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Resilient wounded warrior aims for Invictus Games gold

Posted May 4, 2016 by Shannon Collins

DOD photograph by EJ Hersom Medically retired Army Staff Sgt. Timothy Payne competes in seated discus during the Army Trials at Fort Bliss, Texas, April 1, 2015. Payne is slated to compete at the 2016 Invictus Games held May 8-12 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla….

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Navy photograph by PO2 Eric Lockwood
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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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Retired general hoping to restore trust in Wounded Warrior

Posted May 2, 2016 by David Bauderlein

Retired Maj. Gen. Charles Fletcher’s military career brought him to Jacksonville to help manage a global network for moving military equipment to hot spots and bases. He’s back now on a new mission with a military angle, but his task is harder to quantify. The Wounded Warrior Project’s board picked Fletcher to step in as…

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DOD photograph by Terri Moon Cronk
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Officials cite research as key to progress in PTSD, TBI diagnosis, treatment

Posted April 27, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

DOD photograph by Terri Moon Cronk Huff, a golden retriever, gets praise for retrieving his leash and giving it to Rick Yount, executive director of the Warrior Canine Connection, a nonprofit organization in Brookeville, Md., that works with dogs in service training and with service members who have post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury…

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Veterans overcome challenges through ‘Face of America’ ride

Posted April 27, 2016 by Shannon Collins

More than 700 cyclists, including nearly 175 disabled veterans, rode two routes -- either 110 miles from Arlington, Va., or 120 miles from Valley Forge, Penn., -- and met up in Gettysburg, Penn., as part of World T.E.A.M. Sports’ annual “Face of America” ride.

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VA study on whether dogs can heal vets with PTSD has critics

Posted April 22, 2016 by Allen G. Breed

Army veteran Joe Aguirre opens a restaurant door, then steps aside to let his golden retriever take point. “Clear,” Aguirre commands, and 3-year-old Munger pivots right, left, then right again, sweeping the room for potential threats. “`He’s basically looking for … anything that would be out of the ordinary. A bag. A particular weapon. People…

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Doolittle Raider raises toast 74 years after historic mission

Posted April 20, 2016 by SrA. Sam Fogleman

One of two surviving Doolittle Raiders visited Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., for a commemorative toast April 18 in honor of the 74th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo.

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Online registration for 2016 DOD Warrior Games now open

Posted April 15, 2016 by

Online registration is now open to participate in the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games at cvent.com. Volunteers, media and distinguished visitors — as well as selected athletes, family members, non-medical attendants, staff and coaches — must register online to participate. The Army will host the DOD Warrior Games at the U.S. Military Academy in…

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Nation committed to bringing home missing heroes

Posted April 15, 2016 by Adriane Elliot

Larry Thorne would have been 97 next month.

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Bone fragments from WWII crash site returning from India

Posted April 13, 2016 by Lolita C. Baldor

NEW DELHI–Tiny bone fragments carry a world of significance and perhaps closure for at least one American family who lost a loved one over the mountains of India in World War II. During a solemn ceremony April 13, U.S. military members paid final respects to what they believe may be the remains of one to…

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