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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

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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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Researchers announce wreckage from USS Indianapolis located

Posted August 21, 2017 by

A team of civilian researchers led by entrepreneur and philanthropist Paul G. Allen has announced they have found the wreck of the World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA 35), which was lost July 30, 1945.

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Vet Briefs November 29

Posted November 29, 2017 by

Remains WWII pilot identified, being brought home for burial ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ The Pentagon says the remains of an American pilot recovered in Europe are being returned to his New York family for burial 73 years after he died in a bombing mission. U.S. military officials said Nov. 28 that Army Air Forces 1st…

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Lancaster VA to host open house

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The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System is hosting an Open House for Veterans at the Lancaster Community Based Outpatient Clinic located on 340 East Avenue I, Suite 108 in Lancaster, Calif., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 11. Veterans and family members can receive information about VA specialty programs, local job opportunities and healthcare enrollment. “The…

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DPAA provides update on identifying service members missing from Korean War

Posted August 15, 2018 by Thomas Budzyna

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency provided an update Aug. 14 on the status of identifying the remains transferred in July to the United States from North Korea.

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US, Russia sign memorandum on air safety in Syria

Posted October 21, 2015 by Lisa Ferdinando

Senior U.S. and Russian defense officials signed a memorandum of understanding Oct. 20 on air safety in Syria, the Pentagon’s press secretary said. The MOU is aimed at minimizing the risk of in-flight incidents among coalition and Russian aircraft operating in Syrian airspace, Peter Cook said at a Pentagon’s news conference. The MOU went into…

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