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All Things Soldier: Admiral McRaven: From Osama To Skipper The SEAL
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All Things Soldier: Admiral McRaven: From Osama To Skipper The SEAL

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Retired Adm. William H. McRaven, the man who supervised the raid against Osama bin Laden, has...
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Cyber Honeytraps Hit The IDF
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Cyber Honeytraps Hit The IDF

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner I grew up knowing about Mata Hari and Tokyo Rose, and had only a cursory understanding...
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All Things Soldier: Space Command To Set Up Shop In Our Back Yard
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All Things Soldier: Space Command To Set Up Shop In Our Back Yard

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, Governor Kay Ivey received some welcome news: after a rigorous bidding...
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All Things Soldier: The Power Of Paint
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All Things Soldier: The Power Of Paint

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Over the last decade, I have discussed many times how transformational were the three years I...
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All Things Soldier: Chuck Yeager And The Right Stuff
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All Things Soldier: Chuck Yeager And The Right Stuff

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner General Chuck Yeager departed this earth on December 7, the 79th anniversary of the attack on...
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All Things Soldier: Surviving WWII, COVID, And Turning 104
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All Things Soldier: Surviving WWII, COVID, And Turning 104

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Cullman native Major Wooten has by any estimate survived inestimable odds. Major (his name, not rank)...
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4 Ways You Can Help  Support Veterans
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4 Ways You Can Help Support Veterans

courtesy BrandPoint Content (BPT) - According to the National Institutes of Health, up to 30% of American military veterans experience...
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All Things Soldier: An Ali Kazammi Veterans’ Day
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All Things Soldier: An Ali Kazammi Veterans’ Day

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Editor’s note: This Soldier is actually an email I sent to friends when I was first...
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All Things Soldier: If Voting Becomes Violent
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All Things Soldier: If Voting Becomes Violent

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner In just a few days, we are going to cast our ballot for who will become...
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All Things Soldier: My 2020 Travis Manion Heroes’ Run Hero, Col. Dixey Behnken
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All Things Soldier: My 2020 Travis Manion Heroes’ Run Hero, Col. Dixey Behnken

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Four years ago, I wrote a piece entitled Bitten By The 5K Bug, which chronicled my...
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All Things Soldier: POW/MIA Recognition Day In The Time Of COVID
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All Things Soldier: POW/MIA Recognition Day In The Time Of COVID

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner I will never forget the first time I attended the somber, elegant, and sobering ceremony that...
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V-J Day, 75 Years Later
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V-J Day, 75 Years Later

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Wednesday, September 2, 2020 was the 75th anniversary of what was referred to in the West...
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All Things Soldier: A Military Mess Up In The Midst Of A Curious Convention
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All Things Soldier: A Military Mess Up In The Midst Of A Curious Convention

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner This past week was the Democratic National Convention, and there were many firsts. It was the...
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All Things Soldier: CQ Brown, 98-zip
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All Things Soldier: CQ Brown, 98-zip

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner History was made earlier this week as General Charles “CQ” Brown was sworn in as the...
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All Things Soldier: WW II “Sweetheart Singer” Vera Lynn Passes At The Age Of 103
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All Things Soldier: WW II “Sweetheart Singer” Vera Lynn Passes At The Age Of 103

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Sometimes it’s the simplest things that carry the day; in this case, it was the singing...
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All Things Soldier: Words Mean Things, 75 Years Later

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner This 4th of July is important in American history because it was 75 years ago now...
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Meet A Master Gunnery Sgt With A Father’s Heart
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Meet A Master Gunnery Sgt With A Father’s Heart

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner From 1980 until 2010, Honduran-born Melvin (Mac) McField served in the United States Marine Corps, and...
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All Things Soldier: The Navy Nails A Terrorist And The Media Responded With Crickets
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All Things Soldier: The Navy Nails A Terrorist And The Media Responded With Crickets

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Squeezed right between the COVID Capers and the murder of George Floyd was an incident that...
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All Things Soldier: A KIA In The Time Of COVID
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All Things Soldier: A KIA In The Time Of COVID

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner The Israeli Defense Force has just had to bury one of its own. A member of...
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All Things Soldier: Corona And CASH
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All Things Soldier: Corona And CASH

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner The purpose of this edition of All Things Soldier is meant to not be political, but...
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