Those that have read OMV for some time know I’m a big supporter for AnySoldier.com that supports our warriors. Currently, AnySoldier is conducting "Donations for Appreciation” fund raiser until Independence Day. What better way to celebrate the holiday in July but to know you made a difference for our warriors? There are 971 great Americans signed up on AnySoldier that support our warriors. Imagine if they each gave $50. That’s a “cheap” night out at the movies and would automatically put us at our goal. Call me “old fashion” but I think America could use a little Old Fashion about now and so could those that support your warriors. One person can make a difference and just reading this means you care. Join me in making a difference for those that support us! Semper Fidelis
The US and Afghanistan have reached a deal on a long-delayed strategic partnership agreement that assures the Afghan people their key American ally will not abandon the country militarily or financially for years after 2014, the deadline for most foreign forces to withdraw.
US forces have already started pulling out of Afghanistan and the majority of combat troops are scheduled to depart by the end of 2014. But the US is expected to maintain a large presence in the country for years after, including special forces, military trainers and government assistance programs.
Lt. Col. Ralph Peters joins Megyn Kelly on FOX News to discuss the publication of photos of U.S. soldiers posing with the bodies of suicide bombers. Peters: My take on this is that there's a terrible scandal here Megyn, but it has nothing to do with our troops in combat. Those troops escaped a suicide bomber, bad judgment, took some dumb pictures, and no terrorists were harmed in the taking of those snapshots.
JBLM soldier surprises son at Mariners home opener
When 13-year-old Kyle Smerer ran onto Safeco Field during the Mariners home opener Friday night, he had no idea who was waiting there for him. After the fifth inning, as Kyle was participating in the Steal-A-Base contest, he was suddenly embraced by a man dressed as an umpire. His father, First Sgt. Steve Smerer, had come home from serving in Afghanistan and took this moment to surprise him.
The 2012 Milblog awards voting for military blogs opened today. My blog, One Marine's View has been nominated for the 2012 Milblog awards " Marine Blog". Go to the link below and under Best U.S. Marine Corps Blog Nominations click on "See nominations" . You will see One Marine's View. Simply click on the circle next to One Marine's View. Its that easy. If you feel inclined to pass this to your friends via email or Facebook its much appreciated
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