Veterans

Shok Valley medic to receive Medal of Honor

Posted September 24, 2018 by Devon L. Suits

Photograph courtesy of Ronald J. Shurer II The White House announced that Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer II will receive the Medal of Honor for going above and beyond the call of duty April 6, 2008, while assigned to Special Operations Task Force – 33 in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. A former medic with…

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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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Green Berets finally together in Arlington after decades-long search

Posted September 21, 2018 by Sean Kimmons

Judi Boyer-Bouchard gently rubbed her fingers across her brother's name etched into a white marble headstone at Arlington National Cemetery. With two bundles of flowers in her other hand, she leaned over and placed one against the headstone. It was the first time she had seen the solemn marker for Sgt. 1st Class Alan Boyer, a 22-year-old Special Forces Soldier who disappeared in 1968 during a covert mission in Laos.

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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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Disabled veterans now eligible for Space-A travel

Posted August 31, 2018 by

Air Force photograph The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act was recently signed, which included a measure that will allow fully-disabled veterans the ability to utilize Space-Available travel. Travelers should contact their local Passenger Terminal for further details and review travel information found on the AMC Travel Page for specific details on the Space A travel…

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94 year-old vet receives World War II Medals after 72 years

Posted August 29, 2018 by PO2 Jonathan Jiang

A 94-year old World War II veteran received his long overdue medals during a ceremony at the Louisville Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Louisville, Ky., Aug. 23, 2018. Rear Adm. Michael Jabaley, former Program Executive Officer for Submarines, awarded William Edward Gilbert, a Kentucky native, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal…

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One of last living World War II Marines

Posted August 22, 2018 by Pfc. Ryan Persinger

Sam Folsom, born July 24, 1920 in Quincy, Mass., was one of the first echelon of 17 Marine fighter pilots with Marine Fighter Squadron 121 tasked with defending Guadalcanal. He is also one of the last living Marine Corps World War II combat pilot.

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Civilian contractors, former Soldiers receive Medal of Valor for actions in Afghanistan

Posted August 20, 2018 by Lisa Ferdinando

DOD photograph by Navy PO2 Everett Allen Army Lt. Gen. Darsie Rogers, left, Defense Threat Reduction Agency deputy director for combat support, applauds after awarding the Medal of Valor to Michael Anthony Dunne, William Timothy Nix and Brandon Ray Seabolt at the Pentagon, Aug. 14, 2018. The men, who are all retired Soldiers, were recognized…

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Vets Briefs August 20

Posted August 20, 2018 by

Remains of USS Oklahoma sailor from Indiana identified Officials say the remains of a U.S. Navy sailor from Fort Wayne, Ind., who died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified and will be buried Aug. 21 in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced…

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AV veterans’ roundup

Posted August 17, 2018 by

Antelope Valley Fair The Antelope Valley Fair will observe Military Appreciation Day on Aug.23. Admission will be free for veterans, active duty service members and military retirees. With a lanyard, attendees will receive a warm welcome from military support groups like Bombshell Betty ‘s Pin-Up Calendar, and Fregoso Outdoor Foundation.   AVTA Starting Aug.20, AV…

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