Veterans

December 8, 2017
 

Arlington honors

Navy photograph by PO2 Jonathan B. Trejo

ARLINGTON, Va.–View CaptionRadioman 3rd Class Howard W. Bean, from Everett, Mass., assigned to the Battleship USS Oklahoma (BB 37) during World War II, was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery Dec. 6. Petty Officer Bean was previously one of nearly 400 unidentified service members who died aboard Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor. In 2015, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, through a partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs, exhumed the remains from USS Oklahoma (BB 37), to use advances in forensic science to help identify some of the 429 Sailors killed on aboard the ship, Dec 7, 1941.




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Trump signs order to improve mental health resources for transitioning vets

Transitioning service members and veterans can now receive up to a year of mental health care from the Veterans Affairs Department after discharge from the service, according to an executive order President Donald J. Trump signed Jan. 9. The order, “Supporting Our Veterans During Their Transition From Uniformed Service to Civilian Life,” directs the Defense,...
 
 

Veterans Resource Fair, Town Hall slated for North Las Vegas Jan. 13

The Southern Nevada Veterans Community Engagement Board, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, and VA Reno Regional Benefits Office will co-host a Veterans Resource Fair and quarterly Veterans town hall meeting 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 13. The Town Hall segment will run 11 a.m.-noon. The fair and town hall will be at the VA Southern Nevada...
 
 
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Vet recalls little-known account that turned tide in Battle of the Bulge

On Dec. 18, 1944, Pfc. Harry Miller was cold, exhausted and covered with grease. His hands were numb from the cold and he was bone tired after working all night. He and his fellow Soldiers from the 740th Tank Battalion had toil...