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Stories by Jeanne McKinney

Jeanne McKinney is an award-winning writer whose focus and passion is our United States active-duty military members and military news. Her Patriot Profiles offer an inside look at the amazing active-duty men and women in all Armed Services, including U.S. Marine Corps, Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, and National Guard. Reporting includes first-hand accounts of combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, the fight against violent terror groups, global defense, tactical training and readiness, humanitarian and disaster relief assistance, next-generation defense technology, family survival at home, U.S. port and border protection and illegal interdiction, women in combat, honoring the Fallen, Wounded Warriors, Military Working Dogs, Crisis Response, and much more. McKinney has won twelve San Diego Press Club “Excellence in Journalism Awards”, including seven First Place honors.

2018 U.N. Session: President Trump touts sovereignty, patriotism and defense parity

SAN DIEGO. President Donald Trump was cool and confident on the global stage at the 73rd Session of the United Nations (U.N.). Trump delivered an impassioned call to the U.N. delegates to defend their sovereignty and patriotism. Additionally, he rejected oppressive ideologies, regimes, and global control, while reaffirming U.S. commitment to world peace, security, and ...

Bin Laden, Africa, Jihadist, 9/11, Jeanne McKinney, Patriot Profiles

Remembering 9/11: Bin Laden’s jihadist cause of 1993 ignites Africa today

SAN DIEGO: As we remember with reverence the American victims of terrorist attacks on 9/11, let us not put our guard down 17 years later. Under the leadership of al-Qa’ida founder and leader, Osama bin Laden, a horrific day for the United States launched a global manhunt for the architect of the mass murders, igniting ...

PTSD, Veterans, k9s for Warriors

K9s For Warriors trains shelter dogs to heal PTSD Veterans, gives new life

SAN DIEGO: The moment an improvised explosive device exploded on a busy road near Baghdad, Iraq, 2005, SSgt Randy Dexter, one of many Veterans with PTSD, had his life abruptly re-programmed. Dexter, at 19, joined the Army to be a combat medic. He studied military medicine at Brooke Army Medical Center, where he acquired advanced ...

Commander-in-Chief Donald Trump celebrates Marines at MCAS Miramar

“As your Commander-in-Chief, I have no greater comfort than knowing I can have absolute faith in you .... But above all – you are great American patriots. It’s an honor to be with you.” The Commander in Chief, President Donald Trump, speaks to the Marines at Miramar