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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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VA proposes, takes actions on leaders at Veterans Benefits Administration

Posted March 25, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced actions against four leaders at the Veterans Benefits Administration and close-out of an Administrative Investigation Board review of the Denver Hospital Replacement project. Based on results of investigations VA proposed three actions and issued one action. These actions include: * Danny Pummill, Acting Undersecretary for Benefits, received a proposed 15-day…

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Warrior Games conclude with medal ceremony, concert

Posted June 24, 2016 by Shannon Collins

After a week of intense international competition, the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games drew to a close at West Point, N.Y., June 21, 2016, with a medal ceremony and concert, followed by fireworks.

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Veterans will soon be able to schedule audiology, optometry appointments directly

Posted September 9, 2016 by

Veterans receiving care at Department of Veterans Affairs’ Medical Centers will now be able to schedule routine ear and eye appointments at local VA Audiology and Optometry clinics without a primary care referral — a move that eliminates multiple steps and gets Veterans into appointments quicker. Before now, veterans seeking appointments with audiologists or optometrists…

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Life after military service

Posted November 14, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado

According to a 2014 study by the Department of Veterans Affairs, there are over 19 million veterans throughout the United States and its territories.

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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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A toast for the ages: WWII fighter pilots reunite

Posted April 15, 2017 by Master Sgt. Todd Wivell

It was a pact made many years ago when the aging members of the 510th Fighter Squadron from World War II decided they could no longer attend their annual reunions.

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Translating military culture to civilian workplace

Posted June 14, 2017 by Jenny Hale,

Military culture is drilled into people from the day they arrive at basic training. The military teaches its recruits how to become leaders, take charge, and make vital decisions. These are all attributes that make veterans highly valuable to civilian companies. However, the transition to civilian life is not easy for all, and there are…

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DOD photograph by Roger L. Wollenberg
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Third Invictus Games Adaptive Sports Competition kicks off in Toronto

Posted September 25, 2017 by

DOD photograph by Roger L. Wollenberg Air Force Capt. Christy Wise, U.S. team captain, carries the American flag as her team enters the opening ceremony for the 2017 Invictus Games at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Sept. 23, 2017. At right is team co-captain Marine Corps Sgt. Ivan Sears. The Invictus Games, established by…

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