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Military Influencer Conference

Military Influencer Conference
Event on 2017-10-22 00:00:00
This event is hosted by: MilBlogging

The Military Influencer Conference is an exciting, dynamic event that brings together hundreds of digital entrepreneurs, and business owners united by a passion for the military.

Through inspiring keynote speeches and immersive, hands-on workshops with some of the top names in the digital space, you’ll learn proven strategies, tactics and techniques needed to grow your business and bottom line exponentially.

Plus, you’ll build your network by connecting with other digital entrepreneurs and some of the biggest brands in our community. Best of all, you’ll leave the conference with a new sense of pride and purpose along with a wide range of actionable tools to make an immediate impact on your business.

Calling All Entrepreneurs, Freelancers & Influencers!


Learn from the pros: With more than 21 educational sessions and a wide range of dynamic, inspiring speakers, MilBlogging gives digital entrepreneurs an unprecedented opportunity to find the resources and connections needed to grow your online business. Time and time again, you’ll be introduced to bold new ideas and proven strategies for both short and long term growth.

Network and connect: You’ll have countless opportunities to meet, network with and learn from serial entrepreneurs from brands like Sword & Plough, Grunt Style, Bottle Breacher, R. Riveter, Duffel Blog, Combat Flip Flops and more….

Save money with exclusive discounts: We’ve developed exciting partnerships with leading digital brands such as Buzzsumo, Click Funnels and Convert Kit to provide exclusive discounts and extended trials just for our attendees.

The Only Conference For Military Brands, Non-Profits & Small Business Owners


If you’re looking to connect your brand with the large and influential military community, you’ve come to the right place.

At MilBlogging, you’ll have the unique opportunity to network directly with more than 250 influential digital entrepreneurs including Bloggers, Freelancers, Vloggers, and Podcasters each of whom has unparalleled access to a loyal military following.

From military money and retirement to lifestyle, travel, and technology, these digital entrepreneurs represent every niche in the online military space, enabling you to match your brand with exactly the right audience.

Through our strategic partnerships, we will grow to become the “go to” event for Digital Influencers operating in the “Military” space.

Our goal is to deliver a high-quality experience that ensures MilPreneurs of all levels leave Dallas with practical skills and strategies to implement immediately.

Our speakers are Brands, Content Creators, Editors, Influencers, and Creatives who cover a broad range of digital topics and niches across different stages and phases of blogging.

This event is being sponsored by USAA, Scout Comms, Life Flip Media, GovX, Recruit Military, and more..

at Dallas Sheraton
400 N Olive St
Dallas, United States


Military Speaker Series: Unsung Heroes of Saigon

Military Speaker Series: Unsung Heroes of Saigon
Event on 2017-10-19 11:30:00
The Metroplex Military Charitable Trust (MMCT) announces the first of its Military Speaker Series fundraising luncheons.  The event will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 11:30 am at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, TX. Since 1990, MMCT has been an avid supporter and creator of numerous military charities in the region.   Noteworthy are the creation of the Metroplex Veterans Legal Services legal clinics; the underwriting of expenses for the local Toys for Tots campaigns, the extensive support of local high school Junior ROTC programs as well as the purchase of vans for the Veterans Resource Center to transport veterans to and from the local VA hospital.    Colonel Tony Wood, USMC (Ret)  will be the first speaker in this series.  In 1975, Colonel Wood was assigned the unique role of directing and planning the secret evacuation of thousands of US civilians from the then South Vietnamese capital of Saigon. You won't want to miss this first-hand account of obtaining nearly unachievable results during hyper-fluid combat events. METROPLEX MILITARY CHARITABLE TRUST 3510 Rankin Street Dallas, Texas 75205-1209 If you have questions, please contact Col. Mike McCollum USMC (Ret) at or (214) 927-6897 For more information, go to

at Frontiers of Flight Museum
6911 Lemmon Avenue
Dallas, United States


Military radio

A few nice radio images I found:

Military radio
Image by Elsie esq.
Wireless . . Army style!

Radio Clash Launch Night – march 2006
Image by subcityphotos
Taken at the Launch night of Radio Clash at The Sub Club.

A weekly Thursday night with rotating residents of Subcity, Radio Magnetic, Mash (XFM), Vic Galloway (BBC) and Clash Magazine.

photo credit: Donald McVinnie

Shhh… Radio Program in Progress…
Image by The Rocketeer
I got to meet the host of Those Were the Days Radio Program, Chuck Schaden in 2001. Give his show a listen (via the internet, if you aren’t in the Chicago area).


