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Warrior Games conclude with medal ceremony, concert

Posted June 24, 2016 by Shannon Collins

After a week of intense international competition, the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games drew to a close at West Point, N.Y., June 21, 2016, with a medal ceremony and concert, followed by fireworks.

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Looking back, flying forward

Posted May 12, 2017 by Senior Airman Solomon Cook

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Solomon Cook Eugene Downey, a U.S. Navy Korean War veteran smiles while watching the 2017 Gulf Coast Salute on the Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., flightline April 23, 2017. Downey enlisted in the Navy in 1948 and received the rank of ensign in 1951, enabling him to become a…

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Father, son celebrate service

Posted June 15, 2016 by Christopher Ball

An 85-year-old retired Air Force major got a chance to revisit his favorite aircraft four decades after he retired from the U.S. Air Force.

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Tuskegee Airman Floyd Carter Sr. dies; he was 95

Posted March 14, 2018 by AP

Floyd Carter Sr., a Tuskegee Airman who was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal, has died at the age of 95, according to the New York Police Department. In addition to his service with the fabled Tuskegee Airmen, Carter spent 27 years with the NYPD, where his duties included guarding visiting heads of state, including Cuban…

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DOD agency IDs soldiers lost in Korean War from returned remains

Posted September 21, 2018 by Jim Garamone

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mikaley Kline The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command conduct an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. Carry teams will move 55 transfer cases containing what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War…

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President Trump’s pick to lead VA hit with claims of inappropriate behavior, over-prescription of drugs

Posted April 24, 2018 by Hope Yen and Lisa Mascaro

President Donald Trump’s pick to be Veterans Affairs secretary is facing late-surfacing allegations about inappropriate behavior on the job and over-prescribing prescription drugs, forcing a delay in his confirmation hearing. The hearing for Ronny Jackson had been set for April 25 at the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. “We take very seriously our constitutional duty to…

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Vet Briefs May 22

Posted May 23, 2017 by

Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor finally buried in Michigan The remains of a Michigan sailor killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor have been buried with military honors in the family’s cemetery plot in Port Huron, Mich. MLive.com reports that more than 300 people attended The May 20 funeral services for Fred M. Jones after…

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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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Service in Silence: Trustworthy Airmen chosen for select, island hopping squadron

Posted November 28, 2016 by Lori A. Bultman

Silent service seems to be the common thread shared by alumni of 1st Radio Squadron Mobile, who began meeting annually in 1999 to share experiences and rekindle friendships formed decades earlier.

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Veterans Day 2017 – A time to remember

Posted November 10, 2017 by

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations …”

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