From Chuck Weber, your Veteran Service Officer...
Soldier of Fortune Magazine.
The controversial SOF magazine that chronicles mercenaries, soldiers,
gun enthusiasts and anyone with an interest in the world of warfare,
will shutter its print edition after a 41-year run and become an
online-only publication. April will be its last issue
Survivor Brian Shul. Check
https://www.youtube.com/embed/3kIMTJRgyn0?autoplay=1 and listen to
former Air Force pilot Brian Shul, who was shot down in Vietnam and near
death, talk about his experiences in service.
Military Discounts. Go to
http://www.bradsdeals.com/blog/military-discounts for a list of 230+
stores and services. Two important caveats: First, some stores
offer discounts only at the owner's discretion and other discounts vary
by state. Second, many stores that give a military discount don't
advertise it. It is always worth asking a store whether they have one or
not and to have your military ID on you.
Vet Free Dental Care. The
University of Southern Indiana Dental Hygiene Clinic repeated their
annual free dental cleaning, fluoride and X-rays for military veterans
February 29 and March 2. The USI Dental Hygiene Program expanded the
appointment schedule to include evening hours in attempt to serve more
veterans. Appointments were required and could be made by calling
812-464-1706. Proof of military affiliation and a picture identification
was required. The USI Dental Hygiene Clinic is located on the USI
campus in the Health Professions Center Room 1040, 8600 University
Boulevard, Evansville, Indiana 47712.
USS South Dakota. Gov.
Dennis Daugaard has approved the appropriation of $100,000 to support
activities related to the commissioning of a submarine bearing the
state's name. The SSN-790 submarine is under construction and is
expected to be completed in 2018. The nuclear sub will carry a crew of
15 officers and 117 enlisted service personnel. Its projected lifespan
is up to 33 years.
Same Sex Marriage. Veterans
in same-sex marriages who believe they are entitled to benefits
(including those whose claims were previously denied because of their
marriage status) are urged to promptly apply for benefits. For
more information, updated guidance and instructions on how to re-apply,
visit the VA website
http://www.va.gov/opa/marriage, call 800-642-4838, or contact your
local benefits counselor.
Olive Garden. Go
to see their buy one – take one home for free deal.
Extremist. A U.S. Air Force
veteran was found guilty of attempting to provide material support to
the Islamic State on 9 MAR in what authorities hailed as a
first-of-its-kind conviction after a trial. Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh
faces a possible maximum sentence of 35 years in prison.
Seabees. The Navy has
unveiled an updated Seabees logo and theme ahead of the fighting
construction force's 75th anniversary in 2017
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