Air Force photograph by SrA. Victoria H. Taylor
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A gunner’s tale: 100th Bomb Group veteran shares memories of war

Posted June 1, 2016 by Karen Abeyasekere

“The first thing we did when we landed and parked the airplane was get out and count how many holes we had in it, either from fighters or from flak,” exclaimed Lewis Herron, a former staff sergeant and 100th Bombardment Group veteran. “One day we counted 103 holes in our airplane!”

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Many Vietnam vets say they support lifting of arms embargo

Posted May 25, 2016 by Tammy Webber and Chris Carola

The way Terry Neilen sees it, lifting the ban on U.S. arms sales to Vietnam makes sense in the face of China’s growing influence in the region. Fellow Vietnam veteran Ned Foote said Americans long ago forgave Germany and Japan for World War II, so there’s no reason not to do the same with Vietnam….

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Air Force photograph by Capt. Chase P. McFarland
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American, French citizens pay homage to WWI soldiers at Saint-Mihiel

Posted May 25, 2016 by by Capt. Chase P. McFarland

Honor, dedication, selfless service, personal courage, friendship – today’s military men and women embody these values, instilled onto them by the tradition and sacrifice by those who came before.

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VA announces telemental health clinical resource centers

Posted May 20, 2016 by

As the Department of Veterans Affairs works to improve veterans’ access to health care, its telehealth services play an integral role in that process, said Dr. David J. Shulkin, VA’s Under Secretary for Health. Shulkin spoke May 16 to members of the American Telemedicine Association attending the group’s 2016 conference in Minneapolis, where he also…

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Mayport, Fla., remembers fallen shipmates at Stark Memorial

Posted May 20, 2016 by Smn. Michael Lopez

Sailors held a ceremony of remembrance at Naval Station Mayport, May 17, to honor Sailors who were killed aboard guided-missile frigate USS Stark (FFG 31) 29 years ago.

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DOD photograph by EJ Hersom
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Prince Harry, former President Bush stress importance of healing invisible wounds

Posted May 11, 2016 by Shannon Collins

Great Britain’s Prince Harry, former President George W. Bush, and service members from each of their nations led a discussion at the 2016 Invictus Games Symposium on Invisible Wounds presented May 8 by the George W. Bush Institute in Orlando, Fla.

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Air Force photograph by TSgt. Bryan Franks
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WWII vets tour memorial, remember fallen brothers-in-arms

Posted May 9, 2016 by TSgt. Bryan Franks

Clouds lingered overhead, as young and old walked around the water fountain at the National World War II Memorial.

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Air Force photograph by SMSgt. Kevin Wallace
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Let the healing begin: Invictus Games kick off

Posted May 9, 2016 by SSgt. Carlin Leslie

The thudding noise of helicopter blades cut through the air, bright-colored lights sliced through smoke and fans cheered to honor the more than 500 military competitors from 15 nations who gathered at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., May 8 to compete in Invictus Games 2016.

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VA selects new Director of the Center for Women Veterans

Posted May 6, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the appointment of a new director of the Center for Women Veterans. Kayla M. Williams assumed duties this week as director, serving as primary advisor to the Secretary on Department policies, programs and legislation that affect women veterans. “Kayla embodies everything it means to be a true advocate…

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Photograph courtesy of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
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Surviving the Holocaust: Former Soldier, AF civilian tells his story

Posted May 6, 2016 by SSgt. Christopher Gross

Fear. In one word, Bob Behr used fear to describe how he and most of the Jewish community in Germany lived their lives from 1933 until the mid-1940s. In that time, Behr would suffer persecution, work in forced labor, be arrested and sent to the Theresienstadt “camp-ghetto” with his family, and ultimately, survive the Holocaust.

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