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VA takes significant step to improving correspondence with vets

Posted April 9, 2018 by

As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ ongoing improvement of managing taxpayer dollars, the Veterans Benefits Administration has deployed the Centralized Benefits Communications Management Program nationally.  The program represents a new centralized printing and mailing process system designed to improve productivity and streamline correspondence with veterans on compensation benefits and pension burial claims. …

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At recovery sites, memories of lost loved ones keep troops focused on grave mission

Posted April 9, 2018 by Sean Kimmons

Army photograph by Sean Kimmons Sgt. Matthew Haase, right, and Air Force Staff Sgt. Tyler Trusty help line up a grid at a recovery site March 17, 2018, in Quang Ngai province, Vietnam, where an American pilot crashed during the Vietnam War. Members of a recovery team assigned to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency lived…

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Medal of Honor recipient laid to rest at Arlington

Posted April 6, 2018 by PO2 Destiny Cheek

Navy photograph by PO3 Raymond Minami Sailors assigned to the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard fold the national ensign during the funeral for Capt. Thomas J. Hudner Jr. at Arlington National Cemetery. Hudner was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in trying to save the life of his wingman during the Battle of Chosin…

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Lancaster VA to host open house

Posted April 4, 2018 by

The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System is hosting an Open House for Veterans at the Lancaster Community Based Outpatient Clinic located on 340 East Avenue I, Suite 108 in Lancaster, Calif., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 11. Veterans and family members can receive information about VA specialty programs, local job opportunities and healthcare enrollment. “The…

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Navy honors service of Vietnam War veterans

Posted April 2, 2018 by PO2 Destiny Cheek

The Naval History and Heritage Command held a commemoration ceremony in honor of Vietnam War Veterans Day at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy’s Cold War Gallery located on the Washington Navy Yard, March 29, 2018. The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017, designates March 29 of each year as Vietnam War Veterans…

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Vet, 92, receives WWII recognition 70 years after the fact

Posted April 2, 2018 by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Studenicka

Army photograph by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Studenicka William Grant Jr., 92, of Las Vegas, right, receives applause from Brig. Gen. William Burks, the Nevada Guard adjutant general, center, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jared Kopacki after Grant Jr. received his Bronze Star Medal recently in North Las Vegas. Grant Jr. earned the medal in World…

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Vet Briefs March 30

Posted March 30, 2018 by

U.S. Marine from Nevada killed in WWII to be buried in Hawaii Military officials say a U.S. Marine from Nevada who was killed in action in the Pacific Ocean battle of Tarawa in World War II will be buried next week with military honors. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the remains of Pvt. John…

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74 years later, a pilot who crashed in France returns home

Posted March 28, 2018 by Carrie Antlfinger and Jeffrey Schaeffer

BUYSSCHEURE, France–It is early afternoon on a spring day in 1944. On a French farm 20 miles from the English Channel, two young brothers tend the cows — perhaps they goof off a bit — as their father brews beer. Then a plane falls from the sky. A P-47 Thunderbolt, an American fighter plane, has…

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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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Former 10th Mountain Soldier, World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday with help from Army

Posted March 26, 2018 by Mike Strasser

Courtesy photograph Louis Weiss served as an officer in the newly formed 10th Mountain Division and deployed to Italy with the 10th Mountain Medical Battalion during World War II. Celebrating his 100th birthday on March 22, Weiss received a birthday message from Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum, N.Y.,…

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