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Licking their wounds: Trained dogs assist, comfort wounded Airmen

Posted November 16, 2016 by Sean Kimmons

Constant back pain from an injury suffered years ago in combat still troubles Staff Sgt. Ryan Garrison. It wakes him up at night when his medication wears off. It triggers his depression and anxiety, leading to angry outbursts.

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U.S., Japan honor lives lost in the Battle of Okinawa

Posted June 27, 2017 by Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Charles Plouffe

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Charles Plouffe Okinawa residents pay their respects at the Cornerstone of Peace memorial wall during the Okinawa Memorial Day service at Peace Memorial Park, Itoman, Japan, June 23, 2017. The memorial walls are inscribed with more than 240,000 names of people who died in the Battle of Okinawa, regardless…

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Remains of Korean War Soldier identified, returned home to Texas

Posted February 8, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Samuel Northrup

Photograph courtesy of Carlos Mendoza Cpl. Luis Torres in his Army uniform in this undated photo. Torres was reported Missing In Action Sept. 1, 1950, near Changyong, Republic of Korea. His remains were identified July 2016, and were sent to Texas January 2017, to his final resting place. More than 66 years after he was…

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Shok Valley medic to receive Medal of Honor

Posted September 24, 2018 by Devon L. Suits

Photograph courtesy of Ronald J. Shurer II The White House announced that Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer II will receive the Medal of Honor for going above and beyond the call of duty April 6, 2008, while assigned to Special Operations Task Force – 33 in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. A former medic with…

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U.S. military IDs airman lost in dogfight over Germany in ’43

Posted March 12, 2018 by AP

The U.S. military has found the remains of a World War II pilot who was last seen in a dogfight over Germany almost 75 years ago, the Department of Defense said March 8. Lt. William W. Shank never returned from the 1943 fight. His fellow airmen last saw him straightening out his P-38 Lightning after…

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Take Command: Changes to TRICARE disenrollment coming in 2018

Posted October 30, 2017 by

As part of the changes coming to TRICARE on Jan. 1, 2018, there will be new rules affecting disenrollment. Beginning in 2018, if you’re eligible for TRICARE and enrolled in a health plan, there are three ways you can be disenrolled: * If you no longer wish to continue TRICARE coverage, you can voluntarily disenroll. * If…

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Long overdue honor: Daring Vietnam pilot remembers Medal of Honor rescue mission

Posted July 18, 2016 by Elizabeth M. Collins

The bullets came in fast and furious, a hail so thick it seemed like rain with a fog of green tracers. The men of the 176th Aviation Company were used to hot landings after months in the highlands of Vietnam, but this, this was something else.

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Official urges families to learn about veteran burial honors

Posted January 15, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

Planning funerals for military veterans and retirees can be overwhelming for their families, and the Defense Department’s director of casualty and mortuary affairs wants family members to familiarize themselves in advance when possible to know what to expect with military funeral honors. Deborah S. Skillman said families should learn about military funeral honors eligibility ahead…

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Former Army combat medic helps fellow Wounded Warriors

Posted September 16, 2016 by by Shannon Collins

As the 100-degree Fahrenheit heat and humidity mercilessly held onto the day, the mountain bike riders slogged through the mud and then looked hopelessly up at the giant hill.

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World War II Seabee reflects on VJ Day

Posted March 3, 2017 by Lt. Comdr. Jennifer Cragg

World War II veteran and Seabee Jack Mace reflects on marking the end of the World War II on “V-J Day” while stationed in Hawaii in 1945. On March 5, Seabees worldwide will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Seabees that established a force of more than 325,000 builders who could fight during World War…

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