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Discovery of mini weapons shows how ancient Native American children learned survival skills

The discovery of child-sized weapons at a site in Oregon is shedding new light on ancient Native American childhood.

A new analysis of items recovered from the Par-Tee archaeological site at the mouth of the Columbia River revealed fragments of a number of atlatls; throwing tools that increased the velocity of darts.

“Until the invention of the bow and arrow, these ancient dart-throwing weapons were the pinnacle of projectile weaponry and their proper use was key to survival,” the researchers said in a statement emailed to Fox News.

Because the atlatls found at Par-Tee varied greatly in size, archaeologists concluded that many of them were designed to be used by children.

PERFECTLY PRESERVED 1,000-YEAR-OLD HUNTER’S DART DISCOVERED IN MELTING ICE

“Basically, they scaled-down their atlatls so they were more easily usable is small hands,” said lead author Robert Losey, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Alberta and lead author of a study on the weapons, in the statement. “This helped children master the use of these weapons.”

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Different-sized Atlatl grips discovered at Par-Tee. (Robert J. Losey, & Emily Hull/Antiquity Publications Ltd)

The weapons date back to between 100 and 800 A.D.

A paper on the research is published in the journal Antiquity.

NATIVE AMERICAN BURIAL SITE DISCOVERED DURING CONSTRUCTION WORK ON CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY

In recent years, experts have been unearthing new details of centuries-old Native American sites. An ancient Native American village in Louisiana, for example, is revealing its secrets thanks to new research.

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Illustrations of Par-Tee atlatls. (Illustration by E. Hull/)

In another project, archaeologists discovered incredible evidence of a huge Wichita Indian town in Kansas that was once home to 20,000 people. In a separate project, archaeologists discovered an “unprecedented” 7,000-year-old Native American burial site beneath the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida.

The ancient people of North America started building mounds as early as 4,500 B.C., experts say.

‘UNIQUE’ ANCIENT VILLAGE DISCOVERED ON FLORIDA’S GULF COAST USING DRONES AND LASERS

In 2016, researchers at the Cahokia Mounds near Collinsville, Ill., released a study that sheds new light on the ancient city’s power structure.

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Last year a perfectly-preserved 1,000-year-old hunter’s dart was discovered in a melting ice patch in Canada’s remote Yukon Territory.

Fox News’ Travis Fedschun contributed to this article.

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Trump to attend Army-Navy football game for the 3rd time, White House says

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President Trump will attend Saturday’s 120th ArmyNavy football game in Philadelphia, his third time at the annual event, White House spokesman Judd Deere confirmed Monday on Twitter.

Trump attended the 119th game between the rivals last year, and flipped the coin before spending a half on each side in a show of impartiality.

He also watched one of the biggest American college football rivalries as president-elect back in 2016, in Baltimore.

Earlier this season, Trump attended a pivotal college football matchup between the Tigers of Louisiana State University and the Crimson Tide of the University of Alabama, at the time a pair of undefeated teams ranked No. 2 and 3 respectively in the College Football Playoff Rankings.

Trump and first lady Melania Trump, sitting in a box one tier above the field, were introduced to the capacity crowd at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., just before the game began. The couple received sizable cheers, with a few boos mixed in. The crowd started chanting “USA, USA” shortly after they were introduced.

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The Navy Midshipmen (9-2) are looking to break the three-year winning streak of the Army Black Knights (5-7).

Navy leads the legendary rivalry 60-52-7.

The branches are to meet on Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Dec. 14. The game is set to kick off at 3 p.m. ET.

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The expected crowd of over 70,000 fans should anticipate heightened security when entering the stadium and tailgating in the parking lots around South Philadelphia, Military Times reported.

The Midshipmen and Black Knights first met on the football field in West Point, N.Y., in 1890.

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Cabot Phillips: Opposition to Pledge of Allegiance by ‘social justice warriors’ signals alarming trend

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Grand Valley State University’s student government became the latest in a growing list of groups to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at meetings because the pledge isn’t “inclusive” enough. Though the vote at the Michigan university in early November was reversed a week later after a national backlash, student senators still maintained that offering an oath of loyalty to a nation that “oppresses” its own people is unacceptable.

