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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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USS Arizona survivor rejoins shipmates, interred aboard ship

Posted April 21, 2017 by Jennifer McDermott

PROVIDENCE, R.I.–One of the last surviving veterans of the sinking of the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor has been reunited with his fallen shipmates. Raymond Haerry was interred on the ship in a ceremony that his granddaughter says was solemn and beautiful. Haerry was 19 years old when bombs started falling on…

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Three female Army nurses received Silver Star for WWI actions

Posted May 11, 2018 by Ronald W Wolf

U.S. Army Military History Institute photograph Personnel of Mobile Hospital 2. Jane Rignel, Chief Nurse, is highlighted with officers and nurses of Mobile Hospital No. 2. Rignel was awarded the Citation Star for her valor on July 15, 1918 with Mobile Hospital No. 2. With the ongoing commemoration of the World War I centennial and…

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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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Veterans can visit VetVerify.org for Exchange online shopping authentication

Posted June 5, 2017 by

As the Department of Defense’s military exchange services prepare to welcome potentially 13 million honorably discharged Veterans back to their military families this coming Veteran’s Day, VetVerify.org has launched to confirm eligibility to receive a lifelong military exchange online shopping. Veterans may log onto VetVerify.org, which will use information from DOD’s Defense Manpower Data Center’s…

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Navy members can now manage life insurance online

Posted April 7, 2017 by

Navy members now have the opportunity to enroll or change their Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance online. The Department of Veterans Affairs began enrollment for Navy members in the SGLI Online Enrollment System on April 5. SOES allows active-duty and eligible reserve and Guard members to manage their SGLI and Family SGLI coverage electronically at any…

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Tuskegee Airman Floyd Carter Sr. dies; he was 95

Posted March 14, 2018 by AP

Floyd Carter Sr., a Tuskegee Airman who was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal, has died at the age of 95, according to the New York Police Department. In addition to his service with the fabled Tuskegee Airmen, Carter spent 27 years with the NYPD, where his duties included guarding visiting heads of state, including Cuban…

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Remains of World War II POW Ewart Sconiers coming home

Posted January 22, 2018 by Jim Thompson

Air Force photograph 1st Lt. Ewart Sconiers DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla.–World War II veteran Ewart Sconiers is coming home. His Jan. 27 funeral with full military honors will mark the formal end of a years-long effort to find and officially identify the DeFuniak Springs native’s remains and bring them back to his hometown. 1st Lt. Sconiers…

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Vet Briefs May 22

Posted May 23, 2017 by

Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor finally buried in Michigan The remains of a Michigan sailor killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor have been buried with military honors in the family’s cemetery plot in Port Huron, Mich. MLive.com reports that more than 300 people attended The May 20 funeral services for Fred M. Jones after…

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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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