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The Speed Project: Vet Team To Run in Lawless, Invite-Only Ultramarathon

For the first time, a team of (mostly) US veterans and active-duty service members will run in The S...

March 23, 2023Jenna Biter
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Veterans Lead the Way Among America’s Growing Craft Distilleries

American veterans are taking the lessons they learned in the military and changing the craft distilling industry.

March 20, 2023Mac Caltrider
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Coffee or Die Staff Writer, BRCC Media Producer Honored for Marine Corps Coverage

Writer Mac Caltrider and filmmaker David Kniess are both being honored by the Marine Corps Heritage ...

March 9, 2023Coffee or Die
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Veterans Testify of 'Catastrophic' Impact of Afghan Collapse

Active-service members and veterans provided firsthand testimony Wednesday about the chaotic U.S. wi...

March 9, 2023Associated Press
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Special Forces Soldier Honored Friday with Medal of Honor

Army Capt. Paris D. Davis distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty during the Vietnam War.

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New Statue Will Pay Tribute to Vietnam-Era Military Wives Who Took on the US Government

The League of Wives Memorial will be the first public memorial in the country to recognize military spouses, its planners say.

March 2, 2023Natalie Gross
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Nolan Peterson, Coffee or Die’s Ukraine Reporter, Addresses DC

Nolan Peterson, a senior editor at Coffee or Die who has lived in Kyiv for eight years, spoke at a DC think tank conference on his front-line reporting on Russia’s invasion.

February 28, 2023Matt White
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The Vietnam Vet Who Helped Travis Pastrana in His Journey to the Daytona 500

This Sunday, Black Rifle Coffee Company athlete Travis Pastrana will debut in the Daytona 500. But f...

February 16, 2023Jenna Biter
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‘I Just Disobeyed the Order’: The Incredible Story of Capt. Paris Davis’ Medal of Honor

Paris Davis, a Green Beret Captain in Vietnam, killed or shot at least 20 enemy soldiers, rescued fo...

February 14, 2023Matt White
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Remains of B-17 Bombardier, Killed a Week Before D-Day, Head Home at Last

An Overland, Missiouri, native, WWII bombardier 1st Lt. Melvin Meyer went down in a plane over Leipzig, Germany on May 29, 1944, but his remains were just discovered, and he was identified.

January 20, 2023Noelle Wiehe
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VA Hospital Official Confesses to Medical Supply Theft Ring Plot

VA employee in theft ring stole more than 7,500 boxes of diabetes test strips.

January 11, 2023Carl Prine
Lost During Ploesti Raid, Liberator Gunner Finally Flying Home

Tech. Sgt. Harold Kretzer went missing during the Bloody Sunday raid on Ploesti in 1943.

January 7, 2023Carl Prine
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Burial Planned for Battleship Oklahoma Sailor, MIA for 81 Years

Researchers have identified the remains of a sailor killed on board the battleship Oklahoma in 1941.

January 5, 2023Carl Prine
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Marine Col. Walter Cunningham, NASA Astronaut, Dead at 90

Fair winds and following seas to Col. Walter Cunningham, the last of the Apollo 7 crew to die.

January 4, 2023Carl Prine
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Mary Stewart, World War II SPAR Beloved by Coasties, Dead at 101

Chief Yeoman Mary Raissa Stewart, a trailblazing World War II SPAR, died on Dec. 29, 2022.

January 3, 2023Carl Prine
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Retired Coast Guardsman Kills Kodiak Bear Inside Neighbor’s House with a 12-Gauge

Kris Heilman got a call in the middle of the night. One of his Kodiak Island neighbors had a bear in their home. He left with his shotgun.

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Dateline Los Angeles: VET Tv Storms Into 2023 With Grit and Gags

Hanging out in Los Angeles and Carlsbad with the brains behind VET Tv.

January 1, 2023Tom Wyatt
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Feds: Army Vet Packed Revolver and Zip Ties To Take VA Doctor Hostage

January 1, 2023Carl Prine
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Surface Warfare Officer Becomes a ‘Vetrepreneur,’ and So Can You

The College of William & Mary is helping transform a former surface warfare officer into an entrepreneur — or vetrepreneur.

December 29, 2022Noelle Wiehe
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Former Soldier Tasked With Getting Navy Builder in Shipshape

Making the switch from building corporate jets to building Navy warships has been reinvigorating for a soldier-turned-business executive who’s leading Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works.

December 28, 2022Associated Press
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How Veteran-Owned Company Kägwerks Protects Front-Line Forces

A former Army Ranger is on a mission to ensure America’s commandos are fighting with the best gear.

