SPECIAL FORCES SOLDIER DENIED MEDAL OF HONOR LEAVES MANY ‘QUESTIONING’ THE SYSTEM

A special forces hero has been denied his opportunity to be awarded the Medal of Honor and was awarded the Silver Star instead, SOFREP reports. Staff Sgt. Earl D. Plumlee – a Green Beret – was credited with fighting off 10 Taliban attackers in Afghanistan after a car bomb ignited outside of his military base.“I kind …

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FORT BRAGG MILITARY BASE TO HOST BRAVES-MARLINS MLB GAME

FORT BRAGG, North Carolina — For the first time ever, a professional sporting event will be held at an active military base. Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins will participate in a historic regular season event that is set to honor America’s troops this July 3.The coaches and players from both teams have …

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NEW DETAILS REVEAL FALLEN NAVY SEAL WAS EVEN MORE HEROIC THAN INITIALLY THOUGHT

Fallen Navy Charles Keating IV, who was posthumously awarded the Silver Star, is already a decorated American Hero. While his receipt of the nation’s third highest award for valor is public knowledge, CNN has recently discovered the details of the encounter that cost the special operator his life.Keating was killed in Iraq while helping to …

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NEW HIGH-TECH LAB WILL HELP IDENTIFY LOST U.S. SERVICE MEMBERS

The greatest tragedy of war is that some of our nation’s greatest heroes never make it home. Even more devastating, some of those soldiers cannot be properly honored because they cannot be identified.This long-term problem may have a solution thanks to the efforts of the brilliant minds at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency labs in …

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RETIRED U.S. MILITARY DOG REUNITED WITH HANDLER

Not all of America’s heroes walk on two legs. In fact, U.S. Military dogs are some of the country’s most important soldiers overseas. From sniffing for bombs to keeping soldiers company, America’s canine troops provide a valuable skill set that no other soldier can.Unfortunately, many service dogs are separated from their military handlers when they …

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NEW DESTROYER NAMED AFTER MEDAL OF HONOR-WINNING NAVY SEAL

The Navy’s newest Zumwalt class missile destroyer has been christened the “Michael Monsoor” after the SEAL who won the Medal of Honor for his bravery in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006.Monsoor earned the MOH for his actions on September 29, 2006. While positioned on a rooftop, an insurgent threw a grenade towards Monsoor and his …

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U.S. SPECIAL FORCES PUSH FIGHT AGAINST AL-QAEDA IN YEMEN

AL MUKALLA, Yemen — As part of a renewed counter-terrorism effort in the region, the U.S. military now plans to keep a small force of Special Operations advisers in Yemen after previous efforts were shut down due to civil war.Anonymous sources told The Washington Post that the two-dozen man team will assist troops from the …

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FORMER NAVY SEAL DEFEATS INCUMBENT CONGRESSMAN

RICHMOND, Va. — Former U.S. Navy SEAL Scott Taylor defeated incumbent Rep. Randy Forbes in the Republican Primary for Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. The district includes much of the defense-heavy Hampton Roads area, including Naval Station Norfolk, the largest naval base in the world.“Washington is broken and we need a fresh start,” Taylor told the Associated …

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FORMER NAVY SEAL NAMED AS NBA TEAM’S TOP PERFORMANCE TRAINER

NEW YORK, New York — A former U.S. Special Operator and Navy SEAL has been named the head of the Brooklyn Nets’ performance team. Zach Weatherford was added by the NBA team’s front office as part of a series of “outside the box” hires.Before working for the Nets, Weatherford served the Naval Special Warfare Command, …

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