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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…

Silver Star to be awarded to fallen Special Forces soldier

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — According to the special forces media outlet Shadowspear, Capt. Matthew R. Roland will be posthumously awarded the Silver Star medal, the nation’s third-highest valorous combat decoration, for actions taken before his death Aug. 26, 2015, in Afghanistan. He was a a Special Tactics officer assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron….

American special forces save Pakistani leader’s son

KABUL, Afghanistan — Last week, U.S. Special Operations Forces rescued the son of a former Pakistani Prime Minister who had been held hostage for over three years. Ali Haider Gilani, son of former Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, was rescued in a joint operation between U.S. SOF and local Afghan commandos. “Working alongside our…