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American, French citizens pay homage to WWI soldiers at Saint-Mihiel

Posted May 25, 2016 by by Capt. Chase P. McFarland

Honor, dedication, selfless service, personal courage, friendship – today’s military men and women embody these values, instilled onto them by the tradition and sacrifice by those who came before.

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VA announces additional steps to reduce veteran suicide

Posted March 9, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced March 8 new steps it is taking to reduce veteran suicide. The steps follow a February 2 Summit, “Preventing Veteran Suicide — A Call to Action,” that brought together stakeholders and thought leaders to discuss current research, approaches and best practices to address this important subject. “We know that…

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Trump awards Medal of Honor to Soldier who sacrificed it all

Posted March 29, 2019 by Joe Lacdan

Travis Atkins didn't hesitate the June morning when he saw the insurgent reach for a suicide vest underneath his clothing. With his fellow Soldiers mere feet away, Atkins knew he had to act quickly before the enemy's bomb detonated.

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Paralyzed vet goes from wheelchair to mountain bike

Posted September 23, 2016 by Shannon Collins

Despite being partially paralyzed after a mortar hit his team during a road-clearing mission in Iraq, Carlos Labarca helped his badly injured captain move out of the kill zone. The Army staff sergeant had to be forced by his base commander to board the helicopter home. He didn't want to leave his troops behind.

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Navy announces plan to survey wreck of World War I cruiser San Diego

Posted September 8, 2017 by

The Navy announced plans Sept. 6 to survey the wreck of the World War I U.S. Navy cruiser, on which six American Sailors lost their lives when she was sunk as a result of enemy action off the coast of New York on July 19, 1918. The survey’s objective is to assess the condition of…

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Veterans ask court to reinstate lawsuits over open burn pits

Posted May 11, 2018 by Denise Lavoie

RICHMOND, Va.–Veterans and their families asked a federal appeals court May 9 to reinstate dozens of lawsuits alleging that a government contractor caused health problems by using burn pits during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. More than 60 lawsuits allege that KBR Inc. — a former Halliburton subsidiary — dumped tires, batteries, medical waste…

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Applications to be accepted for 2017 National Veterans Golden Age Games

Posted January 9, 2017 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs will accept applications from veterans interested in competing in the 2017 National Veterans Golden Age Games beginning Feb. 1. Veterans ages 55 and older and enrolled in VA health care may complete applications online at www.veteransgoldenagegames.va.gov. Applications will be accepted through March 1. “VA is committed to offer sports and…

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Gone but not forgotten: Wreaths honor those who gave all

Posted December 14, 2015 by Sean Kimmons

Once Susan Zerbe learned that a CH-47 Chinook helicopter had been shot down in Afghanistan, killing all 30 U.S. troops on board, she knew her son was one of them.

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Carter inducts Vietnam vet Charles Kettles into Hall of Heroes

Posted July 22, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

Defense Secretary Ash Carter inducted Vietnam veteran retired Army Lt. Col. Charles Kettles into the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes July 18, 2016, a day after President Barack Obama presented Kettles with the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military honor. Vietnam Hero Carter said that for 50 years Kettles has been content to let his…

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World War II vet, ‘Iron Soldier’ reflects on service, family leading up to 100th birthday

Posted October 12, 2018 by Master Sgt. Alex Licea

Dale Jones might be 99 years old, but he shows no signs of slowing down. He stays active and spends much of his time bowling, at church, or helping his community near his home in the small town of Zanesville, Ohio, located 50 miles east of Columbus. Jones is many things to his family and…

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