Veterans

Thunderbolts honor Tuskegee Airmen

Posted November 16, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

A granite paver was unveiled honoring the World War II Tuskegee Airmen during a Veteran’s Day ceremony Nov. 11, at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza in Phoenix.

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Three female Army nurses received Silver Star for WWI actions

Posted May 11, 2018 by Ronald W Wolf

U.S. Army Military History Institute photograph Personnel of Mobile Hospital 2. Jane Rignel, Chief Nurse, is highlighted with officers and nurses of Mobile Hospital No. 2. Rignel was awarded the Citation Star for her valor on July 15, 1918 with Mobile Hospital No. 2. With the ongoing commemoration of the World War I centennial and…

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VA, DOD study a major breakthrough for understanding PTSD

Posted March 29, 2017 by

Researchers from the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense recently released findings of a new study called Prospective Post-Traumatic Stress disorder Symptom Trajectories in Active Duty and Separated Military Personnel, which examines Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms in veterans, compared with active-duty populations. This is the first known study comparing PTSD symptom trajectories…

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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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Tuskegee Airman posthumously honored after decades MIA

Posted March 1, 2019 by Staff Sgt. Shawn Morris

As Black History Month draws to a close, so does the mystery of U.S. Army Air Forces Capt. Lawrence E. Dickson, a Tuskegee Airman declared missing in action after his plane crashed in Europe in December 1944.

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VA releases health care benefit application for Spanish-speaking veterans

Posted August 17, 2018 by

On Aug. 8, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs released the Spanish version of the application for health benefits, as part of VA’s effort to simplify and improve the health care enrollment process for veterans.  The new language version implements the VA Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans’ recommendation to provide Spanish versions of the application…

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Army’s Past Conflicts Repatriation Branch ensures no Soldier left behind

Posted November 22, 2017 by Master Sgt. Brian Hamilton

"I remember that day when they announced in our high school that Blootie Turner had died, the whole place got real quiet. Blootie was a great football player and a better person. He was the most popular kid in school."

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Navy members can now manage life insurance online

Posted April 7, 2017 by

Navy members now have the opportunity to enroll or change their Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance online. The Department of Veterans Affairs began enrollment for Navy members in the SGLI Online Enrollment System on April 5. SOES allows active-duty and eligible reserve and Guard members to manage their SGLI and Family SGLI coverage electronically at any…

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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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Pioneer of tactical airlift visits MacDill AFB

Posted January 27, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Adam R. Shanks

It’s World War II and Nazi Germany occupies France, an Allied nation. Somewhere in the moonlit French countryside, a modified B-24 Liberator flies overhead. Painted matte black, and stripped of unnecessary equipment, this B-24 is flying a secret mission.

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