While these college students sitting in taxpayer-funded classrooms wallowed in their “oppression,” students at Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University were under siege from the Chinese military for daring to stand up for human rights.

The juxtaposition between real and imagined oppression w`ent unnoticed — or was intentionally ignored — as Grand Valley’s students claimed anyone failing to see mass oppression in America is blinded by privilege.

Ironically, the same students accusing others of being blinded by privilege fail to observe the glaringly obvious privilege they themselves enjoy: American Privilege. That is, the unique privilege of living in a country that actively protects the rights of its people to criticize their government without fear of repercussions.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE RECITATION REMOVED FROM, THEN RESTORED TO MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY’S STUDENT GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

The growing idea that America is a land of oppression rather than freedom is the symptom of a culture that incentivizes victimhood by bowing down to anyone claiming to be disadvantaged. Having spent the past half-decade following trends on college campuses, I’ve seen first-hand the environment this type of culture has fostered.

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Most college freshmen arrive on campus as 18-year-olds, eager to fit in. They observe the social hierarchy and quickly note that those at the top are the individuals who can lay claim to being the most oppressed.

That victim status offers immunity from foes, praise from peers, and garners special treatment from those in authority, namely school administrators. Oppression is the currency in today’s social economy, and business is booming.

However, the ultimate praise on campus is reserved for those who can claim oppression while simultaneously combating it themselves. The role of “social justice warrior” is now a tantalizing one for a young student looking to fit in.

The only thing missing is often the social injustice itself. Thankfully for these self-identified warriors, the actual presence of oppression and injustice isn’t necessary to receive validation — all that’s needed is the claim that it exists.

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Every superhero needs a villain, and upon hearing each day in class that the United States is a genocidal country with a predominant legacy of racism and bigotry, it’s easy for these young, passionate minds to settle on America itself as their foe of choice.

Soon the idea of being proud of such a country, let alone pledging allegiance to it, becomes unconscionable.

Such melodramatic views would be comical it they didn’t harbor dangerous repercussions for the future of the United States.

While the problems these students claim to face are often fictitious, their proposed solutions are very real, and pose a serious threat to our society as a whole. Freedoms we assume to be unassailable – like freedom of speech, assembly, and religion – are now under attack.

This year alone, we’ve seen students demand their freedoms be taken away, all in the name of inclusivity and social justice. Whether it’s the implementation of restrictive speech codes and bias response teams, or mass protests against student newspapers for daring to reach out for comment from both sides of the political aisle, students increasingly view freedom not as a privilege, but as a burden to carry.

These students are OK sacrificing their rights in exchange for the perceived feeling of emotional safety this offers.

We cannot stand idly by while the next generation carves away at our freedoms in the name of social justice. At the crux of this alarming trend is academia at all levels.

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We need to educate young people on what our flag truly represents – liberty and justice for all – and help them to see the privilege they enjoy living in the United States. Only then can we hope that they channel their passion towards protecting the principles that have made us the freest, most equitable nation in human history.

Members of the next generation won’t preserve our freedom for the future and carry on our aspirational creed if they don’t think it’s anything worth preserving.

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Virginia firefighter killed in Thanksgiving shooting shielded son in ‘last act of love’

A Virginia firefighter mistakenly killed on Thanksgiving while shielding her 5-year-old son from a spray of bullets has been praised for her “last act of love.”

Richmond Fire Department Lt. Ashley Nicole Berry, 33, was at the wrong place at the wrong time when a stray bullet struck her as she left the home of her boyfriend’s family, Hopewell Police Chief Kamran Afzal told the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He said the apartment next door was the shooter’s intended target.

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Police responded at 11:39 p.m. and said they found Berry suffering from serious injuries. She was rushed to a hospital where she later died.

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Lt. Berry was not the shooter’s intended target, police said. (Richmond Professional Firefighters Association)

Police and family members have remembered Berry’s heroic final act in the days since her death.

“We believe she was shielding her child,” Afzal told the paper. “That’s what I’d expect from [a first responder]. Firefighters and police officers give up their lives for other people and don’t even think twice about it.”

Berry’s father, Waverly Berry, recalled telling his grandson how important his mother’s sacrifice was.

