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ALS supports Bravo Base – “Camp Conklin”

Posted September 6, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie Moore A homeless veteran carries a box of clothes at Bravo Base – “Camp Conklin” in Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 26, 2017. Bravo Base provides shelter to veterans and civilians alike so they can get back on their feet. U.S. Airmen attending Airman Leadership School, and other Desert…

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17,000 California Guard soldiers will keep disputed bonuses

Posted September 1, 2017 by Kathleen Ronayne

More than 17,000 California National Guard soldiers won’t have to repay more than $190 million in enlistment bonuses and other payments handed out in error between 2004 and 2010, the Pentagon has determined. The decision closes several years of wrangling over whether soldiers should be forced to pay back the money after an audit revealed…

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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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Researchers announce wreckage from USS Indianapolis located

Posted August 21, 2017 by

A team of civilian researchers led by entrepreneur and philanthropist Paul G. Allen has announced they have found the wreck of the World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA 35), which was lost July 30, 1945.

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Marine returns Japanese WWII flag to original family

Posted August 18, 2017 by Marine Corps Sgt. Neysa Huertas Quinones

Marine Corps photograph Tatsuya Yasue, left, receives a flag from World War II veteran Marvin Strombo at Higashishirakawa Village, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, Aug. 15, 2017. Tatsuya, along with other members of the family have waited over 70 years for the return of the brother they lost during the war. The ceremony provided both families with…

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62nd FS mate finally laid to rest

Posted August 10, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

Approximately 50 Airmen assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., attended the funeral of former 62nd FS pilot 2nd Lt. Charles E. Carlson at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, Penn., Aug. 4, 2017. Carlson, then 24 years-old, was killed after his P-47 Thunderbolt was shot down by enemy…

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Search for our fallen continues

Posted August 3, 2017 by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka

Drenched in sweat from the hot, humid Vietnam weather, our shovels breached the earth’s surface excavating the ground and placing it into buckets to be screened as we searched for one of our own. 

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Veterans can visit VetVerify.org for Exchange online shopping authentication

Posted August 3, 2017 by

As the Department of Defense’s military exchange services prepare to welcome potentially 13 million honorably discharged veterans back to their military families this coming Veteran’s Day, www.VetVerify.org has launched to confirm eligibility to receive lifelong military exchange online shopping. Veterans may log onto www.VetVerify.org, which will use information from the DOD’s Defense Manpower Data Center’s records…

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Cold War hero laid to rest

Posted July 31, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Andy Morataya Service members render full honors for retired Col. Freeman Bruce Olmstead’s funeral at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. July 27, 2017. Olmstead, an Air Force veteran and prisoner of war survivor, passed away Oct. 14, 2016. His final journey began with the beat of a drum. The sky was clear. A…

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Combat medic to receive Medal of Honor for intrepid actions in Vietnam

Posted July 28, 2017 by David Vergun

When James C. McCloughan sees a young service member in uniform on the street or at the airport, he often offers to buy lunch, said his wife Cherie. She recalled one such instance at an airport. Her husband asked the young man where he was headed and the reply was “Iraq.” She said her husband…

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