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California surfing clinic assists wounded warriors’ recovery

Posted November 8, 2017 by Shannon Collins

DOD photograph by EJ Hersom Navy Seaman Emily Wallace reacts to a moment free from her severe pain during a surf therapy session for Naval Medical Center San Diego patients in Del Mar, Calif., Sept. 14, 2017. The medically appointed surf therapy helps her to manage her pain and provides her with a reprieve from…

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Life with Lizzy

Posted November 3, 2017 by Whitney Delbridge Nichels

How a service dog is helping one combat veteran reconnect The saying goes “all dogs go to heaven,” but for many service dogs, their time on Earth is spent helping people who have seen more than the average human being. Such is the case for Army Master Sgt. Leigh Michel and her service dog Lizzy….

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Take Command: Changes to TRICARE disenrollment coming in 2018

Posted October 30, 2017 by

As part of the changes coming to TRICARE on Jan. 1, 2018, there will be new rules affecting disenrollment. Beginning in 2018, if you’re eligible for TRICARE and enrolled in a health plan, there are three ways you can be disenrolled: * If you no longer wish to continue TRICARE coverage, you can voluntarily disenroll. * If…

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DPAA Accounts for 183 Missing Service Members in fiscal 2017

Posted October 25, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mikaley Kline Service members with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency honor the fallen during a disinterment ceremony Aug. 28, 2017, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. The remains disinterred will be transferred to the DPAA laboratory for identification. In fiscal year 2017, the Defense…

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Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Mike Rose inducted into Hall of Heroes

Posted October 25, 2017 by Devon L. Suits

Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Mike Rose's military service number, RA18846904, was one of the many things on his mind, Oct. 24, as he prepared for his induction into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon.

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Army helps unveil World War I commemorative coin

Posted October 20, 2017 by Gary Sheftick

Army photograph by Spec. Connor Ryan Kelly Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark Milley stands beside the design for the back of the World War I commemorative coin, dubbed “poppies in the wire,” after he unveiled it Oct. 9, 2017 at the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition. Army leaders…

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Long overdue: A salute to Vietnam veterans

Posted October 20, 2017 by Marine Corps Sgt. Lillian Stephens

A white picket fence lined one half of a hangar’s entrance, channeling people to an open area inside with plants placed beside park benches. Directly across from them, a long, black wall stretched across the area -- its smooth, dark surface etched with the names of 58,318 service men and women who died during the Vietnam War.

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Vet Briefs October 13

Posted October 13, 2017 by

Remains of Massachusetts airman lost in WWII identified The remains of a U.S. Army Air Forces officer who went missing after a bombing run over northern Italy in World War II are coming home. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the remains of 2nd Lt. Richard M. Horwitz, of Brookline, will be buried Oct. 15…

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Fallen WWII Airmen honored in Bologna, Italy

Posted October 11, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Air Cory W. Bush Italian civic leaders and community members gather for a memorial ceremony honoring 2nd Lt. Paul R. Joyce, U.S. Army Air Corps P-47 pilot, Oct. 6, 2017, near Bologna, Italy. During World War II, Joyce was killed on July 15, 1944, after his plane was shot…

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World War II POW shares story at McConnell

Posted September 27, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker Ray Avila, a U.S. Army veteran, poses for a photo after sharing the story of his capture during World War II to Airmen Sept. 14, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Avila is a Wichita, Kansas, native who served in the Battle of the Bulge…

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