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Castaway Airman helped map the world

Posted January 13, 2017 by John Turner

For six months in 1956 Bob Cunningham, a former Air Force radar operator, lived on a remote knob approximately 2,000 feet long and 850 feet wide in the Spratly Islands group located midway between the Philippine Islands and Vietnam. His home was a canvas tent and he manned radio and radar equipment for a secret Air Force project mapping the earth.

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A toast for the ages: WWII fighter pilots reunite

Posted April 15, 2017 by Master Sgt. Todd Wivell

It was a pact made many years ago when the aging members of the 510th Fighter Squadron from World War II decided they could no longer attend their annual reunions.

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Translating military culture to civilian workplace

Posted June 14, 2017 by Jenny Hale,

Military culture is drilled into people from the day they arrive at basic training. The military teaches its recruits how to become leaders, take charge, and make vital decisions. These are all attributes that make veterans highly valuable to civilian companies. However, the transition to civilian life is not easy for all, and there are…

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Third Invictus Games Adaptive Sports Competition kicks off in Toronto

Posted September 25, 2017 by

DOD photograph by Roger L. Wollenberg Air Force Capt. Christy Wise, U.S. team captain, carries the American flag as her team enters the opening ceremony for the 2017 Invictus Games at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Sept. 23, 2017. At right is team co-captain Marine Corps Sgt. Ivan Sears. The Invictus Games, established by…

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Vet recalls little-known account that turned tide in Battle of the Bulge

Posted December 28, 2017 by Don Wagner

On Dec. 18, 1944, Pfc. Harry Miller was cold, exhausted and covered with grease. His hands were numb from the cold and he was bone tired after working all night. He and his fellow Soldiers from the 740th Tank Battalion had toiled around the clock to piece together three American tanks from an ordnance depot in Belgium.

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US, Iceland remember WWII heroes with monument dedication

Posted May 9, 2018 by MC3 Evan Parker

Navy photograph by PO3 Evan Parker U.S. and Iceland honoured the crew of B-52 Liberator ‘Hot Stuff’ monument dedication ceremony on the 75th anniversary of it crashing in Iceland during a heavy storm. All but one passenger on board were killed to include famous World War II Lt. Gen. Frank Maxwell Andrews. As two of…

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Shok Valley medic to receive Medal of Honor

Posted September 24, 2018 by Devon L. Suits

Photograph courtesy of Ronald J. Shurer II The White House announced that Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer II will receive the Medal of Honor for going above and beyond the call of duty April 6, 2008, while assigned to Special Operations Task Force – 33 in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. A former medic with…

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Gone but not forgotten: Wreaths honor those who gave all

Posted December 14, 2015 by Sean Kimmons

Once Susan Zerbe learned that a CH-47 Chinook helicopter had been shot down in Afghanistan, killing all 30 U.S. troops on board, she knew her son was one of them.

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Officials cite research as key to progress in PTSD, TBI diagnosis, treatment

Posted April 27, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

DOD photograph by Terri Moon Cronk Huff, a golden retriever, gets praise for retrieving his leash and giving it to Rick Yount, executive director of the Warrior Canine Connection, a nonprofit organization in Brookeville, Md., that works with dogs in service training and with service members who have post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury…

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Carter inducts Vietnam vet Charles Kettles into Hall of Heroes

Posted July 22, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

Defense Secretary Ash Carter inducted Vietnam veteran retired Army Lt. Col. Charles Kettles into the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes July 18, 2016, a day after President Barack Obama presented Kettles with the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military honor. Vietnam Hero Carter said that for 50 years Kettles has been content to let his…

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