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Army veterans recall their service in Korea and Vietnam

Posted November 14, 2016 by Elizabeth M. Collins

Courtesy photograph Retired Chief Warrant Officer 2 William J. Opferman poses during basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, in 1948. RETIRED CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER 2 WILLIAM J. OPFERMAN KOREA AND VIETNAM I was in the occupation force in Japan. As soon as the war broke out in 1950, we went to Korea. We had…

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Veterans Day 2017 – A time to remember

Posted November 10, 2017 by

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations …”

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Doolittle Raider raises toast 74 years after historic mission

Posted April 20, 2016 by SrA. Sam Fogleman

One of two surviving Doolittle Raiders visited Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., for a commemorative toast April 18 in honor of the 74th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo.

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Guard troops were training when Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor

Posted December 8, 2017 by National Guard Bureau

National Guard photograph Kentucky Guard tankers in training: Members of Company D, 192nd Tank Battalion, Kentucky National Guard, pose with their vehicles at Ft. Knox, Ky., during the unit’s training prior to World War II. Called into federal service pursuant to the national emergency declared by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940, the 192nd, along…

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Honoring the toughness of a forgotten hero

Posted May 4, 2016 by PO2 Eric Lockwood

District leaders, military officials and veterans, as well as representatives from the Embassy of Canada honored a forgotten Medal of Honor recipient at St. Elizabeths Hospital Cemetery in Washington, D.C., April 29.

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Retired general hoping to restore trust in Wounded Warrior

Posted May 2, 2016 by David Bauderlein

Retired Maj. Gen. Charles Fletcher’s military career brought him to Jacksonville to help manage a global network for moving military equipment to hot spots and bases. He’s back now on a new mission with a military angle, but his task is harder to quantify. The Wounded Warrior Project’s board picked Fletcher to step in as…

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VA REACH VET initiative helps save veterans lives

Posted April 7, 2017 by

Program signals when more help is needed for at-risk vets Suicide prevention is one of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ highest priorities. As part of VA’s commitment to put resources, services and all technology available to reduce veteran suicide, VA has launched an innovative program called Recovery Engagement and Coordination for Health – Veterans Enhanced…

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VA expands new innovators network program

Posted November 10, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Innovation is expanding its Innovators Network Program. Fourteen new VA Medical Center innovation sites and one National Cemetery innovation site will join the eight selected last year, for a total of 22 recognized innovation sites across the country. The sites were selected from a highly competitive pool of…

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Iraq pilot tells ‘Pride’ crowd how to fly through life’s storms

Posted June 3, 2016 by Dennis Anderson

Army Chief Warrant Officer Jen Housholder is a Blackhawk helicopter pilot with two tours in Iraq from a unit that flew air assaults and casualty evacuations, and by her own description she is a "Type A get it done" kind of personality.

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CEO: Layoffs expected in Wounded Warrior Project overhaul

Posted August 10, 2016 by

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–The Wounded Warrior Project’s new CEO says he expects layoffs at the veteran’s charity scrutinized for its spending. Michael Linnington took over the Jacksonville-based nonprofit in July. In an interview with The Florida Times-Union, Linnington said layoffs and cuts to funding for smaller veterans groups are expected as part of a restructuring. The charity…

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