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Surviving Khobar Towers: An Airman’s Story

Posted June 16, 2017 by Senior Airman Chandler Baker

Courtesy photograph President Bill Clinton shakes 1st Lt Michael Harner’s hand during a visit with the survivors of the Khobar Towers attack at Eglin Air Force Base, July 4, 1996. President Clinton asked those at the memorial service including Secretary of the Air Force Shelia Widnall and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Ron Fogleman…

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Grandson of Enola Gay pilot flies refurbished B-29

Posted June 14, 2017 by Senior Airman Tara Fadenrecht

Wichita’s beloved B-29 Superfortress, Doc, took to the skies yet again June 9, 2017, from McConnell Air Force Base, this time with an added aspect of historical significance and Air Force heritage.

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Translating military culture to civilian workplace

Posted June 14, 2017 by Jenny Hale,

Military culture is drilled into people from the day they arrive at basic training. The military teaches its recruits how to become leaders, take charge, and make vital decisions. These are all attributes that make veterans highly valuable to civilian companies. However, the transition to civilian life is not easy for all, and there are…

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Michigan high school teacher, coach to receive Medal of Honor

Posted June 14, 2017 by David Vergun

Photograph courtesy of James McCloughan U.S. Army Pfc. James McCloughan, 1969. The White House announced June 13 that on July 31, President Donald Trump will present the Medal of Honor to Spec. 5 James C. McCloughan. McCloughan’s valorous actions occurred during 48 hours of intense fighting against enemy forces on Nui Yon Hill near Tam…

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Healing from invisible wounds

Posted June 14, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Chad Thompson Tech. Sgt. Christopher D’Angelo, right, a missile alert facility manager with the 490th Missile Squadron, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., poses for a photo with his wife, Chanda, son, Jace and daughter, Brittyn at their home in Great Falls, Mont., June 7, 2017. D’Angelo was diagnosed with…

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WWII veteran’s remains return home after missing 73 years

Posted June 12, 2017 by Jonathan Landrum Jr.

Army photograph In this 1944 photo released by the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Air Corps Lt. Robert Eugene Oxford poses for an official portrait. The remains of Oxford, a World War II veteran, is returning home to Georgia after going missing 74 years ago following an aircraft crash during a supply mission to India. More…

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Vet Briefs June 12

Posted June 12, 2017 by

Remains of World War II soldier returning home to Tennessee GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ The recently identified remains of a soldier killed in Europe during World War II are returning home to Tennessee. Army Pfc. Reece Gass of Greeneville was serving with the 3rd Armored Division in Belgium when enemy fire destroyed his tank in…

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VA launches Physician Ambassador Program

Posted June 9, 2017 by

Department partners with volunteer medical professionals to improve care The Department of Veterans Affairs announced June 6 that it has launched the Physician Ambassador Program, an effort to recruit volunteer medical providers, at the more than 1,700 VA health-care facilities across the nation. The physician and clinician “ambassadors” are qualified, trained and licensed health providers…

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Two D-Day Veterans in one D-Day Anniversary

Posted June 8, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

Seated in my office at High Desert Medical Group on June 6, 73-years after D-Day, Henry Ochsner hardly looked to be 94. He could pass for a kid of 80 years.

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No time for nerves: D-Day through eyes of a combat medic

Posted June 8, 2017 by

They trained with the infantry, carrying first aid kits instead of weapons. They dodged bullets to tend to wounded soldiers, sometimes with whatever supplies they could find. And even in the midst of thick combat, they remained steadily focused on their mission of saving lives. They were the combat medics of World War II.

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