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A veteran (from Latin vetus, meaning "old") is a person who has had long service or experience in a particular occupation or field.
This page refers to military veterans, i.e., a person who has served or is serving in the armed forces. Those veterans that have had direct exposure to acts of military conflict may also be referred to as war veterans (although not all military conflicts, or areas in which armed combat takes place, are necessarily referred to as wars).

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  1. gryghin

    Portland Submarine Veterans Group

    I know that a lot of us here are Veterans or support Veterans and the Active Duty. I've been out long enough now that I've come to realize my hate for the military was "Rage Against The Machine" and have missed my Brothers and Sisters. Within the last five years, I've started attending the...
  2. surevaliance

    War Veteran Stabbed to Death on Appalachian Trail Was Hiking to Overcome PTSD

    War Veteran Stabbed to Death on Appalachian Trail Was Hiking to Overcome PTSD My better half and I we hike a lot and normally only I am the one who is packing. Now she is going to carry on hikes as well.
  3. 4Freedom

    National  Alabama Police Shoot and Kill American Soldier with Legal Permit and are Acquitted

    Police officer justified in fatal mall shooting of black man: Alabama AG Stories like this just terrify me.. A law-abiding citizen with a concealed handgun license was sitting in ready position after gunfire erupted in the mall. He also was in the Army and serving our country. The police saw...
  4. E

    Other State  Kansas: Veteran charged as Felon over state ruling against NFA ruling.

    Gun Owners of America Funds Challenge to National Firearms Act in U.S. Supreme Court | GOA News - Published Jan 15 2019 https://gunowners.org/images/Kettler-Petition-for-Certiorari.pdf - GOA's petition to the SCOTUS https://gunowners.org/images//Kettler-Appendix-Final.pdf From the article...
  5. fredball

    FUN TO WATCH THANK A VETERAN

    Mount a Vulcan Cannon to a Prius in 15 Easy Steps
  6. CountryGent

    109-Year-Old Veteran and His Secrets to Life Will Make You Smile

    Made it to the 109 year mark on this film, and according to Wikipedia, is still around at 112. He appears to be still enjoying life, rocking a Garand, drives after passing the century mark, and enjoys the cigars. I so dig his quote "I may give out but I never give up." Anyway, I thought this...
  7. UnionMillsNW

    Surprise Party for WWII Veteran - Portland, OR

    Hey Everyone! I want to get the word out and let everyone know about a surprise party for MM3 Jesse Shafer, a WWII and Korean War veteran. His granddaughter is putting on the party. The Greatest Generation isn't going to be around much longer so it would be great if we could have as many people...
  8. U

    Other State  22 year veteran Police Lieutenant pleads guilty to selling guns without a FFL

    A former Police Lieutenant and 22 year veteran of the Pasadena, CA police force, has agreed to plead guilty in Federal Court, of illegally selling 108 handguns over a 4 year period. Police lieutenant to plead to illegal sale of 100-plus guns
  9. JRuby

    One in 3 US veteran firearm owners keeps a gun loaded and unlocked

    Found this online - if it was posted before I apologize for posting again One in 3 US veteran firearm owners keeps a gun loaded and unlocked
  10. Reaper1911

    Competition Shooting events

    Hey everyone my father and I are looking to maybe start doing some pistol matches and we are looking for a place to start competing. We are in Vancouver Wa and prefer speed steel does anyone have recommendations of where we can go to stay local to get our feet wet
  11. SlimPickins

    Air Force veteran kills himself after shooting wife, triplet daughters

    Air Force veteran kills himself after shooting wife, triplet daughters If you vote for someone make sure they support better veteran mental health services.
  12. 11Charlie

    Oregon Vietnam Veteran turns in AR-15

    Sitting here watching the news and they interviewed a Vietnam veteran that felt sorry for the parents of the Florida shooting and turned in his AR-15's to be destroyed.:confused:o_O I am at a complete loss of words and not sure what to even think! I have looked for a link but can't find one.
  13. Stomper

    Cabela’s Veteran Discount!

    FYI- If you order a lot online, Cabela’s can verify your veteran status right there online and also permanently apply their 5% veteran discount policy to your online account. I’ve already saved $50 in discounts this month.... that’s more money left for ammo! ;)
  14. Diamondback

    Quote anyone who's known/been a Para might appreciate

    Stumbled across this on another site, and for some reason even though LRRP's were generally more Leg than Para immediately thought of @AndyinEverson ...
  15. ikemay

    Veteran burial flag case -- advice request.

    My grandfather passed away many years ago and I have carefully held onto his burial flag all this time. I'm looking to get a case/shadow box for his burial flag. Please tell me where you got yours and if you liked it. It must be made in the USA, out of USA materials. Icing on the cake if it's...
  16. G

    Newbie

    I'm new to this forum. I am a disabled Vietnam veteran. After I left Vietnam, I swore that I would not own a firearm. But the times have changed. I am thinking of buying a firearm, but not sure which one. Probably only be used for self defense when the SHTF. Any suggestions for a hesitant...
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