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U.S., Japan honor lives lost in the Battle of Okinawa

Posted June 27, 2017 by Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Charles Plouffe

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Charles Plouffe Okinawa residents pay their respects at the Cornerstone of Peace memorial wall during the Okinawa Memorial Day service at Peace Memorial Park, Itoman, Japan, June 23, 2017. The memorial walls are inscribed with more than 240,000 names of people who died in the Battle of Okinawa, regardless…

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Life with Lizzy

Posted November 3, 2017 by Whitney Delbridge Nichels

How a service dog is helping one combat veteran reconnect The saying goes “all dogs go to heaven,” but for many service dogs, their time on Earth is spent helping people who have seen more than the average human being. Such is the case for Army Master Sgt. Leigh Michel and her service dog Lizzy….

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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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74 years later, spirit of D-Day lives on

Posted June 6, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Joseph Magbanua

“Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force: you are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.”

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Man of pure heart and honor

Posted October 19, 2018 by Lance Cpl. Tessa Watts

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Tessa D. Watts Brig. Gen. Bradley S. James, commanding general of 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, reads a letter written by Gen. Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the Marine Corps, addressing retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Hershel “Woody” Williams, the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from the Battle of…

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From World War II to Afghanistan: USO Marks 75th Anniversary

Posted February 10, 2016 by Jim Garamone

Talk about the United Service Organizations and people think it is some holding company. But mention USO, and all Americans know it is a way for them to connect with service members.

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Mayport, Fla., remembers fallen shipmates at Stark Memorial

Posted May 20, 2016 by Smn. Michael Lopez

Sailors held a ceremony of remembrance at Naval Station Mayport, May 17, to honor Sailors who were killed aboard guided-missile frigate USS Stark (FFG 31) 29 years ago.

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Japanese first lady pays tribute at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii

Posted August 24, 2016 by Mari Yamaguchi

Japan’s first lady has visited Pearl Harbor in Hawaii for the first time to pay tribute to the victims of the Japanese attack 75 years ago. Akie Abe said in a Facebook entry Aug. 22 that she laid flowers and prayed at the USS Arizona Memorial. “I offered flowers and a prayer,” she wrote in…

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WWII bomber pilot awarded Silver Star

Posted November 7, 2016 by Tech Sgt. Jamie Powell

Former Maj. William “Joe” Schneider was awarded the Silver Star during a ceremony at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Nov. 1, for his actions while commanding an 18-plane bombing raid on Feb. 23, 1945, over Italy. Maj. Gen. Christopher Bence, the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center Commander, presided over the ceremony.

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Sunset memorial held for USS Utah sailors

Posted December 7, 2016 by PO1 Nardel Gervacio

Navy photograph by PO2 Brian M. Wilbur USS Utah survivor Gilbert Meyer (second from far right) stands aboard the USS Utah Memorial during a sunset service on Ford Island. Navy Region Hawaii hosted the event to remember those who served aboard the Florida-class battleship and to honor the 58 crew members still entombed aboard the…

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