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Oath Keepers founder sentenced to 18 years for seditious conspiracy in lead-up to Jan. 6 insurrection – 4 essential reads

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Saturday, May 27, 2023

Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the Oath Keepers, was sentenced to 18 years in prison on May 25, 2023, in the wake of his November 2022 conviction for seditious conspiracy.

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  • Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the Oath Keepers, was sentenced to 18 years in prison on May 25, 2023, in the wake of his November 2022 conviction for seditious conspiracy.
  • For instance, “In 2014, the Oath Keepers joined an armed standoff between far-right patriot groups in Nevada on behalf of Cliven Bundy.
  • In 2015, Oath Keepers showed up heavily armed in Ferguson, Missouri, during protests over the killing of Michael Brown.
  • Read more: Behind the 11 Oath Keepers charged with sedition are many more who have been trained by the US military
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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Honors Military on Memorial Day

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Charlotte, North Carolina--(Newsfile Corp. - May 24, 2023) - This year on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is remembering military personnel and paying it forward, in honor of those who have died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

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  • Charlotte, North Carolina--(Newsfile Corp. - May 24, 2023) - This year on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is remembering military personnel and paying it forward, in honor of those who have died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
  • Known for its hand-cut steaks and seafood grilled over locally sourced hickory, oak and pecan wood, Firebirds is honoring active military and veterans by treating them to a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée on Monday, May 29 between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. For military dining with family or friends, the complimentary entrée (of equal or lesser value) is for a Gold Star family member, veteran, or active-duty service member dining in the restaurant on Memorial Day.
  • Reservations are recommended.
  • To find a location or learn more visit firebirdsrestaurants.com .

PenFed Credit Union and San Diego Wave FC Partner for Military Appreciation Night

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Saturday, May 27, 2023

TYSONS, Va., May 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- PenFed Credit Union, the nation's second-largest federal credit union, served as the presenting partner of the San Diego Wave's Military Appreciation Night on Friday, May 26, at Snapdragon Stadium vs. the Portland Thorns. The night featured numerous military activations, including inviting 1,000 military members and their families to attend the match.

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  • The May 26 Game vs. Portland Thorns Honored Active and Retired Service Members
    TYSONS, Va., May 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- PenFed Credit Union , the nation's second-largest federal credit union, served as the presenting partner of the San Diego Wave's Military Appreciation Night on Friday, May 26, at Snapdragon Stadium vs. the Portland Thorns.
  • The night featured numerous military activations, including inviting 1,000 military members and their families to attend the match.
  • "PenFed is proud to support the national military and defense community every day since our founding over 88 years ago," said PenFed President/CEO James Schenck.
  • "It was an honor to partner with the Wave to show appreciation for the many veterans and active-duty service members and their families in the San Diego region."

The Independence Fund's Veterans Justice Initiative Trains Nearly 2,000 NC Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders

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Friday, May 26, 2023

RALEIGH, N.C., May 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Veterans Service Organization, The Independence Fund, has reached a milestone metric, training more than 2,000 North Carolina law enforcement officers and first responders in Veteran-centric Crisis Response Training as part of its Veterans Justice Initiative (VJI) program, which was launched in partnership with the state of North Carolina in 2021.

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  • VJI addresses the unique and severe mental health needs faced by Veterans, especially post-9/11 combat Veterans.
  • Since its first quarter 2022 launch, VJI has trained 1,883 officers and first responders across all 100 counties in North Carolina.
  • "The Independence Fund, through the Veterans Justice Initiative program, is assisting law enforcement agencies, first responders, and front-line workers to understand the nuances and true scope of Veterans' mental health once they return home from service," says The Independence Fund's CEO Sarah Verardo.
  • VJI has developed robust, alternative ways to approach Veterans in crisis from initial contact with 911 operators, first responders, and law enforcement."

PenFed Credit Union Dedicates Concourse C Connector at Washington Dulles International Airport to Fallen Military Heroes for Memorial Day Weekend

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Friday, May 26, 2023

TYSONS, Va., May 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- PenFed Credit Union, the nation's second largest federal credit union, will dedicate the PenFed Tunnel in the Concourse C Connector at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) to our nation's military heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice during Memorial Day weekend.  The millions of air travelers who make their way through the PenFed Tunnel will be reminded of our fallen heroes' sacrifices with images and videos depicting the importance of honoring, reflecting and supporting.

