U.S. Army Veteran Shares Painful Experiences of Military Racism, Part 31

U.S. Army Veteran Shares Painful Experiences of Military Racism, Part 31

“YOU’RE TRYING TO PROVOKE ME TO ANGER” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 31, 2019) —This segment continues former Captain Gary Mason’s story at the point where in late 2010, he returned to Hawaii from Afghanistan  for medical reasons and was immediately assigned a press briefing to an international military audience with virtually no preparation time. While […]

U.S. Army Veteran Shares Painful Experiences of Military Racism, Part 29

U.S. Army Veteran Shares Painful Experiences of Military Racism, Part 29

“THESE ORDERS WERE NOT APPROVED” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 5, 2019) — Our previous installment in this series detailed former U.S. Army Capt. Gary Mason’s successful ordination as a military chaplain, obtained after more than seven years of combined full- and part-time study amidst overseas deployments, Public Affairs school, and full-time service in Public Affairs […]

After Almost Two Years, Electronic Military Heist Remains Unsolved

After Almost Two Years, Electronic Military Heist Remains Unsolved

“DOES SOMEONE IN THE MILITARY GET AWAY WITH THIS?” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 9, 2018) — On February 3, 2017, The Post & Email reported that a former disabled U.S. Army soldier who became a victim of electronic bank theft received “full restitution” for close to $100,000 from Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU) following confirmation […]

What’s It All About?

What’s It All About?

“PARDON LAKIN NOW” by OPOVV, ©2018 (Sep. 7, 2018) — “So what do you think of the new Skipper?” “As long as the Division Head stays off of my back, then all is right with the world.” “You got that right.  What are we up to these days?” “You mean besides the normal, ah, Navy […]

U.S. Army Veteran Shares Painful Experiences of Military Racism, Part 14

U.S. Army Veteran Shares Painful Experiences of Military Racism, Part 14

“THEY DON’T LIKE YOU” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 29, 2018) — In the last installment of the story of former Army Captain Gary Mason, he described the sense of disquiet that had come to overshadow his deployment to Iraq’s Sunni Triangle after he became aware that his command at FOB Paliwoda wished to discharge him […]

U.S. Army Veteran Shares Painful Experiences of Military Racism, Part 12

U.S. Army Veteran Shares Painful Experiences of Military Racism, Part 12

“A REFLECTION OF YOUR LEADERSHIP” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 3, 2018) — In the last installment in this series, former U.S. Army Captain and chaplain Gary Mason described how a physical assault by an enlisted soldier at FOB Paliwoda in Iraq went unaddressed and his subsequent discovery that the command in the 3/4 Cav unit […]

Praise God He Still Heals our Afflictions

Praise God He Still Heals our Afflictions

“MEN OF IRON 2018” BOLSTERED MY FAITH by Bob Russell, ©2018 (Jul. 18, 2018) — This spring (April 19- 21, 2018) I attended my second “Men of Iron” conference in Ruidoso, New Mexico.  There were sessions Thursday evening, Friday morning and evening, and Saturday morning.  All were wonderful, but the Friday evening session was the […]

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