The Grapevine can be read on-line or downloaded to .pdf format. Just click on the paper. I am the Editor and content is derived from my personal ramblings, from information found around the internet, from Department of Defense news releases, and from commercial media outlets that have given me permission to reprint information. These include Stars and Stripes and Military.com. Some information is sent to me by readers and in all cases it is difficult to sometimes determine the author of the article, or whether it has a copyright. Should that occur, email me and I will remove it, but please note this is a completely non-profit operation and use of the information is only to assist the heroes of this country The newspaper is published bi-monthly.
I write and print each issue in my home using my very slow 2-year old $395 PC, a 6 year old copy of software and an old clacking laser printer from hell that likes to skip pages. I encourage you to send me any acceptable articles via email. I, of course, reserve the right to edit the submission or not print the article whatsoever.
To reiterate and make sure we all understand each other, all content on these pages can be found on the net or was sent to me from site visitors. Because of that, I sometimes cannot confirm the author or whether there could be any existing copyright. If there is a problem, simply email me and I will remove it. I would rather you allow me to use it and I will be more than happy to give you the publicity as originator. I also try to check validity of every article, but sometimes people can convince me something is really true when in fact it is a total myth.
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