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Here’s How to Support the Family of Washington’s Fallen Green Beret

Last week we learned of the death of Staff Sgt. Matthew "Tatonka" McClintock of the Washington National Guard in Afghanistan. The green beret died in action only months after celebrating his second anniversary and the birth of his son Declan. Here's what you can do to help:

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Americans Nuclear Night now Military Appreciation Night (John Allen / AridAcres.com)
Americans Nuclear Night now Military Appreciation Night (John Allen / AridAcres.com)
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Tri City Americans Nuclear Night Now ‘Military Appreciation Night’

For years, the Tri-City Americans saluted the nuclear heritage of the Mid-Columbia by skating in wildly-colored nuclear-themed jerseys for "Nuclear Night." Now, it's gone up to a whole new level! (Pictured is one of the Americans Nuclear Night jerseys).

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POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28:  An CH-47 Chinook helicopters hover during the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea.  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: An CH-47 Chinook helicopters hover during the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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Pendleton Soldiers on Way to Fight ‘Islamic State’

60 members of the Oregon Army National Guard (st Battalion, 168th Aviation Regiment) go to Kuwait from the Pendleton Airport to fight ISIS.

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U.S. Military Returning to Iraq

President Obama is sending more than 400 military experts to set up a new base in Iraq and help that nation's army fight ISIS.

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Memorial Day Observed At Arlington National Cemetery
Memorial Day Observed At Arlington National Cemetery (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Salute Our Vets for Memorial Day at These Tri-City Celebrations

The REAL reason we celebrate Memorial Day isn't about barbeques, sales or such.  It's those who sacrificed to preserve our freedoms.  We invite you to attend any of these events saluting these men and women.

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John Stelzer, thinkstock
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5 ‘Stolen Valor’ Videos That Leave Me Speechless!

I saw the video of the man pretending to be an Army Ranger on Black Friday and it made me so sad! Then I found out there are SO MANY videos like that there are entire Youtube channels dedicated to them!

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Tri City Area Memorial Day Observances – Where to Go to Salute Our Veterans

Besides the usual menu of barbeques, lawn work, projects and more,  take some time this Monday and honor our veterans, past and present.

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Senator Don Benton
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State Senate Approves Special Veteran Drivers Licenses – Would Combine Card with Military ID

If approved this would combine military ID and drivers license.

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Stacy’s Dad Flew a Washington State Flag in Vietnam — Now See It on Display!

My dad kept a Washington state flag from his service in Vietnam. There's a cool story that goes along with it and now the flag and its story is on display at the Federal Building in Richland! Check out what it says:

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March and rally planned for Sunday at noon in Columbia Park
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March and Rally to Support Veterans Planned for Sunday in Columbia Park at Noon

The march will finish at the Regional Veterans Memorial in Columbia Park.

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