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The Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive

Posted February 2, 2018 by

Army photograph by Kenneth Pollard The 47th Infantry Regiment takes the offensive May 1968 in south Saigon. Editor’s note: Early on the morning of Jan. 31, 1968, as Vietnamese celebrated the Lunar New Year, or Tet as it is known locally, Communist forces launched a wave of coordinated surprise attacks across South Vietnam. The campaign…

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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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Trump signs order to improve mental health resources for transitioning vets

Posted January 10, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

Transitioning service members and veterans can now receive up to a year of mental health care from the Veterans Affairs Department after discharge from the service, according to an executive order President Donald J. Trump signed Jan. 9. The order, “Supporting Our Veterans During Their Transition From Uniformed Service to Civilian Life,” directs the Defense,…

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Veterans Resource Fair, Town Hall slated for North Las Vegas Jan. 13

Posted January 5, 2018 by

The Southern Nevada Veterans Community Engagement Board, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, and VA Reno Regional Benefits Office will co-host a Veterans Resource Fair and quarterly Veterans town hall meeting 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 13. The Town Hall segment will run 11 a.m.-noon. The fair and town hall will be at the VA Southern Nevada…

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Vet recalls little-known account that turned tide in Battle of the Bulge

Posted December 28, 2017 by Don Wagner

On Dec. 18, 1944, Pfc. Harry Miller was cold, exhausted and covered with grease. His hands were numb from the cold and he was bone tired after working all night. He and his fellow Soldiers from the 740th Tank Battalion had toiled around the clock to piece together three American tanks from an ordnance depot in Belgium.

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Legendary pilot inspires new generation of air warriors

Posted December 18, 2017 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

In March of 1967, a flight of F-4 Phantom IIs from the 433rd Tactical Fighter Squadron based out of Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, flew through clear skies for a bombing run on a steel mill in North Vietnam.

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James D. Smith: Pearl Harbor veteran

Posted December 11, 2017 by

James D. Smith was a reservist in the U.S. Navy when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. After being called into active service, he arrived in the Hawaiian Islands 4 days after the event. Here is his recollection of what he saw during his time there

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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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Arlington honors

Posted December 8, 2017 by

Navy photograph by PO2 Jonathan B. Trejo ARLINGTON, Va.–View CaptionRadioman 3rd Class Howard W. Bean, from Everett, Mass., assigned to the Battleship USS Oklahoma (BB 37) during World War II, was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery Dec. 6. Petty Officer Bean was previously one of nearly 400 unidentified service members who died aboard…

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Navy posthumously awards Silver Star for valor at Pearl Harbor

Posted December 8, 2017 by PO1 Eric Lockwood

The Navy recently authorized the posthumous award of a combat medal to a Sailor who was present at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack of Dec. 7, 1941, officials announced Dec. 4. Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer awarded the Silver Star Medal to Chaplain Lt. j.g. Aloysius H. Schmitt for gallantry in action…

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