Military/Veteran News Headlines – November 23rd, 2016

Pentagon Allows Recruiters to Carry Concealed Handguns –

According to a recent Defense Department directive effective Nov. 18, U.S. military personnel can request to carry concealed handguns for personal protection at government facilities. The policy also clarifies that commanders always had the ability to arm recruiters. Army Maj. Jamie Davis, a Defense Department spokesman, stated, “Some of the wording wasn’t very clear, so they’ve gone through and cleaned it up so it is very clear now that the commanders have that authority to use at their discretion.”
There are certain guidelines, including when exactly troops can carry their weapons and where. According to Military Times, “The directive does not apply to troops in war zones or members of the National Guard who are not working in a federal status.”
To access the full directive, please visit: www.dtic.mil

Source: Military Times

THANKSGIVING MEALS IN TEXOMA REGION
The Deli Planet is hosting a free Thanksgiving meal and giveaway for 50 military members from the Texoma region. Military members can sign up for the free Thanksgiving meal on a first come first serve basis. “On top of serving a full Thanksgiving meal with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy The Deli Planet also made some special orders for service members in attendance.” The military members are also offered a chance to stay, relax, watch football and take home a special prize. The Deli Planet has partnered with 42 local and state businesses to gather prize donations so that all 50 military members receive gifts. There are gift cards, baskets, clothes, electronics and multiple other donation prizes that service members can take with them when they leave. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Family.

Source: NewsChannel6Now