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All Things Soldier: Iwo Jima, 75 Years Later
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All Things Soldier: Iwo Jima, 75 Years Later

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner On February 19, 1945, American forces began what would become one of the defining battles of...
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All Things Soldier: “General McGee, Our Nation Salutes You!”
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All Things Soldier: “General McGee, Our Nation Salutes You!”

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner The 2020 State of the Union address was a historic night on many levels, from the...
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All Things Soldier: Spoofs Inspired By The Space Force
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All Things Soldier: Spoofs Inspired By The Space Force

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner It became official as of December 20, 2019: We now are now in the process of...
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All Things Soldier: Thoughts On The Current Embassy Escapades
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All Things Soldier: Thoughts On The Current Embassy Escapades

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner There is something that seems to be commonplace with people who have been in a combat...
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All Things Soldier: Gary Sinese And The Snowball Express
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All Things Soldier: Gary Sinese And The Snowball Express

By: Ali ElizabethTurner Gary Sinese, who became a household name as “Lt. Dan” in the movie, Forrest Gump, made a...
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All Things Soldier: A New Service Medal For Helping Out In Hard Times
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All Things Soldier: A New Service Medal For Helping Out In Hard Times

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner When Hurricane Katrina hit in the summer of 2005, as Iraq-based DOD contractors, we were given...
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All Things Soldier: The Boot Campaign Ten Years Later

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner In 2007, former Navy SEAL and native Texan Marcus Luttrell published the monster hit memoir, Lone...
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All Things Soldier: The Blackhawk Down CommUNITY Breakfast
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All Things Soldier: The Blackhawk Down CommUNITY Breakfast

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner I will never forget the day in January of 2002 when I watched the film Blackhawk...
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All Things Soldier: The Poolee Continues To Prevail
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All Things Soldier: The Poolee Continues To Prevail

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Back in May, a high school senior in Colorado was getting close to graduating from a...
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All Things Soldier: A Requiem To Remember

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner We were made to be in community, to be part of something greater than ourselves, to...
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Meet Master At Arms (MA1) Mandy McCormick Leonard
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Meet Master At Arms (MA1) Mandy McCormick Leonard

By: Sandra Thompson It has been a long held misconception that we are the “Limestone County Veterans Museum” or even...
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All Things Soldier: The 2019 9/11 Heroes Run
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All Things Soldier: The 2019 9/11 Heroes Run

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner This past Saturday was the Travis Manion Foundation/ 9/11 Heroes’ Run, held in Athens at the...
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All Things Soldier: Obesity As A Security Issue
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All Things Soldier: Obesity As A Security Issue

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner When I was in Iraq, as different soldiers from National Guard units would rotate in from...
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The Ground Kisser – All Things Soldier
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The Ground Kisser – All Things Soldier

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner On Monday, August 19 at 7 p.m., residents of Athens are in for a rare look...
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All Things Soldier: The Veteran Wage Differential
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All Things Soldier: The Veteran Wage Differential

By: Ali ElizabethTurner A study that has been published recently by the University of Akron in Ohio shows something most...
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All Things Soldier: A New Space Race?
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All Things Soldier: A New Space Race?

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Here in Rocket City, we have spent the week celebrating what is inarguably one of the...
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All Things Soldier: Battlefields And Ballet
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All Things Soldier: Battlefields And Ballet

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner It may seem like quite a stretch to think of a battle-hardened Marine as being a...
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All Things Soldier: Voices Of Service Helps Audiences Heal
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All Things Soldier: Voices Of Service Helps Audiences Heal

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner On the evening of Tuesday, June 18, I was working on Athens Now articles and had...
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All Things Soldier: D-Day, A Decision To Defy The Demonic
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All Things Soldier: D-Day, A Decision To Defy The Demonic

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner June 6th marks the 75th anniversary of one of the most miraculous military campaigns in human...
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If The Americans Make A Move, We Will Hit Them In The Head
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If The Americans Make A Move, We Will Hit Them In The Head

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner In 2015, I had the privilege of hearing John Bolton speak at a National Religious Broadcasters’...
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