Veterans

Sailors honor fallen Pearl Harbor heroes

Posted December 5, 2016 by PO2 Katarzyna Kobiljak

During a wreath-laying ceremony at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl in Honolulu Dec. 2, USS Arizona survivors were joined by their families, service members and civilians to honor their fallen shipmates lost during the Pearl Harbor attack.

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VA study highlights benefits of enhanced aspirin in preventing certain cancers

Posted March 1, 2017 by

Researchers know of aspirin’s benefits in preventing certain ailments — from cardiovascular disease to most recently colorectal cancer. But while the link to those two conditions was made, researchers also questioned how and if this “wonder drug” could work to ward off other types of cancers.  Thanks to a team led by Dr. Vinod Vijayan…

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VA offering up to $8 million in grants for adaptive-sports programs that aid disabled veterans

Posted February 27, 2017 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs is providing up to $8 million in grants to fund adaptive-sports programs that offer activities for disabled Veterans and members of the armed forces who have disabilities, the VA announced Feb. 22. The application period for the fiscal 2018 Adaptive Sports Grant began Feb. 21, 2017, and will close at…

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VA announces telemental health clinical resource centers

Posted May 20, 2016 by

As the Department of Veterans Affairs works to improve veterans’ access to health care, its telehealth services play an integral role in that process, said Dr. David J. Shulkin, VA’s Under Secretary for Health. Shulkin spoke May 16 to members of the American Telemedicine Association attending the group’s 2016 conference in Minneapolis, where he also…

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World War II vet, ‘Iron Soldier’ reflects on service, family leading up to 100th birthday

Posted October 12, 2018 by Master Sgt. Alex Licea

Dale Jones might be 99 years old, but he shows no signs of slowing down. He stays active and spends much of his time bowling, at church, or helping his community near his home in the small town of Zanesville, Ohio, located 50 miles east of Columbus. Jones is many things to his family and…

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Let the healing begin: Invictus Games kick off

Posted May 9, 2016 by SSgt. Carlin Leslie

The thudding noise of helicopter blades cut through the air, bright-colored lights sliced through smoke and fans cheered to honor the more than 500 military competitors from 15 nations who gathered at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., May 8 to compete in Invictus Games 2016.

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African-American WWI ‘Harlem Hell Fighters’ proved their mettle, patriotism in combat

Posted February 5, 2018 by Col. Richard Goldenberg

Army photograph African American stevedores in an undated photo during World War I. African American supply and services units provided a great amount of labor for the arriving American Expeditionary Forces in France in 1917-18. They would be joined by the African American 369th Infantry Regiment, formerly the National Guard’s 15th New York Infantry. The…

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Mattis pays tribute to prisoners of war, missing in action

Posted September 24, 2018 by John D. Banusiwicz

DOD photographs by Army Sgt. Amber I Smith U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis speaks during the National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Sept. 21, 2018. The day is observed every year on the third Friday in September and honors those who were prisoners of war and those who…

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Vets 4 Veterans introduces veterans to art

Posted March 20, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Artist Steve Ponting and Ramon Ramirez teach art classes for Vets 4 Veterans during a 10-week series. Even those who never thought they were interested in art said that thinking about colors, shapes and the fellowship, is a great way to soothe the mind. More than an art classes, artists…

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XP-80 marks 75th anniversary

Posted March 1, 2019 by R. Ray Ortensie

Air Force photograph The XP-80A being prepped for first flight, Jan. 8, 1944. The XP-80 was a result of the combined interest of both the Army Air Forces and Lockheed in producing a jet-propelled airplane of superior performance. While Lockheed representatives were at Wright Field, Ohio, in May 1943, Army Air Force officials invited Lockheed…

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