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Retirees seeking foreign government employment need pre-approval

Posted November 18, 2016 by Tammy Cournoyer

Military retirees seeking any civil employment with a foreign government agency — or any instrumentality of a foreign government agency — must apply for permission in advance or risk losing their military retirement pay. For retired Airmen, the Secretary of the Air Force and Secretary of State serve as approval authorities for requests, though the…

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VA, DOD study a major breakthrough for understanding PTSD

Posted March 29, 2017 by

Researchers from the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense recently released findings of a new study called Prospective Post-Traumatic Stress disorder Symptom Trajectories in Active Duty and Separated Military Personnel, which examines Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms in veterans, compared with active-duty populations. This is the first known study comparing PTSD symptom trajectories…

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Surviving Khobar Towers: An Airman’s Story

Posted June 16, 2017 by Senior Airman Chandler Baker

Courtesy photograph President Bill Clinton shakes 1st Lt Michael Harner’s hand during a visit with the survivors of the Khobar Towers attack at Eglin Air Force Base, July 4, 1996. President Clinton asked those at the memorial service including Secretary of the Air Force Shelia Widnall and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Ron Fogleman…

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Air Force veteran turns 100

Posted July 26, 2017 by Jennifer N. Spradlin

Air Force photograph Col. Robert Kirtley was born July 26, 1917 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He is a World War II and Korean War veteran who served in the Air Force for more than 25 years. He graduated from Wofford College, and commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in 1940. His first assignment was with the…

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VA awards $6.8 billion for medical disability examinations

Posted September 19, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Sept. 19 the awarding of 12 contracts between five firms totaling $6.8 billion to improve the Medical Disability Examination process (Compensation and Pension or Comp and Pen Examinations) for veterans. The awards are intended to reduce Veterans’ wait times for examinations for service-connected benefits, thereby providing faster claims decisions…

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Arlington National Cemetery seeks changes to burial eligibility criteria to ensure future space

Posted March 19, 2018 by Devon L. Suits,

Army photograph by Elizabeth Fraser The U.S. Army Honor Guard firing party fires three folleys during the funeral of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Jan. 22, 2018. Golin, an 18B Special Forces Weapons Sergeant assigned to 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) died Jan. 1,…

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Bataan Death March survivor visits Kansas base

Posted October 28, 2016 by Senior Airman Christopher Thornbury

A 99 year old, World War II veteran who survived the Bataan Death March visited McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, Oct. 20, 2016.

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Dunford helps ‘Chosin Few’ dedicate monument to Korean War Battle

Posted May 5, 2017 by Jim Garamone

It’s a measure of the men who are the “Chosin Few” that they all stood when the Marine Corps color guard trooped in with the American flag.

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Thousands commemorate, honor WWII heroes with Bataan Memorial March

Posted April 9, 2018 by

More than 8,400 marchers participated in the 29th annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 25, commemorating 76 years of the Bataan Death March.

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Purple Heart awarded to World War II veteran 74 years later

Posted March 7, 2018 by Kevin Larson

Army photograph by Kevin Larson Staff Sgt. Edward Mims, 83, smiles and holds his Purple Heart Medal as well-wishers thank him for his service following a ceremony in his honor at the The Villages, a retirement community in Florida, Feb. 23, 2018. Mims was awarded the medal nearly 74 years after being wounded in World…

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