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94 year-old vet receives World War II Medals after 72 years

Posted August 29, 2018 by PO2 Jonathan Jiang

A 94-year old World War II veteran received his long overdue medals during a ceremony at the Louisville Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Louisville, Ky., Aug. 23, 2018. Rear Adm. Michael Jabaley, former Program Executive Officer for Submarines, awarded William Edward Gilbert, a Kentucky native, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal…

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Military women honored at Antelope Valley memorial wall

Posted November 20, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Hundreds of guests visited the Antelope Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Nov. 6-12 at Marie Kerr Park in Palmdale, with special ceremonies honoring eight military women who died in the Vietnam War.

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Nation committed to bringing home missing heroes

Posted April 15, 2016 by Adriane Elliot

Larry Thorne would have been 97 next month.

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VA schedules 2 million appointments using Veterans Choice program

Posted July 15, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Choice Program has reached a key milestone in improving access to health care for veterans. More than two million appointments have been scheduled through the program.   “While two million appointments have been scheduled using the Choice Program and we are making progress, we will not rest until all…

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Paralyzed vet goes from wheelchair to mountain bike

Posted September 23, 2016 by Shannon Collins

Despite being partially paralyzed after a mortar hit his team during a road-clearing mission in Iraq, Carlos Labarca helped his badly injured captain move out of the kill zone. The Army staff sergeant had to be forced by his base commander to board the helicopter home. He didn't want to leave his troops behind.

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Veterans honored at local restaurant

Posted November 18, 2016 by Diane Betzler

Photograph by Diane Betzler World War II Army Sargent Robert Killough and his wife Pauline enjoyed a good meal at the Claim Jumper Restaurant in Palmdale. The World War II vet ate for free, the restaurant’s way of saying thank you for your service. Antelope Valley veterans received a special thank you for their service…

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Navy completes review of initial survey date from WWII cruiser wreck site

Posted February 15, 2017 by

The Naval History and Heritage Command has completed a review of initial data acquired from a multi-beam sonar survey of the wreck of World War II cruiser USS Houston (CA 30), Navy officials announced Feb. 13.

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TRICARE changes to Nexium coverage

Posted May 8, 2017 by

Starting June 28, 2017, the drug Nexium will no longer be a TRICARE preferred, or formulary, drug. This means it will no longer be available in military pharmacies, and you will pay more if you get it through TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or a retail network pharmacy. Nexium is a brand name prescription drug often…

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PTSD treatment confronts the trauma behind the disorder

Posted June 24, 2017 by Peter Holstein

Post-traumatic stress disorder is considered one of the “signature wounds” of the current conflicts in the Middle East. But many people may not know that there are highly effective treatments for this invisible wound being deployed at Air Force hospitals and clinics today. It’s normal to feel stressed and anxious after a traumatic event. For…

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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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