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Col. George Day advanced to the rank of brigadier general

Posted June 13, 2018 by

Courtesy photograph George Everett “Bud” Day was a U.S. Air Force colonel and command pilot who served during the Vietnam War. He is often cited as being the most decorated U.S. service member since Gen. Douglas MacArthur, having received some seventy decorations, a majority for actions in combat. Day was posthumously advanced to the rank…

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VA commits $17 million to expand Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program

Posted June 8, 2018 by

The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs is taking action to address Intimate Partner Violence by earmarking $17 million in funds to support Veterans in need. The funds will strengthen IPV Assistance Programs in VA facilities nationwide. “VA recognizes that intimate partner violence is a health issue faced by many veterans and their families,” said Acting…

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74 years later, spirit of D-Day lives on

Posted June 6, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Joseph Magbanua

“Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force: you are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.”

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Joint Base Charleston conducts the Air Force’s first ‘social media reenactment’ of the D-Day invasion

Posted June 4, 2018 by Maj. Wayne Capps

Air Force photograph On the evening June 5 and the early morning of June 6, 2018, Joint Base Charleston will conduct a real-time historical reenactment of the D-Day invasion, solely on social media. Starting at 7 p.m., both the 437th and 315th Airlift Wings will start Facebook and Twitter posts as if the D-Day invasion…

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Medal of Honor recipient inducted into Pentagon Hall of Heroes

Posted May 30, 2018 by

Navy photograph by PO2 Paul L. Archer Medal of Honor recipient retired Master Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Britt Slabinski stands on the stage during his induction ceremony into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon Auditorium. Slabinski was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Donald J. Trump for his heroic actions in March…

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National treasure B-17F Memphis Belle revealed before hundreds

Posted May 30, 2018 by Amy Rollins

A famous symbol of the courage and sacrifices made by American bomber crews during World War II was revealed May 16 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Vietnam Veteran receives Distinguished Service Cross

Posted May 25, 2018 by Randall Baucom

94th Airlift Wing photograph Pfc. Frank Crary in the Republic of Vietnam At a ceremony held at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.,’s Fitch Auditorium May 22, Maj. Gen. Robert P. Walters Jr., Commander of U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, presented Frank Crary, a Tucson resident, with the Distinguished Service Cross for his extraordinary…

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Explaining TRICARE annual cost increases

Posted May 25, 2018 by

Population growth, aging, and price increases for medical goods and services drive many health care costs in the U.S. In any given year, these price increases are related to rising drug costs, using new medical technology, increasing provider rates or other factors. In response, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which tracks health care costs…

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Blast from the past: WWII bomb tech Soldier recounts experiences

Posted May 18, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Lance Pounds

Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Lance Pounds Gerald “Jerry” Simon (left), and Lt. Col. Gregory Hirschey, the 71st Ordnance Group (EOD) deputy commander, share stories about their careers after a professional leadership development session, May 10, 2018, at the National Guard Training Center on Fort Carson, Colo. Three years after President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous…

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Veterans ask court to reinstate lawsuits over open burn pits

Posted May 11, 2018 by Denise Lavoie

RICHMOND, Va.–Veterans and their families asked a federal appeals court May 9 to reinstate dozens of lawsuits alleging that a government contractor caused health problems by using burn pits during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. More than 60 lawsuits allege that KBR Inc. — a former Halliburton subsidiary — dumped tires, batteries, medical waste…

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