Military

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Do you know about the "Six-Triple-Eight"?

Published Feb. 13, 2019

Every year for Black History Month, Judge Derek Mosley posts daily tributes on Facebook that provide information about remarkable African-Americans who were excluded from mainstream history. Today, meet the first all-African-American, all-female military unit to serve overseas in World War II.

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Col. Morrison describes his heart-melting surprise family reunion at Miller Park

Published June 15, 2018

Before Wednesday's Brewers-Cubs game at Miller Park, Colonel Jay Morrison reunited with his family by surprising his son on his 12th birthday. We spoke with Morrison about all that led to the reunion, becoming a viral-video sensation and what the moment felt like and meant for him, his family, other service members and fans of baseball and happiness.

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Where vets can find meals and deals for Veterans Day

Published Nov. 11, 2016

As a special day of respect and remembrance, several local and national businesses are offering special meals, deals and other services for veterans - and, in many cases, active military personnel as well. Here are a few places you can find them.

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Armed Forces Week events honor service members

Published May 16, 2016

Armed Forces Week kicks off today, and there are several ways for you to honor the men and women who serve our country. The week culminates on Saturday, with Armed Forces Day. There are several events over the next week to celebrate Armed Forces Week.

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Milwaukee selected as one of 15 cities to host a Navy Week

Published April 5, 2016

Get ready to set sail for Milwaukee Navy Week, one of the Navy's signature outreach programs designed to give area residents an opportunity to learn about the Navy, its people and its importance to national security and prosperity.

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USS Milwaukee commissioning set for Nov. 21

Published Sept. 10, 2015

At a press conference held at Discovery World yesterday, Mayor Tom Barrett announced that the USS Milwaukee, the fifth U.S. Navy ship to be named for the Cream City, will hold its commissioning on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. at Veteran's Park.

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Fisher House to provide care and space for injured soldiers' families

Published May 28, 2014

On June 3, 2014 at 1 p.m., ground will break on a very special place for the families of our country's injured soldiers. Fisher House of Wisconsin will be located on the VA Medical Center grounds and will provide a "home away from home" for family members while a soldier receives medical care.

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What I learned about the Coast Guard

Published July 31, 2013

Though I've driven past the U.S. Coast Guard Station at the foot of the Hoan Bridge in Bay View for years, I never really gave it much thought. When I arrived there last week for a trip out to the Breakwater Lighthouse (link), I was surprised by how much hustle and bustle there was and by how little I knew about it.

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College degrees are not guarantees anymore

Published July 21, 2013

Once upon a different world, going to college was equivalent to getting a good job. But these days, with exorbitant tuition costs and a glut of college grads, having a degree doesn't come with the guarantee it once did.