NIE ROCKS! Armed Forces Day 2013
May 18 is Armed Forces Day. What is it and how did it originate?
President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members fo... Posted on 5/15/13 at 10:21 AM
THE NEW FORTY Freedom is not free.
USA Today's website has a powerful story and video aboutUSMC Cpl. Ronny "Tony" Porta that I think should be mandatory reading and viewing for every American who wants to maintain citizenship in this c... Posted on 4/29/13 at 8:58 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Dayton backs clean energy
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Gov. Mark Dayton said Minnesota should move toward cleaner energy and set a goal to eliminate power use from coal-fired plants, he told hundreds gathered at the Capito... Posted on 4/22/13 at 5:56 PM
RED RIVER ORTHODOX Orthodox Chaplains and Prayers
As many, if not all of the readers of our parish blog already know, I have been commissioned as a chaplain in the Air National Guard. I include a picture of that here:
My date is easy to remember: ... Posted on 4/4/13 at 9:08 PM
SUPERIOR, Wis. – No longer needed by the U.S. Coast Guard, the historic Superior entry lighthouse is being offered free to any eligible entity for educational, recreational, cultural or historic preservation purposes.
Steve Kuchera, Forum News Service
, May 19, 2013
GRADUATED: Army National Guard Pvt. Grant Nelson and Army National Guard Pfc. Samantha Anderson have graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Nelson is the son of Don Nelson, Fargo, and a 2012 graduate of Davies High School. Anderson is the daughter of DiAnn Steffen, Mapleton, N.D., and a 2011 graduate of West Fargo High School.
WASHINGTON — The general who commands the nation's nuclear forces said Thursday he has ordered further review of failings discovered among Air Force officers who operate nuclear missiles. But he told Congress he was not alarmed by their shortcomings.
WASHINGTON — The Air Force stripped an unprecedented 17 officers of their authority to control — and, if necessary, launch — nuclear missiles after a string of unpublicized failings, including a remarkably dim review of their unit's launch skills. The group's deputy commander said it is suffering “rot” within its ranks.
Robert Burns, AP National Security Writer
, May 08, 2013
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