Veterans

Rarely told Pearl Harbor stories of female military nurses

Posted November 28, 2016 by Katie Lange

Photograph courtesy of Winnie Woll Pearl Harbor nurse Teresa Stauffer in her formal Army attire in the early 1940s. Teresa Stauffer Foster was strolling through a garden near Hawaii’s Tripler Hospital on a quiet Sunday morning when a low-flying plane approached. The pilot waved in her direction, so naturally, the Army nurse waved back. A…

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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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Unique rehab center gets injured Airmen back on duty

Posted November 18, 2016 by Sean Kimmons

Not long after receiving innovative care for serious combat-related injuries, 2nd Lt. Marc Esposito gave his future wife a tour of the unique rehabilitation center that helped the Air Force special operator get back to jumping out of planes.

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Veterans honored at local restaurant

Posted November 18, 2016 by Diane Betzler

Photograph by Diane Betzler World War II Army Sargent Robert Killough and his wife Pauline enjoyed a good meal at the Claim Jumper Restaurant in Palmdale. The World War II vet ate for free, the restaurant’s way of saying thank you for your service. Antelope Valley veterans received a special thank you for their service…

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Thunderbolts honor Tuskegee Airmen

Posted November 16, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

A granite paver was unveiled honoring the World War II Tuskegee Airmen during a Veteran’s Day ceremony Nov. 11, at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza in Phoenix.

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Goodbye Mica, thank you

Posted November 16, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Javier Cruz

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Javier Cruz Tyndall Airmen provide a final salute to retired U.S. Air Force Military Working Dog, Mica T204, at the end of her final patrol Nov. 14, 2016, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Mica provided over 4,500 hours of counter-explosive operations and installation protection for more than 45…

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Pearl Harbor survivor: USS Arizona came ‘completely out of the water’

Posted November 16, 2016 by Katie Lange

DOD graphic by Regina Ali “I remember everything, all of it. … Just like it happened yesterday.” That’s what a witty and alert Melvin Heckman, a 92-year-old Pearl Harbor veteran, told me when I asked him about his memories from the “date that will live in infamy.” And remember he did, from the amount of…

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Licking their wounds: Trained dogs assist, comfort wounded Airmen

Posted November 16, 2016 by Sean Kimmons

Constant back pain from an injury suffered years ago in combat still troubles Staff Sgt. Ryan Garrison. It wakes him up at night when his medication wears off. It triggers his depression and anxiety, leading to angry outbursts.

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Veterans honored at Cambridge American Cemetery

Posted November 16, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield Col. Evan Pettus, 48th Fighter Wing commander, receives a wreath at the Cambridge American Cemetery in Cambridge, England, Nov. 11, 2016. Distinguished visitors and veterans were invited to participate in the ceremony by placing wreathes along the Tablets of the Missing. U.S. service members and civilians gathered…

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Life after military service

Posted November 14, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado

According to a 2014 study by the Department of Veterans Affairs, there are over 19 million veterans throughout the United States and its territories.

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