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Dog Tag Brewing pays tribute to casualties of war

By Drew Brooks Military The Fayetteville Observer FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A brewery making inroads into North Carolina is using its product to honor fallen troops, including several Fort Bragg soldiers. Each can of Dog Tag Brewing beer features the name, hometown and life span of a fallen soldier or Marine, officials with the brewery said. The company donates 5 percent of its sales to charities chosen by the families of those honored on the cans. Of a dozen troops featured on Dog Tag's cam ... More

Navy uniform change means more freedom with baseball caps

By Mike Hixenbaugh The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK, Va. — Sailors stationed in Norfolk and across the country rejoiced this month when the Navy announced plans to rework a few paragraphs in its nearly 400-page uniform policy. Beginning later this year, the sea service will once again allow sailors to wear their official command baseball caps with the Navy's standard working uniform — the digitized blue camouflage they wear most days while in port. "I'm very happy," Pet ... More

Veteran gifted with truckload of autoparts

By Vanessa Curry The Daily Herald HOHENWALD, Tenn. — Rick Robertson woke up earlier than usual on Sunday for no particular reason and as he sat feeding his 8-month-old granddaughter he was somewhat surprised when someone knocked on the door of his Hubbard Street home about 9 a.m. in Hohenwald. With the baby in his arms, the Iraqi War veteran opened the front door to find a truck from AutoPartsWarehouse in his driveway. The $3,000 worth of parts company representatives had loaded in the back now b ... More