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Markey Introduces Bill to Protect Troops from Predatory Lenders

SOF supports this legislation to protect our troops from predatory lending.


In an effort to help servicemembers and their families cope with the
unique circumstances that often jeopardize their financial stability,
Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today introduced the Military
Savings Act, legislation to promote savings rates among military
servicemembers and decrease their need to turn to predatory payday
lenders in times of financial crisis. The legislation establishes

Coast Guard medevacs ailing crewman

A U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medically evacuated a 57-year-old Filipino man from an oil tanker approximately 35 miles west of Oceanside, Calif., Nov. 13, 2013. The man was hoisted from the 1,077-foot Front Stratus after he began experiencing stroke-like symptoms. U.S. Coast Guard video.

MARK WAHLBERG on Actors Comparing Themselves to Soldiers

WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE

The Case for Arresting Glenn Greenwald

By Cliff Kinkaid
Accuracy in Media

Feherty's Troops First Foundation launches national OPERATION WARRIOR CALL "soliders helping soldiers" event on Nov. 24--possible coverage?

Feherty’s Troops First Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization co-founded by professional golfer and CBS Sports and Golf Channel writer and broadcaster David Feherty, will launch its inaugural Operation Warrior Call event on Sunday, November 24th. This nationwide effort has been established to encourage service members to reach out to fellow “battle buddies” in order to reconnect and check in on each other’s well-being.

Military Times Ad: When You Gave Up Individual Rights to Serve, Religious Freedom Wasn't One of Them

As Americans everywhere honor and pray for the men and women who have served and are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces this Veterans Day, Family Research Council (FRC) and 15 other members of the Restore Military Religious Freedom Coalition are running an ad in Military Times' publications informing service members that religious liberty advocacy groups stand ready to provide legal assistance should they experience a violation of their religious liberty rights.

Honor our Vets by Prosecuting Traitors

It's important to recognize those who serve our country and those who work against our country. Edward Snowden is an example of the latter. His disclosures make it more likely we will have to fight more wars and
suffer through more terrorism. He has greatly weakened our defenses.

Edward Snowden Labeled a Modern-day Alger Hiss

Former Republican Senator Jon Kyl says former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, now living in Moscow, is “this generation’s Alger Hiss” and “may be one of the worst traitors in the history of our nation.” Alger Hiss, the State Department official who was convicted of perjury in 1950 for denying he was a Soviet spy, served 44 months in prison.

Coast Guard Saves 4 From Severe Weather 24 miles off Matagorda Bay

Video by United States Coast Guard District 8

2013 Veterans Day Specials and Discounts

Free Entrance Into National Parks - This freebie is in honor of Veterans Day but everyone can take part in it. Over 100 national parks will waive admission fees on November 9-11, 2013 in honor of Veteran's Day.

Free Admission Into Knott's Berry Farm - From November 4-27, 2013, veterans and those on active military duty can get free admission to Knott's Berry Farm for themselves and one other.

Free Haircuts at Sports Clips - Veterans and active duty U.S. service members can stop into participating Sports Clips on Monday, November 11, 2013 to get a free haircut.

GOT A NICKEL? YOU COULD'VE BOUGHT A CARRIER

The U.S. Navy recently sold USS Forrestal (CV 59) for scrap, netting the grand total of one cent.

Squad Live Fire

Video by Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Public Affairs

FRC Commends Army Secretary for Intervening After Anti-Christian Briefing at Fort Hood

Family Research Council (FRC) commended Army Secretary John McHugh for swiftly intervening after learning about another Army briefing that listed Christian Evangelical groups as a "threat" to the United States. The latest incident occurred at Fort Hood, the site of a domestic terrorist attack by radical Islamist Nidal Hasan in November, 2009.