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Air Force veteran turns 100

Posted July 26, 2017 by Jennifer N. Spradlin

Air Force photograph Col. Robert Kirtley was born July 26, 1917 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He is a World War II and Korean War veteran who served in the Air Force for more than 25 years. He graduated from Wofford College, and commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in 1940. His first assignment was with the…

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Veteran Helps Others Find Peace Through Horses

Posted March 20, 2017 by Army Maj. Michelle Lunato

Army Reserve photograph by Maj. Michelle Lunato Retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Sam Rhodes was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after serving 30-straight months in Iraq starting in 2003. Upon returning home, he discovered that horses helped him regroup. Now, he runs a nonprofit organization, the Warrior Outreach Ranch, which helps veterans and their families…

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Tuskegee Airman trail blazes through history

Posted July 28, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Tristan Biese

Air Force photograph Retired Air Force Chief Master Sgt. James Cotten, poses for a photo after an interview in Norfolk, Va., July 18, 2017. Cotten served from August 1945 to January, 1966. During the first part of his career Cotten was assigned to the Army Air Corps, 334th Fighter Interceptor Squadron to work with the…

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Photograph by Diane Betzler
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Administrator responsible for all areas of vets’ home

Posted August 3, 2018 by Diane Betzler

Photograph by Diane Betzler Elvie Ancheta took over the administrative reins of the William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans’ Home in Lancaster, Calif., after former administrator Norman Andrews retired. Elvie Ancheta is the director of the William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans Home in Lancaster, Calif. She enjoys working at the home and with the resident veterans….

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A symphony of freedom: 70th anniversary of The Berlin Airlift

Posted June 29, 2018 by Senior Airman Nick Emerick

In June of 1948, the United States Air Force, along with the air forces of Britain, France, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa would undertake a humanitarian mission of a massive scale to bring aid to the city of Berlin.

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VA expands new innovators network program

Posted November 10, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Innovation is expanding its Innovators Network Program. Fourteen new VA Medical Center innovation sites and one National Cemetery innovation site will join the eight selected last year, for a total of 22 recognized innovation sites across the country. The sites were selected from a highly competitive pool of…

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‘Rosie the Riveters’ honored with visit to Washington

Posted March 25, 2016 by Mike Householder

Seven decades after their “we can do it” attitude proved invaluable to the Allied victory, about 30 “Rosie the Riveters” were honored March 22 with a trip to Washington that included visits to the National World War II Memorial. Wearing honor flight red cardigans, the women — now in their 80s and 90s — whose…

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VA proposes, takes actions on leaders at Veterans Benefits Administration

Posted March 25, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced actions against four leaders at the Veterans Benefits Administration and close-out of an Administrative Investigation Board review of the Denver Hospital Replacement project. Based on results of investigations VA proposed three actions and issued one action. These actions include: * Danny Pummill, Acting Undersecretary for Benefits, received a proposed 15-day…

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Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Mike Rose inducted into Hall of Heroes

Posted October 25, 2017 by Devon L. Suits

Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Mike Rose's military service number, RA18846904, was one of the many things on his mind, Oct. 24, as he prepared for his induction into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon.

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Researchers announce wreckage from USS Indianapolis located

Posted August 21, 2017 by

A team of civilian researchers led by entrepreneur and philanthropist Paul G. Allen has announced they have found the wreck of the World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA 35), which was lost July 30, 1945.

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