2018 Year In Review


    1: The Passing of George HW Bush

    Military.com | By Richard Sisk

    The passing of George H.W. Bush, who died last Friday in Houston at age 94, was of special significance to the U.S. military. He was one of them, the youngest pilot in the Navy when he was commissioned, and the last commander-in-chief to have served in World War II.

    2: The Passing of John McCain

    Veterans Reporters News | By: Dr. Tom Waters

    During his life, he had many critics and many supporters. In his death, you hear the supporters speaking loud and clear about his many positive accomplishments. Was he a Saint? No. And he admitted he wasn’t perfect and made a lot of mistakes.

    3: The Passing of Paul Laxalt

    Veterans Reporters News | By: Terence Way

    A Legend in Nevada Politics and a World War II veterans, Paul Laxalt sadly passed on August 6th at age 96. Paul Laxalt was a former US Senators for Nevada and also served a term as its Governor.

    4: United States-North Korea Summit Meeting Releases American POWs

    Veterans Reporter News | By: Terence Way

    On early morning Thursday, May 10th, 2018, President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence personally welcomed home three American hostages that were detained by North Korea. After a “suggestion” by President Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had released them to Secretary of State Pompeo earlier this month. This was likely a culmination of President Trump’s (and his team’s) foreign policy and other moves, specially for the last two months. Like him or not, love him or hate him, it’s hard to argue against the recent foreign policy results.

    5: Donald Trump signs $200B Bill for VA

    Veterans Reporter News | Media Release

    Today, President Donald J. Trump visited VA to thank Veterans for their service, and VA employees for their work helping Veterans. While at VA, the President signed an executive order entitled, “Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Dr. David Shulkin, made three new key announcements at the VA’s Central Office.

    6: The Passing of Stan Lee (World War II Veteran and creator of the Marvel Universe)

    The Associated Press | By Lindsey Bahr

    Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95.

    7: Lawmakers Grill VA over GI Bill error

    Military.com | By Richard Sisk

    Congress returned from the elections recess Tuesday for a lame-duck agenda that will focus Thursday on the VA’s failed implementation of a new IT system that has proved costly for some veterans.

    8: Air Force Veteran Start GoFundMe to Pay for Border Wall, Raising $3M in 3 Days

    New York Daily News | By Rachel DeSantis

    Brian Kolfage, an Air Force veteran who lost his legs and right arm during his second deployment in Iraq in 2004, started a GoFundMe campaign to fund a border wall between the United States and Mexico — and has raised more than $3,000,000 in three days.

    9: Heroism on Robert’s Ridge: Trump Awards Second Medal of Honor

    Military.com | By James Kitfield

    The White House will issue its second Medal of Honor in recent months for extreme valor in the Battle for Robert’s Ridge, recognizing one of the most intense and influential firefights of the post-9/11 era. It will be awarded posthumously to Air Force Combat Controller John Chapman

    10: US Officials Send Mixed Messages on Withdrawal of Troops from Syria

    Military.com | By Richard Sisk

    Members of Congress called on President Donald Trump Thursday to reverse a decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria — a move they say would be a gift to the Islamic State, Russia, Iran and the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.