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DOD, VA kick off interagency effort for coordination of complex care

Posted February 26, 2016 by

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments Feb. 25 announced an ongoing effort to ease the transition for service members who require complex care management as they transition from the DOD system of health care to the VA, or within each system. The effort is designed to ease the burden for service members and veterans, who…

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President signs bill to extend Veterans Choice health care law

Posted April 24, 2017 by Terri Moon Cronk

President Donald J. Trump signed the Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act on April 18, ensuring military veterans can continue receiving health care in the civilian sector when care is not easily accessible from a Veterans Affairs Department provider. “The veterans have poured out their sweat and blood and tears for this country for…

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Prince Harry, former President Bush stress importance of healing invisible wounds

Posted May 11, 2016 by Shannon Collins

Great Britain’s Prince Harry, former President George W. Bush, and service members from each of their nations led a discussion at the 2016 Invictus Games Symposium on Invisible Wounds presented May 8 by the George W. Bush Institute in Orlando, Fla.

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Officials announce winning design concept for National WWI Memorial

Posted January 27, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

The United States World War One Centennial Commission announced Jan. 26 the winning design concept for a national memorial for what was known at the time as “The Great War.”

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VA adopts American Cancer Society mammogram screening guidelines

Posted May 10, 2017 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced May 9 it is adopting American Cancer Society breast cancer screening guidelines that give women a choice to begin screening at age 40. The guidelines also recommend starting yearly mammograms by age 45 and then every other year from age 55. The guidelines apply to women at average risk…

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VA offering up to $8 million in grants for adaptive-sports programs that aid disabled veterans

Posted February 27, 2017 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs is providing up to $8 million in grants to fund adaptive-sports programs that offer activities for disabled Veterans and members of the armed forces who have disabilities, the VA announced Feb. 22. The application period for the fiscal 2018 Adaptive Sports Grant began Feb. 21, 2017, and will close at…

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Bataan survivor’s descendant leads unit in grueling marathon

Posted April 5, 2017 by Carolyn Herrick

Thirty years ago, she was dancing on her grandfather’s feet. This month, she marched 26.2 miles through deep desert sand and over mountains carrying a 50-pound ruck sack with four comrades in arms, in his honor.

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The Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive

Posted February 2, 2018 by

Army photograph by Kenneth Pollard The 47th Infantry Regiment takes the offensive May 1968 in south Saigon. Editor’s note: Early on the morning of Jan. 31, 1968, as Vietnamese celebrated the Lunar New Year, or Tet as it is known locally, Communist forces launched a wave of coordinated surprise attacks across South Vietnam. The campaign…

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Looking back, flying forward

Posted May 12, 2017 by Senior Airman Solomon Cook

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Solomon Cook Eugene Downey, a U.S. Navy Korean War veteran smiles while watching the 2017 Gulf Coast Salute on the Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., flightline April 23, 2017. Downey enlisted in the Navy in 1948 and received the rank of ensign in 1951, enabling him to become a…

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Tennessee sailor killed at Pearl Harbor to be laid to rest

Posted October 15, 2018 by AP

Remains of a sailor killed during World War II are being returned home to Tennessee for burial. Gov. Bill Haslam’s office says Navy Seaman 2nd Class William Campbell of Elizabethton was serving on the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor when the Hawaii base was attacked by Japan on Dec. 7, 1941. Crewmembers were buried in…

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