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Recognizing Heroes

Each year we’re amazed at the acts of heroism performed by first responders and those acts never go unrecognized. There’s a local organization that recognizes Western New York heroes and I’m sure the Lockport police officers who risked their lives saving the life of a man in his burning house will be considered.

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Did TSA Go Too Far on Disabled Marine?

I've been saying for years that military, both active and retired, should have a separate lane or station at airports and bus stations for screening. I saw this story this morning and it got under my skin.

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Marines Killed In Training Excercise

It happened at a military ammunition depot in Hawthorne, Nevada, Monday night (March 18). An explosion killed seven Marines and injured several others.

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A Collection of Dogs Reuniting With Veterans Returning From War — Daily Distraction

By now you've probably seen at least one video of a soldier or Marine returning home and seeing his dog for the first time. It's one of the things the Internet does that really, genuinely tugs at your heartstrings.

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Kellie Pickler Honors Deployed Servicewomen With Ladies Night Goodies

Servicewomen in the Middle East had an extra special Valentine's Day this year, thanks to goodwill efforts of country's own Kellie Pickler.

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Bradley Cooper To Make Movie About Navy Seal Chris Kyle

It looks like a movie is in the works that will tell the story of Navy Seal Chris Kyle, who was killed a week ago at a

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Women Train to Become U.S. Marines
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Women Will Soon Be Allowed to Serve in Ground Combat

For the first time, women in the armed forces will be moved into combat roles. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will make the official announcement Thursday.

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A Military-Homecoming Montage to Raise Your Spirits — Daily Distraction

It's one of the most heartwarming, sob-inducing sights you'll see on the Internet: the soldier returning home from overseas, surprising his or her child. It never gets old, one of the genuine feel-good moments the Internet lets us see.

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General Norman Schwartzkopf Dies at 78

According to Fox News, General Norman Schwartzkopf has died.  He was best known as the commander of the U.S. led coalition that drove Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait in 1991.  He was 78 years old. 

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10 Heartwarming Holiday Soldier Homecomings

The Christmas season is the happiest time of year. We get to spend extra time with our family and friends, and there are endless supplies of cookies. While these few weeks are filled with tons of cheer, it's also the sappiest time of year, especially in the good ol' USA. It's the ideal time for overseas military men to surprise their loved ones, and of course, create tearjerker alert YouTube videos of it all.

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Unmanned U.S. Drones To Be Piloted Here In Niagara Falls

This is pretty cool news!  The Air National Guard unit that is based in Niagara Falls will soon be piloting unmanned drones that fly around the world.  That's right, just like a video game, men and women will control

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Golden Retrievers Help Newtown Mourners Deal With Their Grief

There is nothing anyone can do to take away the pain the community of Newtown, Connecticut is going through right now. But a charity group from Illinois is using man's best friend to provide a little comfort to those who are mourning the loss of life from last Friday's mass school shooting.

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