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World War II vet, ‘Iron Soldier’ reflects on service, family leading up to 100th birthday

Posted October 12, 2018 by Master Sgt. Alex Licea

Dale Jones might be 99 years old, but he shows no signs of slowing down. He stays active and spends much of his time bowling, at church, or helping his community near his home in the small town of Zanesville, Ohio, located 50 miles east of Columbus. Jones is many things to his family and…

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Guam son killed during World War II comes home

Posted November 9, 2018 by JoAnna Delfin

The solemnity of Taps and smoke from the rifle volley filled the air as Steward Mate 1st Class Ignacio Camacho Farfan’s casket was lowered into the ground to his final resting place at the Guam Veterans Cemetery in Piti Nov. 8, 2018.

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‘Expendable’ WWII Merrill’s Marauders survive into their 100s

Posted August 26, 2016 by Jonnie Melillo Clasen

Three Merrill's Marauders, 1944 survivors of the secret mission of almost 3,000 presidential volunteers who fought through the disease-ridden "forgotten theater" of World War II, the China-Burma-India Theater, have lived to the age of 101. Another made it to 100.

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VA announces $3.4 million in funding to help homeless

Posted October 3, 2016 by

On Oct. 3, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced the award of $3.4 million in grant funding offered through the Grant and Per Diem Program to 16 community agencies that provide enhanced services for homeless veterans with special needs. The GPD Program promotes the development and provision of supportive housing and services to…

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Military women honored at Antelope Valley memorial wall

Posted November 20, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Hundreds of guests visited the Antelope Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Nov. 6-12 at Marie Kerr Park in Palmdale, with special ceremonies honoring eight military women who died in the Vietnam War.

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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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Doolittle Raider honored with shadow box

Posted November 9, 2015 by SrA. Hailey Haux

People began trickling into the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon. Roughly 15 minutes before go-time, it is filled to the brim. Everyone came there to see one person and hear his story; a story so historical and significant it could make anyone swell with pride.

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DOD, VA kick off interagency effort for coordination of complex care

Posted February 26, 2016 by

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments Feb. 25 announced an ongoing effort to ease the transition for service members who require complex care management as they transition from the DOD system of health care to the VA, or within each system. The effort is designed to ease the burden for service members and veterans, who…

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US, Russia sign memorandum on air safety in Syria

Posted October 21, 2015 by Lisa Ferdinando

Senior U.S. and Russian defense officials signed a memorandum of understanding Oct. 20 on air safety in Syria, the Pentagon’s press secretary said. The MOU is aimed at minimizing the risk of in-flight incidents among coalition and Russian aircraft operating in Syrian airspace, Peter Cook said at a Pentagon’s news conference. The MOU went into…

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A harrowing tale of the Tet Offensive

Posted January 30, 2019 by Sean Kimmons

Air Force photograph U.S. Air Force security police guard Tan Son Nhut Air Base as soldiers with the 25th Infantry Division’s 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment defend the base against an enemy attack during the Tet Offensive on Jan. 31, 1968. The squadron received the Presidential Unit Citation for its efforts during the battle. The…

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