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Military Card Info (Holiday Mail For Heroes)
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Here’s How To Send A Holiday Card To A Hero

Every year, Americans send cards to veterans, military families and active-duty service members. The Red Cross delivers them to hospitals and bases around the world. If you want to send a card to a random soldier, here's how to do it.

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Wounded Army Soldier Gives Salute While Getting Purple Heart in Heartbreaking Photo

Here's another reminder of how grateful we should be to the men and women who serve our country.

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Veterans and Active Military Can See ‘White House Down’ For Free On July 4th!

As a small token of thanks, all veterans and active military personnel can see 'White House Down' for free at any Regal Entertainment Group, AMC, Cinemark or Carmike Cinemas theater.

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Women Train to Become U.S. Marines
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Women Will Soon Be Allowed to Serve in Ground Combat

For the first time, women in the armed forces will be moved into combat roles. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will make the official announcement Thursday.

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A Military-Homecoming Montage to Raise Your Spirits — Daily Distraction

It's one of the most heartwarming, sob-inducing sights you'll see on the Internet: the soldier returning home from overseas, surprising his or her child. It never gets old, one of the genuine feel-good moments the Internet lets us see.

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Veterans, Thank You For Your Service

Today and tomorrow we pay tribute to American veterans.  The president will lay a wreath at the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier.  Thousands of people will show their support for our service men and women by lining the streets of New York City for the nation's Veterans Day Parade.

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Hiring Our Heroes: Job Fair Today

Some special attention today for some special people.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is conducting job fairs across the country, including one locally in Lackawanna today, aimed at finding employement for those who have served our country.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
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Should Women Be Allowed in Combat? — Survey of the Day

Last week, the Pentagon decided open up thousands of near-the-front-line military jobs to female military personnel who were previously restricted from such roles.

Women are still banned from combat, although this move to put them closer to harm’s way has upset some, including Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, who said that when women are too close to the front line “emotions” could lead to “compromised situations.” So what does the public think about the Pentagon’s measure?

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Michelle Obama Welcomes Military Families To White House To View Holiday Decorations
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Michelle Obama Thanks Military Families, First Look At White House Christmas Decorations

First Lady Michelle Obama opened the doors of the White House to military families yesterday for the first look at its' 2011 Christmas decorations.  The First Lady paid tribute to our servicemen and women and showcased this year's holiday theme "Shine, Give, Share."

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How One Mom Helped Her Two-Year-Old Daughter While Daddy Was Away At Basic Training [VIDEO]

So many children are missing a parent these days, many who are away in the military.  One mom found a way to help her two-year-old daughter deal with Daddy being away at basic military training in Texas for two months.  He made several videos of his little girl to watch of him while he was away.  The young girls reaction to one of those videos says it all.

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Local C-130 Collides with Drone Aircraft in Afghanistan

Reports are coming in of a mid-air collision between a C-130 cargo plane and a remotely operated Drone aircraft over the skies of Afghanistan.  The C-130 is assigned to the 914 Airlift Wing out of Niagara Falls

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Native Son Now Sergeant Major Of The US Marine’s

He does us all proud! Congratulations to Western New York Native Michael P. Barrett. This native son from Youngstown, NY is now Sergeant Major Michael P. Barrett, having just been installed in the Marine’s top ranking enlisted position.

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