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Combat medic to receive Medal of Honor for intrepid actions in Vietnam

Posted July 28, 2017 by David Vergun

When James C. McCloughan sees a young service member in uniform on the street or at the airport, he often offers to buy lunch, said his wife Cherie. She recalled one such instance at an airport. Her husband asked the young man where he was headed and the reply was “Iraq.” She said her husband…

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From cotton fields to airfields

Posted December 2, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Regina Edwards

Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Leroy Mazell Smith, has lived a life few could imagine. 

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Green Berets finally together in Arlington after decades-long search

Posted September 21, 2018 by Sean Kimmons

Judi Boyer-Bouchard gently rubbed her fingers across her brother's name etched into a white marble headstone at Arlington National Cemetery. With two bundles of flowers in her other hand, she leaned over and placed one against the headstone. It was the first time she had seen the solemn marker for Sgt. 1st Class Alan Boyer, a 22-year-old Special Forces Soldier who disappeared in 1968 during a covert mission in Laos.

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Honoring the toughness of a forgotten hero

Posted May 4, 2016 by PO2 Eric Lockwood

District leaders, military officials and veterans, as well as representatives from the Embassy of Canada honored a forgotten Medal of Honor recipient at St. Elizabeths Hospital Cemetery in Washington, D.C., April 29.

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Explaining TRICARE annual cost increases

Posted May 25, 2018 by

Population growth, aging, and price increases for medical goods and services drive many health care costs in the U.S. In any given year, these price increases are related to rising drug costs, using new medical technology, increasing provider rates or other factors. In response, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which tracks health care costs…

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Edwards Airmen lay wreaths at Lancaster Cemetery

Posted December 18, 2015 by

Courtesy photograph by Taliah Sims Master Sgt. Robert Sims, 912th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron lays a wreath on a grave of a veteran at Lancaster Cemetery Dec. 12, 2015. Every year since 1992, Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization, sponsors the laying of wreaths at the graves of veterans across the country Dec. 12. Locally, volunteers…

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WWII Soldier’s Widow to Accept Medal of Honor for Late Husband

Posted June 27, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

https://www.defense.gov/Videos/videoid/610073/ The widow of a World War II soldier accepted the Medal of Honor for her husband at the White House June 26, 22 years after his family began efforts to upgrade the soldier’s Distinguished Service Cross. Army First Lt. Garlin M. Conner’s widow, Pauline Conner, was joined in a June 25 Pentagon press briefing…

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Remains of fighter pilot hero return home after 10 years

Posted October 5, 2016 by Mike Martin

This week, nearly 10 years after he was killed in combat operations in Iraq, U.S. forces brought home the remains of F-16 pilot Maj. Troy Gilbert, who died saving the lives of U.S. service members and coalition allies.  

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Thousands commemorate, honor WWII heroes with Bataan Memorial March

Posted April 9, 2018 by

More than 8,400 marchers participated in the 29th annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 25, commemorating 76 years of the Bataan Death March.

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Legendary pilot inspires new generation of air warriors

Posted December 18, 2017 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

In March of 1967, a flight of F-4 Phantom IIs from the 433rd Tactical Fighter Squadron based out of Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, flew through clear skies for a bombing run on a steel mill in North Vietnam.

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