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Cold War hero laid to rest

Posted July 31, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Andy Morataya Service members render full honors for retired Col. Freeman Bruce Olmstead’s funeral at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. July 27, 2017. Olmstead, an Air Force veteran and prisoner of war survivor, passed away Oct. 14, 2016. His final journey began with the beat of a drum. The sky was clear. A…

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In nation’s capital, ground officially broken for National WWI Memorial

Posted November 15, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

Descendants of Soldiers and other veterans of World War I will soon be able to visit a national memorial in the nation's capital that commemorates the sacrifices of their great-grandfathers who fought in "the Great War."

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Vietnam Vascular Registry helps combat veteran reunite with doctors

Posted March 28, 2018 by Sarah Marshall,

Photograph courtesy of John Fogle Army Spec. John Fogle recovers at the 249th General Hospital at Camp Drake, Japan, in 1969 from wounds he received in Vietnam. Thanks to the Vietnam Vascular Registry, developed by Dr. Norm Rich of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Fogle was recently able to track down the…

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Korean War casualty gets final rest

Posted March 11, 2016 by Gary Sheftick

After 65 years, Pfc. James M. Smith was finally laid to rest by his family, March 9, with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. Smith was 19 years old when Chinese forces attacked his unit, Feb. 12, 1951, north of Hoengsong, Korea. He was a member of Company K, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.

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72nd D-Day liberation of Normandy observed

Posted June 6, 2016 by SFC Class Crista Mack

Seventy-two years ago today, 156,000 Allied troops, 9,000 aircraft and nearly 5,000 ships launched the largest amphibious invasion in modern warfare.

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Four NCOs, 16 Army vets to compete in Rio Paralympics

Posted September 7, 2016 by David Vergun and Gary Sheftick

Army photograph by Tim Hipps Sgt. Elizabeth Marks of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program wins the women’s 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1 minute, 28.54 seconds — only .01 seconds off the world record in her classification – in the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Swimming Team Trials on June 30 at the Mecklenburg…

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How to file a Notice of Disagreement on your VA compensation claim

Posted December 30, 2016 by Donna Stratford

If you disagree with the decision VA made on your disability compensation claim, your first step is to formally tell VA that you disagree. I received my rating and it’s wrong “I received my rating and it’s wrong” is a statement our call center agents hear every day. You may think that VA shouldn’t have…

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Bataan survivor’s descendant leads unit in grueling marathon

Posted April 5, 2017 by Carolyn Herrick

Thirty years ago, she was dancing on her grandfather’s feet. This month, she marched 26.2 miles through deep desert sand and over mountains carrying a 50-pound ruck sack with four comrades in arms, in his honor.

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VA launches Physician Ambassador Program

Posted June 9, 2017 by

Department partners with volunteer medical professionals to improve care The Department of Veterans Affairs announced June 6 that it has launched the Physician Ambassador Program, an effort to recruit volunteer medical providers, at the more than 1,700 VA health-care facilities across the nation. The physician and clinician “ambassadors” are qualified, trained and licensed health providers…

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