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VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets

Posted November 22, 2017 by Margi Mason and Robin McDowell

HERALD, W.Va.–A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia. The Department of Veterans Affairs this spring…

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Tuskegee Airman talks diversity, Army opportunities with high school students

Posted November 22, 2017 by Joe Lacdan

Photograph courtesy of Robert Friend Retired Lt. Col. Robert Friend (circled) pictured as a young captain serving the 332nd Fight Group. Friend, one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen who served during World War II, spoke to groups of high school students in southern California earlier this month. Sporting a crimson “Red Tails” ball cap,…

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Army’s Past Conflicts Repatriation Branch ensures no Soldier left behind

Posted November 22, 2017 by Master Sgt. Brian Hamilton

"I remember that day when they announced in our high school that Blootie Turner had died, the whole place got real quiet. Blootie was a great football player and a better person. He was the most popular kid in school."

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Retired Korean War Medal of Honor recipient passes away

Posted November 17, 2017 by PO3 Casey Scoular

Navy photograph by PO3 Casey Scoular The Military Funeral Honors Team of the Massachusetts Army National Guard carries the casket of Medal of Honor Recipient retired Capt. Thomas J. Hudner Jr., during a funeral procession in Hudner’s honor. Hudner, a naval aviator, received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of the…

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In nation’s capital, ground officially broken for National WWI Memorial

Posted November 15, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

Descendants of Soldiers and other veterans of World War I will soon be able to visit a national memorial in the nation's capital that commemorates the sacrifices of their great-grandfathers who fought in "the Great War."

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Pence says America owes vets a debt, promises stronger military

Posted November 13, 2017 by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley Vice President Mike Pence, left, Army Gen. Michael Howard, commander of the Military District of Washington, left center, and Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin attend a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Nov. 11, 2017. From the dawn of the Republic,…

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Veterans Day: A day of honor, to honor

Posted November 10, 2017 by Col. Jennifer Hammerstedt

Saturday [Nov. 11] is Veterans Day, a day of honor where veterans are recognized as men and women who have or are serving in America’s armed forces. Veterans Day is also a celebration to honor all of America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve for the common good. For all…

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Veterans Day 2017 – A time to remember

Posted November 10, 2017 by

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations …”

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Air Force recognizes Veterans in Blue

Posted November 10, 2017 by

Veterans in Blue 2017 is now available online. First launched in 2010, Veterans in Blue is a portrait collection showcasing men and women who have contributed to the security of our nation and the legacy of the Air Force. This year, the series showcases 38 stories of service by Air Force veterans. The Airmen highlighted…

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Vet Briefs November 10

Posted November 10, 2017 by

WWII soldier to be buried on Veterans Day in Michigan The remains of a World War II soldier from Detroit will be laid to rest on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, in northern Michigan. The Detroit Free Press reports that Army Technician Fourth Grade Pete M. Counter was 24 when he went missing in action. The…

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