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Disabled veterans now eligible for Space-A travel

Posted August 31, 2018 by

Air Force photograph The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act was recently signed, which included a measure that will allow fully-disabled veterans the ability to utilize Space-Available travel. Travelers should contact their local Passenger Terminal for further details and review travel information found on the AMC Travel Page for specific details on the Space A travel…

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94 year-old vet receives World War II Medals after 72 years

Posted August 29, 2018 by PO2 Jonathan Jiang

A 94-year old World War II veteran received his long overdue medals during a ceremony at the Louisville Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Louisville, Ky., Aug. 23, 2018. Rear Adm. Michael Jabaley, former Program Executive Officer for Submarines, awarded William Edward Gilbert, a Kentucky native, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal…

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One of last living World War II Marines

Posted August 22, 2018 by Pfc. Ryan Persinger

Sam Folsom, born July 24, 1920 in Quincy, Mass., was one of the first echelon of 17 Marine fighter pilots with Marine Fighter Squadron 121 tasked with defending Guadalcanal. He is also one of the last living Marine Corps World War II combat pilot.

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Civilian contractors, former Soldiers receive Medal of Valor for actions in Afghanistan

Posted August 20, 2018 by Lisa Ferdinando

DOD photograph by Navy PO2 Everett Allen Army Lt. Gen. Darsie Rogers, left, Defense Threat Reduction Agency deputy director for combat support, applauds after awarding the Medal of Valor to Michael Anthony Dunne, William Timothy Nix and Brandon Ray Seabolt at the Pentagon, Aug. 14, 2018. The men, who are all retired Soldiers, were recognized…

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Vets Briefs August 20

Posted August 20, 2018 by

Remains of USS Oklahoma sailor from Indiana identified Officials say the remains of a U.S. Navy sailor from Fort Wayne, Ind., who died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified and will be buried Aug. 21 in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced…

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AV veterans’ roundup

Posted August 17, 2018 by

Antelope Valley Fair The Antelope Valley Fair will observe Military Appreciation Day on Aug.23. Admission will be free for veterans, active duty service members and military retirees. With a lanyard, attendees will receive a warm welcome from military support groups like Bombshell Betty ‘s Pin-Up Calendar, and Fregoso Outdoor Foundation.   AVTA Starting Aug.20, AV…

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VA releases health care benefit application for Spanish-speaking veterans

Posted August 17, 2018 by

On Aug. 8, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs released the Spanish version of the application for health benefits, as part of VA’s effort to simplify and improve the health care enrollment process for veterans.  The new language version implements the VA Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans’ recommendation to provide Spanish versions of the application…

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DPAA provides update on identifying service members missing from Korean War

Posted August 15, 2018 by Thomas Budzyna

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency provided an update Aug. 14 on the status of identifying the remains transferred in July to the United States from North Korea.

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In unique mission, Soldiers give identity back to fallen troops

Posted August 8, 2018 by Sean Kimmons

Army photograph by Sean Kimmons Sgt. 1st Class Jennifer Owen, a morgue NCOIC for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, examines personal effects that potentially belong to fallen service members inside a laboratory at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2018. When her duty day is over, Sgt. 1st Class Jennifer Owen often reflects on…

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Administrator responsible for all areas of vets’ home

Posted August 3, 2018 by Diane Betzler

Photograph by Diane Betzler Elvie Ancheta took over the administrative reins of the William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans’ Home in Lancaster, Calif., after former administrator Norman Andrews retired. Elvie Ancheta is the director of the William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans Home in Lancaster, Calif. She enjoys working at the home and with the resident veterans….

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