France sends military planes to get back nationals from Libya: FM

France sends military planes to get back nationals from Libya: FM
France has decided to send three military planes to evacuate expatriates and nationals in Libya for safety cautions, Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Mariehas said in a statement on Tuesday.
Read more on People’s Daily

O’Malley Reacts To Collective Bargaining Debate
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley sounds off about the collective bargaining debate in Wisconsin.
Read more on WBAL-TV Baltimore

Kim Yong Nam Meets Chinese Vice-FM
Pyongyang, February 21 (KCNA) — Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly, met and had a friendly talk with Zhang Zhijun, executive vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of China, and his party at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on Monday.
Read more on Korean Central News Agency


Q&A: How can this be true? Do illegal aliens REALLY get better FREE health care than the US Military?

Question by plezurgui: How can this be true? Do illegal aliens REALLY get better FREE health care than the US Military?
Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas , Texas is a fairly famous institution and for a variety of reasons:

1. John F. Kennedy died there in 1963.
2. Lee Harvey Oswald died there shortly after.
3. Jack Ruby-who killed Lee Harvey Oswald, died there a few years coincidence.

“On the flip side, Parkland is also home to the second busiest maternity ward in the country with almost 16,000 new babies arriving each year. (That’s almost 44 per day—every day)

A recent patient survey indicated that 70 percent of the wo men who gave birth at Parkland in the first three months of 2006 were illegal immigrants. That’s 11,200 anchor babies born every year just in Dallas.

According to the article, the hospital spent .7 million delivering 15,938 babies in 2004 but managed to end up with almost million dollars in surplus funding. Medicaid kicked in .5 million, Dallas County taxpayers kicked in .3 million and the feds tossed in another .5 million.

The average patient in Parkland ‘s maternity wards is 25 years old, married and giving birth to her second child. She is also an illegal immigrant. By law, pregnant women cannot be denied medical care based on heir immigration status or ability to pay.

OK, fine. That doesn’t mean they should receive better care than everyday, middle-class American citizens. But at Parkland Hospital , they do.

Parkland Memorial Hospital has nine prenatal clinics. NINE.

The Dallas Morning News article followed a Hispanic woman who was a patient at one of the clinics and pregnant with her third child—her previous two were also born at Parkland . Her first two deliveries were free and the Mexican native was grateful because it would have cost 0 to have them in Mexico This time, the hospital wants her to pay per visit and 0 for the delivery but she was unsure if she could come up with the money. Not that it matters, the hospital won’t turn her away. (I wonder why they even bother asking at this point.)

How long has this been going on? What are the long-term affects? Well, another subject of the article was born at Parkland in 1986 shortly after her mother entered the U.S. illegally—now she is having her own child there as well. (That’s right, she’s technically a U.S. citizen.) These women receive free prenatal care including medication, nutrition, birthing classes and child care classes. They also get freebies such as car seats, bottles, diapers and formula.

Most of these things are available to American citizens as well but only for low-income applicants and even then, the red tape involved is almost insurmountable.

Because these women are illegal immigrants, they do not have to provide any sort of legitimate identification—no proof of income. An American citizen would have to provide a social security number which would reveal their annual income—an illegal immigrant need only claim to be poor and the hospital must take them at their word.

“My husband is a pilot for the United States Navy (yes, he fought in Iraq ) and while the health care is good, we Navy wives don’t get any of these perks!” Car seats? Diapers? Not so much. So my question is this: Does our public medical care system treat illegal immigrants better than American citizens? Yes it does!

As I mentioned, the care I have received is perfectly adequate but it’s bare bones, meat and potato medical care—not top of line.

Their (the illegals) medical care is free—simply because they are il legal immigrants? Once again, there is no way to verify their income.

Parkland Hospital offers indigent care to Dallas County residents who earn less than ,000 per year. (They also have to prove that they did not refuse health coverage at their current job. Yeah, the ‘free’ care is not so easy for Americans.)

There are about 140 patients who received roughly million dollars for un-reimbursed medical care. As it turns out, they did not qualify for free treatment
because they resided outside of Dallas County So the hospital is going to sue them! Illegals get it all free! But U.S citizens who live outside of Dallas County get sued! How stupid is this?

