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Former Vietnam POW speaks to Team Kirtland about courage, commitment

Posted May 10, 2017 by Airman Alexandria Crawford

Air Force photograph Retired colonel and former Vietnam prisoner of war Lee Ellis speaks at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., members May 2-3, 2017, at the Base Theater. Ellis spoke about the importance of character, courage, commitment in leaders. Character, courage, and commitment were three key teaching points of the presentations given to members of…

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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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VA partnership provides community organizations with path to support homeless Veterans

Posted March 6, 2017 by

Military Outreach USA, a partner of the Department of Veterans Affairs, recently launched a program to encourage communities to connect with local VA facilities and help VA provide support to homeless or recently homeless veterans and their families. The Adopt-a-VA program, which began in February, connects individuals and community organizations, such as schools, faith-based groups…

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Arlington honors

Posted December 8, 2017 by

Navy photograph by PO2 Jonathan B. Trejo ARLINGTON, Va.–View CaptionRadioman 3rd Class Howard W. Bean, from Everett, Mass., assigned to the Battleship USS Oklahoma (BB 37) during World War II, was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery Dec. 6. Petty Officer Bean was previously one of nearly 400 unidentified service members who died aboard…

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Former 10th Mountain Soldier, World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday with help from Army

Posted March 26, 2018 by Mike Strasser

Courtesy photograph Louis Weiss served as an officer in the newly formed 10th Mountain Division and deployed to Italy with the 10th Mountain Medical Battalion during World War II. Celebrating his 100th birthday on March 22, Weiss received a birthday message from Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum, N.Y.,…

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Michigan high school teacher, coach to receive Medal of Honor

Posted June 14, 2017 by David Vergun

Photograph courtesy of James McCloughan U.S. Army Pfc. James McCloughan, 1969. The White House announced June 13 that on July 31, President Donald Trump will present the Medal of Honor to Spec. 5 James C. McCloughan. McCloughan’s valorous actions occurred during 48 hours of intense fighting against enemy forces on Nui Yon Hill near Tam…

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Surviving infamy: USS Arizona stories continue to captivate

Posted July 26, 2017 by Katie Lange

DOD photograph by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley Survivors from the USS Arizona meet with military leaders at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., July 21, 2017. From left to right are U.S. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; U.S. Navy Adm. John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations; Lauren…

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VA awards $188 million in grant funding to help homeless vets

Posted September 11, 2017 by

On Sept. 11, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced $188 million in grants for two programs benefiting homeless veterans. The grants were made through the Grant and Per Diem program, awarded to community agencies providing services to homeless veterans. Awards announced today will provide approximately $185 million in per diem funding for 556 projects to…

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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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Korean War POW earns Medal of Honor for saving his unit

Posted May 15, 2017 by Katie Lange

Army photograph President Dwight D. Eisenhower congratulates Korean War veteran Army Staff Sgt. Hiroshi Miyamura after presenting him the Medal of Honor. His award was kept secret for his safety until after his repatriation in August 1953. Only five Korean War vets who earned the Medal of Honor are still alive. One of them happens…

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