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New memorial honors Native American sacrifice on D-Day

Posted June 8, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexis Schultz

DOD photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexis C. Schultz D-Day veterans Charles Shay, right, and George Kline shake hands at the Charles Shay Memorial in Saint Laurent sur Mer, France, June 5, 2017. This ceremony commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the…

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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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Tribute to the fallen: 73 years and counting

Posted June 8, 2017 by Senior Airman Devin Boyer

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devin Boyer French children release balloons into the air during a D-Day remembrance ceremony at the United States Army Air Forces Transport Memorial in Picauville, France, June 1, 2017. Each balloon has a placard tied to it with the name of a fallen service member who gave their life…

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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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Vet Briefs May 31

Posted May 31, 2017 by

Minnesota sailor killed at Pearl Harbor finally laid to rest EMMONS, Minn.–A Minnesota sailor killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 has received a hometown burial. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the remains of Navy Fireman 3rd Class Glaydon Iverson were laid to rest May 27 alongside his parents at Oak Lawn…

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Vietnam vet prefers focus on those who didn’t return

Posted May 26, 2017 by David Vergun

If he were so inclined, retired Army Capt. Jefferson Keel could tell a lot of war stories, having served in Vietnam's Central Highlands as an Airborne Ranger from 1966 to 1968. He was wounded during the Tet Offensive and returned to Vietnam again from 1970 to 1971, collecting several Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals in the process.

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Every day is Memorial Day for veterans at Vietnam Wall

Posted May 24, 2017 by by David Vergun Army News

There's hardly a day at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that Patrick Pellerin doesn't see an emotional, often tearful veteran or family member looking up the name of a loved one on the wall.

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Care, benefits for veterans strengthened by $186.5 billion VA budget

Posted May 24, 2017 by Information from the Department of Veterans Affairs

In his fiscal year 2018 budget, President Donald Trump is proposing $186.5 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs. The budget request will ensure the nation’s veterans receive high-quality health care and timely access to benefits and services. The budget also supports the continued transformation of VA to rebuild the full trust of veterans as…

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Annual Armed Forces Day parade honors military

Posted May 24, 2017 by MC2 Hansel Pintos

Navy photograph by PO2 Billy Ho A Soldier assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin directs an armored vehicle during the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Torrance, Calif. The City of Torrance hosted its 58th Armed Forces Day Celebration and Parade to honor the sacrifices of our nation’s military. TORRANCE, Calif.–The city…

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Vet Briefs May 22

Posted May 23, 2017 by

Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor finally buried in Michigan The remains of a Michigan sailor killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor have been buried with military honors in the family’s cemetery plot in Port Huron, Mich. MLive.com reports that more than 300 people attended The May 20 funeral services for Fred M. Jones after…

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