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DPAA Accounts for 183 Missing Service Members in fiscal 2017

Posted October 25, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mikaley Kline Service members with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency honor the fallen during a disinterment ceremony Aug. 28, 2017, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. The remains disinterred will be transferred to the DPAA laboratory for identification. In fiscal year 2017, the Defense…

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Search for our fallen continues

Posted August 3, 2017 by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka

Drenched in sweat from the hot, humid Vietnam weather, our shovels breached the earth’s surface excavating the ground and placing it into buckets to be screened as we searched for one of our own. 

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Leaving the AOR on their own terms

Posted April 11, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.

Eight wounded warriors, who have visible and invisible injuries from combat, were on a mission to find closure by returning to the place of their traumatic incident through Operation Proper Exit, April 4-8, 2018.

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VA unveils claims submission option that promises to complete claims within 30 days

Posted September 8, 2017 by

On Sept. 7, as part of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ continued efforts to improve timeliness of services for Veterans and their families, VA unveiled the Decision Ready Claims initiative, a disability claims submission option with accredited Veterans Service Organizations that promises to deliver faster claims decisions to veterans and their families. “The DRC initiative…

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Remains of Korean War Soldier identified, returned home to Texas

Posted February 8, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Samuel Northrup

Photograph courtesy of Carlos Mendoza Cpl. Luis Torres in his Army uniform in this undated photo. Torres was reported Missing In Action Sept. 1, 1950, near Changyong, Republic of Korea. His remains were identified July 2016, and were sent to Texas January 2017, to his final resting place. More than 66 years after he was…

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Arlington National Cemetery announces enhanced visitor security measures

Posted September 14, 2016 by

Arlington National Cemetery is implementing new visitor security measures that officials said will enhance current efforts and improve safety while minimizing inconvenience.

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Dorothy’s Letter

Posted April 5, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Warren Spearman

Courtesy photograph Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Stoudt poses for a photo as member of the 192nd Tank Battalion. Stoudt, later, survived the Bataan Death March during World War II. The Bataan Death March was a forced march of 76, 000 POWs including Filipino and American soldiers by Japanese forces, which began April 29, 1942. Every…

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Korean War POW earns Medal of Honor for saving his unit

Posted May 15, 2017 by Katie Lange

Army photograph President Dwight D. Eisenhower congratulates Korean War veteran Army Staff Sgt. Hiroshi Miyamura after presenting him the Medal of Honor. His award was kept secret for his safety until after his repatriation in August 1953. Only five Korean War vets who earned the Medal of Honor are still alive. One of them happens…

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Sailors honored at USS Utah ceremony

Posted December 8, 2017 by PO2 Gabrielle Joyner

Navy photograph by PO1 Randi Brown Navy Master Chief Allen Keller, command master chief for Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, lowers the ashes of Harry Hohstadt into the waters of Pearl Harbor during a double interment ceremony at the USS Utah Memorial as part of the 76th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and…

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Veteran homelessness drops nearly 50 percent since 2010

Posted August 1, 2016 by

The Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs departments and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness today announced that the number of veterans experiencing homelessness in the United States has been cut nearly in half since 2010.

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