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Air Force announces Operation Colony Glacier casualty recovery

Posted June 3, 2016 by

The Air Force announced June 3 the name of a service member who has been recovered from a C-124 Globemaster II that was lost Nov. 22, 1952. A1C Delroy Cody has been recovered and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. The C-124 aircraft crashed while en route to Elmendorf Air…

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Iraq pilot tells ‘Pride’ crowd how to fly through life’s storms

Posted June 3, 2016 by Dennis Anderson

Army Chief Warrant Officer Jen Housholder is a Blackhawk helicopter pilot with two tours in Iraq from a unit that flew air assaults and casualty evacuations, and by her own description she is a "Type A get it done" kind of personality.

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Air Force photograph by SrA. Victoria H. Taylor
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A gunner’s tale: 100th Bomb Group veteran shares memories of war

Posted June 1, 2016 by Karen Abeyasekere

“The first thing we did when we landed and parked the airplane was get out and count how many holes we had in it, either from fighters or from flak,” exclaimed Lewis Herron, a former staff sergeant and 100th Bombardment Group veteran. “One day we counted 103 holes in our airplane!”

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Many Vietnam vets say they support lifting of arms embargo

Posted May 25, 2016 by Tammy Webber and Chris Carola

The way Terry Neilen sees it, lifting the ban on U.S. arms sales to Vietnam makes sense in the face of China’s growing influence in the region. Fellow Vietnam veteran Ned Foote said Americans long ago forgave Germany and Japan for World War II, so there’s no reason not to do the same with Vietnam….

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American, French citizens pay homage to WWI soldiers at Saint-Mihiel

Posted May 25, 2016 by by Capt. Chase P. McFarland

Honor, dedication, selfless service, personal courage, friendship – today’s military men and women embody these values, instilled onto them by the tradition and sacrifice by those who came before.

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VA announces telemental health clinical resource centers

Posted May 20, 2016 by

As the Department of Veterans Affairs works to improve veterans’ access to health care, its telehealth services play an integral role in that process, said Dr. David J. Shulkin, VA’s Under Secretary for Health. Shulkin spoke May 16 to members of the American Telemedicine Association attending the group’s 2016 conference in Minneapolis, where he also…

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Navy photograph by PO2 Mark Andrew Hays
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Mayport, Fla., remembers fallen shipmates at Stark Memorial

Posted May 20, 2016 by Smn. Michael Lopez

Sailors held a ceremony of remembrance at Naval Station Mayport, May 17, to honor Sailors who were killed aboard guided-missile frigate USS Stark (FFG 31) 29 years ago.

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DOD photograph by EJ Hersom
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Prince Harry, former President Bush stress importance of healing invisible wounds

Posted May 11, 2016 by Shannon Collins

Great Britain’s Prince Harry, former President George W. Bush, and service members from each of their nations led a discussion at the 2016 Invictus Games Symposium on Invisible Wounds presented May 8 by the George W. Bush Institute in Orlando, Fla.

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Air Force photograph by TSgt. Bryan Franks
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WWII vets tour memorial, remember fallen brothers-in-arms

Posted May 9, 2016 by TSgt. Bryan Franks

Clouds lingered overhead, as young and old walked around the water fountain at the National World War II Memorial.

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Air Force photograph by SMSgt. Kevin Wallace
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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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