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In nation’s capital, ground officially broken for National WWI Memorial

Posted November 15, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

Descendants of Soldiers and other veterans of World War I will soon be able to visit a national memorial in the nation's capital that commemorates the sacrifices of their great-grandfathers who fought in "the Great War."

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Vietnam Vascular Registry helps combat veteran reunite with doctors

Posted March 28, 2018 by Sarah Marshall,

Photograph courtesy of John Fogle Army Spec. John Fogle recovers at the 249th General Hospital at Camp Drake, Japan, in 1969 from wounds he received in Vietnam. Thanks to the Vietnam Vascular Registry, developed by Dr. Norm Rich of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Fogle was recently able to track down the…

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Eligible veterans can seek refund for taxes on disability severance payment

Posted July 18, 2018 by Lisa Ferdinando

The Defense Department has identified more than 130,000 veterans who may be eligible for a refund for taxes paid on their disability severance payment, a DOD tax expert said. Army Lt. Col. David Dulaney, the executive director for the Armed Forces Tax Council, said the department began mailing notices to veterans July 9. The deadline…

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The tragedy of LZ Albany: Teaching lessons of a battle lost

Posted November 14, 2018 by by Capt. Scott Kuhn

Photograph courtesy of James Lawrence Twenty-four-year-old, 1st Lt. James Lawrence at his base camp in Vietnam, shortly before the battle of Landing Zone Albany. Lawrence, now 77, speaks with organziations and Soldiers about the lessons learned from the desperate fight in the Ia Drang Valley. Lt. Don Cornett along with 154 Troopers from 2nd Battalion,…

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Korean War casualty gets final rest

Posted March 11, 2016 by Gary Sheftick

After 65 years, Pfc. James M. Smith was finally laid to rest by his family, March 9, with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. Smith was 19 years old when Chinese forces attacked his unit, Feb. 12, 1951, north of Hoengsong, Korea. He was a member of Company K, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.

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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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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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How to file a Notice of Disagreement on your VA compensation claim

Posted December 30, 2016 by Donna Stratford

If you disagree with the decision VA made on your disability compensation claim, your first step is to formally tell VA that you disagree. I received my rating and it’s wrong “I received my rating and it’s wrong” is a statement our call center agents hear every day. You may think that VA shouldn’t have…

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Bataan survivor’s descendant leads unit in grueling marathon

Posted April 5, 2017 by Carolyn Herrick

Thirty years ago, she was dancing on her grandfather’s feet. This month, she marched 26.2 miles through deep desert sand and over mountains carrying a 50-pound ruck sack with four comrades in arms, in his honor.

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