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Maine Is One Of The Best States For Military Retirees

Source: WalletHub
With Veterans Day this Friday, has done a study on the '2016's Best & Worst States for Military Retirees'. They used twenty metrics to get their findings, let's see where Maine ranked.

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Richard Ellis, Getty Images

Immigrants in Military Policy Expanded

A new Defense Department policy will allow undocumented immigrants to be part of the U.S. military. It will be a small number of aliens that will be allowed to join the service, and is an expansion on an existing program.

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Memorial Day

What’s the Meaning Behind Leaving Coins on Military Headstones?

Have you ever wondered about the coins that seem to be placed on top of military headstones at cemeteries? You might be surprised to find out their meaning.

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Tissue Time: Dogs Helping Veterans Deal With War Trauma

Dogs are amazing. This is an ad for guide dogs from Royal Dutch Guide Dog Foundation showing the assistance a trained dog can offer in helping a military veteran who is coping with severe war related trauma. OH the tag line?  "We not only help people who cannot see, but also those who have seen too much"....Ya, that got me going! Pass the tissues, please.

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Soldiers Come Home

If you haven't seen the video circulating the need to.

And grab some tissues.

It's a compilation of the many soldiers coming home and surprising their families.

If you don't feel're not American.

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Wreath Win McNamee

Over 2000 U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan Since 2001

As of Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, reports are at least 2,045 members of the U.S. military have died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S. led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. The Associated Press has also been keeping count and their numbers are two less than the Defense Department's totals.

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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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Goats No Longer Used in Military Training

It may be hard to believe that the U.S Army uses live goats for training, but it is true. Thousands of goats have been shot, stabbed and blown up for training in combat situations at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, home of the 82nd airborne.

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Call Me Maybe

Soldiers in Afghanistan Remake Dolphins Cheerleader ‘Call Me Maybe’ Video

That's right -- we're still posting 'Call Me Maybe' videos. Deal with it! This one's got soldiers serving in Afghanistan, so it's sort of our civic responsibility to share it with the world.

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10 Returning Soldiers Reuniting With Their Dogs

Veteran's Day is one of the greatest American holiday, because we get to celebrate those who have and are still serving our country. It's one of the greatest sacrifices; these men and women are leaving their loved ones to risk their lives for us. For that, we give them a sincere thank you.

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