Veterans

Eligible veterans can seek refund for taxes on disability severance payment

Posted July 18, 2018 by Lisa Ferdinando

The Defense Department has identified more than 130,000 veterans who may be eligible for a refund for taxes paid on their disability severance payment, a DOD tax expert said. Army Lt. Col. David Dulaney, the executive director for the Armed Forces Tax Council, said the department began mailing notices to veterans July 9. The deadline…

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A symphony of freedom: 70th anniversary of The Berlin Airlift

Posted June 29, 2018 by Senior Airman Nick Emerick

In June of 1948, the United States Air Force, along with the air forces of Britain, France, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa would undertake a humanitarian mission of a massive scale to bring aid to the city of Berlin.

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WWII Soldier’s Widow to Accept Medal of Honor for Late Husband

Posted June 27, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

https://www.defense.gov/Videos/videoid/610073/ The widow of a World War II soldier accepted the Medal of Honor for her husband at the White House June 26, 22 years after his family began efforts to upgrade the soldier’s Distinguished Service Cross. Army First Lt. Garlin M. Conner’s widow, Pauline Conner, was joined in a June 25 Pentagon press briefing…

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Vietnam Fighter Pilot Finally Comes Home

Posted June 22, 2018 by Cory Angell

Courtesy photograph Maj. James Blair White Maj. James Blair White went missing in Southeast Asia on Nov. 24, 1969. He was finally laid to rest at West Point alongside of his mother, father and brother, June 19, 2018. His wife, Sharon Cook, and daughter, Katherine White, were in attendance. Katherine was less than a year…

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Army World War II veterans hold emotional final reunion

Posted June 20, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Carmen Fleischmann

For years, veterans of the Army's 66th Infantry Division have reunited to reminisce about their time together fighting in World War II, to share stories of how their lives have changed since then, and to recall fond memories of those brothers they lost along the way.

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Col. George Day advanced to the rank of brigadier general

Posted June 13, 2018 by

Courtesy photograph George Everett “Bud” Day was a U.S. Air Force colonel and command pilot who served during the Vietnam War. He is often cited as being the most decorated U.S. service member since Gen. Douglas MacArthur, having received some seventy decorations, a majority for actions in combat. Day was posthumously advanced to the rank…

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VA commits $17 million to expand Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program

Posted June 8, 2018 by

The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs is taking action to address Intimate Partner Violence by earmarking $17 million in funds to support Veterans in need. The funds will strengthen IPV Assistance Programs in VA facilities nationwide. “VA recognizes that intimate partner violence is a health issue faced by many veterans and their families,” said Acting…

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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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Joint Base Charleston conducts the Air Force’s first ‘social media reenactment’ of the D-Day invasion

Posted June 4, 2018 by Maj. Wayne Capps

Air Force photograph On the evening June 5 and the early morning of June 6, 2018, Joint Base Charleston will conduct a real-time historical reenactment of the D-Day invasion, solely on social media. Starting at 7 p.m., both the 437th and 315th Airlift Wings will start Facebook and Twitter posts as if the D-Day invasion…

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Medal of Honor recipient inducted into Pentagon Hall of Heroes

Posted May 30, 2018 by

Navy photograph by PO2 Paul L. Archer Medal of Honor recipient retired Master Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Britt Slabinski stands on the stage during his induction ceremony into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon Auditorium. Slabinski was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Donald J. Trump for his heroic actions in March…

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