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Soldiers Give Mother’s Day Gifts That Will Never Be Forgotten [VIDEO]

When you have a loved one who is away at war, any holiday without them is tough. For mothers it can be especially tough on Mothers Day. But sometimes with a lot of luck and love, these mothers get the gift of a lifetime.

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Seven Marines Killed, Others Injured, at Nevada Training Site

An explosion during a training exercise Monday Night caused the deaths of seven Marines and injured seven others at the Hawthorne Army Depot outside of Reno, Nevada.

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Kid Rock Presents Wounded Warrior With New Michigan Home

Kid Rock's generosity knows no bounds, especially when it comes to his hometown of Detroit and by extension his home state of Michigan. The rocker's good will was on display again recently when he teamed with Pulte Homes and Operation Finally Home to have a new home built for a returning "wounded warrior" and his family.

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Former SEAL, ‘American Sniper’ Author Chris Kyle Killed at Gun Range, Possibly by Marine

Chris Kyle, a highly decorated Iraq War veteran and one of the most accomplished snipers in American military history, was killed while at a gun range outside Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday. Reports are now surfacing about the man suspected of shooting him, Eddie Ray Routh, a former Marine and also an Iraq vet, whom Kyle, 38, may have been trying to aid in coping with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Walmart Pledges to Hire 100,000 Veterans

Walmart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer and the nation's largest private employer, is making a pledge to hire every veteran who wants a job.

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Returning Soldier Surprises Son Dressed As Darth Vader [VIDEO]

There isn't much more heartwarming than a soldier returning home to his family. But sometimes they do it in a special way that is more meaningful than we could possibly understand. Navy Reservist Justin Whyte did just that.

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Veterans Day 2012 — Remembering East Texans Who Have Died in Iraq + Afghanistan

As Veterans Day approaches, we will all have those that are serving or have served our country on our minds. This Sunday, Nov. 11, will be a day of not just remembrance. This day will be our chance to give our thanks to those who have protected us. 

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Military Dad’s Homecoming Surprise Makes Fans Go Wild at South Carolina Football Game [VIDEO]

Americans love two things, perhaps more than anything else: Their military, and football. Bring the two together where a dad surprises his family in front of 85,000 college football fans, and you've got quite the combination.

Such was the case last weekend in South Carolina.

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Scams Keep Targeting the Military

No one is immune from scams, not even the our current troops and military veterans. We’re learned that scammers don’t have a scrupulous bone in their body, so I don’t suppose we should be surprised that they don’t even spare the folks that we’re supposed to hold in the highest esteem

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Wounded Warriors Scale New Heights With the Heroes Project

Wounded warriors that may have lost a limb or suffered an injury while serving our county can find a renewed purpose in life and engage in physical activity. The Heroes Project is making sure of that, as it works to help combat-injured vets overcome their individual circumstances by climbing the highest peaks in the world. That’s not only a “feel good” mission but an incredibly badass one as well.

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9-Year-Old Boy Wins Disney Trip, Donates It to Family of Fallen Soldier [VIDEO]

Do you remember what it was like to be 9 years old? Especially a 9-year-old anticipating a trip to Walt Disney World? Well,  Brendan Haas of Massachusetts, set up a “Soldier for a Soldier” page on Facebook in an attempt to trade his toy soldier up to a Disney World vacation. Brendan ended up winning the trip, plus tons of Disney gift cards, making it an all-expense Disney vacation! A typical 9 year old would be packing for the vacation, but this generous young man had other plans!

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Walmart Asks Veterans to ‘Hit the Road’ [POLL]

A Walmart in Elizabethtown, NC is in some hot water after forcing some veterans to leave the front of the store on Sunday for passing out poppies in honor of Memorial Day.

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