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Applications now open for 2017 Raytheon No Barriers expedition for wounded veterans May

Posted March 31, 2017 by

Wounded veterans in Arizona, Southern California, New Mexico and Texas can now apply for the 2017 No Barriers Warriors Veteran Wilderness Expedition funded by Raytheon. In mid-August, the non-profit No Barriers Warriors organization will lead a team of 12 wounded veterans on a nine-day journey full of discoveries and challenges in Wyoming’s Wind River Wilderness…

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Blue Angels presentation

Posted March 25, 2016 by

Members of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels, in town for the Los Angeles County Air Show, made a stop at the Pete Knight Veterans Home in Lancaster March 18. “The U.S. Navy Blue Angels presentation at the Pete Knight Veterans Home was fantastic,” said Steve Knight, R-Calif., and whose father the home is named after….

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Japanese first lady pays tribute at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii

Posted August 24, 2016 by Mari Yamaguchi

Japan’s first lady has visited Pearl Harbor in Hawaii for the first time to pay tribute to the victims of the Japanese attack 75 years ago. Akie Abe said in a Facebook entry Aug. 22 that she laid flowers and prayed at the USS Arizona Memorial. “I offered flowers and a prayer,” she wrote in…

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DOD announces new outreach efforts to vets regarding discharges, military records

Posted January 4, 2017 by

The Department of Defense Dec. 30 announced a renewed effort to ensure veterans are aware of the opportunity to have their discharges and military records reviewed. Through enhanced public outreach, engagement with Veterans Service Organizations, Military Service Organizations and other outside groups, as well as direct outreach to individual veterans, the department encourages all veterans…

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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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Annual Armed Forces Day parade honors military

Posted May 24, 2017 by MC2 Hansel Pintos

Navy photograph by PO2 Billy Ho A Soldier assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin directs an armored vehicle during the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Torrance, Calif. The City of Torrance hosted its 58th Armed Forces Day Celebration and Parade to honor the sacrifices of our nation’s military. TORRANCE, Calif.–The city…

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Navy posthumously awards Silver Star for valor at Pearl Harbor

Posted December 8, 2017 by PO1 Eric Lockwood

The Navy recently authorized the posthumous award of a combat medal to a Sailor who was present at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack of Dec. 7, 1941, officials announced Dec. 4. Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer awarded the Silver Star Medal to Chaplain Lt. j.g. Aloysius H. Schmitt for gallantry in action…

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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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VA study on whether dogs can heal vets with PTSD has critics

Posted April 22, 2016 by Allen G. Breed

Army veteran Joe Aguirre opens a restaurant door, then steps aside to let his golden retriever take point. “Clear,” Aguirre commands, and 3-year-old Munger pivots right, left, then right again, sweeping the room for potential threats. “`He’s basically looking for … anything that would be out of the ordinary. A bag. A particular weapon. People…

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William Dunn; America’s first WWII ace

Posted August 29, 2016 by

The day was Aug. 27, 1941, when William Dunn, American pilot with the British Royal Air Force Squadron 71, became the first American ace of World War II.

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