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Veteran homelessness drops nearly 50 percent since 2010

Posted August 1, 2016 by

The Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs departments and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness today announced that the number of veterans experiencing homelessness in the United States has been cut nearly in half since 2010.

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Honoring the toughness of a forgotten hero

Posted May 4, 2016 by PO2 Eric Lockwood

District leaders, military officials and veterans, as well as representatives from the Embassy of Canada honored a forgotten Medal of Honor recipient at St. Elizabeths Hospital Cemetery in Washington, D.C., April 29.

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WWII veteran’s remains return home after missing 73 years

Posted June 12, 2017 by Jonathan Landrum Jr.

Army photograph In this 1944 photo released by the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Air Corps Lt. Robert Eugene Oxford poses for an official portrait. The remains of Oxford, a World War II veteran, is returning home to Georgia after going missing 74 years ago following an aircraft crash during a supply mission to India. More…

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Third Invictus Games Adaptive Sports Competition kicks off in Toronto

Posted September 25, 2017 by

DOD photograph by Roger L. Wollenberg Air Force Capt. Christy Wise, U.S. team captain, carries the American flag as her team enters the opening ceremony for the 2017 Invictus Games at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Sept. 23, 2017. At right is team co-captain Marine Corps Sgt. Ivan Sears. The Invictus Games, established by…

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New members appointed to VA Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans

Posted December 23, 2015 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the appointment of four new members to the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans. The committee was chartered Nov. 2, 1994, and advises the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the needs of the nation’s 4.7 million minority Veterans on compensation, health care, rehabilitation, outreach and other benefits and programs…

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DOD announces new outreach efforts to vets regarding discharges, military records

Posted January 4, 2017 by

The Department of Defense Dec. 30 announced a renewed effort to ensure veterans are aware of the opportunity to have their discharges and military records reviewed. Through enhanced public outreach, engagement with Veterans Service Organizations, Military Service Organizations and other outside groups, as well as direct outreach to individual veterans, the department encourages all veterans…

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Vets 4 Veterans introduces veterans to art

Posted March 20, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Artist Steve Ponting and Ramon Ramirez teach art classes for Vets 4 Veterans during a 10-week series. Even those who never thought they were interested in art said that thinking about colors, shapes and the fellowship, is a great way to soothe the mind. More than an art classes, artists…

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Volunteer ‘Doughboy’ team works to bring WWI MIAs home

Posted June 24, 2017 by Katie Lange

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Chrissy Best U.S. service members and the local community honor U.S. service members killed during World War I during a Memorial Day ceremony at Brookwood Military Cemetery in England. Brookwood, the final resting place for 468 service members and 41 unknown service members from World War I, is one…

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Remembering Pearl Harbor: A ‘body blow’ to America

Posted December 9, 2015 by Sean Kimmons

When the first bombs exploded on a nearby airfield, marking the start of the Japanese sneak attack on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Edward Davis and others scrambled from a chow hall.

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WWII female pilot honored among brothers, sisters

Posted September 9, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Katherine Tereyama

In 1943, Mabel Rawlinson, a Women Airforce Service Pilot, died in an aircraft crash. The government would not pay for her remains to be sent back to her family, nor allow her to have a flag draped over her casket.

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