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Speaking to American Legion, Dunford honors service, sacrifice of military

Posted August 31, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

Praising the bravery, service and sacrifice of those who wear the nation’s uniform, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the American Legion’s annual convention Aug. 30 he is confident about the nation’s future.  “Today’s men and women, just like their predecessors, attack their mission, and do what must be done,” Marine Corps…

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Army photograph by Rachel Larue
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World War I exhibit opens at Arlington National Cemetery

Posted April 5, 2017 by Don Wagner

Army photograph by Rachel Larue In a joint effort with the American Battle Monuments Commission, Arlington National Cemetery will unveil its new World War I Exhibit in an official grand opening ceremony March 31, 2017. Just days before the 100th anniversary of the U.S. declaration of war, Arlington National Cemetery celebrated the opening of a…

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D-Day veterans describe ‘total chaos’ of beach landings 73 years later

Posted June 8, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

When the ramp to his World War II landing craft slammed down onto Utah Beach, then-Cpl. Herman Zeitchik jumped out and dashed across the sand as deadly rounds were shot out from fortified bunkers.

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Army photograph by John Wayne Liston
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Full circle: Iraq veteran draws on his own struggle to heal others

Posted August 10, 2016 by Suzanne Ovel

When Patrick Hogg first sets out to teach a new group of soldiers coping skills to deal with their depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress, he knows they will be nervous about sharing. Some might be downright reluctant.

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Tuskegee Airmen gather for 75th anniversary, induct CSAF as honorary member

Posted March 28, 2016 by TSgt. Patrick Brown

Original members of the Tuskegee Airmen, their families and supporters gathered in downtown Montgomery, Ala., March 22 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Tuskegee Airmen Experience.

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Navy photograph by PO2 Paul L. Archer
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Medal of Honor recipient inducted into Pentagon Hall of Heroes

Posted May 30, 2018 by

Navy photograph by PO2 Paul L. Archer Medal of Honor recipient retired Master Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Britt Slabinski stands on the stage during his induction ceremony into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon Auditorium. Slabinski was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Donald J. Trump for his heroic actions in March…

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AF announces Operation Colony Glacier casualty recovery

Posted October 30, 2015 by

The Air Force announced Oct. 29 the name of a service member whose remains have been recovered from a C-124 Globemaster aircraft that was lost on Nov. 22, 1952. Airman 3rd Class Loyd L. Matthews has been recovered and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. On Nov. 22, 1952,…

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Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash
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CSAF awards Silver Stars to Vietnam vets

Posted December 21, 2015 by SSgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III congratulates retired Chief Master Sgt. Ronald W. Brodeur and Eric L. Roberts II after presenting them with the Silver Star during a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Dec. 17, 2015. Brodeur and Roberts received their medals…

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‘Expendable’ WWII Merrill’s Marauders survive into their 100s

Posted August 26, 2016 by Jonnie Melillo Clasen

Three Merrill's Marauders, 1944 survivors of the secret mission of almost 3,000 presidential volunteers who fought through the disease-ridden "forgotten theater" of World War II, the China-Burma-India Theater, have lived to the age of 101. Another made it to 100.

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Air Power at Pearl Harbor

Posted December 8, 2017 by Dr. William Head

DOD photograph The USS Shaw exploes in drydock at Pearl Harbor. Dec. 7, 1941. When Japanese Naval aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, they also attacked U.S. Army Air Forces flying fields and facilities as well.    Only a handful of U.S. pilots got airborne to fight back. The most…

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