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Frida Has Saved 53 In Her Lifetime, 12 From Mexican Earthquake, And She’s Not Done Yet!

This labrador retriever is a true hero of the Mexican Navy![Read More …]
http://blog.theveteranssite.com/earthquake-frida/

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Clint Eastwood Casts Real-Life Heroes As Themselves In New Film

The three men are going from veterans to action stars after stopping a terrorist attack in 2015. Director Clint Eastwood couldn’t find anyone better to play these heroes than themselves.[Read More …]
http://blog.theveteranssite.com/clint-eastwood-film/

Chapter 989 Begins Scholarship Fundraising

Sierra Nevada Chapter 989 has begun raising money for scholarships in Reno, NV.
https://vva.org/inside-vva-chapters/chapter-989-begins-scholarship-fundraising/

When Disaster Strikes, The Seabees Are The Navy’s Answer

The Seabees are part of FEMA’s efforts to help those affected by the hurricanes in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean.[Read More …]
http://blog.theveteranssite.com/seabees-recovery/

Retired Military Dogs Are Getting A Life Back Home Thanks To Pet Stores

These amazing canines have done their duty for America. Now they get a chance at a peaceful life in retirement back home.[Read More …]
http://blog.theveteranssite.com/rc-patriotic-pets/

The Ken Burns Documentary – A Review

By Marc Leepson Arts Editor, The VVA Veteran Ten years in the making. A reported budget of $30 million. A crew of dozens. That’s what I knew about “The Vietnam War,” the ten-part, eighteen-hour documentary directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that begins airing tomorrow night, September 17, on PBS stations across the country. I also knew that Burns and his film company did not contact Vietnam Veterans of America during the making of what promised to be a monumental documentary on our war. I knew that VVA—the nation’s only congressionally chartered veterans service organization that since its founding has worked on behalf of Vietnam War veterans and their families—could have helped Burns in innumerable ways with the film. Burns and company evidently did not think so. Without VVA’s input, many of us had concerns that the documentary would paint an unfairly negative picture of the men and women who took part in the war. There also were concerns
https://vva.org/arts-of-war/the-ken-burns-documentary-a-review/

Congress heard your voices on September 11, supporting The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act

https://vva.org/programs/agent-orange/congress-heard-your-voices-on-september-11-supporting-the-blue-water-navy-vietnam-veterans-act/