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Air Power at Pearl Harbor

Posted December 8, 2017 by Dr. William Head

DOD photograph The USS Shaw exploes in drydock at Pearl Harbor. Dec. 7, 1941. When Japanese Naval aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, they also attacked U.S. Army Air Forces flying fields and facilities as well.    Only a handful of U.S. pilots got airborne to fight back. The most…

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Bataan survivor’s descendant leads unit in grueling marathon

Posted April 5, 2017 by Carolyn Herrick

Thirty years ago, she was dancing on her grandfather’s feet. This month, she marched 26.2 miles through deep desert sand and over mountains carrying a 50-pound ruck sack with four comrades in arms, in his honor.

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Veteran talks about suicide to help other veterans

Posted August 31, 2017 by Cameron Porter

VA photograph Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog Sherman. She tried to take her own life eight times in one year while serving as a soldier in the 4th Infantry Division in 2008. The stressors of combat, losing a couple of very close friends in battle and adapting to life back in the U.S….

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Navy honors service of Vietnam War veterans

Posted April 2, 2018 by PO2 Destiny Cheek

The Naval History and Heritage Command held a commemoration ceremony in honor of Vietnam War Veterans Day at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy’s Cold War Gallery located on the Washington Navy Yard, March 29, 2018. The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017, designates March 29 of each year as Vietnam War Veterans…

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Soldier returns home 67 years after missing in action

Posted May 17, 2017 by David Vergun

Army photograph by Bill Dean Cpl. Jules Hauterman Jr., a Korean War veteran, killed in action Dec. 2, 1950, is carried to his final resting place in Holyoke, Mass., March 31, 2017. Bobby Whelihan was only 10 years old when he watched his cousin, Jules Hauterman Jr., depart for the train station in Holyoke, Mass….

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Life with Lizzy

Posted November 3, 2017 by Whitney Delbridge Nichels

How a service dog is helping one combat veteran reconnect The saying goes “all dogs go to heaven,” but for many service dogs, their time on Earth is spent helping people who have seen more than the average human being. Such is the case for Army Master Sgt. Leigh Michel and her service dog Lizzy….

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Bone fragments from WWII crash site returning from India

Posted April 13, 2016 by Lolita C. Baldor

NEW DELHI–Tiny bone fragments carry a world of significance and perhaps closure for at least one American family who lost a loved one over the mountains of India in World War II. During a solemn ceremony April 13, U.S. military members paid final respects to what they believe may be the remains of one to…

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Healing from invisible wounds

Posted June 14, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Chad Thompson Tech. Sgt. Christopher D’Angelo, right, a missile alert facility manager with the 490th Missile Squadron, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., poses for a photo with his wife, Chanda, son, Jace and daughter, Brittyn at their home in Great Falls, Mont., June 7, 2017. D’Angelo was diagnosed with…

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Army World War II veterans hold emotional final reunion

Posted June 20, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Carmen Fleischmann

For years, veterans of the Army's 66th Infantry Division have reunited to reminisce about their time together fighting in World War II, to share stories of how their lives have changed since then, and to recall fond memories of those brothers they lost along the way.

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VA REACH VET initiative helps save veterans lives

Posted April 7, 2017 by

Program signals when more help is needed for at-risk vets Suicide prevention is one of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ highest priorities. As part of VA’s commitment to put resources, services and all technology available to reduce veteran suicide, VA has launched an innovative program called Recovery Engagement and Coordination for Health – Veterans Enhanced…

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