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Combat medic wins Pat Tilman award, raises disability awareness at 2016 ESPY awards

Posted July 18, 2016 by Tim Hipps

ESPN photograph by Joe Faraoni Paralympic swimmer Sgt. Elizabeth Marks of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program receives the Pat Tillman Award for Service trophy from John Cena at the ESPY Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles July 13, 2016. Sgt. Elizabeth Marks does not swim to win medals, reap accolades, or even…

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VA schedules 2 million appointments using Veterans Choice program

Posted July 15, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Choice Program has reached a key milestone in improving access to health care for veterans. More than two million appointments have been scheduled through the program.   “While two million appointments have been scheduled using the Choice Program and we are making progress, we will not rest until all…

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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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Soldiers, Korean veterans pay respect to fallen brothers in arms

Posted July 8, 2016 by SFC Clinton Carroll

"They just kept us in a ravine in the daytime. Then at night they'd move us across country. On Aug. 17, about the middle of the afternoon they motioned for us to get up again, that they was going to move us out again. That's when it happened. "

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Montana’s last Doolittle Raider honored

Posted June 29, 2016 by 2nd Lt. Annabel Monroe

Seventy-four years after the historic Doolittle Tokyo Raid, former SSgt. David J. Thatcher, one of two remaining Doolittle Raiders, was laid to rest June 27 in Missoula, Mont.

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Veteran with PTSD finds coping skills through ‘dot’ art

Posted June 27, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

Courtesy photograph Army veteran Greg Mullen has created animal figures, Southwestern sun faces, vases, as well as a life-sized suit of armor and a coffee table with a “dot” art technique he developed to help him cope with post-traumatic stress disorder. While a small item takes him a half day to fill with about 400…

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Korean War veterans establish Las Vegas fraternal organization

Posted June 24, 2016 by

Photograph courtesy of John Diaz Korean War Veterans Association Tibor Rubin Medal of Honor Chapter #329. (From left) Hank Sawicki, 86, secretary; Chuck Johnson, 83, commander; Larry Bacon, 86, 1st vice commander; Fidel Diaz, 83, treasurer; Ed Katz, 86, 2nd vice commander, June 15, 2016. The National Korean War Veterans Association, Inc. recently announced the establishment of…

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Warrior Games conclude with medal ceremony, concert

Posted June 24, 2016 by Shannon Collins

After a week of intense international competition, the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games drew to a close at West Point, N.Y., June 21, 2016, with a medal ceremony and concert, followed by fireworks.

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Vietnam War pilot to receive Medal of Honor

Posted June 22, 2016 by Elizabeth M. Collins

President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to a daring helicopter pilot who displayed extraordinary heroism during the Vietnam War, the White House announced today.

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Torch lighting, honoring Vietnam vets kicks off 2016 Warrior Games

Posted June 17, 2016 by Shannon Collins

The 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games began in West Point, N.Y., when Army Capt. Kelly Elmlinger, with help from comedian Jon Stewart, lit the official torch during the event’s opening ceremonies at the U.S. Military Academy.

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