Some Women Wear Combat Boots

Lieutenant Commander Holly Shaffner, USCG, ret. had a career and transition out of the military that was quite unique. As a female, Holly was one of the 203,000 women active-duty in the entire United State military. Like so many others, Holly...

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From Sergeant To Student

Immediately following high school graduation, many students decide to continue their education and attend college. Alex Van Lieshout was an exception, two months after receiving his diploma, Alex left for Parris Island for Marine Corps boot camp...

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David’s Transition

In life, nothing is guaranteed and things will not always go as planned, but it seems as though these impromptu experiences lead you right to where you are meant to be, and no one knows this more so than David Booth. David had his life planned...

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American Valor Knows No Color

Various cultures and races have carefully woven American history, as those components are part of what makes our history so unique. Throughout the last century, the United States has seen divides driven by racism and hate, however our nation has...

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Finding Healing, Hope

By BRITTANY VAN HEYNINGEN, DAILY SUN THE VILLAGES — When Samantha’s White’s sweetheart, Jason, returned home from Iraq, she knew he wasn’t the same. “Even though my husband didn’t come back without a limb, he lost himself mentally,” the Ocala...

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Service Never Forgotten

From November of 1955 to April of 1975, the American men and women dedicated 19 years, 5 months, 4 weeks, and 1 day and countless lives to the Vietnamese people in hopes to promote capitalism among the blossoming nation, and preserve liberty...

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James Robinson

At the age of 17, James was a senior in high school with graduation right around the corner. He was not sure what he truly wanted to do but he knew he wanted to make a difference which led him to enroll into the Delayed Entry Program in the...

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Lake Sumter County Initiative

The Villages, located in the heart of Florida, is a community unlike any other. It is the home to over a hundred thousand retirees, and is the culmination of what each citizen of The Villages has to offer.  The Villages has numerous...

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