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Opinion: Why I Love Being a Veteran

If you had told me how I’d look back with fondness on the time I served as brigade commander during the worst of Diyala Province in 2006-2007, I would have smirked. Of course I’d love being a veteran, I can imagine my younger self thinking. It meant I would be...

This Video Brings the Cost of Freedom Close to Home

Since 2013, Central Valley Honor Flight has been thanking area veterans by providing them with expense-paid trips to visit America's service memorials in Washington, D.C. To date, more than 700 World War II ...
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Opinion: A Better Way to Thank Veterans

Opinion Col. David Sutherland, U.S. Army (retired) While a nice sentiment, let’s change the conversation from “thank you for your service” to something more meaningful. The discussion may take less time than an elevator ride. Serving in the military was...
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Transitioning Veterans to the Private Sector

Opinion By Shawn McCoy Miguel Sanchez tread an uphill path to Wall Street. He emigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic as a child, not knowing a word of English. He was raised ...