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Bataan Death March survivor visits Kansas base

Posted October 28, 2016 by Senior Airman Christopher Thornbury

A 99 year old, World War II veteran who survived the Bataan Death March visited McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, Oct. 20, 2016.

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Lightning I pilot meets Lightning II, shares stories

Posted October 26, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

Retired Maj. Earl Conrad Jr., a World War II fighter pilot who flew the original P-38 Lightning, visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 3, 2016, to get a glimpse of the F-35 Lightning II, the namesake of the legendary fighter aircraft which dominated the skies over the Pacific during his time in service.

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Remembering, honoring first Americans to fight, die in World War I

Posted October 21, 2016 by Jim Garamone

Norman Prince’s tomb is steps away from that of President Woodrow Wilson in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

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Thunderbolts participate in San Diego veteran’s sports clinic

Posted October 12, 2016 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Airmen from Luke Air Force Base assisted with the 2016 Department of Veterans Affairs National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic in San Diego, Calif., Sept. 19 through 23.

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One year later: Torque 62 remembered

Posted October 5, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Capt. Korey Fratini BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Master Sgt. Johnathon Maurer, 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron first sergeant, reads off the names of those airmen lost during the mishap of Torque 62, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 2, 2016. Among those remembered were Senior Airmen Kcey Ruiz and Nathan Sartain, assigned to…

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Remains of fighter pilot hero return home after 10 years

Posted October 5, 2016 by Mike Martin

This week, nearly 10 years after he was killed in combat operations in Iraq, U.S. forces brought home the remains of F-16 pilot Maj. Troy Gilbert, who died saving the lives of U.S. service members and coalition allies.  

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VA announces $3.4 million in funding to help homeless

Posted October 3, 2016 by

On Oct. 3, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced the award of $3.4 million in grant funding offered through the Grant and Per Diem Program to 16 community agencies that provide enhanced services for homeless veterans with special needs. The GPD Program promotes the development and provision of supportive housing and services to…

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Hispanic Heritage: Vietnam vet finds resilience via faith, helping others

Posted October 3, 2016 by Shannon Collins

During weekly meetings at American Legion Post 47 in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, a Vietnam veteran told fellow veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder how he maintains his resilience through his faith and brotherhood with his fellow vets.

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Gold Star Mother discusses her son’s suicide, stigma

Posted September 30, 2016 by Tazanyia L. Mouton

Lynn Patton, a Gold Star Mother, spoke to the Natick Soldier Systems Center workforce, Sept. 23, 2016, about the suicide death of her son, Sgt. Matthew Patton.

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Bataan Death March survivor, artist Ben Steele dies at 98

Posted September 28, 2016 by

Ben Steele’s hold on his sanity as a prisoner of war after surviving the Bataan Death March relied on hidden scraps of paper, stolen pieces of charcoal and his artist’s memory of scenes from his home in Montana. “I used to dream about Montana more than anything else, more than I did food — and…

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