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From World War II to Afghanistan: USO Marks 75th Anniversary

Posted February 10, 2016 by Jim Garamone

Talk about the United Service Organizations and people think it is some holding company. But mention USO, and all Americans know it is a way for them to connect with service members.

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How to maintain TRICARE coverage after 65

Posted September 9, 2016 by

By taking a few simple steps, retirees can make sure they have their TRICARE benefits after they turn 65. Four months before turning 65 years old, individuals will receive a postcard from the Defense Manpower Data Center, the office that supports the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, with information about keeping TRICARE coverage after age…

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Wanted: Honor Flight Guardians

Posted March 11, 2016 by Arthur Mondale

As more veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam travel to Washington, D.C., as part of the Honor Flight program, more volunteers are needed to escort them.

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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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VA announces telemental health clinical resource centers

Posted May 20, 2016 by

As the Department of Veterans Affairs works to improve veterans’ access to health care, its telehealth services play an integral role in that process, said Dr. David J. Shulkin, VA’s Under Secretary for Health. Shulkin spoke May 16 to members of the American Telemedicine Association attending the group’s 2016 conference in Minneapolis, where he also…

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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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VA REACH VET initiative helps save veterans lives

Posted April 7, 2017 by

Program signals when more help is needed for at-risk vets Suicide prevention is one of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ highest priorities. As part of VA’s commitment to put resources, services and all technology available to reduce veteran suicide, VA has launched an innovative program called Recovery Engagement and Coordination for Health – Veterans Enhanced…

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VA announces appointment of principal deputy under secretary for health

Posted March 2, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Feb. 29 the appointment of Dr. Richard A. Stone to the position of Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health. Stone will serve as the second-in-command to Dr. David Shulkin, VA’s Under Secretary for Health. Stone began work immediately.   “We are excited to bring Dr. Stone on board as…

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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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Service in Silence: Trustworthy Airmen chosen for select, island hopping squadron

Posted November 28, 2016 by Lori A. Bultman

Silent service seems to be the common thread shared by alumni of 1st Radio Squadron Mobile, who began meeting annually in 1999 to share experiences and rekindle friendships formed decades earlier.

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