Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Ken Scar
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Bataan Death March survivor honors brothers-in-arms

Posted March 22, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Ken Scar

Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Ken Scar Retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon, 99, a survivor of the Bataan Death March, walks in the annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, accompanied by green-to-gold New Mexico State University Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet Ryan Bradley (left) and Spc. Michael Cole of…

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Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds
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Vets 4 Veterans introduces veterans to art

Posted March 20, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Artist Steve Ponting and Ramon Ramirez teach art classes for Vets 4 Veterans during a 10-week series. Even those who never thought they were interested in art said that thinking about colors, shapes and the fellowship, is a great way to soothe the mind. More than an art classes, artists…

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Army Reserve photograph by Maj. Michelle Lunato
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Veteran Helps Others Find Peace Through Horses

Posted March 20, 2017 by Army Maj. Michelle Lunato

Army Reserve photograph by Maj. Michelle Lunato Retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Sam Rhodes was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after serving 30-straight months in Iraq starting in 2003. Upon returning home, he discovered that horses helped him regroup. Now, he runs a nonprofit organization, the Warrior Outreach Ranch, which helps veterans and their families…

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Hesed Shel Emes: The truest form of kindness

Posted March 8, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman

Seventy-years ago, a young man was killed in World War II just days before the surrender of Japan. Since then, he has been interred with the wrong emblem on his headstone -- that is, until recently.

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First to Fight: Marines land in Vietnam

Posted March 8, 2017 by Lance Cpl. Molly Hampton

On March 8, 1965, 3,500 Marines were the first U.S. combat troops to land in Vietnam. This presence confirmed the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War.

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VA partnership provides community organizations with path to support homeless Veterans

Posted March 6, 2017 by

Military Outreach USA, a partner of the Department of Veterans Affairs, recently launched a program to encourage communities to connect with local VA facilities and help VA provide support to homeless or recently homeless veterans and their families. The Adopt-a-VA program, which began in February, connects individuals and community organizations, such as schools, faith-based groups…

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World War II Seabee reflects on VJ Day

Posted March 3, 2017 by Lt. Comdr. Jennifer Cragg

World War II veteran and Seabee Jack Mace reflects on marking the end of the World War II on “V-J Day” while stationed in Hawaii in 1945. On March 5, Seabees worldwide will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Seabees that established a force of more than 325,000 builders who could fight during World War…

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Photograph courtesy of the National World War I Museum and Memorial
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World War I Centennial Commission seeks ‘tradition of service’ photos

Posted March 3, 2017 by Jim Garamone

Photograph courtesy of the National World War I Museum and Memorial Doughboys of Company G, 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division pose in front of a barracks in France in 1918. The soldier in the front row – Pvt. John Frary – was killed in the Meuse-Argonne campaign. Even after 100 years, the world still feels…

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VA study highlights benefits of enhanced aspirin in preventing certain cancers

Posted March 1, 2017 by

Researchers know of aspirin’s benefits in preventing certain ailments — from cardiovascular disease to most recently colorectal cancer. But while the link to those two conditions was made, researchers also questioned how and if this “wonder drug” could work to ward off other types of cancers.  Thanks to a team led by Dr. Vinod Vijayan…

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VA offering up to $8 million in grants for adaptive-sports programs that aid disabled veterans

Posted February 27, 2017 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs is providing up to $8 million in grants to fund adaptive-sports programs that offer activities for disabled Veterans and members of the armed forces who have disabilities, the VA announced Feb. 22. The application period for the fiscal 2018 Adaptive Sports Grant began Feb. 21, 2017, and will close at…

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