Veterans

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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Grandson of Enola Gay pilot flies refurbished B-29

Posted June 14, 2017 by Senior Airman Tara Fadenrecht

Wichita’s beloved B-29 Superfortress, Doc, took to the skies yet again June 9, 2017, from McConnell Air Force Base, this time with an added aspect of historical significance and Air Force heritage.

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VA awards $7.8 million in adaptive sport grants to aid disabled veterans

Posted September 7, 2016 by

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced Sept. 7 the awarding of up to $7.8 million in grants for adaptive sports programs for disabled veterans and disabled service members of the Armed Forces. The grant recipients may use these funds for planning, developing, managing and implementing these adaptive sports programs. The Department of Veterans…

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Soldiers, Korean veterans pay respect to fallen brothers in arms

Posted July 8, 2016 by SFC Clinton Carroll

"They just kept us in a ravine in the daytime. Then at night they'd move us across country. On Aug. 17, about the middle of the afternoon they motioned for us to get up again, that they was going to move us out again. That's when it happened. "

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Vet Briefs October 10

Posted October 10, 2018 by

World War II servicemen’s remains identified The remains of a Nebraska sailor who died at Pearl Harbor and a Nebraska soldier killed during a World War II battle in Germany have been identified and are being returned for final burial. Pentagon officials say 19-year-old Bernard Doyle died Dec. 7, 1941, aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma…

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VA expands new innovators network program

Posted November 10, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Innovation is expanding its Innovators Network Program. Fourteen new VA Medical Center innovation sites and one National Cemetery innovation site will join the eight selected last year, for a total of 22 recognized innovation sites across the country. The sites were selected from a highly competitive pool of…

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The following attractions have Veterans Day specials

Posted November 7, 2018 by

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach Free Admission Nov. 11, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with valid service ID for veterans and military personnel. Battleship Iowa, San Pedro Admission to the Veterans Day festival is free and all are welcome. Free self-guided tour admission will also be available Nov. 10-12 for veterans, as well as…

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‘Expendable’ WWII Merrill’s Marauders survive into their 100s

Posted August 26, 2016 by Jonnie Melillo Clasen

Three Merrill's Marauders, 1944 survivors of the secret mission of almost 3,000 presidential volunteers who fought through the disease-ridden "forgotten theater" of World War II, the China-Burma-India Theater, have lived to the age of 101. Another made it to 100.

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Korean War POW earns Medal of Honor for saving his unit

Posted May 15, 2017 by Katie Lange

Army photograph President Dwight D. Eisenhower congratulates Korean War veteran Army Staff Sgt. Hiroshi Miyamura after presenting him the Medal of Honor. His award was kept secret for his safety until after his repatriation in August 1953. Only five Korean War vets who earned the Medal of Honor are still alive. One of them happens…

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