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Dorothy’s Letter

Posted April 5, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Warren Spearman

Courtesy photograph Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Stoudt poses for a photo as member of the 192nd Tank Battalion. Stoudt, later, survived the Bataan Death March during World War II. The Bataan Death March was a forced march of 76, 000 POWs including Filipino and American soldiers by Japanese forces, which began April 29, 1942. Every…

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Dog tags make final journey home to WWII veteran

Posted February 8, 2017 by Senior Airman Erin Trower

A gathering of friends, family and Mighty Eighth Airmen made way as the guest of honor slowly approached the front of the stage.

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Bataan Death March survivor visits Kansas base

Posted October 28, 2016 by Senior Airman Christopher Thornbury

A 99 year old, World War II veteran who survived the Bataan Death March visited McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, Oct. 20, 2016.

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Thunderbolts participate in San Diego veteran’s sports clinic

Posted October 12, 2016 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Airmen from Luke Air Force Base assisted with the 2016 Department of Veterans Affairs National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic in San Diego, Calif., Sept. 19 through 23.

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Hispanic Heritage: Vietnam vet finds resilience via faith, helping others

Posted October 3, 2016 by Shannon Collins

During weekly meetings at American Legion Post 47 in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, a Vietnam veteran told fellow veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder how he maintains his resilience through his faith and brotherhood with his fellow vets.

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Veterans report for duty in their communities for ‘The Mission Continues’

Posted September 17, 2016 by David Vergun

Thousands of veterans across the U.S. are connecting with their communities and enriching their own lives in the process, according Spencer Kympton.

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Full circle: Iraq veteran draws on his own struggle to heal others

Posted August 11, 2016 by Suzanne Ovel

When Patrick Hogg first sets out to teach a new group of soldiers coping skills to deal with their depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress, he knows they will be nervous about sharing. Some might be downright reluctant.

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WASP pursued love of flying, fought for women vets’ recognition

Posted March 11, 2016 by Shannon Collins

Women have been graduating from the Air Force Academy since 1980, and flying in combat missions since Operation Desert Storm, but before them were the World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs.

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Luke veteran survives three wars, plane crash

Posted November 9, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Timothy Boyer

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — “I should have been shot down,” he said, recalling one of his 133 missions in his F-4 Phantom II during the Vietnam War. “I was patrolling a river just above the demilitarized zone. There was a large cargo boat the enemy would use to transport supplies so I figured I might…

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