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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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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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Army photograph by C. Todd Lopez
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Vietnam helicopter pilots, crewmembers memorialized in Arlington National Cemetery

Posted April 23, 2018 by C. Todd Lopez

Army photograph by C. Todd Lopez The Vietnam Helicopter Pilot and Crewmember Monument is dedicated, April 18, 2018, in Arlington National Cemetery. The monument is carved in Barre granite, which was quarried in Vermont. It is located in Section 35 of Arlington National Cemetery, and is located near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The…

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Leaving the AOR on their own terms

Posted April 11, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.

Eight wounded warriors, who have visible and invisible injuries from combat, were on a mission to find closure by returning to the place of their traumatic incident through Operation Proper Exit, April 4-8, 2018.

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Hunter laid to rest after 50 years MIA

Posted April 11, 2018 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Seymour

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Col. Richard Dickins, 4th Operations Group commander, salutes Col. Edgar Davis as the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Honor Guard transfers his remains April 6, 2018, Goldsboro, N.C. The funeral ceremony was held 50 years after Davis was shot down during a photo-reconnaissance mission over Laos. U.S….

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Thousands commemorate, honor WWII heroes with Bataan Memorial March

Posted April 9, 2018 by

More than 8,400 marchers participated in the 29th annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 25, commemorating 76 years of the Bataan Death March.

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VA takes significant step to improving correspondence with vets

Posted April 9, 2018 by

As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ ongoing improvement of managing taxpayer dollars, the Veterans Benefits Administration has deployed the Centralized Benefits Communications Management Program nationally.  The program represents a new centralized printing and mailing process system designed to improve productivity and streamline correspondence with veterans on compensation benefits and pension burial claims. …

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Army photograph by Sean Kimmons
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At recovery sites, memories of lost loved ones keep troops focused on grave mission

Posted April 9, 2018 by Sean Kimmons

Army photograph by Sean Kimmons Sgt. Matthew Haase, right, and Air Force Staff Sgt. Tyler Trusty help line up a grid at a recovery site March 17, 2018, in Quang Ngai province, Vietnam, where an American pilot crashed during the Vietnam War. Members of a recovery team assigned to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency lived…

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Medal of Honor recipient laid to rest at Arlington

Posted April 6, 2018 by PO2 Destiny Cheek

Navy photograph by PO3 Raymond Minami Sailors assigned to the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard fold the national ensign during the funeral for Capt. Thomas J. Hudner Jr. at Arlington National Cemetery. Hudner was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in trying to save the life of his wingman during the Battle of Chosin…

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Lancaster VA to host open house

Posted April 4, 2018 by

The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System is hosting an Open House for Veterans at the Lancaster Community Based Outpatient Clinic located on 340 East Avenue I, Suite 108 in Lancaster, Calif., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 11. Veterans and family members can receive information about VA specialty programs, local job opportunities and healthcare enrollment. “The…

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