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Online registration for 2016 DOD Warrior Games now open

Posted April 15, 2016 by

Online registration is now open to participate in the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games at cvent.com. Volunteers, media and distinguished visitors — as well as selected athletes, family members, non-medical attendants, staff and coaches — must register online to participate. The Army will host the DOD Warrior Games at the U.S. Military Academy in…

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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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Castaway Airman helped map the world

Posted January 13, 2017 by John Turner

For six months in 1956 Bob Cunningham, a former Air Force radar operator, lived on a remote knob approximately 2,000 feet long and 850 feet wide in the Spratly Islands group located midway between the Philippine Islands and Vietnam. His home was a canvas tent and he manned radio and radar equipment for a secret Air Force project mapping the earth.

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Tuskegee Airman talks diversity, Army opportunities with high school students

Posted November 22, 2017 by Joe Lacdan

Photograph courtesy of Robert Friend Retired Lt. Col. Robert Friend (circled) pictured as a young captain serving the 332nd Fight Group. Friend, one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen who served during World War II, spoke to groups of high school students in southern California earlier this month. Sporting a crimson “Red Tails” ball cap,…

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Sailors honored at USS Utah ceremony

Posted December 8, 2017 by PO2 Gabrielle Joyner

Navy photograph by PO1 Randi Brown Navy Master Chief Allen Keller, command master chief for Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, lowers the ashes of Harry Hohstadt into the waters of Pearl Harbor during a double interment ceremony at the USS Utah Memorial as part of the 76th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and…

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Airman laid to rest after being shot down in 1965

Posted September 26, 2016 by Ashley M. Wright

Fifty one years; 18,615 days; 446,760 hours-that is how long his family went without answers, without closure. No longer is he missing in action; now, he is home.

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DOD announces new outreach efforts to vets regarding discharges, military records

Posted January 4, 2017 by

The Department of Defense Dec. 30 announced a renewed effort to ensure veterans are aware of the opportunity to have their discharges and military records reviewed. Through enhanced public outreach, engagement with Veterans Service Organizations, Military Service Organizations and other outside groups, as well as direct outreach to individual veterans, the department encourages all veterans…

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Final countdown to 2017 DOD Warrior Games

Posted June 27, 2017 by

After two years of planning and preparation, the 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games will kick off in Chicago June 30 and run through July 8. Nearly 265 seriously wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans representing the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and Special Operations Command, and international…

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Navy announces plan to survey wreck of World War I cruiser San Diego

Posted September 8, 2017 by

The Navy announced plans Sept. 6 to survey the wreck of the World War I U.S. Navy cruiser, on which six American Sailors lost their lives when she was sunk as a result of enemy action off the coast of New York on July 19, 1918. The survey’s objective is to assess the condition of…

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How to maintain TRICARE coverage after 65

Posted September 9, 2016 by

By taking a few simple steps, retirees can make sure they have their TRICARE benefits after they turn 65. Four months before turning 65 years old, individuals will receive a postcard from the Defense Manpower Data Center, the office that supports the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, with information about keeping TRICARE coverage after age…

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