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If you are disabled Veteran of Mexican Border Period, World War I, World War II, Korean Conflict, Vietnam Era, or Gulf War, with at least 30% disability, please contact me for information on a secret benefit the VA will not disclose.  My email is jkaelin@k5dxm.com or via phone  479-553-8035.

June 3rd, 2011

Added Local Veterans page, Sprint 4G page, a link on the new Microsoft Windows 8 and Microsoft FREE Antivirus software, and most importantly, added a link that everyone should watch!  This Marine's dedication and gratitude comes through like only a true Veteran's does.  Please watch this video!

May 19th, 2010

During severe storm weather, we will be streaming the live feed of the Fort Smith Area Amateur Radio Storm Chasers. 

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The Veterans Administration developed Vet Centers shortly after the Vietnam War to provide readjustment counseling specifically to combat veterans and their families from other Veterans. Some of the services include assistance with VA benefits, counseling, marriage therapy, group counseling, bereavement counseling, sexual trauma counseling, as well as community education, presentations, and professional seminars on Veteran issues. All professional services are completely free, confidential, available to anyone honorably discharged who has served in a combat zone and their family members (for instance a wife or child of a Vet can receive counseling completely free of charge). In our effort to “not leave anyone behind,” the Vet Center takes pride in providing services to Vets in their own communities.

The Fayetteville Vet Center serves Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma, with scheduled day and evening hours in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Harrison, Mt. Home, with the intent to expand further. The Center also operates a Mobile Vet Center, a 38 foot RV with satellite tele-communication capabilities, Internet, v-Tel and a dedicated technician and counselor. All Fayetteville Vet Center staff are prior military or currently in the guard/reserve, two with combat experience.

On March 4th, 2010, from 0700 - 1100, please join the Mobile Vet Center at Mama's Country Cafe, 203 Fort Street, Barling, 479-484-7773.

January 11th, 2010

February 26th, 2010

Have you heard of the VET CENTER

“America’s founders intended the federal government to have limited powers and that the states have an independent sovereign place in our system of government. The Obama/Reid/Pelosi legislation to take control of the American health-care system is the most sweeping and intrusive federal program ever devised. If the federal government can do this, then it can do anything, and the limits on government power that our liberty requires will be more myth than reality.”

Wall Street Journal op-ed by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Liberty University School of Law professor Kenneth Blackwell and American Civil Rights Union senior legal analyst Kenneth Klukowski

Read full article at: The Wallstreet Journal


September 28th, 2009

Times Union, Albany, N.Y.

VALLEY FALLS, N.Y. -- This is a red, white and blue village that is still seeing red after a flag that flew over Iraq was burned by a 21-year-old.

The payback? He was publicly humiliated last Sunday by being duct-taped to the flagpole of Veterans of Foreign War 1938 say he desecrated Sept. 18.

Nick Normile, post commander and Vietnam War veteran, said he's been flooded with calls from media outlets since the events of last week received attention from local TV stations and newspapers. He's been asked to go live on a veterans radio show program from Tennessee, another radio show from Chicago and even received a call from NBC studios in New York City.

But Normile said he's not planning to let the story get any more attention and has declined appearances.

"I'm not trying to be some martyr or hero," Normile said. "I just did what I thought was right."

The 21-year-old appeared intoxicated when he entered the VFW post on the day of the alleged act, Normile said. When the man was refused service for not having a proper ID, he ran out in a fit of anger. He cut the rope of the flag, which had once flown over troops in Iraq, and ignited it with a cigarette lighter.

Two days later, Normile said the man was forced to sit in the sun pilloried for six hours as townspeople gathered across the street for a youth soccer picnic. A sign was hung around his neck detailing what he had done. It recalled the Middle Ages punishment, subjecting him to public humiliation and scorn.

"He'll never disrespect the flag again, I can tell you that," Normile said on Friday.

A week later villagers were hush-hush about the event, but patrons of the post bar gave a nod of agreement to the punishment, pointing proudly to a newspaper clipping of the event on a bulletin board.

Patriotism is on open display in this village of about 500, the walls of a defunct railroad bridge near it's entrance now brightly colored red, white and blue. Most of the historical homes have American flags of their own hanging from porches, some also adorned with the Don't Tread on Me flag, popular with Tea Party activists.

Normile said once he found out what the man had done, he knew he had to be taught a lesson. Normile said he went out hunting for him, but when he couldn't find him at his apartment, he sought the help of the man's uncle to bring him out.

"He manned up, he knew he had punishment coming, " said Normile, who described the young man he refused to identify as guilty and ashamed.

