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Final resting place of USS Hornet CV-8 located in South Pacific

Posted February 14, 2019 by Courtesy of Paul Allen

Wreckage of the World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet rests on the floor of the South Pacific Ocean around the Solomon Islands, 5,400 meters (nearly 17,500 feet) below the surface as discovered last month by the expedition crew of Paul G. Allen’s Research Vessel (R/V) Petrel.

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Retired AF female forerunner laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

Posted February 11, 2019 by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank Friends and family of retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Marcelite Harris attend her full honors military funeral at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Feb. 7, 2019. Harris’s accomplishments include being the first woman aircraft maintenance officer, one of the first two women air officers commanding at…

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Navy pioneer to be honored with all-female Missing Man Flyover

Posted February 1, 2019 by

The U.S. Navy’s first female jet pilot passed away Jan. 24, 2019, at her home in Tennessee. She was 65. Capt. Rosemary Mariner, United States Navy, Retired, died on January 24, 2019, in the fifth year of her battle with ovarian cancer, with her husband and wingman of 40 years by her side. She was 65. Born in Harlingen, Texas, raised in San Diego, she graduated from Purdue University with a degree in aeronautics at 19.

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Trapped, Soldiers endure brutal firefight during siege of Hue

Posted February 1, 2019 by Gary Sheftick

Army photograph Detachment 5, American Forces Vietnam Network in Hue is shown in 1967 a few months before the Tet Offensive. Spec. 5 Harry Ettmueller is in the middle with sun glasses. To his right is station NCOIC, Sgt. 1st Class John Anderson, holding an M60. The ferocity of the Tet Offensive, which began 51…

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A harrowing tale of the Tet Offensive

Posted January 30, 2019 by Sean Kimmons

Air Force photograph U.S. Air Force security police guard Tan Son Nhut Air Base as soldiers with the 25th Infantry Division’s 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment defend the base against an enemy attack during the Tet Offensive on Jan. 31, 1968. The squadron received the Presidential Unit Citation for its efforts during the battle. The…

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Remembering a legend: Air Force Medal of Honor recipient Col. Joe Jackson

Posted January 21, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Retired Col. Joe Jackson poses with a permanent Medal of Honor display March 24, 2015, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. The display depicts him and other medal recipients. Jackson was in the Pentagon with fellow Medal of Honor recipient, retired Col. Leo Thorsness for a Q-and-A session…

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World War II fighter pilot, PTSD advocate laid to rest at Arlington Cemetery

Posted January 18, 2019 by Lou Timmons

Air Force photograph Capt. Jerry Yellin, World War II fighter pilot, who flew the last combat mission in August 1945, was laid to rest with full military honors Jan. 15, 2019, at Arlington Cemetery, Va. Capt. Jerry Yellin, World War II fighter pilot, who flew the last combat mission in August 1945, was laid to…

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General LeMay’s lead operational bombing planner dies at 101, family makes unique donation

Posted January 18, 2019 by D. P. Heard

Courtesy photograph Retired Air Force Col. John Watters and his wife, Jean, pose for a wedding photo after World War II. Watters passed away in 2018 and his family donated his military literature collection to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. When the family of a man who lived to see 101 and served his country…

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VA selects 10 Patient Safety Centers of Inquiry for special funding

Posted December 12, 2018 by

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is funding 10 VA Patient Safety Centers of Inquiry (PSCI) over the next three years (2019-2021) to develop innovations to improve patient safety throughout VA. Included in the list is the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System’s PSCI. “The PSCI program is the pre-eminent patient safety innovation network in…

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USS Oklahoma sailor killed in Pearl Harbor will be interred in Arlington Cemetery

Posted December 7, 2018 by Yonca Poyraz-Dogan

Photograph courtesy of the Bruesewitz family Seaman 1st Class William Bruesewitz, killed during the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery, Dec. 7, 2018, on the 77th anniversary of the attack. Bruesewitz, 26, from Appleton, Wisconsin, was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma (BB 37), moored at…

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