Troop Salute

Edward Reiner of the US Navy

Sons look up to fathers who serve.  That goes without saying, and that father-son bond is obviously a special one. I get a lot of salutes from kids honoring their parents.  And I always feel the strength and the quality of that relationship. I can honestly say that the way a daughter looks up to her…

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Our Veterans

America is a nation of fighters: a nation of people who demand their freedom, and who are willing to fight for it. Many Americans fully understand and appreciate the contribution that ALL of our troops and all of our services make to our personal freedoms. Not EVERY American can appreciate what the military has done…

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A Message from Ariel Atienza of the US Navy

As we approach Veterans Day in America we will all be giving thanks and honoring the men and women who have served this nation. As Americans we know that we owe much of what we have to them. We received a special salute for this Veterans Day from within the service this year. I'm going…

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Steve Hurd of the US Marine Corps

There is an unmistakable link between our service men and women and our law enforcement community in America. So many times we receive salutes that tell us about a Soldier, Sailor, or Marine that is now working in Law Enforcement or went into the field after leaving the service. Today we salute Lance Corporal Steve…

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Robert Coryell of the US Navy

We have honored troops here who are fresh-faced recruits heading off to boot camp for the first time.  We have also honored veterans of just about every American war in the 20th century, and service members who served the nation during all parts of the last century. Today we are saluting a Sailor who would…

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Tom Durski of the US Air Force

Soldiers save lives: we've all heard that about soldiers on the battle field but today's soldier saved a life off the battle field.  And that person he saved wants you to hear all about it. Today we salute Staff Sergeant Tom Durski of the United States Air Force. Tom is just 25 years old and…

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Vincent Cortese of the US Navy

It's never too late to say Thank You. It's never too late to show respect and let the world know how proud you are of your service member. Even after they pass, your thanks and respect are a powerful message to others who have served, and others who are serving now. Today we are saluting…

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Jake Ness of the US Army

Usually we put together the information from Troop Salute submissions into a kind of story.  But sometimes the salutes come to us just perfect; when a mom writes the way Stephanie DeGagne did, all I have to do is read it. Stephanie Writes: “I would like you to honor my son Sergeant Jake Ness. Jake…

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Hunter File of the US Marine Corps

Almost every single Troop Salute you hear me do here on the show will include the word "Pride". Pride is one of the most common elements of every salute I receive. People are so proud of their troops and that is why they want to tell the world through the Troop Salute. Another word comes…

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