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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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All Things Soldier: Stewart And The Synagogue Shooter
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All Things Soldier: Stewart And The Synagogue Shooter

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Attacks on places of worship are becoming commonplace both in the United States and abroad. It...
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All Things Soldier: The Last Of The Dolittles Has Departed
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All Things Soldier: The Last Of The Dolittles Has Departed

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner WWII history is loaded with true tales of fantastic bravery, and among the most famous is...
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All Things Soldier: Chayal El Chayal

By: Ali ElizabethTurner As happens often, Israel has been under attack…again, and the Gaza border was closed. The result is...
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All Things Soldier: “Veteranpreneurs” Thriving In “The Tank”

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Vets are used to facing down threats, but few things can be more daunting than fighting...
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Stasi Stumped, Reputations Restored

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Forty years ago in Cold War Germany, the Stasi set up some United States Air Force...
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All Things Soldier: A Bronco For A Boy
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All Things Soldier: A Bronco For A Boy

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner In 2007, a brave Marine by the name of Nicholas Walsh fell in Fallujah, leaving behind...
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All Things Soldier: Selecting The Service Member Of The Year
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All Things Soldier: Selecting The Service Member Of The Year

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Every year, the Military Charity Organization selects a member from each of our nation’s military branches...
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All Things Soldier: “The Time Is Always Right To Do Right”
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All Things Soldier: “The Time Is Always Right To Do Right”

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner This is the season when our country celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, and...
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All Things Soldier: “We’re Not Broken, We Don’t Need To Be Fixed. … We Just Need Each Other”
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All Things Soldier: “We’re Not Broken, We Don’t Need To Be Fixed. … We Just Need Each Other”

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner “Finally!” I wanted to holler as I sat and read in the kitchen of Keep Athens-Limestone...
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All Things Soldier: “I Have My Limbs.  I Have My Life”
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All Things Soldier: “I Have My Limbs. I Have My Life”

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner On the first of February, 2006, not very far from my camp in Iraq, a brave...
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