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When This Firefighter Was Asked To Pose With A Rescue Dog For A Calendar, He Couldn’t Resist Adopting Her
28 Feb

When This Firefighter Was Asked To Pose With A Rescue Dog For A Calendar, He Couldn’t Resist Adopting Her

Animals Homepage featured adopt dont shop army veteran dog calendar guy adopts dog 28th of February 2017

Back in May, 34-year-old Rob Tackett was posing for the 2017 Charleston Animal Society’s firefighter calendar with Kimber, the rescue puppy - but little did he know he would end up adopting the dog. “Her owner and his wife told me she wouldn’t go around any guys,” Army veteran and firefighter Tackett said. “When I first met her she curled up in my arms, it was an instant connection. She felt safe with me.”

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15+ Soldiers And Cats Who Became Best Friends Overseas
13 Aug

15+ Soldiers And Cats Who Became Best Friends Overseas

Animals Featured Afghanistan army cats at war 13th of August 2015

“Tour pets” are not uncommon in times of war. From my own experience serving in Afghanistan, many platoons and sections adopted local dogs or cats to have as mascots, or for the moral support that they provided. In our case, we took in a puppy named “gougoune,” which is a colloquial term in Quebec for “flip-flop” sandals. Every night, one of us would take turns caring for her.

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Punishments In Russian Army
30 Jun

Punishments In Russian Army

Featured Funny Weird army hazing army initiation 30th of June 2015

These hilarious pictures show what happens to you in the Russian army when you make a mistake. However, while these photos show the lighter side of hazing, the reality is often much more grim. Dedovshchina is Russian for the unofficial practice of initiation or hazing of junior conscripts of the Russian Armed Forces.

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No Tears: Estonians Respond To Lithuanians Who Weep For Mandatory Military Service
24 Jun

No Tears: Estonians Respond To Lithuanians Who Weep For Mandatory Military Service

Featured Photography Social Issues army army service 24th of June 2015

Re: 14 Powerful Portraits of Men Expressing Their Feelings Against Mandatory Military Service in Lithuania Dear Lithuanian Friends, Your 14 powerful portraits of men expressing their feelings towards conscription service proved to be really powerful, but perhaps not in a way you envisioned. We are both small, freedom-loving nations living in a dangerous neighborhood. It is only our determination, our love of freedom and our way of life, for our home and the dear ones that can uphold the peace and the freedom for us and our children.

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This 8-Year-Old Was Bullied For 2 Years While Growing His Hair Long To Make Wigs For Kids With Cancer
04 Jun

This 8-Year-Old Was Bullied For 2 Years While Growing His Hair Long To Make Wigs For Kids With Cancer

Featured Parenting Social Issues 6-year-old 8-year-old 4th of June 2015

2 and a half years ago, then-6-year-old Christian McPhilamy decided to grow his hair long. He was teased at school and often mistaken for a girl, but he never changed his mind because he had a very special goal – to donate 10-inch-long locks of his hair to make wigs for children being treated for cancer.

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14 Powerful Portraits Of Men Reacting To New Mandatory Army Draft In Lithuania
02 Jun

14 Powerful Portraits Of Men Reacting To New Mandatory Army Draft In Lithuania

Featured Photography Social Issues army army service 2nd of June 2015

On May 11th, more than 37,000 men, aged 19-26, woke up and found their surnames on Lithuania's compulsory military service list. Some of them took to social media to express their thoughts about what many called a sudden and random 'lottery.' The most disturbing thing was the very harsh and unforgiving public opinion of men who didn't want to go to the army.

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4-Month-Old Baby Trapped For 22 Hours In Nepal Earthquake Rubble Found Alive
30 Apr

4-Month-Old Baby Trapped For 22 Hours In Nepal Earthquake Rubble Found Alive

Featured Social Issues 4 month old aid baby 30th of April 2015

On April 25th, a series of powerful earthquakes and aftershocks rocked Nepal, inflicting untold devastation upon cities, villages, and the people living in them. The victim count continues to grow, but the story of one 4-month-old baby boy's rescue 22 hours after he was trapped by the earthquake is a ray of hope for rescue professionals and volunteers working in the area.

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Badass Afghanistan Vet Helps Rangers Hunt Down Poachers In Africa
15 Apr

Badass Afghanistan Vet Helps Rangers Hunt Down Poachers In Africa

Animals Featured Social Issues Africa conservation ranger 15th of April 2015

The fight against illegal poaching in Africa is extremely frustrating – both because of the irreparable damage that poachers cause and because most of us are powerless to do anything about it. Not so for Kinessa Johnson, however – this tattooed, gun-toting badass US Army veteran works for VETPAWS, an organization that connects US Armed Forces veterans with conservation rangers in East Africa who need professional training and support.

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