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Officials announce winning design concept for National WWI Memorial

Posted January 27, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

The United States World War One Centennial Commission announced Jan. 26 the winning design concept for a national memorial for what was known at the time as “The Great War.”

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Prince Harry, former President Bush stress importance of healing invisible wounds

Posted May 11, 2016 by Shannon Collins

Great Britain’s Prince Harry, former President George W. Bush, and service members from each of their nations led a discussion at the 2016 Invictus Games Symposium on Invisible Wounds presented May 8 by the George W. Bush Institute in Orlando, Fla.

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VA provides service dog benefits to Veterans with mental health disorders

Posted August 19, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Aug. 18 that it is piloting a protocol to implement veterinary health benefits for mobility service dogs approved for Veterans with a chronic impairment that substantially limits mobility associated with mental health disorders.  “We take our responsibility for the care and safety of veterans very seriously,” said VA Under…

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Local veterans treated to softball tournament

Posted November 4, 2016 by Diane Betzlier

Photograph by Diane Betzler Alexandrea Ballentine, a volunteer at the Hats off for Heroes softball tournament sells T-shirts honoring two Antelope Valley fallen heroes. Resident veterans from the William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans’ Home in Lancaster, Calif., were treated to a day of fun and relaxation at the third annual Hits for Heroes softball tournament…

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Peace, reconciliation emphasized at annual Blackened Canteen ceremony

Posted December 7, 2016 by PO2 Jeffrey Troutman

On a warm June evening in 1945, in the skies over Shizuoka, Japan, two U.S. Army Air Force B-29s from 314th Bomb Wing collided during a planned bombing raid, killing all 23 American crewmen on board.

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Applications now open for 2017 Raytheon No Barriers expedition for wounded veterans May

Posted March 29, 2017 by

Wounded veterans in Arizona, Southern California, New Mexico and Texas can now apply for the 2017 No Barriers Warriors Veteran Wilderness Expedition funded by Raytheon. In mid-August, the non-profit No Barriers Warriors organization will lead a team of 12 wounded veterans on a nine-day journey full of discoveries and challenges in Wyoming’s Wind River Wilderness…

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Vietnam vet prefers focus on those who didn’t return

Posted May 26, 2017 by David Vergun

If he were so inclined, retired Army Capt. Jefferson Keel could tell a lot of war stories, having served in Vietnam's Central Highlands as an Airborne Ranger from 1966 to 1968. He was wounded during the Tet Offensive and returned to Vietnam again from 1970 to 1971, collecting several Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals in the process.

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62nd FS mate finally laid to rest

Posted August 10, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

Approximately 50 Airmen assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., attended the funeral of former 62nd FS pilot 2nd Lt. Charles E. Carlson at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, Penn., Aug. 4, 2017. Carlson, then 24 years-old, was killed after his P-47 Thunderbolt was shot down by enemy…

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Tuskegee Airman talks diversity, Army opportunities with high school students

Posted November 22, 2017 by Joe Lacdan

Photograph courtesy of Robert Friend Retired Lt. Col. Robert Friend (circled) pictured as a young captain serving the 332nd Fight Group. Friend, one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen who served during World War II, spoke to groups of high school students in southern California earlier this month. Sporting a crimson “Red Tails” ball cap,…

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German village honors fallen US Airman

Posted October 7, 2015 by SSgt. Armando A. Schwier-Morales

The war was coming to an end. The thunder of the P-51D Mustang rolled under him as he dove for a strafing run. Nobody will know his last thoughts as flak exploded into his aircraft and he was dragged down toward the German countryside.

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