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VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets

Posted November 22, 2017 by Margi Mason and Robin McDowell

HERALD, W.Va.–A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia. The Department of Veterans Affairs this spring…

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World War I: Building the American military

Posted March 31, 2017 by Jim Garamone

The United States had avoided being drawn into what was then known as “The Great War,” which had been raging in Europe since 1914. But German unrestricted submarine warfare – which U.S. leaders regarded as war on civilians – led to a juncture.

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Lancaster VA Clinic host open house for veterans

Posted March 29, 2017 by

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System is hosting an Open House for Veterans at the Lancaster Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 340 E. Ave I Suite 108, Lancaster, CA 93535 on April 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Veterans and family members can receive information about VA specialty programs, local job opportunities and healthcare enrollment….

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Vet Briefs February 21

Posted February 21, 2018 by

Remains of sailor killed at Pearl Harbor on way to Illinois A veterans official says the remains of a sailor killed during the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor are being sent to Illinois for burial. That comes after tests have identified remains of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Howard Backman, who was a…

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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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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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Veterans honored at Cambridge American Cemetery

Posted November 16, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield Col. Evan Pettus, 48th Fighter Wing commander, receives a wreath at the Cambridge American Cemetery in Cambridge, England, Nov. 11, 2016. Distinguished visitors and veterans were invited to participate in the ceremony by placing wreathes along the Tablets of the Missing. U.S. service members and civilians gathered…

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Restaurants, businesses offer free food, beverages to active duty military, retirees, veterans

Posted November 7, 2018 by

Many restaurants have special offers, from free food or meals to special discounts. Not all locations participate in specials, so check your local restaurants first. Chili’s Visit a participating Chili’s Nov. 11 to get your Veterans Day free meal if you are a veteran or on active military duty. You’ll need to show proof of…

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Vietnam Veteran receives Distinguished Service Cross

Posted May 25, 2018 by Randall Baucom

94th Airlift Wing photograph Pfc. Frank Crary in the Republic of Vietnam At a ceremony held at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.,’s Fitch Auditorium May 22, Maj. Gen. Robert P. Walters Jr., Commander of U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, presented Frank Crary, a Tucson resident, with the Distinguished Service Cross for his extraordinary…

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DOD agency IDs soldiers lost in Korean War from returned remains

Posted September 21, 2018 by Jim Garamone

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mikaley Kline The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command conduct an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. Carry teams will move 55 transfer cases containing what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War…

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