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Bataan Death March survivor visits Kansas base

Posted October 28, 2016 by Senior Airman Christopher Thornbury

A 99 year old, World War II veteran who survived the Bataan Death March visited McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, Oct. 20, 2016.

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On the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, remembering the tragedy

Posted December 7, 2016 by David Vergun

In the decades that followed World War II, the attack on Pearl Harbor had faded somewhat in the American public's memory.

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VA now providing online daily burial schedules for national cemeteries

Posted March 29, 2017 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced a new online Daily Burial Schedule for all VA national cemeteries, which will allow families and loved ones to retrieve time and location information for those being interred, via its National Cemetery Administration [https://www.cem.va.gov/cem/about/index.asp] website. “We pride ourselves on continuously improving customer satisfaction and meeting the wishes of…

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Every day is Memorial Day for veterans at Vietnam Wall

Posted May 24, 2017 by by David Vergun Army News

There's hardly a day at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that Patrick Pellerin doesn't see an emotional, often tearful veteran or family member looking up the name of a loved one on the wall.

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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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Army’s Past Conflicts Repatriation Branch ensures no Soldier left behind

Posted November 22, 2017 by Master Sgt. Brian Hamilton

"I remember that day when they announced in our high school that Blootie Turner had died, the whole place got real quiet. Blootie was a great football player and a better person. He was the most popular kid in school."

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Vet Briefs March 30

Posted March 30, 2018 by

U.S. Marine from Nevada killed in WWII to be buried in Hawaii Military officials say a U.S. Marine from Nevada who was killed in action in the Pacific Ocean battle of Tarawa in World War II will be buried next week with military honors. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the remains of Pvt. John…

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Airman posthumously receives Medal of Honor

Posted July 30, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Ryan Conroy

Courtesy photograph Air Force Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman, a combat controller, was killed during a fierce battle against al-Qaida fighters in Takur Ghar, Afghanistan, March 4, 2002. He will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty.” The…

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Wanted: Honor Flight Guardians

Posted March 11, 2016 by Arthur Mondale

As more veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam travel to Washington, D.C., as part of the Honor Flight program, more volunteers are needed to escort them.

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Father, son celebrate service

Posted June 15, 2016 by Christopher Ball

An 85-year-old retired Air Force major got a chance to revisit his favorite aircraft four decades after he retired from the U.S. Air Force.

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