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  • TYSONS, Va., May 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- PenFed Credit Union , the nation's second largest federal credit union, will dedicate the PenFed Tunnel in the Concourse C Connector at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) to our nation's military heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice during Memorial Day weekend.
  • The millions of air travelers who make their way through the PenFed Tunnel will be reminded of our fallen heroes' sacrifices with images and videos depicting the importance of honoring, reflecting and supporting.
  • "At PenFed, we believe it's important to always remember the brave men and women who gave their lives for our nation, and the loved ones they left behind," said PenFed Credit Union President/CEO and PenFed Foundation CEO James Schenck.
  • "This Memorial Day weekend, the PenFed Tunnel will provide a unique way to honor those who lost their lives to keep us safe and ensure our freedoms.

BLUETTI Honors Military Personnel with Memorial Day Program

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Friday, May 26, 2023

LAS VEGAS, May 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- BLUETTI, a leading provider of portable power solutions, launches its Veterans and Military Purchase Program from May 25th to 31st to celebrate the upcoming Memorial Day.

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  • LAS VEGAS, May 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- BLUETTI, a leading provider of portable power solutions, launches its Veterans and Military Purchase Program from May 25th to 31st to celebrate the upcoming Memorial Day.
  • Veterans and Military Purchase Program: Honoring Heroes
    BLUETTI's recent program aims to extend gratitude to military personnel through exclusive offers, no matter they're discharged or in service.
  • Memorial Day weekend is not only a time for remembrance but also heralds the arrival of summer—a perfect season for various outdoor activities.
  • Through the program, BLUETTI takes this chance to show its deep appreciation and respect for the invaluable contributions of military personnel.

Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial, Inc. Adds New Member to its Board of Directors

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Friday, May 26, 2023

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial, Inc. (“Tbird2") has added Major General Shanna Woyak of the United States Airforce to its Board of Directors.

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  • SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial, Inc. (“Tbird2") has added Major General Shanna Woyak of the United States Airforce to its Board of Directors.
  • Tbird2 is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to preserve the rich history and culture of aviation in Scottsdale, provide a tribute to our veterans, promote aviation, create unique educational opportunities to the public, provide aviation scholarships for Arizona college students, and support Dogs4Vets and other specific veteran assistance programs.

Flushing Bank Donates to United Way of Long Island’s Mission United

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Friday, May 26, 2023

UNIONDALE, N.Y., May 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flushing Financial Corporation (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: FFIC), the parent holding company for Flushing Bank (the “Bank”), announced today the bank is donating to Mission United, a special fund of United Way of Long Island.

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  • UNIONDALE, N.Y., May 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flushing Financial Corporation (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: FFIC), the parent holding company for Flushing Bank (the “Bank”), announced today the bank is donating to Mission United, a special fund of United Way of Long Island.
  • Mission United helps serve Veterans by providing employment readiness & training, emergency financial assistance, case management support and housing development.
  • These services include special programs, such as VetsBuild, which helps veterans overcome unemployment by developing new trade skills and making employment connections.
  • Military Appreciation Month, recognized throughout May, offers us an opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the courageous individuals who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces.

Docuseries ‘The Warrior Class,’ Hosted by Emmy-Award Winning Combat Veteran Patrick J. Murphy, Airing Nationally This Memorial Day Weekend

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Friday, May 26, 2023

‘The Warrior Class” uncovers the military’s distinct American story at a time when the civilian-military divide is bigger than ever before.

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  • ‘The Warrior Class” uncovers the military’s distinct American story at a time when the civilian-military divide is bigger than ever before.
  • The program closes that gap with in-depth storytelling and never-before-heard accounts from top business, political, and professional leaders of today.
  • The airing of ‘The Warrior Class’ follows Muphy’s Emmy-award-winning production of NBC’s Side by Side: The Hero Nurses of COVID.
  • Secretary Patrick J. Murphy is available for live interviews to talk about the Warrior Class, Memorial Day and give a preview of the great American leaders he’s interviewed for ‘The Warrior Class.’

American Veteran Properties Recognized As Veteran Owned Business Of The Year By American Legion

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Thursday, May 25, 2023

Hinesville, GA, May 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Legion’s first district of Georgia recognized real estate company, American Veteran Properties (AVP) as 2023’s veteran owned business of the year.

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  • Hinesville, GA, May 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Legion’s first district of Georgia recognized real estate company, American Veteran Properties (AVP) as 2023’s veteran owned business of the year.
  • Founder and CEO, Eric Lukkarinen, is a veteran who builds career opportunities for other veterans who are uniquely positioned to understand the challenges and needs of military families, especially regarding military PCS/relocations.
  • “We are honored to have been selected as the American Legion’s first district Veteran Owned Business of the Year,” Lukkarinen said.
  • This advocacy campaign is encouraging military families who are struggling to find affordable housing to contact AVP at [email protected] .