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72nd D-Day liberation of Normandy observed

Posted June 6, 2016 by SFC Class Crista Mack

Seventy-two years ago today, 156,000 Allied troops, 9,000 aircraft and nearly 5,000 ships launched the largest amphibious invasion in modern warfare.

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Four NCOs, 16 Army vets to compete in Rio Paralympics

Posted September 7, 2016 by David Vergun and Gary Sheftick

Army photograph by Tim Hipps Sgt. Elizabeth Marks of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program wins the women’s 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1 minute, 28.54 seconds — only .01 seconds off the world record in her classification – in the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Swimming Team Trials on June 30 at the Mecklenburg…

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How to file a Notice of Disagreement on your VA compensation claim

Posted December 30, 2016 by Donna Stratford

If you disagree with the decision VA made on your disability compensation claim, your first step is to formally tell VA that you disagree. I received my rating and it’s wrong “I received my rating and it’s wrong” is a statement our call center agents hear every day. You may think that VA shouldn’t have…

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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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VA launches Physician Ambassador Program

Posted June 9, 2017 by

Department partners with volunteer medical professionals to improve care The Department of Veterans Affairs announced June 6 that it has launched the Physician Ambassador Program, an effort to recruit volunteer medical providers, at the more than 1,700 VA health-care facilities across the nation. The physician and clinician “ambassadors” are qualified, trained and licensed health providers…

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VA awards $188 million in grant funding to help homeless vets

Posted September 11, 2017 by

On Sept. 11, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced $188 million in grants for two programs benefiting homeless veterans. The grants were made through the Grant and Per Diem program, awarded to community agencies providing services to homeless veterans. Awards announced today will provide approximately $185 million in per diem funding for 556 projects to…

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Navy posthumously awards Silver Star for valor at Pearl Harbor

Posted December 8, 2017 by PO1 Eric Lockwood

The Navy recently authorized the posthumous award of a combat medal to a Sailor who was present at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack of Dec. 7, 1941, officials announced Dec. 4. Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer awarded the Silver Star Medal to Chaplain Lt. j.g. Aloysius H. Schmitt for gallantry in action…

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Leaving the AOR on their own terms

Posted April 11, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.

Eight wounded warriors, who have visible and invisible injuries from combat, were on a mission to find closure by returning to the place of their traumatic incident through Operation Proper Exit, April 4-8, 2018.

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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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