Military/Veteran News Headlines for Thursday, May 12th

American Military Dog is Considered a Hero –

A military dog is being called a hero after saving a team of British special forces from a group of ISIS fighters during a recent ambush in Northern Iraq. The German Shepard, also known as an Alsatian, was travelling with an SAS convoy following a training operation. Firefight began after being engaged by about 50 ISIS attackers. According to the source, the canine’s U.S. Army handler released the dog, who then attacked and wounded two of the terrorists. The convoy eventually received backup and had made it out with zero soldier and zero canine casualties.
Source: Daily Mail

Marine Corps Eliminates Vehicle Decal Requirement For Base Entry –

After years of consideration, the Marine Corps is following suit of the other branches and doing away with the need for vehicle decals for base access. Decals were once broadly used by the Defense Department, but with heightened security measures, the stickers have almost become irrelevant. Spot checks by law enforcement officers will be performed to ensure vehicles comply with registration requirements.
Source: Military.com

The Debate to Arm Military Recruiters –

The Pentagon remains unsure whether to allow recruiters and other “vulnerable” military members to carry guns following the terror attack in Chattanooga, TN one year ago. There is concern that armed guards at recruiting stations might make the facilities seem unapproachable. Some representatives for the change claim that it is “a matter of basic fairness for troops looking to exercise their Second Amendment right.” It is anticipated that the new firearms policy will be unveiled within the next few months.
Source: Army Times

#22KILL Raises Awareness for Veteran Suicide Epidemic –

#22KILL is a non-profit organization and movement that is focused on bringing veterans and civilians together to “build a community of support” and raise awareness for mental health and the veteran suicide epidemic. The program was created in 2013 by Honor Courage Commitment, Inc after discovering that an average of 22 veterans take their own lives every day. Through the program you can become a “Battle Buddy”, and support Veterans who may be in need through anonymous calls and texts, or become a supporter and make a simple donation.
For further information, or to make a donation, please visit 22KILL.com