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Real-life Marine fought the military to keep her hero dog

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Plenty of small-scale bills aim to help veterans. They’re appreciated. But reforms to VA and transitional services aren’t on the horizon.

 Former Marine Brian Elvir waits for patients at the Health and Wellness Center at the Veterans Services Center at Irvine Valley College on Wednesday. Elvir left the Marines two years ago and has found it difficult to navigate veterans benefits. 

3 Ways Education Freedom Scholarships Could Support Military Families

 April is “The Month of the Military Child,” and serves as a reminder that military children serve our country alongside their parents and face challenges that most other students 

don’t think about, let alone experience themselves. Each military child deserves the chance to flourish in an education environment that best leverages their unique learning style and cultivates their talents. Unfortunately, while service members fight and defend our freedoms abroad, military families are too often denied education freedom at home.  

The Education Freedom Scholarships (EFS) proposal would make a historic investment in America’s students, injecting up to $5 billion yearly into state-based scholarships to empower families with education freedom. Under the proposal, taxpayers who make voluntary contributions to state-identified Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGOs) will be eligible to receive a non-refundable, dollar-for-dollar federal tax credit. Those contributions will fund scholarships that families can direct to the education opportunities that best serve their child.

Here are the top three ways EFS could support military families:

Armed Forces Week #4: U.S. Marines & The Oxnard Police Department K-9 Unit

 ARMED FORCES WEEK 2019. Today, Gayle spotlighted the work of the U.S. Marines and retired U.S. Marine Moses Martinez with his team at the Oxnard Police Department K-9 Unit. 

Armed Forces Week #5: U.S. Navy & The Torrance Armed Forces Day Weekend Celebration & Parade

 Armed Forces Week 2019 : U.S. Navy
Annual Armed Forces Day Celebration & Parade
Friday, May 17th-Sunday, May 19th 

Armed Forces Week #2: The U.S. Air Force & March Air Field Museum

 Gayle continues a series of reports spotlighting the history of the U.S. Air Force & the March Field Air Museum. 

Armed Forces Week #2: The U.S. Air Force & March Air Field Museum

Veterans and community gather for Armed Forces Day Parade



LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- Many lined the streets of downtown Lawton Saturday morning to show their support for our local service members in honor of Armed Forces Day.

"Our Heroes, A Purple Heart City," was the theme of this years Armed Forces Day Parade. It's all to celebrate our service men and women and Lawton being named A Purple Heart City.

"It's refreshing," said Gary Perry, an area veteran with the Poor Boys Tractor Club in Fletcher. "It's refreshing to have somebody walk up to you and say thank you for your service, especially being from Vietnam because that's something we didn't get when we came back."

Perry said the support from this community is what makes coming back year after year to be in the parade worth it.

Armed Forces Week #3: U.S. Coast Guard & Captain Dan Salas



San Pedro to continue her weeklong series of reports for ARMED FORCES WEEK 2019. Today, Gayle spotlighted the work of the U.S. Coast Guard and its Boating Safety information for this Summer.

Licensed U.S. Coast Guard Captain Dan Salas of Harbor Breeze Cruises teaches us what we need to know, whether we're sailing or a passenger on a vessel.



Many Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who serve the United States’ armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May.

Is Armed Forces Day a Public Holiday?

Armed Forces Day is not a public holiday. It falls on Saturday, May 18, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Saturday opening hours in the United States.



Sniffing Out Bombs: America's most elite dogs

 Lara Logan gets a rare look into the secretive world of working dogs -- some of whose capabilities are military secrets -- and their handlers. 

Army dog races into arms of soldier after 3 years apart

 It was a reunion three years in the making for Army Specialist Vance McFarland. Thanks to help from Mission K9 Rescue, McFarland and his former Tactical Explosive Detection Dog were reunited for good. 

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Sully, the beloved service dog of former President George H.W. Bush



'Always thinking of my best friend & the bravest military in the world': George H.W. Bush's loyal service dog Sully 'pays tribute' to the former Navy pilot at the WWII Memorial

Huntington Beach native serves with Navy strike fighter squadron

Airman Marlene Rivas. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Miller.


A 2017 Marina High School graduate and Huntington Beach, California, native is currently serving with a U.S. Navy strike fighter squadron which flies one of the world’s most advanced warplanes.

Airman Marlene Rivas is an aviation electronics technician with the Gladiators of VFA 106, which operates out of Naval Air Station Oceana.

A Navy aviation electronics technician is responsible for maintaining the weapons system and overall brains of the aircraft.

Rivas credits success in the Navy to many of the lessons learned growing up in Huntington Beach.

“I was taught to always be on time and keep a smile during the challenging times,” said Rivas.

Members of VFA 106 fly and maintain the F/A 18 Super Hornet, one of the most advanced aircraft in the world. The Super Hornet takes off from and lands on Navy aircraft carriers at sea and is capable of conducting air-to-air combat as well as striking targets on land. It is approximately 61 feet long, has a loaded weight of 51,000 pounds, and a max speed of 1,190 miles per hour.

Government Video Expo


 Government Video Expo speaker and military videographer Sgt. Matthew Callahan examines the bond between Marines and their K9 partners in this award-winning video. 


Marines and Their K9 Partners

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