December 27, 2022Hannah Ray Lambert
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You Don’t Need Legs To Fly: A Wounded Recon Marine Jumps Back Into Action

An enemy IED deprived Marine special operations veteran Clint Trial of his ability to walk, so he decided to fly instead.

December 26, 2022Mac Caltrider
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Living Legends: The Incredible True Stories Behind Three Iconic Photographs

You’ve seen the memes. Here’s what really happened.

December 25, 2022Mac Caltrider
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Fraudster Bilked VA With Bogus Scuba Diving Classes

The conspiracy used fake scuba diving classes to cheat the VA.

December 9, 2022Carl Prine
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Was Ron DeSantis a Navy SEAL? No, but He Deployed With Them

The Florida governor wasn’t a frogman, but he was the legal advisor to an elite special ops task force in Iraq.

December 7, 2022Jenna Biter
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Hiroshi Miyamura, Awarded Secret Medal of Honor While Still a POW, Dies at 97

Hiroshi "Hershey" Miyamura died at home in Phoenix, Arizona, Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 97. He was origina...

December 1, 2022Matt White
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What Is the National Medal of Honor Museum?

With an opening planned for late 2024, the National Medal of Honor Museum will be a unique home of m...

November 29, 2022Matt White
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Army Vet Who Tackled Nightclub Shooter Gets Swamped by Online Support

Twitter users have urged followers to support Atrevida Beer Co., the brewery owned by the Army vet who tackled the nightclub shooter on Saturday in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

November 22, 2022Jenna Biter
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Did This Army Ranger Combat Veteran Threaten VA Honcho?

Federal investigators say a US Army Ranger combat veteran texted threats about a VA leader.

November 18, 2022Carl Prine
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11 Questions & A Cup of Coffee: Retired Green Beret and Fieldcraft Survival CEO Mike Glover

Coffee or Die Magazine caught up with Mike Glover over a cup of coffee to talk espresso, Yemen, and how hard it is to start a business.

November 18, 2022Marty Skovlund Jr.
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‘He Was Like My First Father Figure’: A Retired Marine Finds His Calling Teaching NJROTC

Geoffrey Johnson, a retired Marine Corps first sergeant, has been instructing cadets at an Oklahoma City high school since 2001.

November 15, 2022Jenna Biter
The Greatest Generation and Their D-Day Fight in France

Two D-Day veterans share stories about their World War II battles.

November 11, 2022Noelle Wiehe
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Happy Veterans Day: Why, Where, and How To Celebrate Those Who Served

Everything to know about the federal holiday that honors those who served in America’s armed forces.

November 11, 2022Mac Caltrider
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‘The Final Send’: A Veteran’s Day Production by Black Rifle Coffee Company

Black Rifle Coffee Company is known for celebrating service members year-round, but this Veterans Day, the BRCC team produced "The Final Send," an extra-special short film for the community.

November 10, 2022Lauren Warner
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The Best Veterans Day Deals for Vets and Active Duty

There are plenty of great Veterans Day deals out there, but you have to know where to look. Read our guide to the best discounts and freebies available.

November 7, 2022Matt Fratus
‘We Didn’t Know Jack’ — With Beers and Jokes, 2 Retired Green Berets Mentor a New Generation

With meetings at a bar just outside Fort Bragg, two former Special Forces medics run a weekly mentorship group for current Green Beret students.

October 19, 2022Jenna Biter
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How a Veteran-Owned Tactical Training Company Became a Media Powerhouse

TacGas, a media production company for the tactical and entertainment industries, made its mark prod...

September 24, 2022Matt Smythe
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Activist Group Floods Veterans Crisis Line With Protest Calls

A Jan. 6 activist group encouraged its followers to flood the national Veterans Crisis Line and “let them know” the group’s political views.

September 20, 2022Matt White
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Six Feet Above: Using Skateboards To Combat Veteran Suicide

Grassroots veteran organization Six Feet Above hosted a three-day retreat with group discussions and self-reflection via ollies and nosegrinds

September 18, 2022Matt Smythe
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The Power of Music: How Veterans Are Reclaiming Their Stories Through Operation Song

Veterans and songwriters find inspiration in music at Operation Song’s nationwide workshops, helping veterans face the trauma that accompanies war.

September 17, 2022Hannah Ray Lambert
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Warrior’s Game: Epic 24-Hour Lacrosse Showdown Raises Millions for Veterans

Shootout for Soldiers hosted its 10th annual 24-hour lacrosse event to raise money for veterans, continuing the game’s warrior history.

September 14, 2022Mac Caltrider
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