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Sailor among 10 veteran semi-finalists in 7-Eleven franchise giveaway

By Melanie Dzwonchyk and Laurel Leader The Baltimore Sun LAUREL, Md. — Navy veteran from Laurel is one of the 10 semi-finalists nationally to receive a 7-Eleven store without paying franchise fees in a give-away contest that ends this month. Three finalists in Operation: Take Command will be decided by public voting on 7-Eleven's FB page. Voting began Monday and runs through March 29. The finalists will then be interviewed by 7-Eleven CEO Joe DePinto. The winner will be announced in May. T ... More

Double amputee vet to show off moves in 'Dancing with the Stars'

By Military1 Staff An Army veteran who lost two limbs while deployed in Iraq will compete in the newest season of “Dancing with the Stars.” Military Times reports retired Army Sgt. Noah Galloway, who lost his left arm and left leg in a 2005 bomb last, will be partnered with professional dancer Sharna Burgess. 0 left feet > 2 left feet! #DWTSNoah #NoExcusesNoah — Noah Galloway (@Noah_Galloway) February 24, 2015 The veteran now spends his days as a motivat ... More

Officers in Army downsizing will get full retirements

By Adam Ashton The News Tribune  About 160 Army officers facing involuntary retirements got some good news before Christmas: They won't be demoted in addition to being forced out of the military. The change in policy spares career soldiers who had risked losing hundreds of dollars a month in their pensions because of a retirement standard that would have wiped out the perquisites they earned by getting promoted to officers after joining the Army as enlisted troops. Secretary of the Army John McH ... More

Army vet uses military skills in limo business

By Marcia Heroux Pounds Sun Sentinel Zachary Morgan started Elevation Limousines after attending a workshop last year by Edge4Vets, a Fordham University program that helps veterans transfer their military skills to civilian jobs. When stationed in Iraq, Army Sgt. Zachary Morgan found himself driving around the top brass. So when he was looking for a civilian role last year, limousine business owner seemed to fit. Morgan, 25, is now the proud owner of Elevation Limousines in Coral Springs. He has operated ... More