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National treasure B-17F Memphis Belle revealed before hundreds

Posted May 30, 2018 by Amy Rollins

A famous symbol of the courage and sacrifices made by American bomber crews during World War II was revealed May 16 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Prisoners of war from WWII, Korea and Vietnam share Clemson University stage

Posted October 15, 2018 by Ken Scar

It was the first, and likely will be the only time living prisoners of war from World War II, Korea and Vietnam appeared together at Clemson University in Clesmon, S.C., which was founded in 1889 as an all-male military college.

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Almond Blossom Festival honors veterans

Posted March 15, 2019 by

Photograph by Paul Kinison Betty Ermey, daughter of Gunny R. Lee Ermey, served as grand marshall for the 2019 Almond Blossom Festival Parade. The 70th Annual Quartz Hill Almond Blossom Festival was March 8, 9 and 10 at George Lane Park in Quartz Hill. This year’s festival also featured a car show, with proceeds benefiting…

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New vet lifeline created

Posted January 8, 2016 by

A new national help hotline, Vets4Warriors, was recently created. The hotline’s mission is to provide 24/7 confidential, stigma free peer support by veterans to active duty, National Guard and Reserve service members, veterans, retirees, and their families and caregivers. The hotline just received special state funding and can help connect clients with a new $5…

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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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WWII POW awarded medal, proud to be ‘Soldier for Life’

Posted August 17, 2016 by David Vergun

Dr. Charlie Stenger, a World War II Army veteran, was awarded the Prisoner of War Medal by Lt. Gen. James C. McConville, Army G-1, Aug. 16, at Stenger's Rockville, Md., home.

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Lightning I pilot meets Lightning II, shares stories

Posted October 26, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

Retired Maj. Earl Conrad Jr., a World War II fighter pilot who flew the original P-38 Lightning, visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 3, 2016, to get a glimpse of the F-35 Lightning II, the namesake of the legendary fighter aircraft which dominated the skies over the Pacific during his time in service.

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Pearl Harbor remembered

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Bataan Death March survivor honors brothers-in-arms

Posted March 22, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Ken Scar

Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Ken Scar Retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon, 99, a survivor of the Bataan Death March, walks in the annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, accompanied by green-to-gold New Mexico State University Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet Ryan Bradley (left) and Spc. Michael Cole of…

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Care, benefits for veterans strengthened by $186.5 billion VA budget

Posted May 24, 2017 by Information from the Department of Veterans Affairs

In his fiscal year 2018 budget, President Donald Trump is proposing $186.5 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs. The budget request will ensure the nation’s veterans receive high-quality health care and timely access to benefits and services. The budget also supports the continued transformation of VA to rebuild the full trust of veterans as…

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