Author Archives: Regina Tayman

The Cookie Platoon Needs Your Help

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Every day families around the United States say painful goodbyes to their sons and daughters who have chosen to serve their country. The pride we feel in our adult children’s choices to serve their country does not lesson the pain of waving goodbye when they leave home to go off to basic training, a military base in another state or ... Read More »

Why Your Vote is Critical This Election Cycle

Senior Airman Brian Lashley, 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron voting assistance officer, helps Army Private 1st Class Chris Williams register to vote Aug. 13 at an air base in Southwest Asia. Officials with the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing held a base-wide voter registration and absentee ballot drive to increase servicemember participation in November's general election.  Airman Lashley is deployed from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Raheem Moore)

First I want to make it perfectly clear that this is not a typical political type of article. I am not going to discuss the various candidates because I believe you are all intelligent individuals who are perfectly capable of doing your own research and deciding for yourselves which candidate you do or do not agree with. This is not ... Read More »

Why Choose a VA Home Loan Over Other Options?

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Purchasing a home is one of the largest financial investments most people will ever make in their lifetimes. There are arguments to be made for and against making a home purchase at this point in time. However, I am not here to persuade or dissuade you one way or another. That conversation is best left to your own kitchen table ... Read More »

Pakistan’s Border Closures Cost US Millions Monthly

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Something you won’t hear being discussed on the news or by pundits just about anywhere is what it is currently costing the United States and NATO Forces to move much needed war supplies to our troops in Afghanistan. In late November 2011, Pakistan shut down two key military border crossings in retaliation to a U.S. airstrike that killed two dozen ... Read More »