Category: Military

Schnucks launches companywide fundraising effort to support military heroes and their families

St. Louis-based Schnucks Markets is inviting its customers to join them in supporting families of fallen and disabled service members for the next few months. Beginning Wednesday at checkout lines in all 100 of the company’s Midwest stores, Schnucks customers offered the option to “round up” their purchase to the nearest dollar. Customers who prefer self-checkout can donate up to $5. It’s all part of the Schnucks’ campaign to benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation, […]

RELEASE: Blunt congratulates Missourians accepted to service academies

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) this week congratulated Missourians who accepted appointments to attend service academies, including the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. Naval Academy. The following 18 individuals were nominated by Senator Blunt: Oakley Dale Barham of Grain Valley; Lindsay Nicole Brummett of St. Louis; Joseph Christopher Chellis of St. Louis; Max Michael Darrah of Foristell; Mark Ryan Dickey […]

RELEASE: Homeland Security grant funding opportunity for Missouri nonprofit organizations at risk of terrorist attack

JEFFERSON CITY — A late federal appropriation means Missouri nonprofit organizations considered to be at high risk of a terrorist attack have until June 4, 2018 to complete applications for a federal grant that would pay for physical security enhancements. A total of only $200,000 is available for the state of Missouri, excluding the St. Louis metropolitan area, which is eligible for funding through a separate federal grant program. The Missouri Department of Public Safety, […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens authorizes Missouri Guardsmen to support US border security mission

Today, Governor Greitens authorized the deployment of Missouri Army National Guard troops and resources to the southern border in support of Operation Guardian Support. Four Soldiers and a UH-72 Lakota helicopter were deployed to Arizona to assist the Department of Defense in support of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Security Mission, authorized by President Donald J. Trump in April. Governor Greitens was on-site for their departure, and thanked the Missouri National Guard soldiers deploying. […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens Announces Effort to Hire Military Veterans

Friday, Governor Greitens announced an initiative within the Department of Natural Resources aimed at recruiting and hiring more veterans at Missouri State Parks. Last summer, DNR began recruiting veterans to serve in the department. Now, that effort has been expanded by opening additional positions to veteran recruits including Park Ranger, Park/Historic Site Specialist and maintenance classifications. Additionally, the Department of Natural Resources is developing a new website devoted to veteran recruitment. Today, Governor Greitens and […]

RELEASE: New Executive Director selected to lead Missouri Veterans Commission

JEFFERSON CITY — Following a national search and extensive review, the Missouri Veterans Commission announced that Colonel Grace Link has been named executive director of the commission which serves 485,000 Veterans of the state through the selfless service of 1,750 employees in seven State Veterans Homes, five State Veterans Cemeteries, and its Veterans Services Program. The Veterans Commission selected Link last evening in a specially called commission meeting that was conducted by conference call. Link, […]

RELEASE: Blunt meets Operation Homefront’s Military Child of the Year for the U.S. Army

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) met Rebekah Paxton, Operation Homefront’s Military Child of the Year for the U.S. Army. Rebekah lives in Harrisonville, Missouri. Blunt released the following statement after the visit: “Rebekah is a shining example of the best of our country. When her family needed her after her father was injured as a combat medic, Rebekah went above and beyond at home while taking on a heavy academic course load, […]

RELEASE: Blunt issues statement on military action targeting Syrian regime’s chemical weapons program

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement on the joint airstrikes carried out by the United States, Great Britain, and France targeting the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons infrastructure: “President Trump, along with our allies, organized the right response to Bashar al-Assad’s horrific chemical attack. I commend the swift action on the part of all the military forces that carried out this mission. I support this effort and believe the president has […]

Iraq War Veteran, lawyer Sam Gladney seeks Missouri House seat

Democrat Sam Gladney, a political newcomer who was a field artillery officer in the Iraq War and now practices labor law in St. Louis, has thrown his hat into the ring in the race for the Missouri House District 87 seat. Gladney formally began exploring a bid months ago and said he wants to get involved in Jefferson City and fight for causes that are worth while. “I’m the sort of guy that likes to be involved when […]

St. Louis County Council Preview for April 3: Corrections Medicine raise, Taxes for Saint Louis Zoo, and honoring the County’s veterans

Legislation dealing with a proposed raise for correction medicine employees, a new sales tax, and honoring the area’s veterans will be heard during Tuesday’s busy St. Louis County Council meeting. Councilwoman Hazel Erby’s legislation that would give various county employees a 10 percent raise will be heard on its second reading phase. The bill would transfer $295,657 from the unappropriated balance of the general fund to the county’s health fund to appropriate a raise for […]