Memorial Day recognized at events Valley-wide

While Memorial Day events at some sites in the Antelope Valley maintained a somewhat formal approach, other places like Desert Lawn Memorial Park in...

After 75 years, retired colonel returns to represent D-Day class

June 6, 1944 is known throughout the world as D-Day, but for the Class of 1944 at the U.S. Military Academy, the day holds...

Vietnam War veteran receives Purple Heart after nearly 50 years

Col. Jeffrey D. Witt, the chief of staff for U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, presented a Purple Heart to Charles “Chuck” W. Baurhenn...

Army honors Gold Star Families with unveiling of new memorial

Countless programs honoring the armed forces were held across the nation during the 2019 Military Appreciation Week, which ran May 13-18. Almost certainly, every observance...

Memorial Day Events, 2019

Annual Veteran Pinning Ceremony - Friday, May 24; 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Ellison John Transitional Care Center, 43830 10th Street West, Lancaster. FMI, 661-494-8600 Memorial...

Former Sen. Dole, a decorated WWII veteran, promoted to colonel

Longtime politician Bob Dole, who was severely wounded in World War II by German gunfire, was honorably promoted to colonel Thursday in a private...

Volunteers use elbow grease for vets’ housing project

Fences went up May 11 on a vacant lot at Division Street and Avenue R, the site being developed as a Veterans Enriched Neighborhood...

VA’s national cemeteries to host Memorial Day ceremonies

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration will host Memorial Day ceremonies from May 25 to May 27 to commemorate the nation’s...

Former Vietnam POW speaks to future of military aviation

Retired U.S. Air Force Capt. William “Bill” Robinson, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam, spoke to hundreds of Naval Aviation Schools Command students...

Opportunity awaits veterans back home

A door opens into a room at Antelope Valley College’s Lancaster campus, representing paths to the future for military veterans and their dependents. For at...