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Road closures in Palmdale for AV Vets4Veterans Half Marathon

Posted March 31, 2017 by

The following roads will be closed April 1, 2017, in Palmdale, Calif., to facilitate the Antelope Valley Vets4Veterans half marathon. 15th West — Complete closure between Rancho & Ave O-8 from 4-11 a.m.  Avenue O8 — Complete closure between 15th West & 10th West from 4-11 a.m.  10th West, expect delays between Ave O-8 &…

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Iraq pilot tells ‘Pride’ crowd how to fly through life’s storms

Posted June 3, 2016 by Dennis Anderson

Army Chief Warrant Officer Jen Housholder is a Blackhawk helicopter pilot with two tours in Iraq from a unit that flew air assaults and casualty evacuations, and by her own description she is a "Type A get it done" kind of personality.

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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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Rarely told Pearl Harbor stories of female military nurses

Posted November 28, 2016 by Katie Lange

Photograph courtesy of Winnie Woll Pearl Harbor nurse Teresa Stauffer in her formal Army attire in the early 1940s. Teresa Stauffer Foster was strolling through a garden near Hawaii’s Tripler Hospital on a quiet Sunday morning when a low-flying plane approached. The pilot waved in her direction, so naturally, the Army nurse waved back. A…

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Vet Briefs November 10

Posted November 10, 2017 by

WWII soldier to be buried on Veterans Day in Michigan The remains of a World War II soldier from Detroit will be laid to rest on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, in northern Michigan. The Detroit Free Press reports that Army Technician Fourth Grade Pete M. Counter was 24 when he went missing in action. The…

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World War I: Building the American military

Posted March 31, 2017 by Jim Garamone

The United States had avoided being drawn into what was then known as “The Great War,” which had been raging in Europe since 1914. But German unrestricted submarine warfare – which U.S. leaders regarded as war on civilians – led to a juncture.

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VA announces appointment of principal deputy under secretary for health

Posted March 2, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Feb. 29 the appointment of Dr. Richard A. Stone to the position of Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health. Stone will serve as the second-in-command to Dr. David Shulkin, VA’s Under Secretary for Health. Stone began work immediately.   “We are excited to bring Dr. Stone on board as…

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VA proposes, takes actions on leaders at Veterans Benefits Administration

Posted March 25, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced actions against four leaders at the Veterans Benefits Administration and close-out of an Administrative Investigation Board review of the Denver Hospital Replacement project. Based on results of investigations VA proposed three actions and issued one action. These actions include: * Danny Pummill, Acting Undersecretary for Benefits, received a proposed 15-day…

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Air Power at Pearl Harbor

Posted December 8, 2017 by Dr. William Head

DOD photograph The USS Shaw exploes in drydock at Pearl Harbor. Dec. 7, 1941. When Japanese Naval aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, they also attacked U.S. Army Air Forces flying fields and facilities as well.    Only a handful of U.S. pilots got airborne to fight back. The most…

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