DOD photograh by EJ Hersom
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Torch lighting, honoring Vietnam vets kicks off 2016 Warrior Games

Posted June 17, 2016 by Shannon Collins

The 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games began in West Point, N.Y., when Army Capt. Kelly Elmlinger, with help from comedian Jon Stewart, lit the official torch during the event’s opening ceremonies at the U.S. Military Academy.

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Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball
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Father, son celebrate service

Posted June 15, 2016 by Christopher Ball

An 85-year-old retired Air Force major got a chance to revisit his favorite aircraft four decades after he retired from the U.S. Air Force.

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Air Force photograph by MSgt. Jessical Kendziorek
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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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Army photograph by SFC Crista Mary Mack
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72nd D-Day liberation of Normandy observed

Posted June 6, 2016 by SFC Class Crista Mack

Seventy-two years ago today, 156,000 Allied troops, 9,000 aircraft and nearly 5,000 ships launched the largest amphibious invasion in modern warfare.

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Air Force announces Operation Colony Glacier casualty recovery

Posted June 3, 2016 by

The Air Force announced June 3 the name of a service member who has been recovered from a C-124 Globemaster II that was lost Nov. 22, 1952. A1C Delroy Cody has been recovered and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. The C-124 aircraft crashed while en route to Elmendorf Air…

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Photograph by Dennis Anderson
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Iraq pilot tells ‘Pride’ crowd how to fly through life’s storms

Posted June 3, 2016 by Dennis Anderson

Army Chief Warrant Officer Jen Housholder is a Blackhawk helicopter pilot with two tours in Iraq from a unit that flew air assaults and casualty evacuations, and by her own description she is a "Type A get it done" kind of personality.

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Air Force photograph by SrA. Victoria H. Taylor
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A gunner’s tale: 100th Bomb Group veteran shares memories of war

Posted June 1, 2016 by Karen Abeyasekere

“The first thing we did when we landed and parked the airplane was get out and count how many holes we had in it, either from fighters or from flak,” exclaimed Lewis Herron, a former staff sergeant and 100th Bombardment Group veteran. “One day we counted 103 holes in our airplane!”

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Many Vietnam vets say they support lifting of arms embargo

Posted May 25, 2016 by Tammy Webber and Chris Carola

The way Terry Neilen sees it, lifting the ban on U.S. arms sales to Vietnam makes sense in the face of China’s growing influence in the region. Fellow Vietnam veteran Ned Foote said Americans long ago forgave Germany and Japan for World War II, so there’s no reason not to do the same with Vietnam….

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Air Force photograph by Capt. Chase P. McFarland
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American, French citizens pay homage to WWI soldiers at Saint-Mihiel

Posted May 25, 2016 by by Capt. Chase P. McFarland

Honor, dedication, selfless service, personal courage, friendship – today’s military men and women embody these values, instilled onto them by the tradition and sacrifice by those who came before.

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VA announces telemental health clinical resource centers

Posted May 20, 2016 by

As the Department of Veterans Affairs works to improve veterans’ access to health care, its telehealth services play an integral role in that process, said Dr. David J. Shulkin, VA’s Under Secretary for Health. Shulkin spoke May 16 to members of the American Telemedicine Association attending the group’s 2016 conference in Minneapolis, where he also…

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