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Veterans can visit VetVerify.org for Exchange online shopping authentication

Posted June 5, 2017 by

As the Department of Defense’s military exchange services prepare to welcome potentially 13 million honorably discharged Veterans back to their military families this coming Veteran’s Day, VetVerify.org has launched to confirm eligibility to receive a lifelong military exchange online shopping. Veterans may log onto VetVerify.org, which will use information from DOD’s Defense Manpower Data Center’s…

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Tuskegee Airman Floyd Carter Sr. dies; he was 95

Posted March 14, 2018 by AP

Floyd Carter Sr., a Tuskegee Airman who was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal, has died at the age of 95, according to the New York Police Department. In addition to his service with the fabled Tuskegee Airmen, Carter spent 27 years with the NYPD, where his duties included guarding visiting heads of state, including Cuban…

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Hunter laid to rest after 50 years MIA

Posted April 11, 2018 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Seymour

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Col. Richard Dickins, 4th Operations Group commander, salutes Col. Edgar Davis as the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Honor Guard transfers his remains April 6, 2018, Goldsboro, N.C. The funeral ceremony was held 50 years after Davis was shot down during a photo-reconnaissance mission over Laos. U.S….

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Korean War veterans establish Las Vegas fraternal organization

Posted June 24, 2016 by

Photograph courtesy of John Diaz Korean War Veterans Association Tibor Rubin Medal of Honor Chapter #329. (From left) Hank Sawicki, 86, secretary; Chuck Johnson, 83, commander; Larry Bacon, 86, 1st vice commander; Fidel Diaz, 83, treasurer; Ed Katz, 86, 2nd vice commander, June 15, 2016. The National Korean War Veterans Association, Inc. recently announced the establishment of…

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Surviving infamy: USS Arizona stories continue to captivate

Posted July 26, 2017 by Katie Lange

DOD photograph by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley Survivors from the USS Arizona meet with military leaders at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., July 21, 2017. From left to right are U.S. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; U.S. Navy Adm. John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations; Lauren…

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Remembering Pearl Harbor: A ‘body blow’ to America

Posted December 9, 2015 by Sean Kimmons

When the first bombs exploded on a nearby airfield, marking the start of the Japanese sneak attack on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Edward Davis and others scrambled from a chow hall.

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Veteran talks about suicide to help other veterans

Posted August 31, 2017 by Cameron Porter

VA photograph Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog Sherman. She tried to take her own life eight times in one year while serving as a soldier in the 4th Infantry Division in 2008. The stressors of combat, losing a couple of very close friends in battle and adapting to life back in the U.S….

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Researchers announce wreckage from USS Indianapolis located

Posted August 21, 2017 by

A team of civilian researchers led by entrepreneur and philanthropist Paul G. Allen has announced they have found the wreck of the World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA 35), which was lost July 30, 1945.

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New Fisher House debuts at VA Long Beach

Posted December 14, 2016 by James Spellman, Jr.

Photograph courtesy of the VA Long Beach Healthcare System Brig. Gen. Mark Baird, vice commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif., seated with Lana Toenjes, VA Long Beach Fisher House manager, and Drew Hatcher of the Masco Corporation Foundation, listens to remarks by Fisher…

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Former 10th Mountain Soldier, World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday with help from Army

Posted March 26, 2018 by Mike Strasser

Courtesy photograph Louis Weiss served as an officer in the newly formed 10th Mountain Division and deployed to Italy with the 10th Mountain Medical Battalion during World War II. Celebrating his 100th birthday on March 22, Weiss received a birthday message from Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum, N.Y.,…

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