"I told him to think about those kids in the foxhole, and how they had no one to set them free, " Normile said. "It got to him, so I was satisfied. He showed a lot of remorse, no attitude."

Normile said the flag, whose pieces will be retired in a formal ceremony, had significant meaning. The villages auxiliary had been sending toiletries and other goods to Soldiers in Iraq, who then sent back the flag that had flown over their bunker. It was received with great attention and a ceremony.

State troopers and Rensselaer County sheriffs deputies said no charges had been filed by either the VFW post or the man.

September 11th, 2009

ARE WE GOING TO STAND FOR THIS?!?!?!?!?

On Sept. 25, Dar ul Islam, a mosque in Elizabeth, N.J., is slating a massive Friday "jummah" prayer event at the west front of the U.S. Capitol; on the very site that President Obama gave his inauguration speech not so long ago. This is not a joke. Click on this site and the strains of the sonorous Islamic call to prayer (which will be heard at the Capitol, I am guessing), will flow from your computer's loudspeakers. The mid-day summons to Allah will echo amongst Washington's most august monuments, the site says "for the sole purpose of prayer." And "the peace, beauty and solidarity of Islam will shine through the America's capital."

Solidarity? America's Muslims have such on-and-off mosque attendance statistics, it's impossible to get a realistic count of how many of them there are in this country. Methinks a lot of other religious groups aren't going to be happy about this jummah rally. "A Day of Islamic Unity," the event is called. Well, I guess if Louis Farrakhan could preach from the same spot during the Million Man March nearly 14 years ago, so can these folks. They're talking about reserving 500 buses and talking about 50,000 attendees, so this could be one big clump of folks who head for lunch at Union Station afterward.

The Star-Ledger in Newark came out with the story about all this on Thursday. The idea, according to organizers, is to celebrate Muslims already being an integral part of American society.

Well, if you can have giant menorahs on the White House lawn each December, you can have Muslims praying about one-quarter mile to the north. So if Islamic muezzins will chant out the "adhan," the call to worship, to folks kneeling on prayer rugs on the west front lawn, does that make the Capitol dome a minaret?


- Julia Duin, religion editor

August 19th, 2009

Official government reports uncovered proving Agent Orange use at Fort Chaffee in 1966 and 1967.  Email me for further details or copies of the official reports.

March 20th, 2009

Added Business Flag Violators page.  This page will list business' disrespecting the Flag of the United States by flying it worn, torn, and weathered.

March 12th, 2009

March 21st, 2009

Added VA News to Links for Veterans.  This section will contain links to articles in the news today that pertain to Veteran affairs.

March 22nd, 2009

Have you thought of or tried to find a buddy?  Perhaps the best place to start is with the VA.  A simple phone call can tell you what you might need to know. The number is 1-800-827-1000.  You will need as much information as possible about your buddy, name, rank, years in service, MOS, and home of record are all helpful. Tell the VA that you are checking to see if a vet is in the system and that if he is you want to have a letter forwarded to him.  IF your buddy is in the VA system, the person on the phone will tell you where to send the letter to be forwarded.

Added Software/Drivers page for commonly used/needed softwares, drivers, plugins, etc.  Also, the government has requested us to provide a section for reporting enemy troop movement, UFOs, and abnormal anomalies.  Therefore, we have added Area 51.

March 23rd, 2009

Reminder that Wednesday, March 25th, is the 51st anniversary of Elvis Presley's Army hair cut at Fort Chaffee.  To help celebrate, FREE GI haircuts will be given from 1:00pm to 4:00pm in Building 803 at Fort Chaffee.  See you there!

March 27th, 2009

August 5, 2009


April 12th, 2009

We are in the process of updating our weather tracking software.  Please be patient as we make changes to the weather pages.    Thank you!

This is a reminder that on March 25th, Fort Chaffee will celebrate the 51st anniversary of Elvis Presley getting his Army hair cut.  In 1958, James B. Peterson was the barber who performed the deed.  On March 25th, 2009, Mr. Peterson's son is scheduled to be on hand for the celebration at the Fort Chaffee Barber Shop Museum, building 803.  Not far away, is building 823, the barracks where Presley stayed.  Also scheduled are the television reporter who interviewed Presley at Fort Chaffee along with the photographer who took the photos of Presley getting his hair cut.

FYI: Fort Chaffee was used by Presley for the movies Biloxi Blues and A Soldier's Story.








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Elvis Arrives at Fort Chaffee

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Elvis Receives his Military Hair Cut at Fort Chaffee


March 10th, 2009

Our weather station data is finally live.  We are now on a mission to create this website and spread the knowledge!


August 17th, 2009

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