“[I told him] ‘Your mother’s last act of love, for you, was to push you down,” he told WTVR-TV. “[She pushed you down] for a reason. The good thing is that God put his covering over you, so that we could still have you.”

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Speaking at a news conference on Tuesday, her cousin George Berry III said it was Ashley’s “motherly instinct” that let her protect her son from a “hail of gunfire.”

“She was a beloved mother of three and will forever be her children’s hero,” he said.

No arrests have been made in the case. It was unclear what relationship the shooter had with the residents of the neighboring apartment.

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Police said their only lead so far was a silver or gold SUV that was spotted speeding away from the area at the time of the shooting.

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Gutfeld on ‘existential’ being word of the year

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Dictionary.com has named “existential” its word of the year.

Why? Not because you used it, or because anyone in real life has used it since college. If you said ever said “existential” in college, it meant you weren’t a business major hoping for a real life. By which I mean a grown-up life with taxes, bills and brats.

That word was picked because desk-dwelling media types beat it to death.

‘EXISTENTIAL,’ ‘CLIMATE EMERGENCY’ CHOSEN AS WORDS OF THE YEAR

When they’re faced with good news, they just call Trump an existential threat. In the absence of a physical threat, they push a psychological one.

Just look at the measurable stuff, such as the economy, jobs and terrorism. You see all of the numbers trending positively. That leaves the media with just one option: push things that can’t be measured in order to predict gloom and doom.

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Remember, none of these smarty pants saw the internet as an existential threat to dictionaries. Or even bothered to look up the word “existential” in a dictionary. Yet., here they are, desperately competing for attention while the whole planet ignores them.

Which is why Oxford Dictionaries picked “climate emergency” as its word of the year, even though it’s two. Oxford said its use reflects the “ethos, mood, or preoccupations of the passing year.”

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Translation: it’s what rich, elite liberals parrot as they board planes for a holiday in France.

I remember when dictionaries were awesome. They contained words, not the politics of pretentious editors. Now they’re just like every other medium, full of anxious social climbers straining for relevance.

Adapted from Greg Gutfeld’s monologue on “The Five” on Dec. 3, 2019.

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Donna Brazile: As you feast on Thanksgiving, remember the hungry – Here’s how to help

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Thanksgiving is a time to rejoice and be grateful. We have much to be thankful for, despite our persistent national divisions. The United States unemployment rate continues the decline begun in the Obama administration, reaching 3.6 percent unemployment in October. This is well within the range of the U.S. standard for full employment.

This Thanksgiving, millions of families are grateful that our continuing economic recovery has replaced panic with a paycheck.

Yet, too many of our neighbors still struggle. The most recent report finds nearly a half-million Americans are homeless this Thanksgiving Day. They will be sleeping outside, or staying in an emergency shelter, or (the lucky ones) will be in transitional housing.

HUNGER IS A BIGGER PROBLEM THAN YOU THINK AT AMERICA’S COLLEGES

There are even more children who are touched by hunger. America’s children face hunger “more than any other group in the United States.”

A family of four facing hunger may need 35 additional meals a month simply because they don’t have money to buy enough food.

84 percent of households Feeding America serves report buying the cheapest food — instead of healthy food — in order to provide enough to eat.

25 percent of children in households at risk of hunger may be forced to rely exclusively on hunger relief charities like Feeding America to make ends meet.

To understand the magnitude of this issue where you live, I encourage you to go to FeedingAmerica.org, which gives an in-depth look at hunger statistics for each state. You can also research hunger statistics among seniors and our veterans. Moreover, the data makes clear that hunger is a racial equality issue; African-Americans are twice as likely to struggle with food insecurity as white, non-Hispanic households.

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There is no doubt that we are facing a hunger crisis in this country and there are millions who need our help and support. Our hearts are big enough for the task.

As we review our blessings and give thanks this Thanksgiving, I hope you will consider lending a hand to your neighbors who struggle. They live in every village, town, and city — families who work hard every day, care for their children and push them to do better. In addition to all these daily efforts, they struggle to put food on the table.

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Whether it is donating your money, or time, or setting an extra place at your table sometime during this season of thanks, your offerings are precious gifts of kindness.

There are many celebrities who devote time and energy to fighting hunger, among them Rapper 50 Cent, Usher, Justin Bieber, George Clooney, Matt Damon and Christina Aguilera, to name only a few. Won’t you join them?

