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Applications to be accepted for 2017 National Veterans Golden Age Games

Posted January 9, 2017 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs will accept applications from veterans interested in competing in the 2017 National Veterans Golden Age Games beginning Feb. 1. Veterans ages 55 and older and enrolled in VA health care may complete applications online at www.veteransgoldenagegames.va.gov. Applications will be accepted through March 1. “VA is committed to offer sports and…

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VA REACH VET initiative helps save veterans lives

Posted April 7, 2017 by

Program signals when more help is needed for at-risk vets Suicide prevention is one of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ highest priorities. As part of VA’s commitment to put resources, services and all technology available to reduce veteran suicide, VA has launched an innovative program called Recovery Engagement and Coordination for Health – Veterans Enhanced…

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WWII veteran’s remains return home after missing 73 years

Posted June 12, 2017 by Jonathan Landrum Jr.

Army photograph In this 1944 photo released by the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Air Corps Lt. Robert Eugene Oxford poses for an official portrait. The remains of Oxford, a World War II veteran, is returning home to Georgia after going missing 74 years ago following an aircraft crash during a supply mission to India. More…

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Take action to make a smooth transition with TRICARE in 2018

Posted September 22, 2017 by

Air Force image You may be wondering what action you need to take, if any, to ensure you continue TRICARE coverage in 2018. Some beneficiaries will need to take action, but most will not. If you’re currently enrolled in or eligible for TRICARE coverage on Dec. 31, 2017, you’ll transition to your respective TRICARE plan…

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Vet Briefs December 11

Posted December 11, 2017 by

Remains of Minnesota WWII sailor to be laid to rest in May MANKATO, Minn.–The remains of a southern Minnesota sailor killed at Pearl Harbor will be laid to rest more than seven decades after his death. Radioman 2nd Class Quentin Gifford, 22, was on the USS Oklahoma when it was capsized by torpedoes in December…

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President Trump’s pick to lead VA hit with claims of inappropriate behavior, over-prescription of drugs

Posted April 24, 2018 by Hope Yen and Lisa Mascaro

President Donald Trump’s pick to be Veterans Affairs secretary is facing late-surfacing allegations about inappropriate behavior on the job and over-prescribing prescription drugs, forcing a delay in his confirmation hearing. The hearing for Ronny Jackson had been set for April 25 at the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. “We take very seriously our constitutional duty to…

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Aquarium of the Pacific visit

Posted September 21, 2018 by

On Sept. 11, veterans from the Pete Knight Veterans Home in Lancaster, Calif., visited the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Veterans were able to see seals, sea lions, penguins, otters, octopi and many other fish. A few of them were even brave enough to pet the sharks and rays.  

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Veteran unemployment rate lowest in nearly eight years

Posted December 4, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

A concerted national effort to hire veterans, coupled with their sought-after essential skills training, likely had an effect on making October’s veteran unemployment rate the lowest since April 2008, a Defense Department official said Nov. 30. Susan S. Kelly, who leads DOD’s Transition to Veterans Program Office, spoke to DOD News about the October Bureau…

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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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Long overdue honor: Daring Vietnam pilot remembers Medal of Honor rescue mission

Posted July 18, 2016 by Elizabeth M. Collins

The bullets came in fast and furious, a hail so thick it seemed like rain with a fog of green tracers. The men of the 176th Aviation Company were used to hot landings after months in the highlands of Vietnam, but this, this was something else.

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