William A. Ekberg and Susie Ekberg Risher. Read her r...
7/20/11 at 8:58 AM
FirstLink: White House Reverses Condolence Letter Policy for Families of Service Members Lost to Suicide
The White House reversed its policy of not sending condolence letters for families of service members lost to suicide. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/07/06/statement-president-change...
7/14/11 at 8:52 AM
They've gone away
I met the young wife of a soldier the other day as she stood by a road trying to catch a last glimpse of her husband as he rode by in a bus. He was leaving on a year-long deployment, and she was waiti...
6/3/11 at 2:04 PM Letters from the past 2/7/11 at 4:32 AM
The Guide to Coming Home 2/4/10 at 10:44 PM
Military blogs: an update
An update now on the post I wrote just before Memorial Day. I threw out a question, "Wouldn't it be great for someone to write a blog to honor our fallen soldiers?" I heard a resounding "YES" from so...
6/2/11 at 2:08 PM Help wanted: A blogger to write about military heroes 5/27/11 at 10:29 AM
More proof of the changing news game... 5/2/11 at 3:55 PM
Defense Secretary Gates to address NDSU spring commencement
Fargo, N.D.February 2 -- North Dakota State University President Dean L. Bresciani announced today that U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates will be the guest speaker at NDSUs spring commencement...
2/2/11 at 8:31 AM
Military Wisdom Most Don't Hear
A friend passed the information posted below on to me in hopes I could help enlighten the general public to the military frame of mind...or, shall we say, military attempts at humor. Hmmmm! These are...
11/19/10 at 8:21 AM
Toys for Troops
Buddy Scott Hansen brings his Toys for Troops Comedy Tour to the American Legion in Fisher, Minnesota this Saturday night at 8 pm. Don't miss it....
11/16/10 at 6:48 AM
Military People: Money, Check This Out
On the news last night they talked about all the unclaimed miliary money that veterans have not applied for. The deadline is Dec.3rd. Even if you don't have all filled in, most filled it, you quality ...
11/12/10 at 7:04 AM Military Health and Life 7/3/10 at 4:34 AM
A Boy Scout Salute to Veterans
On this Veteran's Day, 2010, the Boy Scouts of America and the Northern Lights Council salute and thank our active and retired military for their service to this great Country. With nearly 24 milli...
11/11/10 at 4:38 PM Scouts Kick Off Popcorn Fund-Raiser! 10/5/10 at 3:50 PM
Celebrate Scouting by Sending Letters 12/11/09 at 7:07 AM