Air Force photograph by Trey Ward
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Tuskegee Airmen gather for 75th anniversary, induct CSAF as honorary member

Posted March 28, 2016 by TSgt. Patrick Brown

Original members of the Tuskegee Airmen, their families and supporters gathered in downtown Montgomery, Ala., March 22 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Tuskegee Airmen Experience.

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DOD photograph by Katie Lange
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Vet, 94, recalls friend’s lifelong regret over Pearl Harbor

Posted November 30, 2016 by Katie Lange

At his kitchen table in Allentown, Penn., Pearl Harbor veteran Richard Schimmel shows me a small, laminated piece of paper. It's yellow and smudged from decades of aging, but the handwriting is legible, and it has a simple title: "Warning."

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Army photograph by John Budnick
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Former soldier’s service dog offers sign of hope, compassion

Posted December 14, 2016 by John Budnik

The black, coiled-haired puppy released a deep bellow while napping under a conference table at the feet of his new owner.

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Army photograph by Sgt. Jose A. Torres Jr.
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D-Day veterans describe ‘total chaos’ of beach landings 73 years later

Posted June 8, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

When the ramp to his World War II landing craft slammed down onto Utah Beach, then-Cpl. Herman Zeitchik jumped out and dashed across the sand as deadly rounds were shot out from fortified bunkers.

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White House photograph by Shealah Craighead
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President awards Medal of Honor to Green Beret medic

Posted October 3, 2018 by Devon L. Suits

White House photograph by Shealah Craighead President Donald J. Trump presents the Medal of Honor to Retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer II Oct. 1, 2018, in the East Room of the White House. President Donald J. Trump presented the Medal of Honor to former Staff Sgt. Ronald Shurer II at a ceremony…

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Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.
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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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Air Force photograph by SSgt. Armando A. Schwier-Morales
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German village honors fallen US Airman

Posted October 7, 2015 by SSgt. Armando A. Schwier-Morales

The war was coming to an end. The thunder of the P-51D Mustang rolled under him as he dove for a strafing run. Nobody will know his last thoughts as flak exploded into his aircraft and he was dragged down toward the German countryside.

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Research, technology aid effort to help TBI patients

Posted July 22, 2016 by Shannon Collins

Courtesy photograph A technician demonstrates how a patient with a traumatic brain injury uses the computer assisted rehabilitation environment virtual reality to help with movement and balance at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence in Bethesda, Md. Since the Vietnam War, doctors have seen an increase in service members returning from combat with traumatic brain…

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Air Force photograph by 2nd Lt. Annabel Monroe
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Montana’s last Doolittle Raider honored

Posted June 29, 2016 by 2nd Lt. Annabel Monroe

Seventy-four years after the historic Doolittle Tokyo Raid, former SSgt. David J. Thatcher, one of two remaining Doolittle Raiders, was laid to rest June 27 in Missoula, Mont.

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Take Command: Changes coming to TRICARE retiree dental program

Posted May 4, 2018 by

Do you have TRICARE Retiree Dental Program coverage now? If so, then you need to know that the TRDP will end on Dec. 31, 2018. Not to worry — anyone who was in TRDP this year or would have been eligible for the plan, will be able to choose a dental plan from among 10…

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