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Sitting here at work listening to the jets & planes come in today for the airshow this weekend is really making my nostalgia kick it. I hear it & realize just how much I miss it.

What makes you miss your time in service?
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I understand you receive a number of benefits for being a recipient of the award, such as; $1200 per month for life, 10% increase in military retirement pension, qualified dependents are automatically approved for attendance at military academies, commissary and PX privileges for life, the list goes on and on. Just wondering why the ones that had under 20 years wouldn't finish. Any thoughts on this?

Please follow the this link for more information.

http://militaryadvantage.military.com/2011/06/the-benefits-for-medal-of-honor-recipeints/
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Over the past few months I, along with several other User Admins, have been hit with complaints about people's behavior. Most of these reports come out of people acting disrespectfully towards another normally centered around a political post. Every day, countless posts from both sides of the political line are posted. I was hoping that after the election was over and people settled back into their routines these posts would start to dwindle in number but sadly, that isn't the case. In fact, I think people's reactions only made people want to share more. Other social media sites are covered as well but here I think it's different.

I understand that for many of you, this is your one stop shop for social media actives. And I understand that you have the right to voice your thoughts and concerns but what I don't get and what I will not tolerate is the name calling and personal attacks. I think for some of you, you are so wrapped up on what others have said or done that you yourself are losing touch with reality. Rather than finding a healthy way to express your feelings you are just so hyper-focus that it's causing damage to yourself. Some of the actions I've seen here are simply not healthy.

When RallyPoint first started. it was started to a place where service members and veterans can come to get connected with others and get answers to their questions. Now, with over 1.1 million members we are still that place but have this dirty shadow following us.

So the question I have for you, as one of the original members and as one of the Senior User Admins of this site; why are you here? Are you here to connect with your brothers and sisters-in-arms and to help provide meaningful answers to questions or are you here in some effort to spread your ideals onto others? Why do some of you feel the need to attack others just based on the fact that they voted for someone different? When will you pause and step away to realize that no one person can make American great again, to do that takes all of us. It takes all of us to come together, support the powers to be and hold them accountable as a collective body.
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http://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/south-korea-honors-n-d-veterans/article_4e4551a1-7aac-5466-b0dc-6048a9e2309f.html
Did you hear about South Korea honoring N.D. veterans?

This was an old post that got lost in the Question to link conversion, but it was a good one - Enjoy!

Korean War veteran Dale Schindler, of Jamestown, shows the Bronze Star he received while fighting on the front lines in 1952. The medal at right is a Gratitude Medal for wartime service that is made of melted barbed wire from the Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea to this day.

Visitors from South Korea recently honored 18 North Dakota veterans, including a Jamestown man for service on the Korean peninsula more than 63 years ago.

Dale Schindler, 81, said he was fresh off his father’s Fessenden farm when he joined the U.S. Army in 1952. After basic training at Fort Riley, Kan., he was shipped to Fort Lewis, Wash., and was soon in Korea, where he served on the front lines until the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed on July 27, 1953.

“I was there 16 months,” Schindler said. “When they signed the truce in July, what they did was took us off the front and brought us back to the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) that was the defense line at that time.”

The DMZ, which is 2.5 miles wide and 160 miles long, separates the Republic of Korea in the south from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in the north. The Association of Korean National Foundation received the official medals from the Republic of Korea’s Department of Defense 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice commemoration ceremony in 2013.
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The latest tragedy of gun violence against the LGBTQ community is just a continuance of the attack in the SC church, the campus shootings, Navy Yard assault, Theater attack, and assaults upon our children at schools. Assault weapons are the issue, not "guns." How do we fix this?
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Just curious if I'm the only one that thinks ISIS may be jumping on an opportunity to claim a terrorist/terror like attack because nobody has yet claimed responsibility. For all we know it could have been some demented nut job like we had at the Aurora Theater mass shooting. I think ISIS is looking to gain infamy from claiming attacks they haven't committed. Am I over thinking this horrible act?
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With all the rhetoric about the Russia connection and no evidence I have a couple of questions.
1. Exactly what does Russia gain with a Trump Administration that affects our National Security?
2. Do you really believe the administration would sell out America?
3. Do you really believe Vice President Pence would go along with this idea?
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Let's have some great picture memorabilia!

I'm really going out on a limb here with this one. There were some really great photos of RP Members in their very first uniform picture. Thanks for sharing everyone who participated - that is still going by the way!

Picture of my Dad (PFC Don Burroughs, Korean War Veteran)

Now let's get some pictures of the last days in uniform posted!
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I wear this lapel pin every day.
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I'm sure some of you who deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan bought some patches at the local vendors from there or coming or going from Kuwait.
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Have any of you switched from 12B to Rotary Wing Aviator Warrant Officer? Is it worth it? Have not taken SIFT or Flight Physical yet, just looking for advice.
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How many of you have run into a regulation or unspoken rule that just doesn't seem to die? For me, I have run into multiple reports throughout the years at multiple commands stating there's a regulation in the Navy regarding if you survive the sinking of your ship, you are allowed to wear a gold (hoop?) earring in one of your ears (left or right, can't remember). Story goes that it was never taken out of the regulations so it's still applicable...

How many of these urban myth-like regulations have you ran into throughout the years and what were they?

Anyone willing to point me in the right direction for the one stated above?
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What do you think?
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I have always wondered, if I could back in time, would I change anything. While I have made plenty of bad decisions, I am always worried that if I changed one thing, everything from that point on (the change) would be different... So, for me, the answer would be no... I would not change a thing.
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Leaders,

I conducted a barracks inspection today. One of my Soldiers, not white, had a modified rebel flag hanging in his room. On it was an eagle and written "these colors don't run".
While common sense to some says this probably shouldn't be there, is there anything that specifically says yes or no. AR 600-15, para 2-4 says a commander can have certain flags and etc removed to maintain good order and discipline.
Who or what determines that this is a violation. What may be offensive to some may not be to others, religion, heritage, etc. Your thoughts?
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