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Pearl Harbor remembered

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World War II POW shares story at McConnell

Posted September 27, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker Ray Avila, a U.S. Army veteran, poses for a photo after sharing the story of his capture during World War II to Airmen Sept. 14, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Avila is a Wichita, Kansas, native who served in the Battle of the Bulge…

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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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Message of Holocaust survivor and his liberator: Never forget

Posted May 1, 2017 by Don Wagner

Army photograph Holocaust survivors rejoice as the Army’s 45th Infantry Division liberates about 30,000 prisoners at Dachau, Germany, April 1945. Ernest Gross, 19, was in a long line of other prisoners awaiting certain death in the Dachau gas chambers and crematorium that lay ahead. He did not care. All but two brothers and a sister…

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VA now providing online daily burial schedules for national cemeteries

Posted March 29, 2017 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced a new online Daily Burial Schedule for all VA national cemeteries, which will allow families and loved ones to retrieve time and location information for those being interred, via its National Cemetery Administration [https://www.cem.va.gov/cem/about/index.asp] website. “We pride ourselves on continuously improving customer satisfaction and meeting the wishes of…

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Airman posthumously receives Medal of Honor

Posted July 30, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Ryan Conroy

Courtesy photograph Air Force Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman, a combat controller, was killed during a fierce battle against al-Qaida fighters in Takur Ghar, Afghanistan, March 4, 2002. He will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty.” The…

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U.S., Japan honor lives lost in the Battle of Okinawa

Posted June 27, 2017 by Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Charles Plouffe

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Charles Plouffe Okinawa residents pay their respects at the Cornerstone of Peace memorial wall during the Okinawa Memorial Day service at Peace Memorial Park, Itoman, Japan, June 23, 2017. The memorial walls are inscribed with more than 240,000 names of people who died in the Battle of Okinawa, regardless…

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Veterans report for duty in their communities for ‘The Mission Continues’

Posted September 16, 2016 by David Vergun

Thousands of veterans across the U.S. are connecting with their communities and enriching their own lives in the process, according Spencer Kympton. Kympton, president of The Mission Continues, said that since his nonprofit organization started in 2007, around 1,700 veteran fellows have done volunteer work in communities across 49 states. Kympton is a veteran himself….

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World War II Airman remains recovered

Posted February 2, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.

Courtesy photograph Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. John H. Canty, 555th Bombardment Squadron, 386th Bombardment Group, 9th Bomber Command, poses for a photo during World War II. An Airman who served with 555th Bombardment Squadron, 386th Bombardment Group, 9th Bomber Command, during World War II was accounted for Jan. 22, 2018. Army Air Forces Staff…

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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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