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Tucson Veterans Day Parade 2016

Posted November 14, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Airman Nathan H. Barbour Col. Scott Campbell, 355th Fighter Wing commander, and his wife Col. Kim Campbell, 612th Theater Operations Group commander, arrive at the Tucson Veterans Day Parade in Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 11, 2016. Scott Campbell is responsible for one of the largest installations and flying operations in the Air…

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Army veterans recall their service in Korea and Vietnam

Posted November 14, 2016 by Elizabeth M. Collins

Courtesy photograph Retired Chief Warrant Officer 2 William J. Opferman poses during basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, in 1948. RETIRED CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER 2 WILLIAM J. OPFERMAN KOREA AND VIETNAM I was in the occupation force in Japan. As soon as the war broke out in 1950, we went to Korea. We had…

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What Veterans Day means to me

Posted November 10, 2016 by John Sanabia

I’d like to thank each Veteran for having served in some capacity in the military for the Greatest Nation in the history of the World. 

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Air Force General receives France’s highest honor

Posted November 10, 2016 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Retired Gen. Seth McKee, World War II veteran, speaks after receiving France’s highest honor Oct. 5, 2016, in Scottsdale, Ariz. McKee was also celebrating his 100th Birthday. The oldest living American four-star general was awarded the National Order of The Legion of Honor in the rank…

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Air Force unveils latest ‘Veterans in Blue’ exhibit

Posted November 10, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

The seventh volume of “Veterans in Blue” is now available online. The exhibit captures 28 stories of heroism and service by Air Force veterans. Each veteran’s portrait is also displayed on the fifth floor of the Pentagon in A ring between the eighth and ninth corridor.

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Newly established leave policy gives disabled veterans more time to address medical issues

Posted November 10, 2016 by

Under the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015, disabled veteran leave will be available to any federal employee hired on or after Nov. 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more. Disabled veteran leave is available as a one-time benefit during a 12-month period beginning on an…

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VA releases major report on progress of ‘MyVA’ transformation process

Posted November 10, 2016 by

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs released a major update Nov. 9 on the MyVA transformation, Secretary Robert McDonald’s effort to transform VA into the top customer service agency in the federal government. This third edition of the program’s semi-annual report shows progress serving veterans with more services, in better time.   “Guided by Veterans’…

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VA, Social Security partner to speed up disability decisions for vets

Posted November 10, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Social Security Administration have launched a new Health IT initiative that enables VA to share medical records electronically with social security disabilty processors. This secure process will save time and money resulting in better service for Veterans and dependents who apply for social security disability benefits. The SSA…

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VA expands new innovators network program

Posted November 10, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Innovation is expanding its Innovators Network Program. Fourteen new VA Medical Center innovation sites and one National Cemetery innovation site will join the eight selected last year, for a total of 22 recognized innovation sites across the country. The sites were selected from a highly competitive pool of…

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