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Officials plan announcement of WWI Memorial design team

Posted January 8, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

The winning design team for the national World War I memorial will be announced Jan. 25, the commission charged with overseeing the centennial commemoration of the war has announced. The design concept will be from one of the five finalist teams that presented plans to the design jury today, according to Edwin Fountain, vice chairman…

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New members appointed to VA Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans

Posted December 23, 2015 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the appointment of four new members to the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans. The committee was chartered Nov. 2, 1994, and advises the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the needs of the nation’s 4.7 million minority Veterans on compensation, health care, rehabilitation, outreach and other benefits and programs…

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CSAF awards Silver Stars to Vietnam vets

Posted December 21, 2015 by SSgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III congratulates retired Chief Master Sgt. Ronald W. Brodeur and Eric L. Roberts II after presenting them with the Silver Star during a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Dec. 17, 2015. Brodeur and Roberts received their medals…

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Edwards Airmen lay wreaths at Lancaster Cemetery

Posted December 18, 2015 by

Courtesy photograph by Taliah Sims Master Sgt. Robert Sims, 912th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron lays a wreath on a grave of a veteran at Lancaster Cemetery Dec. 12, 2015. Every year since 1992, Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization, sponsors the laying of wreaths at the graves of veterans across the country Dec. 12. Locally, volunteers…

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Remembering the sacrifices veterans gave to our nation

Posted December 14, 2015 by PO2 Charlotte Oliver

Nestled in the tiny old seafaring New England village of Columbia Falls, Maine, lies a forest of over 5,000 acres of Balsam fir trees. The impressive spread of vibrant green coniferous trees make the quintessential Christmas trees and wreaths. It is home to Worcester Wreath Company and is also home to the non-profit organization “Wreaths…

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Gone but not forgotten: Wreaths honor those who gave all

Posted December 14, 2015 by Sean Kimmons

Once Susan Zerbe learned that a CH-47 Chinook helicopter had been shot down in Afghanistan, killing all 30 U.S. troops on board, she knew her son was one of them.

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Vietnam veteran receives Purple Heart Medal after 47 years

Posted December 11, 2015 by Joan Vasey

The Army provided a long-awaited presentation, Dec. 3, 2015, when a Southeast Arizona veteran received the Purple Heart Medal for a head wound sustained 47 years earlier when the former soldier, then a specialist 4, was assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion (Mechanized) 2nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam.

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Remembering Pearl Harbor: A ‘body blow’ to America

Posted December 9, 2015 by Sean Kimmons

When the first bombs exploded on a nearby airfield, marking the start of the Japanese sneak attack on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Edward Davis and others scrambled from a chow hall.

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Veteran unemployment rate lowest in nearly eight years

Posted December 4, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

A concerted national effort to hire veterans, coupled with their sought-after essential skills training, likely had an effect on making October’s veteran unemployment rate the lowest since April 2008, a Defense Department official said Nov. 30. Susan S. Kelly, who leads DOD’s Transition to Veterans Program Office, spoke to DOD News about the October Bureau…

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Florida VA clinic provides care for vets with PTSD

Posted November 25, 2015 by Shannon Collins

For veterans who may have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder due to wartime trauma or military sexual trauma, their first step is to contact their local U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center or outpatient center.

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