When we see someone “down on their luck,” we tend to blame them for being jobless or for not saving enough — even though their income may have been barely enough to make ends meet. We blame them even if we understand that the economy — and jobs — have taken over a decade to fully rebound.

We find it’s easier to cast blame and dismiss the problem than it is to work to fix the problem. That attitude can change.

Some are surprised to learn that hunger is often hidden. There are families who are in food-insecure homes. They have TVs and cars. Many who were hurt by the recession have yet to recover. We shouldn’t fault them for keeping a roof over their kids’ heads, even in the face of hunger.

Some folks have the notion that people can’t be food-insecure unless they are totally bereft of life basics. That’s far from the truth. Can we fault food-insecure parents for seeing to the upkeep of their car so they can get to work, or look for work, or run family errands, or go to church?

Today, a TV isn’t just a substitute for movies or concerts, it’s a necessity to keep abreast of pressing news, including weather alerts. Similarly, shelter, clothing and transportation are also basic necessities. People earning $44,000 with four children sometimes find that the only solution in a hard-knocks life is smaller portions at the dinner table.

Federal school lunch programs, subsidized by the government, do not reach everyone. Neither can we afford to cut back on the food stamp program, it’s a lifesaver, a nutrition fixer, for a big portion of America’s hungry.

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I will give thanks this year for my family and loved ones. I’ll give thanks for each one of us who has committed to fight hunger.

It’s one of the many reasons I’m proud to be an American. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Judge Andrew Napolitano: What if? Big questions to think about on Thanksgiving

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What if the government’s true goal is to perpetuate itself? What if the real levers of governmental power are pulled by agents and diplomats and by bureaucrats and central bankers behind the scenes? What if they stay in power no matter who is elected president or which political party controls either house of Congress?

What if the frequent public displays of adversity between Republicans and Democrats are just a facade and a charade? What if both major political parties agree on the transcendental issues of our day?

What if the leadership of both major political parties believes that our rights are not natural to our humanity but instead are gifts from the government? What if those leaders believe that the government that gives gifts to the people can take those gifts away?

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What if the leadership of both parties gives only lip service to Thomas Jefferson’s assertions in the Declaration of Independence that all humans “are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” and that the purpose of government is not to redistribute wealth but to protect these rights?

What if the leadership of both parties dismisses those ideas as just Jefferson’s outdated musings? What if Jefferson’s words have been enacted into federal law that all in government have sworn to uphold?

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What if the leadership of both parties believes that the constitutional requirement of due process somehow permits mothers to hire doctors to kill the babies in their wombs, out of fear or convenience? What if the leaders of both political parties believe that the president should be able to kill any foreigner he wants out of fear, because due process is an inconvenience?

What if President Trump has used high-tech drones to kill innocent foreign people in foreign lands and claimed that he has done so legally, relying not on a declaration of war from Congress but on the convenient arguments of former President Obama’s attorney general, who falsely told Obama his killings were consistent with due process?

What if the Constitution requires a congressional declaration of war or due process whenever the government wants someone’s life, liberty or property, whether convenient or not and whether the person is American or not? What if due process means a fair jury trial, not an extrajudicial secret killing?

What if the congressional leadership and most of the membership in Congress from both major political parties believe in perpetual war and perpetual debt? What if the political class believes that war is the health of the state? What if the leadership of that class wants war so as to induce the loyalty of its base, open the pocketbooks of the taxpayers and gain the compliance of the voters? What if the political class uses war to enrich its benefactors? What if the government has been paying for war by increasing its debt?

What if the political class has been paying for prosperity by increasing the government’s debt as well? What if that class has controlled the money-creating computers at the Federal Reserve, and the free money the Fed creates is to bankers and traders what heroin is to addicts?

What if the $22 trillion current federal government debt has largely been caused by borrowing to pay for wars and false prosperity? What if 22 cents of every tax dollar collected by the IRS is spent on interest payments for the government’s debt? What if, at this rate, in six years the federal government will pay more annually to debt service than it will to fund the Pentagon?

What if American taxpayers are still paying interest on debts incurred by Woodrow Wilson, FDR, JFK, LBJ, Ronald Reagan, both Bushes and every modern president?

