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Sen. Johnson supports air strikes, opposes ‘putting US combat boots on the ground’

September 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., issued the following statement Wednesday on President Obama’s ISIS speech.

“The president presented a forceful case that it is in America’s interest to degrade and destroy the brutal, growi…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Dickinson-based National Guard unit no longer on alert for deployment: Mission to Afghanistan in 2015 cancelled

September 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

A Dickinson-based North Dakota National Guard unit will no longer be sent to Afghanistan.
The 816th Engineer Company had been alerted to potential mobilization in June, but 150 members slated to go to Afghanistan were told this week by the Departmen…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Blind vet paddles kayak through Montana’s whitewater rapids

July 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

EMIGRANT, Mont. — Eric Marts had never touched a kayak, let alone fathomed paddling the one-man boat through raging whitewater rapids — until, strangely enough, he lost his eyesight.
“To be honest, if I could see, I’d probably look at that w…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Blind vet paddles kayak through Montana’s whitewater rapids

July 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

EMIGRANT, Mont. — Eric Marts had never touched a kayak, let alone fathomed paddling the one-man boat through raging whitewater rapids — until, strangely enough, he lost his eyesight.
“To be honest, if I could see, I’d probably look at that w…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Column: In Arkansas, a military record is no magic bullet

May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Pryor, the embattled Democratic incumbent in Arkansas, made a serious gaffe in March when he questioned Republican opponent Tom Cotton’s reliance on military service as a campaign theme.
While praising the congressman for …continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: In Arkansas, a military record is no magic bullet

May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Pryor, the embattled Democratic incumbent in Arkansas, made a serious gaffe in March when he questioned Republican opponent Tom Cotton’s reliance on military service as a campaign theme.
While praising the congressman for …continue reading on dglobe.com

NOEM: More work needed to combat sexual assault in military

April 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

Each year, I have the privilege of nominating a handful of South Dakota students for admission into one of our nation’s military academies. I’m always [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_original”,”fid”:”651553″,”attributes”:{“alt”:”",”class”:”m…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

PHOTOS: Learning Vietnam history

April 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

Medal of Honor recipient Michael Fitzmaurice talked to Sean Flynn’s Korean and Vietnam War history class at DWU Monday….continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

PHOTOS: Learning Vietnam history

April 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

Medal of Honor recipient Michael Fitzmaurice talked to Sean Flynn’s Korean and Vietnam War history class at DWU Monday….continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

COLUMN: ‘Purple Up’ for military kids

April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed April as the Month of the Military Child in South Dakota.

“This month is a time to honor our community youth who have been impacted by deployments in the past and who will face many challenges in th…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com