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Here are the top ten articles for the Veterans Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Veterans Winning the War Against Finances
This is the second article in a two-part series about helping veterans cope and overcome financial problems. Please read Veterans Battle Against Finances first. The steps are: assess the situation, draw up a battle plan, take the high ground, and accept that there will be collateral damage.

2. Combat Tour Lengths - A Rough Comparison
The U.S. Army is back to 12 month combat tours again. How does this compare to the wars of yesteryear?

3. Military Leaders Born in November
November yields am impressive list. Here is a list of ten notable military people from around the world and throughout the ages, who were born in November. With whom do you share a birthday?

4. A Poppy in Memory of our War Dead
Have you ever wondered why the Poppy flower is so popular around Memorial Day? It is worn to commemorate our war dead. The origin is from a poem written during World War I, expressing grief over a fallen friend. This touching story can be read here.

5. X47B Combat Drone - Extinction for Combat Pilots
The X47B Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle has surpassed huge milestones for computer automated aircraft. The US Navy indicated this will redefine naval aviation for the next fifty years. Does this signal the beginning of the end for Combat Pilots? Read more here.

6. Military Leaders Born in October
Here is a list of ten Notable Military People from around the world and throughout the ages, who were born in October. With whom do you share a Birthday?

7. Anna Mae V. McCabe Hays, Brigadier General
Anna Mae Hays was the first woman to be promoted to Brigadier General in the US Army. She was also the first nurse to do so. There are striking similarities between the way she was raised (by Salvation Army Officers) and what became of her in later life.

8. Military Experience and Andrew Jackson
Seventh in a series of articles written by Critical Thinking Skills students at Jewett School of the Arts. The question they answer is Does military experience help or hinder a president or presidential candidate? This one looks at Andrew Jackson.

9. Giving to Veteran Organizations
There are many fantastic charitable organizations to assist veterans. However, I have come to the conclusion that for every good charitable organization for veterans, there are many not-so-savory ones. Here are some simple clues to help you decide who gets your money.

10. Sad Sack
Lauded as one of the biggest morale builders of World War II, and many wars thereafter was Famous Comic 'Sad Sack'. It gave our Military lots of laughs when there were none to be had. Its creator George Baker was a hero to many.



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