As if that isn’t annoying enough, the illegal immigrant patients are actually complaining about hospital staff not speaking Spanish. In this AP story, the author speaks with a woman who is upset that she had to translate comments from the hospital staff into Spanish for her husband. The doctor was trying to explain the situation to the family and the mother was forced to translate for her husband who only spoke Spanish. This was apparently a great injustice to her.

In an attempt to create a Spanish-speaking staff, Parkland Hospital is now providing incentives in the form of extra pay for applicants who speak Spanish. Additionally, medical students at the University of Texas Southwestern for which Parkland Hospital is the training facility will now have a Spanish language requirement added to their already jammed-packed curriculum. No other school in the country boasts such a ridiculous multi-semester (multicultural) req uirement.

In the meantime, I have to end my column here. I have to go buy a car seat.”

(Ed: Sorry for the length, but this needs wide circulation—-particularly to our “employees” in Congress.)

If you want to verify accuracy:
I received this incredible email, but it seems like it would be impossible for it to be true, but check out snopes link.
I do NOT hate immigrants. In fact, I love them, but they are so much easier to love back in their own country!
I would like to go visit their country and meet them THERE.

Best answer:

Answer by whitepainter
believe or not they can even vote
because nobody is going to check
if everything they put in the voter registration form
is the true…

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!


What events can I attend with my cousin to show him wanting to join the military to kill people is wrong?

Question by Tyler Durden: What events can I attend with my cousin to show him wanting to join the military to kill people is wrong?
I really hope my cousin is lying but I have a feeling he is really brainwashed and thinks that all Muslims in the middle east are less than human. He said to me once that he is “joining the military to kill towel heads”, and how “all towel heads are terrorists and deserve to die”…and he is not joking…This is so disturbing. I want him to be successful in the military, but he is joining the marine core, and I need to find a way to make him want to do something not directly combat related, like flying, or being a mechanic, just anything but firing a weapon at people all day long.

I would like to goto an event like Winter Soldier – Iraq Veterans Against the War, but it doesn’t appear that they are doing anything nearby. I live in Dallas, Texas and would love any help I can get to find a good conference to goto and see testimony from Iraq veterans themselves, or even Vietnam veterans. Thank you for those who will answer!
Wow, hate America? You guys make me sick, you have no idea what your talking about, only a weak little punk would think your any safer because we invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, you are so F*&%ING STUPID.

Best answer:

Answer by eric s
let him join… just because you hate America doesn’t mean he should.

Add your own answer in the comments!


Helping Veterans Transition from Military to Civilian Jobs

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Know the code for service: just as companies verify a job candidate’s employment history and education, they should verify military service claims.(Preemployment): An article from: Security Management

Know the code for service: just as companies verify a job candidate’s employment history and education, they should verify military service claims.(Preemployment): An article from: Security Management

This digital document is an article from Security Management, published by American Society for Industrial Security on December 1, 2003. The length of the article is 1820 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

Citation Details
Title: Know the code for service: just as companies verify a job candidate’s employment history and education, they should verify military service claims.(Preemployment)
Author: James M. Dallas
Publication: Security Management (Refereed)
Date: December 1, 2003
Publisher: American Society for Industrial Security
Volume: 47 Issue: 12 Page: 107(4)

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This is a video of a road trip Sean Dobran, Mike Storozum, and I took to Texas. We went to Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin and got a few video clips. We visited Alamo Plaza Courts Hotels in Dallas. We visited Tower of the Americas, River Walk, and The Alamo in San Antonio. We also got to see The First Night festival in Austin on New Years Eve. The video quality/sound isn’t good and in fact it might be unwatchable unless you are Sean Dobran, Mike Storozum, or myself. Good luck.
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Q&A: What do you do if you join the military but owe money to DPS?

Question by Lynn L: What do you do if you join the military but owe money to DPS?
My boyfriend paid off all of his fines, then enlisted into the Army. He thought everything was taken care of, now was just told he owes money to the DPS, and they will not issue him his drivers license that he needs to get into the Army. He has already signed papers to enlist and be shipped off January. Does anybody know what can be done? He just found out he owes over ,000.00 and he does not have that kind of money to pay it off in such a quick matter of time. They will not accept payment arrangements, as he has to have 0 balance. He does not know what to do, as he really wants to go into the Army to better himself, and our son. Thank you very much.

Best answer:

Answer by David J
I really don’t know.

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