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VA awards $7.8 million in adaptive sport grants to aid disabled veterans

Posted September 7, 2016 by

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced Sept. 7 the awarding of up to $7.8 million in grants for adaptive sports programs for disabled veterans and disabled service members of the Armed Forces. The grant recipients may use these funds for planning, developing, managing and implementing these adaptive sports programs. The Department of Veterans…

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Marine Corps photograph by Sgt. Lillian Stephens
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Long overdue: A salute to Vietnam veterans

Posted October 20, 2017 by Marine Corps Sgt. Lillian Stephens

A white picket fence lined one half of a hangar’s entrance, channeling people to an open area inside with plants placed beside park benches. Directly across from them, a long, black wall stretched across the area -- its smooth, dark surface etched with the names of 58,318 service men and women who died during the Vietnam War.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devin Boyer
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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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Pearl Harbor remembered

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Eligible veterans can seek refund for taxes on disability severance payment

Posted July 18, 2018 by Lisa Ferdinando

The Defense Department has identified more than 130,000 veterans who may be eligible for a refund for taxes paid on their disability severance payment, a DOD tax expert said. Army Lt. Col. David Dulaney, the executive director for the Armed Forces Tax Council, said the department began mailing notices to veterans July 9. The deadline…

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Dunford helps ‘Chosin Few’ dedicate monument to Korean War Battle

Posted May 5, 2017 by Jim Garamone

It’s a measure of the men who are the “Chosin Few” that they all stood when the Marine Corps color guard trooped in with the American flag.

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US, Iceland remember WWII heroes with monument dedication

Posted May 9, 2018 by MC3 Evan Parker

Navy photograph by PO3 Evan Parker U.S. and Iceland honoured the crew of B-52 Liberator ‘Hot Stuff’ monument dedication ceremony on the 75th anniversary of it crashing in Iceland during a heavy storm. All but one passenger on board were killed to include famous World War II Lt. Gen. Frank Maxwell Andrews. As two of…

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Army photograph by John Wayne Liston
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Full circle: Iraq veteran draws on his own struggle to heal others

Posted August 10, 2016 by Suzanne Ovel

When Patrick Hogg first sets out to teach a new group of soldiers coping skills to deal with their depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress, he knows they will be nervous about sharing. Some might be downright reluctant.

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Combat medic to receive Medal of Honor for intrepid actions in Vietnam

Posted July 28, 2017 by David Vergun

When James C. McCloughan sees a young service member in uniform on the street or at the airport, he often offers to buy lunch, said his wife Cherie. She recalled one such instance at an airport. Her husband asked the young man where he was headed and the reply was “Iraq.” She said her husband…

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VA launches Physician Ambassador Program

Posted June 9, 2017 by

Department partners with volunteer medical professionals to improve care The Department of Veterans Affairs announced June 6 that it has launched the Physician Ambassador Program, an effort to recruit volunteer medical providers, at the more than 1,700 VA health-care facilities across the nation. The physician and clinician “ambassadors” are qualified, trained and licensed health providers…

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