Veterans

AVC Veteran Resource Center Coffee Social

Posted February 18, 2016 by

Wednesday, 2/17 8 – 10 a.m. Veteran Resource Center (SSV 126)  Every other Wednesday, the AVC Veteran Resource Center hosts a coffee social.  This is a great opportunity for veterans and their families to get to know their veteran community on campus. 

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DOD photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexis C. Schultz
Veterans

New memorial honors Native American sacrifice on D-Day

Posted June 8, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexis Schultz

DOD photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexis C. Schultz D-Day veterans Charles Shay, right, and George Kline shake hands at the Charles Shay Memorial in Saint Laurent sur Mer, France, June 5, 2017. This ceremony commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the…

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Photograph courtesy of the VA Long Beach Healthcare System
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New Fisher House debuts at VA Long Beach

Posted December 14, 2016 by James Spellman, Jr.

Photograph courtesy of the VA Long Beach Healthcare System Brig. Gen. Mark Baird, vice commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif., seated with Lana Toenjes, VA Long Beach Fisher House manager, and Drew Hatcher of the Masco Corporation Foundation, listens to remarks by Fisher…

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Former 10th Mountain Soldier, World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday with help from Army

Posted March 26, 2018 by Mike Strasser

Courtesy photograph Louis Weiss served as an officer in the newly formed 10th Mountain Division and deployed to Italy with the 10th Mountain Medical Battalion during World War II. Celebrating his 100th birthday on March 22, Weiss received a birthday message from Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum, N.Y.,…

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Navy photograph by PO2 Arthurgwain L. Marquez
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Navy divers survey historic World War II site in Sunda Strait

Posted October 28, 2015 by

U.S. Navy divers, assisted by personnel from the Indonesian Navy, surveyed the World War II wreck of the cruiser USS Houston (CA 30), Oct 16-24.

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Veterans

VA unveils claims submission option that promises to complete claims within 30 days

Posted September 8, 2017 by

On Sept. 7, as part of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ continued efforts to improve timeliness of services for Veterans and their families, VA unveiled the Decision Ready Claims initiative, a disability claims submission option with accredited Veterans Service Organizations that promises to deliver faster claims decisions to veterans and their families. “The DRC initiative…

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Veterans Day: A day of honor, to honor

Posted November 10, 2017 by Col. Jennifer Hammerstedt

Saturday [Nov. 11] is Veterans Day, a day of honor where veterans are recognized as men and women who have or are serving in America’s armed forces. Veterans Day is also a celebration to honor all of America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve for the common good. For all…

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Military women honored at Antelope Valley memorial wall

Posted November 20, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Hundreds of guests visited the Antelope Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Nov. 6-12 at Marie Kerr Park in Palmdale, with special ceremonies honoring eight military women who died in the Vietnam War.

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Dog tags make final journey home to WWII veteran

Posted February 8, 2017 by Senior Airman Erin Trower

A gathering of friends, family and Mighty Eighth Airmen made way as the guest of honor slowly approached the front of the stage.

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes
Veterans

Air Force salutes ‘Flying Tiger’ after 75 year journey home

Posted June 24, 2017 by Ashley M. Wright

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. perform a missing man flyover during the funeral of John Dean Armstrong, a member of the Flying Tigers, June 17, 2017, in Hutchinson, Kan. The A-10s are from the 23rd Fighter Group, which traces its lineage to the…

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