What if the banks have borrowed the money that they lend? What if they can’t pay it back? What if the stock market is soaring on borrowed money? What if mansions and office buildings are popping up but they will soon secure more debt than they are worth? What happens when the plug is pulled on this temporary artifice and those debts come due?

What if the government demands transparency from us but declines to be transparent to us? What if the government fosters the make-believe notion that it exists to serve us? What if government leaders assert that they work for us but recognize silently that we work for the government? What if the federal government has access to all of our communications, bank accounts, health and legal records, and utility and credit card bills? What if the government knows more about us than we know about it?

What if the federal government stays in power by bribing the states with cash grants, the rich with corporate bailouts, the middle class with periodic tax cuts and the poor with reliable welfare? What if the courts have approved this bribery?

What if we live today in an inversion? What if the government the Founding Fathers gave us needed our permission to do nearly everything? What if today we need the government’s permission to do nearly anything?

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What if, on Thanksgiving Day, our gratitude is not to the government that mocks our freedoms and steals our wealth but to God, who gave us our freedoms and our ability to exercise reason? What if, on Thanksgiving Day, our gratitude is for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and free will? What if these are integral to our humanity despite the government assault on them?

What if, on Thanksgiving Day, we are most grateful that we are free creatures made in God’s image and likeness? What if we can use our freedoms to reject the government?

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Frank Gore passes Barry Sanders, hitting number-three spot NFL’s all-time rushing list

Buffalo Bills running back Frank Gore just jumped over his boyhood idol Barry Sanders.

On Sunday against the Denver Broncos, Gore had 65 yards rushing to up his total to 15,289; he’s now third on the NFL career list, as The Associated Press reported.

He’s about 1,500 yards from No. 2 rusher Walter Payton, and 3,000 yards from all-time leader Emmitt Smith, ESPN added.

The 15-year veteran also increased his total to 19,154 yards from scrimmage to pass Marshall Faulk for fourth on the list.

Gore, 36, has had a career proving himself as a model of consistency and durability.

He was a third-round pick in 2005 for the San Francisco 49ers, and had stints on the Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts.

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Buffalo Bills running back Frank Gore walking off the field after the Bills beat the Denver Broncos 20-3 Sunday. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

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He has noted his gratitude for his fearlessness.

“Fear? As long as I’m healthy I’m good,” Gore told The AP in October.

“Just knowing it could be taken away from me, that’s why I try to go hard every time,” he added. “What I’ve been through, I know it’s not guaranteed. So why not? I feel if God blessed me to do this, why not go have fun? Why not go 110 (percent)?”

His love of football has been his lifelong passion.

When he was a child, he played tackle football with his friends in the backyards, streets and playgrounds in Coral Gables, Florida.

He took pride in knowing how difficult it was to knock him to the ground.

It’s the same desire that got him through his injuries, Gore told The AP in October, and what’s kept him coming back each season.

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“I don’t think about no age,” Gore said. “As long as you love it, and continue to think young, you can do it, right?”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Emily Compagno visits military dogs at Fort Dix training center, becomes fake bait

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This week Fox News contributor Emily Compagno took a trip to the dog kennel at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey to see how military working dogs are trained to protect U.S. troops every day.

Appearing on “Fox & Friends: Weekend” with hosts Ed Henry, Pete Hegseth, and Rachel Campos-Duffy, Compagno said that she had a “great time” observing canine training but “also got pretty much the scare of [her] life” when she became the fake bait for one of the dogs.

“Those dogs are trained to the nth degree,” she told the “Friends: Weekend” hosts.

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“It’s also so exciting and it’s incredible to see and witness the bond between those dogs and their handlers, to hear the reverence these soldiers have for their fellow soldiers, for how honorable the entire process is, of course,” said Compagno.

While on the base, Compagno spoke with some of the sergeants who said that their main mission is “law enforcement and security of the base.”

“Our dogs that are trained as explosive, narcotic, and patrol detector jobs,” one soldier said. “Anybody who is committing offenses against the base, bringing contraband onto the base, we’ll be there to enhance the base’s security.”

Most dogs trained to serve in the U.S. military are Belgian Malinois and German and Dutch shepherds, according to the nonprofit U.S. War Dogs Association. These breeds are selected “because they are very aggressive, smart, loyal and athletic.”

