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Army helps unveil World War I commemorative coin

Posted October 20, 2017 by Gary Sheftick

Army photograph by Spec. Connor Ryan Kelly Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark Milley stands beside the design for the back of the World War I commemorative coin, dubbed “poppies in the wire,” after he unveiled it Oct. 9, 2017 at the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition. Army leaders…

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Marine Corps photograph by Sgt. Lillian Stephens
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Long overdue: A salute to Vietnam veterans

Posted October 20, 2017 by Marine Corps Sgt. Lillian Stephens

A white picket fence lined one half of a hangar’s entrance, channeling people to an open area inside with plants placed beside park benches. Directly across from them, a long, black wall stretched across the area -- its smooth, dark surface etched with the names of 58,318 service men and women who died during the Vietnam War.

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Vet Briefs October 13

Posted October 13, 2017 by

Remains of Massachusetts airman lost in WWII identified The remains of a U.S. Army Air Forces officer who went missing after a bombing run over northern Italy in World War II are coming home. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the remains of 2nd Lt. Richard M. Horwitz, of Brookline, will be buried Oct. 15…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Cory W. Bush
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Fallen WWII Airmen honored in Bologna, Italy

Posted October 11, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Air Cory W. Bush Italian civic leaders and community members gather for a memorial ceremony honoring 2nd Lt. Paul R. Joyce, U.S. Army Air Corps P-47 pilot, Oct. 6, 2017, near Bologna, Italy. During World War II, Joyce was killed on July 15, 1944, after his plane was shot…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker
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World War II POW shares story at McConnell

Posted September 27, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker Ray Avila, a U.S. Army veteran, poses for a photo after sharing the story of his capture during World War II to Airmen Sept. 14, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Avila is a Wichita, Kansas, native who served in the Battle of the Bulge…

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DOD photograph by Roger L. Wollenberg
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Third Invictus Games Adaptive Sports Competition kicks off in Toronto

Posted September 25, 2017 by

DOD photograph by Roger L. Wollenberg Air Force Capt. Christy Wise, U.S. team captain, carries the American flag as her team enters the opening ceremony for the 2017 Invictus Games at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Sept. 23, 2017. At right is team co-captain Marine Corps Sgt. Ivan Sears. The Invictus Games, established by…

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Finally home: Marine killed 74 years ago laid to rest

Posted September 22, 2017 by Sarah Crawford

Cpl. Raymond Clark Snapp is finally at rest, 74 years after his death. In October 1941, the young man from a small town in northeast Texas enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps just two months before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Snapp was later injured in the Battle of Guadalcanal and taken to Honolulu to…

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Vietnam War soldier to receive Medal of Honor for actions in Laos

Posted September 22, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

Photograph courtesy of Gary M. Rose Then-Sgt. Gary Rose in Kontum, Vietnam, 1970. Retired Capt. Gary Michael Rose will receive the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony on Oct. 23, the White House announced Sept. 20. The White House announced Sept. 20 that retired Army Capt. Gary Michael Rose will receive the Medal…

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Take action to make a smooth transition with TRICARE in 2018

Posted September 22, 2017 by

Air Force image You may be wondering what action you need to take, if any, to ensure you continue TRICARE coverage in 2018. Some beneficiaries will need to take action, but most will not. If you’re currently enrolled in or eligible for TRICARE coverage on Dec. 31, 2017, you’ll transition to your respective TRICARE plan…

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VA to make beds available where possible to non-veteran nursing home residents affected by Hurricane Irma

Posted September 15, 2017 by

On Sept. 14, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin announced that VA is making beds available where possible to non-veteran nursing home residents affected by Hurricane Irma. Shulkin has been working with Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Bill Nelson and their staffs on this issue beginning Sept. 13. “We thank Governor…

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