military

VIDEO: Scenes from Wreaths Across America in Nashville

Wreaths were laid in a section of the cemetery devoted to Civil War-era soldiers. Catch a video of the ceremony, as well as several still photos from the day, here.

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Wreaths Across America: An early delivery in Nashville

Video, pictures and more from driver John Dyer's Wreaths Across America delivery at Nashville National Cemetery, where this week 100-plus wreaths were placed anonymously ahead of Dec. 14 ceremonies.

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FMCSA making rule changes to ease military transition to truck driving

FMCSA says it wants to enact rule changes to make obtaining a civilian CDL based on military experience and training easier.

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Drones: How do you view their use in combat operations?

As pundits debate the growing use of drones in countries that are at least ostensible U.S. allies -- Yemen, Pakistan -- this poll ask for your view of drone use all told by the United States military and/or CIA.

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Hot buttons: Should the U.S. military intervene in Syria?

With evidence of the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government in the civil war there fairly clear, the drums beating for military intervention have gotten louder. This poll asks for your view on any U.S. role.

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Will young women now have to sign up for the draft?

A 61 percent majority of Overdrive readers showed no opposition to the Pentagon's official removal of the ban on women participating in combat roles, though questions remained for many.

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Crete wins military employer award

Crete Carrier Corp. has been recognized for 2012 as one of the nation’s top employers for civilians with military experience by civilianjobs.com. The carrier plans to provide jobs for more than 500 former military personnel in 2012, says Crete Carrier spokesman Jeff Dady. Its military program includes compensation, trainer-learning opportunities, no team driving, home time for weekend drill, extended benefits during deployment and annual training for Guard and Reserve members. The 2012 Most Valuable Employers for military ...

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Truckers donate to soldiers

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will sponsor the fifth Truckers for Troops campaign Dec. 5-9. The outreach organizes and sends care packages to soldiers in combat duty. Truckers who wish to participate can renew their OOIDA memberships during the campaign week, and 10 percent of the proceeds will go directly to the care packages. OOIDA matches the donations. Shell Rotella donated $5,000 to jump start the campaign. The campaign encourages cards and letters for the soldiers, especially ...

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Prime honors fallen soldiers

Prime Inc. drivers will deliver wreaths to military veterans’ graves in Missouri and Pennsylvania as part of the Wreaths Across America Day, the Springfield, Mo.-based carrier said. The nationwide annual event relies on many in the trucking industry. The noon flag ceremony, tap and 21-gun salute on Dec. 10 commemorates fallen soldiers for their military service. To make donations for wreaths and other details, visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.

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Charlie Daniels: “We’re coming to rock ‘em” at Charlotte show

Charlie Daniels has been at making music for a half-century and then some, and he's still going strong. He turns 75 next month, and earlier this year he released a new track in "Let 'Em Win or Bring 'Em Home," a meditation on American service members and their families giving all for love of country. With, of course, an explicit message for our elected leaders about a proper course. As part of his hard-running touring around ...

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