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Tuskegee Airmen share life lessons

Posted February 19, 2016 by TSgt. Bryan Franks

Three members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen visited with Airmen at the Pentagon during a meet and greet hosted by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James Feb. 16.

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Retirees seeking foreign government employment need pre-approval

Posted November 18, 2016 by Tammy Cournoyer

Military retirees seeking any civil employment with a foreign government agency — or any instrumentality of a foreign government agency — must apply for permission in advance or risk losing their military retirement pay. For retired Airmen, the Secretary of the Air Force and Secretary of State serve as approval authorities for requests, though the…

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The following attractions have Veterans Day specials

Posted November 7, 2018 by

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach Free Admission Nov. 11, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with valid service ID for veterans and military personnel. Battleship Iowa, San Pedro Admission to the Veterans Day festival is free and all are welcome. Free self-guided tour admission will also be available Nov. 10-12 for veterans, as well as…

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Remains of World War II POW Ewart Sconiers coming home

Posted January 22, 2018 by Jim Thompson

Air Force photograph 1st Lt. Ewart Sconiers DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla.–World War II veteran Ewart Sconiers is coming home. His Jan. 27 funeral with full military honors will mark the formal end of a years-long effort to find and officially identify the DeFuniak Springs native’s remains and bring them back to his hometown. 1st Lt. Sconiers…

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DPAA provides update on identifying service members missing from Korean War

Posted August 15, 2018 by Thomas Budzyna

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency provided an update Aug. 14 on the status of identifying the remains transferred in July to the United States from North Korea.

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Senate confirms Robert Wilkie for Veterans Affairs secretary

Posted July 25, 2018 by Hope Yen

The Senate on July 23 confirmed Pentagon official Robert Wilkie to be secretary of Veterans Affairs, charged with delivering on President Donald Trump’s campaign promises to fire bad VA employees and steer more patients to the private sector. Wilkie won approval on a bipartisan vote of 86-9, securing the backing of many Democrats after insisting…

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What Veterans Day means to me

Posted November 10, 2016 by John Sanabia

I’d like to thank each Veteran for having served in some capacity in the military for the Greatest Nation in the history of the World. 

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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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Vet Briefs February 21

Posted February 21, 2018 by

Remains of sailor killed at Pearl Harbor on way to Illinois A veterans official says the remains of a sailor killed during the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor are being sent to Illinois for burial. That comes after tests have identified remains of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Howard Backman, who was a…

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VA partnership provides community organizations with path to support homeless Veterans

Posted March 6, 2017 by

Military Outreach USA, a partner of the Department of Veterans Affairs, recently launched a program to encourage communities to connect with local VA facilities and help VA provide support to homeless or recently homeless veterans and their families. The Adopt-a-VA program, which began in February, connects individuals and community organizations, such as schools, faith-based groups…

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