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The Best July 4th Deals And Discounts For Active-Duty Service Members And Veterans
July 4th is a time to celebrate America. It's also a time to honor veterans and military personnel for their service to their country. Here's a look at the best July 4th deals and discounts for veterans and active-duty military on Independence Day.
Advance Auto Parts
The company is offering 10 percent off regularly priced items for in-store purchases to customers who serve or have served in the military.
Veterans Advantage members enrolled in VetRewards are eligible for special discounted offers on movie tickets at AMC Theatres.
Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops is offering active military, veterans, retirees, National Guardsmen and Reservists a 5 percent discount every day. ID required, exclusions apply.
Get 20 percent off every order and free shipping with Vets Reward Card.
Ford Motor Company
Active duty and veterans get a bonus cash discount up to $1,000 on eligible cars through July 9. It's a special event from the Ford Military Appreciation program.
General Motors offers a military discount to vets and active-duty personnel every day.
All military veterans get a 10 percent discount on the Fourth of July. There's also a year-round 10 percent discount for active duty personnel, reservists, retired or disabled veterans and immediate dependents.
Veterans and active duty military receive 25 percent off most services.
Veterans and active duty military eat free from select menu on July 4 with proof of service.
Lowe's offers 10 percent off eligible purchases every day to active military and vets.
The restaurant is offering 20 percent off to former and active military, as well as firefighters and police officers, now through Wednesday. Servicemen and women, firefighters, police officers and first-responders receive a 10 percent discount every day.
The company is offering a 15 percent discount on paints, stains and painting supplies to those serving in the military and veterans. The discount is also extended to the spouse of those individuals.
Veterans, active duty and their families get 20 percent off regular-priced items on Wednesday. To get the discount, you need the free store loyalty/rewards card and valid military ID or proof of service.
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The U.S. military's seemingly never-ending mission supporting civil authorities along the southwestern border will last at least another year.
On Sept. 3, Defense Secretary Mark Esper approved a request from the Department of Homeland Security to provide a total of up to 5,500 troops along the border until Sept. 30, 2020, Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Army North, said on Monday.
For U.S. service members who have fought alongside the Kurds, President Donald Trump's decision to approve repositioning U.S. forces in Syria ahead of Turkey's invasion is a naked betrayal of valued allies.
"I am ashamed for the first time in my career," one unnamed special operator told Fox News Jennifer Griffin.
In a Twitter thread that went viral, Griffin wrote the soldier told her the Kurds were continuing to support the United States by guarding tens of thousands of ISIS prisoners even though Turkey had nullified an arrangement under which U.S. and Turkish troops were conducting joint patrols in northeastern Syria to allow the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, to withdraw.
"The Kurds are sticking by us," the soldier told Griffin. "No other partner I have ever dealt with would stand by us."
Editor's note: This article by Gina Harkins originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia announced on Monday it would hold a large test of its Strategic Missile Forces that will see it fire ballistic and cruise missiles from the land, sea and air this week.
The exercise, from Oct. 15-17, will involve around 12,000 military personnel, as well as aircraft, including strategic nuclear bombers, surface ships and submarines, Russia's Ministry of Defense said in a statement.