Watch the Trailer for A&E Network’s ‘Dogs of War’

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Dogs of War is a new A&E documentary series that follows PTSD veterans as they are paired with shelter dogs who help in their rehabilitation. Premiering on Veterans Day at 10pm Eastern/9pm Central, the show follows Jim and Lindsey Stanek, the founders of the Paws and Stripes, a charity that trains adopted dogs and pairs them with veterans at little or no cost. +Continue Reading

‘Wounded: The Battle Back Home’ — Operation Honor

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The Wounded Warrior Project is marking its tenth anniversary with a new documentary series called Wounded: The Battle Back Home. The series wraps up with a final episode featuring Marine Corps veteran Jamel Daniels.

Daniels who was inspired to enlist in the military following the tragic terrorist events of 9/11. While wrapping up his final day of an eight-month tour in Iskandariya, Iraq, Daniels’ unit fell upon an improvised explosive device (IED) while on patrol. The blast killed three Marines and resulted in the loss of one of Daniels’ legs. In this episode of Wounded: The Battle Back Home, Daniels shares the raw details of his final day in Iraq and opens up about the depression, alcoholism and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that developed as a result of his injuries and survivors guilt.

Seeking help to combat the effects of PTSD and reclaim his pre-war life, Daniels began working with Wounded Warrior Project® as he adapted to the amputation of his leg. The non-profit service organization also gave Daniels the opportunity to assist other wounded veterans like himself as they adjusted to the return home. Wounded: The Battle Back Home follows Daniels on his journey to recovery and the support system that helps him along the way, including his wife, three children and the families of his fellow Marines killed from the IED in combat.

Wounded: The Battle Back Home (“Jamel: Operation Honor”) airs Sunday, October 26, at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT as part of “Taking the Hill” on MSNBC.

Review: A-Audio Legacy Headphones

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The A-Audio Legacy headphones cost $299 direct and feature Active Noise Cancellation and a bass boost mode. There’s a lot of padding and a faux-skin carrying case. They’re blingy and they’ve received some rapturous reviews elsewhere online. +Continue Reading

The Partially Inspiring ‘Million Dollar Arm’

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Million Dollar Arm (out now on Blu-ray and DVD) is almost one of those standard feel-good, overcome-the-odds sports movies but there’s just enough weird real-life twists to interest anyone not exactly looking to be inspired. The case says “From the Studio That Brought You Remember the Titans and Miracle,” but Million Dollar Arm (also based on a true story) doesn’t have the triumphant climax featured in those movies. +Continue Reading

Go Really Big With the Lumia 1520 Phone

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The Lumia 1520 Windows phone is a monster with a 6″ screen and a 20 megapixel camera. It comes in red, yellow, green, black or white and never fails to start a conversation when you pull it out of your bag. It’s probably not going to fit into your pocket. As Tiny Elvis would say, that’s a huge phone.

Frequent Delta fliers might recognize the device. The airline just started issuing the 1520 to flight attendants as new Windows mobile devices. I’ve already seen one of these in action on a cross-country flight this month.

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General Dempsey Reveals His Musical Side at USO Gala

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey spoke at the 2014 USO Gala on October 17th and described what it’s like to have his job right now by singing an Irish ditty called “The Sick Note,” written by Pat Cooksey. If he’s up for life on the road, the general’s got a future on the folk circuit once he finishes with his current gig.

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Share Your ‘Unbroken’ Story

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Unbroken, the upcoming movie directed by Angelina Jolie, tells the amazing story of World War II veteran and Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini and his ability to overcome whatever challenges he faced during his amazing life. Zamperini lived a long long and productive life before passing away this past July at age 97. He lived long enough to enjoy the recognition generated by Laura Hillenbrand’s bestselling book and was able to work closely with Jolie as she prepared the film.

To honor Zamperini’s legacy (and hype the December 25th release of the movie), Universal Pictures has created the #IAmUnbroken website and hashtag to allow others to share their own stories of challenges met and obstacles overcome. +Continue Reading

Go All Veteran With the ‘Pin-ups For Vets’ 2015 Calendar

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Gina Elise’s Pin-Ups For Vets calendar has just published its 2015 edition with a new twist: all twelve models are veterans who represent four branches of the U.S. military. +Continue Reading

Get a Great Deal on a Kodiak Waterproof Backup Battery

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Outdoor Tech have launched an Indiegogo campaign for an expansion of their Kodiak Waterproof portable battery line. I’ve been using the currently available Kodiak 6000mAh model and it’s working fine, even after I threw it in the pond out back and left it there for a half hour.

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Sailor Treated for Addiction to Google Glass

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Ever since Google Glass was released, it has inspired excitement and invited controversy. Consumer and critic opinions have run the gamut from despising to adoring the inventive, wearable computer.  However, an unidentified Sailor has experienced a very negative side effect of using the device: addiction. +Continue Reading