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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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Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient brought home to Phoenix

Posted January 27, 2017 by

Pilar Jimenez releases a dove in honor of her younger brother, 1969 Congressional Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jose Francisco Jimenez, during the internment of Jimenez in Phoenix on Jan 17, 2017. Jimenez, originally a native of Mexico, moved with his family to Red Rock, Ariz. when he was 10 years…

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Take Command: Changes to TRICARE disenrollment coming in 2018

Posted October 30, 2017 by

As part of the changes coming to TRICARE on Jan. 1, 2018, there will be new rules affecting disenrollment. Beginning in 2018, if you’re eligible for TRICARE and enrolled in a health plan, there are three ways you can be disenrolled: * If you no longer wish to continue TRICARE coverage, you can voluntarily disenroll. * If…

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Trump signs order to improve mental health resources for transitioning vets

Posted January 10, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

Transitioning service members and veterans can now receive up to a year of mental health care from the Veterans Affairs Department after discharge from the service, according to an executive order President Donald J. Trump signed Jan. 9. The order, “Supporting Our Veterans During Their Transition From Uniformed Service to Civilian Life,” directs the Defense,…

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Officials plan announcement of WWI Memorial design team

Posted January 8, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

The winning design team for the national World War I memorial will be announced Jan. 25, the commission charged with overseeing the centennial commemoration of the war has announced. The design concept will be from one of the five finalist teams that presented plans to the design jury today, according to Edwin Fountain, vice chairman…

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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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Care, benefits for veterans strengthened by $186.5 billion VA budget

Posted May 24, 2017 by Information from the Department of Veterans Affairs

In his fiscal year 2018 budget, President Donald Trump is proposing $186.5 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs. The budget request will ensure the nation’s veterans receive high-quality health care and timely access to benefits and services. The budget also supports the continued transformation of VA to rebuild the full trust of veterans as…

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The tragedy of LZ Albany: Teaching lessons of a battle lost

Posted November 14, 2018 by by Capt. Scott Kuhn

Photograph courtesy of James Lawrence Twenty-four-year-old, 1st Lt. James Lawrence at his base camp in Vietnam, shortly before the battle of Landing Zone Albany. Lawrence, now 77, speaks with organziations and Soldiers about the lessons learned from the desperate fight in the Ia Drang Valley. Lt. Don Cornett along with 154 Troopers from 2nd Battalion,…

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Speaking to American Legion, Dunford honors service, sacrifice of military

Posted August 31, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

Praising the bravery, service and sacrifice of those who wear the nation’s uniform, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the American Legion’s annual convention Aug. 30 he is confident about the nation’s future.  “Today’s men and women, just like their predecessors, attack their mission, and do what must be done,” Marine Corps…

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Vets honored by Korean government, recall wartime experiences

Posted September 28, 2016 by C. Todd Lopez

About 88 veterans of the Korean War arrived in the nation's capital this week for a visit to the Korean War Memorial Sept. 24.

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