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Schlitterbahn Offers Free Admission to the Military and First Responders

All Schlitterbahn Water Parks are letting military members and first responders in free at different times this month, and we'll help you plan accordingly.

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VP Biden Lays Wreath At Arlington National Cemetery On Veterans Day
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Texas is a Top Ten State for Military Members to Retire

These retirees are young.  The average age of someone who retires from the military is 45, and it turns out Texas is one of the best places in America to put down new roots.  If you see military retirees at Memorial Day events this weekend, think they'll agree that they're in a good place?

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There Are More Veterans in Your Family Tree Than You Think

If my dad gets a free hour, we can usually find him digging around on Ancestry.com. He loves it, and he's made some interesting discoveries along the way.

Pop is Navy Veteran that served in Vietnam, and he's learned that the other veterans in our family served in the Civil and Revolutionary Wars.  I bet you've got these veterans in your family too.

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U.S. Marine Corps Celebrates 235 Years Of Service
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Update: A Texas Town Looks For Ways To Honor a Hero

We posted the story recently about the former US Marine who drowned in the Texas Hill Country trying to rescue two teens, and now the City of Bandera is looking for ways to honor him.  

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Help Us Thank Local Military Families With A Donation To Townsquare Cares

We here at Townsquare Media Lufkin want to say thank you to our enlisted men and women, and their families, in Lufkin, Nacogdoches, and surrounding areas who sacrifice so much for all of us all year long...

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It’s Military Spouse Appreciation Day!

Our military men and women are always near and dear to our heart. The sacrifices they make for us and our freedoms are too many to count, but what about their wives and husbands? The spouses that worry, the spouses that move around because their husband or wife is transferred and the spouses that watch and worry as their husbands and wives leave home for a tour of duty.

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Wounded Soldier Reunites With Dog Found in Afghanistan [VIDEO]

While on tour of duty in Afghanistan, soldier Donny Eslinger adopted an adorable dog that he named Smoke-pup Barbarian. But after he was critically wounded during a mortar attack and shipped to Germany, Eslinger was forced to leave the pooch behind.

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‘Santa’ Grants Little Girl’s Christmas Wish By Bringing Her Father Back From Iraq [VIDEO]

Christmas may have come and gone but there is still magic to marvel at from this joyous holiday, like the magic that granted the wish of a little girl who only wanted her soldier father back for the holidays.

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Dogs Welcome Home Soldiers In Heartwarming Montage [VIDEO]

Is there anything more adorable than a dog greeting its owner? How about a dog greeting its owner after they return home from military deployment? We dare you to watch this supercut of lovable pooches welcoming their owners home from military service and not get choked up.

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