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Military women honored at Antelope Valley memorial wall

Posted November 20, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Hundreds of guests visited the Antelope Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Nov. 6-12 at Marie Kerr Park in Palmdale, with special ceremonies honoring eight military women who died in the Vietnam War.

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Groberg receives Medal of Honor at White House

Posted November 13, 2015 by JD Leipold

On Nov. 12, medically-retired Capt. Florent A. Groberg became the 10th living service member to receive the Medal of Honor for selfless actions on the battlefield in Iraq or Afghanistan.

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Air Force leaders issue Veterans Day message

Posted November 11, 2015 by

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody have issued a Veterans Day message to Airmen. “To the Men and Women of the United States Air Force: On this Veterans Day, we honor those…

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Doolittle Raider honored with shadow box

Posted November 9, 2015 by SrA. Hailey Haux

People began trickling into the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon. Roughly 15 minutes before go-time, it is filled to the brim. Everyone came there to see one person and hear his story; a story so historical and significant it could make anyone swell with pride.

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AF announces Operation Colony Glacier casualty recovery

Posted October 30, 2015 by

The Air Force announced Oct. 29 the name of a service member whose remains have been recovered from a C-124 Globemaster aircraft that was lost on Nov. 22, 1952. Airman 3rd Class Loyd L. Matthews has been recovered and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. On Nov. 22, 1952,…

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Navy photograph by PO2 Arthurgwain L. Marquez
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Navy divers survey historic World War II site in Sunda Strait

Posted October 28, 2015 by

U.S. Navy divers, assisted by personnel from the Indonesian Navy, surveyed the World War II wreck of the cruiser USS Houston (CA 30), Oct 16-24.

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US, Russia sign memorandum on air safety in Syria

Posted October 21, 2015 by Lisa Ferdinando

Senior U.S. and Russian defense officials signed a memorandum of understanding Oct. 20 on air safety in Syria, the Pentagon’s press secretary said. The MOU is aimed at minimizing the risk of in-flight incidents among coalition and Russian aircraft operating in Syrian airspace, Peter Cook said at a Pentagon’s news conference. The MOU went into…

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Soldiers missing from Vietnam War accounted for

Posted October 21, 2015 by

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Oct. 16 that the remains of three servicemen, missing from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be buried with full military honors. Army Maj. Dale W. Richardson, of Mount Sterling, Ill.; SSgt. Bunyan D. Price Jr. of Monroe, N.C.; and Sgt. Rodney L. Griffin of…

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German village honors fallen US Airman

Posted October 7, 2015 by SSgt. Armando A. Schwier-Morales

The war was coming to an end. The thunder of the P-51D Mustang rolled under him as he dove for a strafing run. Nobody will know his last thoughts as flak exploded into his aircraft and he was dragged down toward the German countryside.

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