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Veterans will soon be able to schedule audiology, optometry appointments directly

Posted September 9, 2016 by

Veterans receiving care at Department of Veterans Affairs’ Medical Centers will now be able to schedule routine ear and eye appointments at local VA Audiology and Optometry clinics without a primary care referral — a move that eliminates multiple steps and gets Veterans into appointments quicker. Before now, veterans seeking appointments with audiologists or optometrists…

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How to maintain TRICARE coverage after 65

Posted September 9, 2016 by

By taking a few simple steps, retirees can make sure they have their TRICARE benefits after they turn 65. Four months before turning 65 years old, individuals will receive a postcard from the Defense Manpower Data Center, the office that supports the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, with information about keeping TRICARE coverage after age…

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WWII female pilot honored among brothers, sisters

Posted September 9, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Katherine Tereyama

In 1943, Mabel Rawlinson, a Women Airforce Service Pilot, died in an aircraft crash. The government would not pay for her remains to be sent back to her family, nor allow her to have a flag draped over her casket.

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VA awards $7.8 million in adaptive sport grants to aid disabled veterans

Posted September 7, 2016 by

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced Sept. 7 the awarding of up to $7.8 million in grants for adaptive sports programs for disabled veterans and disabled service members of the Armed Forces. The grant recipients may use these funds for planning, developing, managing and implementing these adaptive sports programs. The Department of Veterans…

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Lost, found, repatriated

Posted September 7, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Tenley Long

Courtesy photograph Raymond Odom, U.S. Army Air Forces veteran, joined the service during World War II on Feb. 23, 1943. In early May of 2016, a groundsman from RAF Hontington, England, found a dog tag that belongied to Odom while metal detecting on what use to be known as RAF Knettishall, England. The tags are…

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Four NCOs, 16 Army vets to compete in Rio Paralympics

Posted September 7, 2016 by David Vergun and Gary Sheftick

Army photograph by Tim Hipps Sgt. Elizabeth Marks of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program wins the women’s 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1 minute, 28.54 seconds — only .01 seconds off the world record in her classification – in the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Swimming Team Trials on June 30 at the Mecklenburg…

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William Dunn: America’s first WWII ace

Posted September 2, 2016 by Airman Shawna L. Keyes

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Ashley Williamson Lt. Col. Nathan Mead, 334th Fighter Squadron commander, presents a plaque to Felicia Hutto, granddaughter of William Dunn, British Royal Air Force Squadron 71 member and first American ace of World War II, during the unveiling of a memorial dedicated to the RAF members, July 8,…

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World War II veteran laid to rest after 75 years

Posted September 2, 2016 by

World War II veteran Lt. Julian Jordan was laid to rest at the Lewis Funeral Chapel at Naval Base Kitsap, Wash., 75 years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Aug. 29.

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Leader of Band is Veteran of the Year: Pilot, trauma specialist, songwriter recognized

Posted August 31, 2016 by Dennis Anderson

Antelope Valley's Veteran of the Year, selected by the California State Assembly, is a two-tour Iraq War veteran, a Blackhawk helicopter pilot and military parachutist. She is also a singer-songwriter who leads the Hous Band.

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Speaking to American Legion, Dunford honors service, sacrifice of military

Posted August 31, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

Praising the bravery, service and sacrifice of those who wear the nation’s uniform, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the American Legion’s annual convention Aug. 30 he is confident about the nation’s future.  “Today’s men and women, just like their predecessors, attack their mission, and do what must be done,” Marine Corps…

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