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Air Force Trials for Wounded Warriors begin Feb. 23

Posted February 23, 2018 by Richard Salomon

Air Force photograph by Mike Kaplan More than 125 Air Force wounded, ill and injured service men and women will compete in the Air Force Trials Feb. 23 to March 2, 2018, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Air Force Trials is an adaptive and resiliency sports event designed to promote the mental and…

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VA commits $17 million to expand Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program

Posted June 8, 2018 by

The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs is taking action to address Intimate Partner Violence by earmarking $17 million in funds to support Veterans in need. The funds will strengthen IPV Assistance Programs in VA facilities nationwide. “VA recognizes that intimate partner violence is a health issue faced by many veterans and their families,” said Acting…

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100 years later, WWI Soldier awarded Purple Heart

Posted October 24, 2018 by

Army photograph by Thomas Byrd Perry W. James IV, the grandson of World War I veteran Sgt. Perry Loyd, receives his ancestor’s Purple Heart from Fort Jackson commander, Brig. Gen. Milford ‘Beags’ Beagle Jr., and post Command Sergeant Major Jerimiah E. Gan during a ceremony Saturday at Fort Jackson. After more than a 100 years…

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Tuskegee Airmen share life lessons

Posted February 19, 2016 by TSgt. Bryan Franks

Three members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen visited with Airmen at the Pentagon during a meet and greet hosted by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James Feb. 16.

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VA announces telemental health clinical resource centers

Posted May 20, 2016 by

As the Department of Veterans Affairs works to improve veterans’ access to health care, its telehealth services play an integral role in that process, said Dr. David J. Shulkin, VA’s Under Secretary for Health. Shulkin spoke May 16 to members of the American Telemedicine Association attending the group’s 2016 conference in Minneapolis, where he also…

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‘Expendable’ WWII Merrill’s Marauders survive into their 100s

Posted August 26, 2016 by Jonnie Melillo Clasen

Three Merrill's Marauders, 1944 survivors of the secret mission of almost 3,000 presidential volunteers who fought through the disease-ridden "forgotten theater" of World War II, the China-Burma-India Theater, have lived to the age of 101. Another made it to 100.

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After years of grandson’s research, WWI vet honored for valor in combat

Posted November 10, 2016 by Ruth Kingsland

Nearly 100 years after Pfc. John Barnard Goodman was drafted into the Army Signal Corps during World War I, 20 of his descendants met with military leaders at Joint Base Lewis-McChord's I Corps Headquarters Saturday for a ceremony to honor him with a Silver Star and Purple Heart for his exemplary service and extraordinary valor.

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Born during the Pearl Harbor attack: A veteran shares his remarkable story

Posted December 7, 2016 by Katie Lange

Courtesy photograph David Burpee as a child. It was dark at Pearl Harbor’s Tripler Hospital on the evening of Dec. 7, 1941. The bombings by the Japanese had stopped, but the fear of more attacks continued. Window blinds were still drawn and lights were still out. The injured and dying lay everywhere. It was an…

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Lancaster VA Clinic host open house for veterans

Posted March 29, 2017 by

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System is hosting an Open House for Veterans at the Lancaster Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 340 E. Ave I Suite 108, Lancaster, CA 93535 on April 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Veterans and family members can receive information about VA specialty programs, local job opportunities and healthcare enrollment….

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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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