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Veterans

Medal of Honor recipient, former POW laid to rest

Posted February 16, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson presents the American flag to the next of kin during the full honors funeral ceremony for retired Col. Leo Thorsness at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Feb. 14, 2018. Thorsness received the Medal of Honor for his heroic…

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VA releases major report on progress of ‘MyVA’ transformation process

Posted November 10, 2016 by

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs released a major update Nov. 9 on the MyVA transformation, Secretary Robert McDonald’s effort to transform VA into the top customer service agency in the federal government. This third edition of the program’s semi-annual report shows progress serving veterans with more services, in better time.   “Guided by Veterans’…

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Edwards Airmen lay wreaths at Lancaster Cemetery

Posted December 18, 2015 by

Courtesy photograph by Taliah Sims Master Sgt. Robert Sims, 912th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron lays a wreath on a grave of a veteran at Lancaster Cemetery Dec. 12, 2015. Every year since 1992, Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization, sponsors the laying of wreaths at the graves of veterans across the country Dec. 12. Locally, volunteers…

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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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Disabled veterans now eligible for Space-A travel

Posted August 31, 2018 by

Air Force photograph The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act was recently signed, which included a measure that will allow fully-disabled veterans the ability to utilize Space-Available travel. Travelers should contact their local Passenger Terminal for further details and review travel information found on the AMC Travel Page for specific details on the Space A travel…

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DOD Warrior Games opens with US, UK, Australian athletes

Posted July 3, 2017 by Shannon Collins

As comedian Jon Stewart and Navy Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, announced the official opening of the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games July 1, medically retired Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sarah Rudder walked-in a hand torch at Soldier Field, where it was passed between teams.

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Search for our fallen continues

Posted August 3, 2017 by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka

Drenched in sweat from the hot, humid Vietnam weather, our shovels breached the earth’s surface excavating the ground and placing it into buckets to be screened as we searched for one of our own. 

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Take Command: Changes coming to TRICARE retiree dental program

Posted May 4, 2018 by

Do you have TRICARE Retiree Dental Program coverage now? If so, then you need to know that the TRDP will end on Dec. 31, 2018. Not to worry — anyone who was in TRDP this year or would have been eligible for the plan, will be able to choose a dental plan from among 10…

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Vet Briefs November 10

Posted November 10, 2017 by

WWII soldier to be buried on Veterans Day in Michigan The remains of a World War II soldier from Detroit will be laid to rest on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, in northern Michigan. The Detroit Free Press reports that Army Technician Fourth Grade Pete M. Counter was 24 when he went missing in action. The…

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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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