All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Soldiers’

Soldier Flag Salute: An Instagram Photo Stirs Online Outrage

Yet another Instagram photo has a U.S. military soldier under public scrutiny. Just last Wednesday February 19, a Madison, Wisconsin-based soldier from the 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment posted a rather disrespectful photo to her Instagram. The ‘comical’ photo, which was found on private Terry Harrison’s Instagram, was clearly taken at a “mock” funeral. The picture shows an empty flag-draped …

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Soldiers Empty Casket: Wisconsin Soldiers In Hot Water Over Photo

Many people in the United States take their country’s military very seriously, and hold high expectations and respect for the soldiers who populate it. So, when something is deemed disrespectful to soldiers, the armed forces, or veterans, there are often waves of angry individuals who raise their voices in protest and anger against the people who disrespect those who serve …

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Roger Waters Returns To Wounded Soldier Benefit

Roger Waters is making a return to the wounded soldier benefit, Stand Up For Heroes. He previously played the benefit in 2012, which was the 6th time the event had happened, in New York. He performed along with other musicians and young soldiers who had been injured in the war. The annual fundraising benefit supports wounded veterans through the Bob …

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Troops Liposuction: Soldiers Needing to Pass Physicals

The AP via ABC News reports that desperate service members are seeking liposuction in order to pass the Pentagon’s body fat test, which can determine one’s future in military service by measuring the waist and neck. One plastic surgeon, Dr. Adam Tattelbaum out of Rockville, MD, described how “They come in panicked about being kicked out or getting a demerit …

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Bagram Air Base Attack Leaves Four Dead

Four U.S. troops died in an attack on Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on Tuesday. According to an Associated Press report, the soldiers were killed by “indirect fire,” such as a mortar or rocket. The report cites anonymous officials who could provide no more detail on the attack or deaths. Bagram Air Base was originally an airport, built during the …

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Should We Limit A Soldier’s Access To Social Media?

United States Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Brown lost his life in Afghanistan earlier this week. While that is extremely sad news, it was how his wife was notified of his death that was the big news. A woman in his platoon contacted Mrs Brown via Facebook to tell her about the tragedy before the chaplain could deliver the news. This …

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