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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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VA conducts nation’s largest analysis of veteran suicide

Posted July 8, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs has undertaken the most comprehensive analysis of veteran suicide rates in the U.S., examining over 55 million Veteran records from 1979 to 2014 from every state in the nation. The effort extends VA’s knowledge from the previous report issued in 2010, which examined three million veteran records from 20 states…

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VA awards $6.8 billion for medical disability examinations

Posted September 19, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Sept. 19 the awarding of 12 contracts between five firms totaling $6.8 billion to improve the Medical Disability Examination process (Compensation and Pension or Comp and Pen Examinations) for veterans. The awards are intended to reduce Veterans’ wait times for examinations for service-connected benefits, thereby providing faster claims decisions…

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Thunderbolts honor Tuskegee Airmen

Posted November 16, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

A granite paver was unveiled honoring the World War II Tuskegee Airmen during a Veteran’s Day ceremony Nov. 11, at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza in Phoenix.

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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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Dunford helps ‘Chosin Few’ dedicate monument to Korean War Battle

Posted May 5, 2017 by Jim Garamone

It’s a measure of the men who are the “Chosin Few” that they all stood when the Marine Corps color guard trooped in with the American flag.

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Volunteer ‘Doughboy’ team works to bring WWI MIAs home

Posted June 24, 2017 by Katie Lange

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Chrissy Best U.S. service members and the local community honor U.S. service members killed during World War I during a Memorial Day ceremony at Brookwood Military Cemetery in England. Brookwood, the final resting place for 468 service members and 41 unknown service members from World War I, is one…

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Army helps unveil World War I commemorative coin

Posted October 20, 2017 by Gary Sheftick

Army photograph by Spec. Connor Ryan Kelly Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark Milley stands beside the design for the back of the World War I commemorative coin, dubbed “poppies in the wire,” after he unveiled it Oct. 9, 2017 at the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition. Army leaders…

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World War II Airman remains recovered

Posted February 2, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.

Courtesy photograph Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. John H. Canty, 555th Bombardment Squadron, 386th Bombardment Group, 9th Bomber Command, poses for a photo during World War II. An Airman who served with 555th Bombardment Squadron, 386th Bombardment Group, 9th Bomber Command, during World War II was accounted for Jan. 22, 2018. Army Air Forces Staff…

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Vietnam Veteran receives Distinguished Service Cross

Posted May 25, 2018 by Randall Baucom

94th Airlift Wing photograph Pfc. Frank Crary in the Republic of Vietnam At a ceremony held at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.,’s Fitch Auditorium May 22, Maj. Gen. Robert P. Walters Jr., Commander of U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, presented Frank Crary, a Tucson resident, with the Distinguished Service Cross for his extraordinary…

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