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VA, Social Security partner to speed up disability decisions for vets

Posted November 10, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Social Security Administration have launched a new Health IT initiative that enables VA to share medical records electronically with social security disabilty processors. This secure process will save time and money resulting in better service for Veterans and dependents who apply for social security disability benefits. The SSA…

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Korean War veteran honored by nephew

Posted November 30, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. Retired Chief Master Sgt. Russell Rhodes speaks to the audience after receiving the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 15, 2016. The 85-year-old Rhodes requested the medal ceremony be held at the base’s fuels flight, where Rhodes was stationed during his Air…

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Remains of Korean War Soldier identified, returned home to Texas

Posted February 8, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Samuel Northrup

Photograph courtesy of Carlos Mendoza Cpl. Luis Torres in his Army uniform in this undated photo. Torres was reported Missing In Action Sept. 1, 1950, near Changyong, Republic of Korea. His remains were identified July 2016, and were sent to Texas January 2017, to his final resting place. More than 66 years after he was…

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Lancaster VA to host open house

Posted April 4, 2018 by

The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System is hosting an Open House for Veterans at the Lancaster Community Based Outpatient Clinic located on 340 East Avenue I, Suite 108 in Lancaster, Calif., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 11. Veterans and family members can receive information about VA specialty programs, local job opportunities and healthcare enrollment. “The…

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Explaining TRICARE annual cost increases

Posted May 25, 2018 by

Population growth, aging, and price increases for medical goods and services drive many health care costs in the U.S. In any given year, these price increases are related to rising drug costs, using new medical technology, increasing provider rates or other factors. In response, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which tracks health care costs…

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Pence says America owes vets a debt, promises stronger military

Posted November 13, 2017 by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley Vice President Mike Pence, left, Army Gen. Michael Howard, commander of the Military District of Washington, left center, and Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin attend a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Nov. 11, 2017. From the dawn of the Republic,…

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Flying Jennies take part in D-Day 72nd anniversary events

Posted June 6, 2016 by MSgt. Jessica L. Kendziorek

C-130J Super Hercules aircraft flew over many towns, villages and historical sites near Normandy, France, June 3 in honor of the 72nd anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

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Leo Thorsness, decorated POW in Vietnam with McCain, dies

Posted May 8, 2017 by AP

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) _ Retired Air Force Col. Leo K. Thorsness, a highly decorated Vietnam War pilot who was shot down and held for six years at the notorious “Hanoi Hilton” prisoner camp, where he shared a cell with U.S. Sen. John McCain, has died. He was 85. The Medal of Honor recipient, who…

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Veteran hiring fair, town hall coming to North Las Vegas

Posted June 28, 2017 by

The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System and Southern Nevada Veterans Community Engagement Board will co-host a Veterans Hiring Fair and Veterans town hall meeting July 13 at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System Medical Center, 6900 North Pecos Road in North Las Vegas. * The Veterans Hiring Fair runs from noon to 3 p.m. and…

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Finally home: Marine killed 74 years ago laid to rest

Posted September 22, 2017 by Sarah Crawford

Cpl. Raymond Clark Snapp is finally at rest, 74 years after his death. In October 1941, the young man from a small town in northeast Texas enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps just two months before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Snapp was later injured in the Battle of Guadalcanal and taken to Honolulu to…

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