Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Should General Petraeus Get a Fifth Star?

Last week combat veterans suggested that General Petraeus should be awarded a fifth star - an extremely rare honor that hasn't happened in many decades.

Many feel that Petraeus should receive this promotion in honor of his outstanding leadership and service in the War Against Terrorism, as well as the troops he has led.

The five star club is very elite - only nine other individuals have earned it including generals Dwight Eisenhower, John Pershing, George Marshall, Admiral Chester Nimitz and Douglas MacArthur.

Petraeus took charge last year in Afghanistan and has won public praise for his efforts. A Facebook page has been created in support of the five star nomination effort but as of now, the House Armed Services Committee has reported that there are no plans to make this a priority.

What do you think - does Petraeus deserve a fifth star? While his accomplishments have been significant, should it be awarded after the War on Terror is won?

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Three Cheers for Tostitos and the Connect to Home Bowl!

On the first day of the new year, America tuned into the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and got to see how the brand, in conjunction with the USO, brought a piece of home to our troops overseas over the holidays.

The brand shined a national spotlight on our military heroes during the game's broadcast by showing video clips from the Tostitos "Connect to Home Bowl" – a football experience that was created exclusively for U.S. service men and women stationed in Iraq. Visit the Tostitos Facebook page to see all the action!

Also, don't forget that you'll be able to catch more on Monday, Jan 10th on ESPN during the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game where families of the troops who played in the game in Iraq will be honored in a special way. Three cheers for Tostitos - the military community thanks you for your continued support!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Hello 2011!

True story - it's been almost an entire year since I've blogged. And even though so much has time has passed since, I never once thought of walking away entirely. I hope to be much more successful this year - and by successful I mean that I hope to put out a steadier stream of readership worthy posts.

To the few readers I have left - thanks for sticking with me and interacting with me on Twitter, where I never seem to have a problem appearing!

Now, a few personal updates and then onto the good stuff . . . the military stuff everyone in our community loves!

The past twelve months have been so insane that there's no way I could put it into words. Besides if I did it would fill up a book and for now it's simply being filed in my head until I have time to focus. So here are a few sentences. 2010 was supposed to be epic and the truth is that it was. A wave of highs and lows so dramatic that if life had a voice it would stop and say, is this real?

It was and somehow I did just fine. Despite suffering another major family loss during my engagement - this time it was my father in law and it came just four months before the big day - and a whole host of other things, I did become a Mrs!

I also became an even stronger person, grew professionally and connected with my military friends on a whole new level. So here's to 2011, which I welcomed with open arms.