A Belgian Malinois accompanied U.S. Navy SEALs on the 2011 raid that killed Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden. Another was “slightly wounded” in the mission to take out ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The vast majority of military working dogs are trained with the 341st Training Squadron at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. The dogs first go through 60 days of detection training and 60 days of patrol training. Following that, they go through a certification process and then are released to their duty station.

The base members said that the dog teams are always training to better themselves.

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“The bond that you’re going to build with these dogs is essential to your success as a dog team,” another sergeant told Compagno.

Fox News’ Nicole Darrah contributed to this report.

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Toddler ‘NYPD lieutenant’ twins travel the country to honor police officers

With their crisp white shirts, pressed trousers, and proper collar brass, 5-year-old twins Aaron and Evan Rolon know exactly which of their heroes to dress as: NYPD lieutenants.

The “Twin Squad,” as these little officers are called, have traveled to police precincts around the country showing law enforcement their appreciation while building a following on their social media accounts. According to their parents, Kelly Caceres and Alejandro Rolon, it all started when the boys were driving their ‘car’ on the sidewalk near their home in Manhattan’s Washington Heights — the 34th precinct.

“They were riding in their black Range Rover on the sidewalk and police happen to pull up to the side. I said, ‘Oh, you’re going to get a ticket. You’re riding on the sidewalk.’ And [the officers] put their lights on and came out with their ticket book,” Alejandro recalled.  “And it was just so real. And everybody was just like, wow, are they really getting a ticket? But, you know, it was a joke.”

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The joke swiftly turned into a viral video garnering thousands of social media likes, views, and shares. The then-2-year-old Aaron handed the ticket back to the police officer, refusing to accept his summons. The video, which is full of laughs, got Alejandro and Kelly thinking of ways to give something back to the officers who brought them so much joy.

“As a thank you to the NYPD, I decided to dress them up as miniature cops. Little police car. And I just took them to the police. And the reaction was priceless. They loved it,” Alejandro said.  “And then after that, I was getting invitations to go to other police departments and we would do roll call with them.”

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The preschool police duo has been connecting with officers far and wide through their Instagram and Twitter pages “pair_up_.” The Rolon family has been making it their mission to thank those who serve. The twins have been to almost every precinct in New York City with three more still to visit: The 120, 121 and 123 — all of which are located on Staten Island.

“We don’t know if their car will make it all the way over there,” Alejandro said jokingly. “Mind you, we’ve been to Boston. We’ve been to Atlanta, Georgia,” Kelly added. “They’re very well recognized as soon as they see the boys in the cars.”

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With their parents and three siblings in tow, Aaron and Evan have traveled across the country visiting police officers.  They say their most exciting stop came unexpectedly on the way home from Atlanta.

“We made a pit stop in DC and we ended up mistakenly getting off on the exit for the Pentagon. The police, you know, they have special police there. They came to our car right away,” Alejandro said. “And I lowered the window, the back window. And he looked at the boys and he said ‘Is that pair up. Well, I gotta get a picture of you guys.”

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Social media fame aside, Aaron and Evan know exactly why police are so important. “They protect us!” The boys said in unison. The twins are now sharing that lesson, along with the many others they have learned from police, with their kindergarten class.

The boys are trading in their badges for books and have a long way to go before becoming lieutenants for real. Luckily, their studies aren’t getting in the way of seeing their friends in the NYPD. Officers from their local precinct visited the kindergarteners and their class with trucks and K9’s.

Alejandro noted that “[Their class] got to explore all the cool things they have in the police cars and wear the vest and it was just really great to see these kids, you know, experience something like that, something that maybe most kids won’t.”

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Aaron and Evan both plan on going into public service. While Aaron wants to be a police officer, Evan wants to head in a different direction. When asked what he wants to be when he grows up Evan simply said, “Firefighter!”

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While the battle of the badges may blaze on at the Rolon house, Kelly and Alejandro say they just want their boys to be happy. “We will support them in whatever they want to do,” Alejandro said. “Maybe one day they’ll run into each other. You know, in his firefighter uniform and this one in this police car. They’re both great jobs saving people. That’s fine by me.”

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