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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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VA, DOD study a major breakthrough for understanding PTSD

Posted March 29, 2017 by

Researchers from the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense recently released findings of a new study called Prospective Post-Traumatic Stress disorder Symptom Trajectories in Active Duty and Separated Military Personnel, which examines Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms in veterans, compared with active-duty populations. This is the first known study comparing PTSD symptom trajectories…

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Vet Briefs May 31

Posted May 31, 2017 by

Minnesota sailor killed at Pearl Harbor finally laid to rest EMMONS, Minn.–A Minnesota sailor killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 has received a hometown burial. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the remains of Navy Fireman 3rd Class Glaydon Iverson were laid to rest May 27 alongside his parents at Oak Lawn…

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Marine returns Japanese WWII flag to original family

Posted August 18, 2017 by Marine Corps Sgt. Neysa Huertas Quinones

Marine Corps photograph Tatsuya Yasue, left, receives a flag from World War II veteran Marvin Strombo at Higashishirakawa Village, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, Aug. 15, 2017. Tatsuya, along with other members of the family have waited over 70 years for the return of the brother they lost during the war. The ceremony provided both families with…

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VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets

Posted November 22, 2017 by Margi Mason and Robin McDowell

HERALD, W.Va.–A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia. The Department of Veterans Affairs this spring…

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Navy honors service of Vietnam War veterans

Posted April 2, 2018 by PO2 Destiny Cheek

The Naval History and Heritage Command held a commemoration ceremony in honor of Vietnam War Veterans Day at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy’s Cold War Gallery located on the Washington Navy Yard, March 29, 2018. The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017, designates March 29 of each year as Vietnam War Veterans…

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In unique mission, Soldiers give identity back to fallen troops

Posted August 8, 2018 by Sean Kimmons

Army photograph by Sean Kimmons Sgt. 1st Class Jennifer Owen, a morgue NCOIC for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, examines personal effects that potentially belong to fallen service members inside a laboratory at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2018. When her duty day is over, Sgt. 1st Class Jennifer Owen often reflects on…

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VA realigns several program offices to improve efficiency in meeting veterans’ health care needs

Posted November 26, 2018 by

As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ modernization efforts to improve efficiency in care coordination for veterans and meet a presidential executive order for reorganizing the executive branch, VA plans to realign several programs within its Veterans Health Administration into four offices.  A requirement of Executive Order 13781, Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the…

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Soldiers missing from Vietnam War accounted for

Posted October 21, 2015 by

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Oct. 16 that the remains of three servicemen, missing from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be buried with full military honors. Army Maj. Dale W. Richardson, of Mount Sterling, Ill.; SSgt. Bunyan D. Price Jr. of Monroe, N.C.; and Sgt. Rodney L. Griffin of…

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Blue Angels presentation

Posted March 25, 2016 by

Members of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels, in town for the Los Angeles County Air Show, made a stop at the Pete Knight Veterans Home in Lancaster March 18. “The U.S. Navy Blue Angels presentation at the Pete Knight Veterans Home was fantastic,” said Steve Knight, R-Calif., and whose father the home is named after….

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