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Dakota Meyer Takes Bristol Palin To Court Over Their Baby’s Name
Four months after her birth, Sailor Grace Palin may be getting a new name. Her father, Medal of Honor recipient and Marine vet, Dakota Meyer, has filed a petition to change her last name.
His ex-fiancée Bristol Palin reportedly named their daughter “Sailor Grace Palin” on the birth certificate, and Meyer is demanding that his newborn's name be legally changed to “Sailor Grace Palin Meyer.”
According to court records obtained by the Daily Mail, Meyer filed a change of name petition in an Alaskan Court on May 5. This is just the latest in a continued custody battle that has raged on between Meyer and Palin, the daughter of former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Palin, 25, and Meyer, one of just two living post-9/11 Marines to earn the Medal of Honor, got engaged in March 2015 and had planned to get married over Memorial Day weekend that same year. However, the wedding was called off just days before.
Then, a month later, Palin announced she was pregnant, but did not make any statement regarding paternity. Months of speculation about the baby’s father ended when Meyer shared a hospital photo of Palin and the newborn shortly after her birth.
As part of the custody agreement reached by the two parents, Meyer will make 3,600-mile round trips to Anchorage from his Kentucky home to visit Sailor, and Palin will be required to facilitate.
Despite their troubles, however, Palin shared an Instagram photo of the she and Meyer co-parenting their daughter.
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The Air Force's top general says one of the designers of the ride-sharing app Uber is helping the branch build a new data-sharing network that the Air Force hopes will help service branches work together to detect and destroy targets.
The network, which the Air Force is calling the advanced battle management system (ABMS), would function a bit like the artificial intelligence construct Cortana from Halo, who identifies enemy ships and the nearest assets to destroy them at machine speed, so all the fleshy humans need to do is give a nod of approval before resuming their pipe-smoking.
An F-15 is rocking a WWII paint job to honor a B-17 pilot who gave his life to save a wounded crewman
An F-15C Eagle is sporting a badass World War II-era paint job in honor of a fallen bomber pilot who gave everything to ensure his men survived a deadly battle.
A U.S. E-11A Battlefield Airborne Communications Node aircraft crashed on Monday on Afghanistan, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein has confirmed.
Beloved basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven other people were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Sunday. Two days earlier, Army Spc. Antonio I. Moore was killed during a vehicle rollover accident while conducting route clearing operations in Syria.
Which one more deserves your grief and mourning? According to Maj. Gen. John R. Evans, commander of the U.S. Army Cadet Command, you only have enough energy for one.
After 70 years, service members are finally filing medical malpractice claims against the US military
Jessica Purcell, a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve, was pregnant with her first child when she noticed a swollen lymph node in her left underarm.
Health-care providers at a MacDill Air Force Base clinic told her it was likely an infection or something related to pregnancy hormones. The following year they determined the issue had resolved itself.
It hadn't. A doctor off base found a large mass in her underarm and gave her a shocking diagnosis: stage 2 breast cancer.
Purcell was pregnant again. Her daughter had just turned 1. She was 35. And she had no right to sue for malpractice.
A 1950 Supreme Court ruling known as the Feres doctrine prohibits military members like Purcell from filing a lawsuit against the federal government for any injuries suffered while on active duty. That includes injury in combat, but also rape and medical malpractice, such as missing a cancer diagnosis.
Thanks in part to Tampa lawyer Natalie Khawam, a provision in this year's national defense budget allows those in active duty to file medical malpractice claims against the government for the first time since the Feres case.
With the Department of Defense overseeing the new claims process, the question now is how fairly and timely complaints will be judged. And whether, in the long run, this new move will help growing efforts to overturn the ruling and allow active duty members to sue like everyone else.