Wednesday, June 20, 2012

MIA's From Vietnam Identified; WaWa Continues To Support Our Military & Their Hoagie Salute; Happy Birthday U.S. Navy Corpsmen; Coast Guard Names Firefighter of the Year; Web Sites For Your Job Search

Those who beat their swords in plowshares will plow for those who don't...Anonymous

MIA's From Vietnam Identified

The remains of missing Air Force pilots Lt. Col. Charlies M. Walling of Phoenix and Maj. Aado Kommendant of Lakewood, N.J., were conclusively identified. The pilots were missing in action during the Vietnam War. Both pilots were flying in a F-4C that crashed while on an air support mission over Song Be Province on Aug. 8, 1966.

Lt. Col. Walling was buried earlier this month. Maj. Kommendant will be buried on Aug. 8, exactly 46 years after his aircraft crashed.

WaWa's Commitment To Our Troops Continues

If you live in any one of the mid-Atlantic states, you've visited WaWa multiple times. It's considered one of the best run companies and convenience stores in the country. WaWa has a long tradition of giving back to its community centered around health (focusing on children), fighting hunger, supporting first-responders and our military.

From June 11-July 8, 2012, WaWa will be accepting donations in all their stores. The donations will go to programs aimed at helping our troops.
Also, on June 27, 2012, WaWA Hoagie Day will be held from Noon to 2 p.m. across from Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA. WaWa will serve a 4.5 ton "hoagie salute" that will be distributed free as a "thank you" to those attending and showing their support for our troops. WaWa is partnering with the USO.

Happy 114th Birthday To U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman

As a former Air Force medic myself, I want to take this opportunity to wish a very happy 114th birthday to our U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman. Navy Corpsmen have proudly served since 1898 serving in hospitals, clinics to distant battlefields.  When the  call, "Corpsman Up!" has gone out, the corpsman is always there.

Coast Guard Names Firefighter of the Year

Michael Filiponne was chosen out of a group of 150 firefighters in the Coast Guard as Firefighter of the Year. Filiponne, 23, is stationed at Cape May, N.J. "I feel very honored," said Filiponne. "I feel I owe it to my crew."

List of Web Sites To Help Unemployed Veterans, Spouses and Their Families

Vfwlady's web site lists 100 jobs web sites from A-Z. This list is highly recommended for those veterans, spouses and their families who are currently unemployed and looking for work. Visit for additional information and resources regarding your job hunt.

Recommended Reading

Once A Warrior. Always A Warrior: Navigating The Transition From Combat To Home---Including Combat Stress, PTSD and mTBI. Charles W. Hoge, M.D.

My Journey As A Combat Medic: From Desert Storm To Operation Enduring Freedom.  Patrick Thibeault

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