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Mi Amigo flypast, memorial service touches millions

Posted February 27, 2019 by Tech Sgt. Aaron Thomasson

In a time of war, it is often true that a brief life burns brightly. For many of the 416,800 Americans who sacrificed their lives for freedom during World War II, their brief moments are known as part of a greater tide of courage that freed Western Europe of genocidal oppression. For the ten men…

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Final countdown to 2017 DOD Warrior Games

Posted June 27, 2017 by

After two years of planning and preparation, the 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games will kick off in Chicago June 30 and run through July 8. Nearly 265 seriously wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans representing the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and Special Operations Command, and international…

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German village honors fallen US Airman

Posted October 7, 2015 by SSgt. Armando A. Schwier-Morales

The war was coming to an end. The thunder of the P-51D Mustang rolled under him as he dove for a strafing run. Nobody will know his last thoughts as flak exploded into his aircraft and he was dragged down toward the German countryside.

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Annual Armed Forces Day parade honors military

Posted May 24, 2017 by MC2 Hansel Pintos

Navy photograph by PO2 Billy Ho A Soldier assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin directs an armored vehicle during the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Torrance, Calif. The City of Torrance hosted its 58th Armed Forces Day Celebration and Parade to honor the sacrifices of our nation’s military. TORRANCE, Calif.–The city…

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62nd FS mate finally laid to rest

Posted August 10, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

Approximately 50 Airmen assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., attended the funeral of former 62nd FS pilot 2nd Lt. Charles E. Carlson at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, Penn., Aug. 4, 2017. Carlson, then 24 years-old, was killed after his P-47 Thunderbolt was shot down by enemy…

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Former Vietnam POW speaks to Team Kirtland about courage, commitment

Posted May 10, 2017 by Airman Alexandria Crawford

Air Force photograph Retired colonel and former Vietnam prisoner of war Lee Ellis speaks at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., members May 2-3, 2017, at the Base Theater. Ellis spoke about the importance of character, courage, commitment in leaders. Character, courage, and commitment were three key teaching points of the presentations given to members of…

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Applications now open for 2017 Raytheon No Barriers expedition for wounded veterans May

Posted March 31, 2017 by

Wounded veterans in Arizona, Southern California, New Mexico and Texas can now apply for the 2017 No Barriers Warriors Veteran Wilderness Expedition funded by Raytheon. In mid-August, the non-profit No Barriers Warriors organization will lead a team of 12 wounded veterans on a nine-day journey full of discoveries and challenges in Wyoming’s Wind River Wilderness…

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Nation honors Vietnam veterans in annual observance

Posted April 1, 2019 by David Vergun

March 29 was National Vietnam War Veterans Day, and these veterans were honored at events across the nation, including at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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Let the healing begin: Invictus Games kick off

Posted May 9, 2016 by SSgt. Carlin Leslie

The thudding noise of helicopter blades cut through the air, bright-colored lights sliced through smoke and fans cheered to honor the more than 500 military competitors from 15 nations who gathered at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., May 8 to compete in Invictus Games 2016.

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Sunset memorial held for USS Utah sailors

Posted December 7, 2016 by PO1 Nardel Gervacio

Navy photograph by PO2 Brian M. Wilbur USS Utah survivor Gilbert Meyer (second from far right) stands aboard the USS Utah Memorial during a sunset service on Ford Island. Navy Region Hawaii hosted the event to remember those who served aboard the Florida-class battleship and to honor the 58 crew members still entombed aboard the…

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