Veterans

Veterans overcome challenges through ‘Face of America’ ride

Posted April 27, 2016 by Shannon Collins

More than 700 cyclists, including nearly 175 disabled veterans, rode two routes -- either 110 miles from Arlington, Va., or 120 miles from Valley Forge, Penn., -- and met up in Gettysburg, Penn., as part of World T.E.A.M. Sports’ annual “Face of America” ride.

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VA study on whether dogs can heal vets with PTSD has critics

Posted April 22, 2016 by Allen G. Breed

Army veteran Joe Aguirre opens a restaurant door, then steps aside to let his golden retriever take point. “Clear,” Aguirre commands, and 3-year-old Munger pivots right, left, then right again, sweeping the room for potential threats. “`He’s basically looking for … anything that would be out of the ordinary. A bag. A particular weapon. People…

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Doolittle Raider raises toast 74 years after historic mission

Posted April 20, 2016 by SrA. Sam Fogleman

One of two surviving Doolittle Raiders visited Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., for a commemorative toast April 18 in honor of the 74th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo.

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Online registration for 2016 DOD Warrior Games now open

Posted April 15, 2016 by

Online registration is now open to participate in the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games at cvent.com. Volunteers, media and distinguished visitors — as well as selected athletes, family members, non-medical attendants, staff and coaches — must register online to participate. The Army will host the DOD Warrior Games at the U.S. Military Academy in…

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Nation committed to bringing home missing heroes

Posted April 15, 2016 by Adriane Elliot

Larry Thorne would have been 97 next month.

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Bone fragments from WWII crash site returning from India

Posted April 13, 2016 by Lolita C. Baldor

NEW DELHI–Tiny bone fragments carry a world of significance and perhaps closure for at least one American family who lost a loved one over the mountains of India in World War II. During a solemn ceremony April 13, U.S. military members paid final respects to what they believe may be the remains of one to…

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Top VA health care official announces initiatives, progress made to improve access

Posted April 8, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ top health care official announced April 8 progress and new steps VA is taking to improve Veterans access to health care. Dr. David J. Shulkin, Under Secretary for Health, announced the measures during a briefing to a group of more than 100 journalists attending the Association of Health Care Journalists’…

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VA awards grants to develop technology to help veterans, service members modify their specially adapted homes

Posted March 28, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced March 28 the award of $784,421 in Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology Grants to eligible individuals, researchers, and organizations to develop new technologies that would enhance veterans and service members’ ability to live in specially adapted homes. The SAHAT Grant Program was authorized by Congress to design assistive technologies…

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Tuskegee Airmen gather for 75th anniversary, induct CSAF as honorary member

Posted March 28, 2016 by TSgt. Patrick Brown

Original members of the Tuskegee Airmen, their families and supporters gathered in downtown Montgomery, Ala., March 22 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Tuskegee Airmen Experience.

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VA to commemorate 50th anniversary of Vietnam War

Posted March 25, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced March 24 it will conduct hundreds of events in VA facilities across the nation on Mar. 29 to recognize, honor and thank U.S. Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices as part of the national Vietnam War Commemoration. VA Secretary Robert McDonald will host a wreath-laying…

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