Dogs

Therapy Goats at Risk if Veteran Can't Fund Farm Upgrades

Robert Ragels sits at his farm in Texas, encircled by some of his 40 therapy goats. (Photo courtesy Robert Ragels)

A disabled veteran and farmer could lose his top therapy tool if he is unable to come up with funding to make his farming operation legal. Robert Ragels, 47, a 100 percent-disabled Army veteran who served in the Gulf War and Bosnia, has a menagerie of therapy animals, which support their own upkeep on his small Texas farm via eggs sales and goa... more

Patriot PAWS

The mission of Patriot PAWS is to train and provide service dogs at no cost to disabled American veterans and others with mobile disabilities and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in order to help restore their physical and emotional independence. The organization currently only accepts applications from veterans who served during Desert Sto... more

Truman Strike Group Completes Eight-Month Deployment

A lieutenant mans the rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) as it returns to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, completing an 8-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operations. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Adelola Tinubu)

NORFOLK, Va. — Approximately 6,000 Sailors from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8 returned home July 13, after completing an eight-month combat deployment. Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) with embarked CSG 8 staff, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28 staff and guided-missil... more

Body of Missing Airman Found in Northern Italian River

This undated photo provided by Aviano Air Base shows Air Force Staff Sgt. Halex Hale. (Aviano Air Base via AP)

MILAN — The body of a U.S. airman has been found in a river in the northern Italian town where he went missing 10 days ago, Italian and U.S. authorities said Tuesday. A Carabinieri official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to give the information, said the body of Staff Sgt. Halex Hale was identified by his fath... more

Italian Police Examine Body in Search for Missing US Airman

This undated photo provided by Aviano Air Base shows Air Force Staff Sgt. Halex Hale. (Aviano Air Base via AP)

MILAN — Italian authorities are investigating whether a body found in the Adriatic Sea could be related to the disappearance of a U.S. airman some 30 miles away, police said Monday. "We are in a phase of complete hypothesis," said Carabinieri Maj. Salvino Macli, adding that it could take days to identify the body. The body, found over the week... more

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