Operation Mend

Military Encouraging News Digest

uplifting, feel good news.

Our mission is to deliver uplifting, feel good news, especially the stories of those who have served, past and present, and who have triumphed over adversity. But since we can’t be everywhere, we hope you will be our eyes on the street. Let us know who you think has climbed a proverbial mountain and planted a victory flag. Because most heroes are just ordinary people who have done extraordinary things.

Fort Hood Couple Visits All National Parks in Under Five Years

By Debbie Gregory. It all started with a quiet weekend trip to Arches National Park, Utah, in early 2012. In 2012, before they were a married couple, Army Captains. Kendall and John Gomber, took a trip to Arches National Park, Utah. That trip gave the couple a novel...
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Marine Veteran, Amputee Athlete Given Keys to a Custom-Made Home

On June 23, 2012, Kirstie Ennis was critically injured in a helicopter crash while serving as an aerial door gunner in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. Just six years into her planned 20 year career, the young Marine suffered a traumatic brain injury and severe damage...
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National Guard Service Dog Is Unlike Any Other

Meet TOML. The year old chocolate Labrador already has one deployment under his collar. He joined the Alaska Air National Guard's 212th Rescue Squadron last year. TOML, whose name is an acronym for the pararescue community's motto, "That Others Might Live," serves the...
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