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How a Christmas-gift-to-be turned into a booming vet-owned business

The season is upon us: eggnog has invaded the dairy section, men are half-heartedly passing as Santa Claus ringing bells in front of your favorite department store and Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You" has begun its usual hourly rotation.

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This wounded warrior is turning steel into gold in Alabama

Alabama. The Heart of Dixie is home to many things: sweet tea, college football, Forrest Gump, and now, art?

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3 leadership lessons that will take you from the battlefield to the boardroom

When Ted Studdard enlisted in the Marine Corps right out of high school in Commerce, Georgia, he thought he'd do one tour and get out. He certainly didn't think he would become an officer; he never imagined that he'd have an impressive 25 year career, nor did he expect that his experiences in the field would result in a leadership position in the private sector. He assumed he'd go back to Commerce to serve in the family insurance business. From leading Marines in combat to leading employees at The Home Depot, where he serves as the Divisional Staffing Manager of the Western Division, Studdard has found that good leadership translates no matter where you serve.

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How a soldier went to war with his unique brand of Cuban-style cigars

As a first generation American, born and raised in the Windy City of Chicago, veteran entrepreneur David Blanco learned the qualities of a great cigar early in life from his father, Cesar, and uncle, Francisco.

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NEWS

ISIS has finally been defeated in Raqqa

U.S.-backed Syrian forces liberated the city of  on Oct. 17 from Islamic State militants, a senior commander said, in a major defeat for the collapsing extremist group that had proclaimed it to be the capital of its "caliphate."

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Articles

How Marines honor their fallen heroes — on the battlefield and at home

By WATM guest Christian Bussler

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NEWS

This is the laser that will take out enemy drones

 (NYSE: LMT) prototype laser weapon system proved that an advanced system of sensors, software, and specialized optics can deliver decisive lethality against unmanned aerial vehicle threats.

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International

Putin is keeping a watchful eye on the Zapad exercises

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sept. 18, attended the week-long war games with Belarus that have demonstrated the Russian military's resurgent might and made neighboring countries nervous.

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WATCH

This video of a Russian helicopter accidentally firing on observers is crazy

Two people were hospitalized with heavy injuries after a helicopter accidentally fired on observers of the Zapad 2017 military exercises, the online news portal 66.ru cited a source as saying on Sept. 19.

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