Veterans

Military Honors Father and Daughter in Fort Bragg Ceremony

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FORT BRAGG -- She may be Army strong, but Tina Jones-Faison was moved to tears as she thanked the standing-room-only crowd during her promotion ceremony at Fort Bragg on Wednesday. The Laurinburg native was promoted from lieutenant colonel to colonel in the United States Army. She shared the special day with her father, Thomas L. Jones, who wa... more

Veteran Unemployment and the RAND Study

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The nonprofit RAND Corporation recently released the results of a 15-year study it conducted that looked at Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. The study covers multiple areas, and is summarized in the article titled "10 Things We Know For Sure About Modern Veterans." One specific part of the study that will be examined here focuses on military t... more

Lawmakers Propose Bill to Protect Reservists' Jobs While on Duty

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A bipartisan group of lawmakers from the House and Senate are sponsoring legislation aimed at closing a loophole that they and veterans groups say let employers fire employees who temporarily leave their jobs to serve on active duty. The new bill, called the Justice for Servicemembers Act, would make it clear that Congress never intended that t... more

Iraq War Veteran Sentenced for Anti-Government Plot

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A decorated Iraq War veteran has been sentenced to 22 months in prison for his role in an anti-government plot, fueled by fears of martial law. Local media outlets reported 51-year-old Walter Eugene Litteral of Gastonia was sentenced on Tuesday in federal court in Charlotte. He has already served 11 months. Litteral, a Bronze... more

Retired Army Colonel Gets 8 Years in Trooper's Death

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CASTLE ROCK, Colo.  — A retired Army colonel was sentenced to 8 years in prison Tuesday for hitting and killing a Colorado State Patrol trooper with his truck as she was investigating a crash near Colorado Springs. The Denver Post reports 52-year-old Eric Peter Henderson also was ordered to serve five years of mandatory parole. He had pleaded g... more

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