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World War II veteran visits USS Pennsylvania

Posted October 17, 2018 by PO1 Amanda R. Gray

Navy photograph by PO1 Amanda R. Gray Senior Chief Electronics Technician (Navigation) Brian Barrett, assigned to the Blue crew of the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735), gives World War II veteran Roy Solt a submarine tour. Solt served aboard the Pennsylvania-class battleship USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) as a Fire Controlman and was aboard…

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Take action to make a smooth transition with TRICARE in 2018

Posted September 22, 2017 by

Air Force image You may be wondering what action you need to take, if any, to ensure you continue TRICARE coverage in 2018. Some beneficiaries will need to take action, but most will not. If you’re currently enrolled in or eligible for TRICARE coverage on Dec. 31, 2017, you’ll transition to your respective TRICARE plan…

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Veterans Day 2017 – A time to remember

Posted November 10, 2017 by

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations …”

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17,000 California Guard soldiers will keep disputed bonuses

Posted September 1, 2017 by Kathleen Ronayne

More than 17,000 California National Guard soldiers won’t have to repay more than $190 million in enlistment bonuses and other payments handed out in error between 2004 and 2010, the Pentagon has determined. The decision closes several years of wrangling over whether soldiers should be forced to pay back the money after an audit revealed…

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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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VA announces funding opportunity for community partners working to end veteran homelessness

Posted December 14, 2016 by

Building on President Obama’s commitment to end veteran homelessness, the Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the availability of funding for non-profit organizations and other groups that serve veterans through VA’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families program. The SSVF program assists very low-income veteran families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. These…

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Take Command: Changes coming to TRICARE retiree dental program

Posted May 4, 2018 by

Do you have TRICARE Retiree Dental Program coverage now? If so, then you need to know that the TRDP will end on Dec. 31, 2018. Not to worry — anyone who was in TRDP this year or would have been eligible for the plan, will be able to choose a dental plan from among 10…

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VA selects new Director of the Center for Women Veterans

Posted May 6, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the appointment of a new director of the Center for Women Veterans. Kayla M. Williams assumed duties this week as director, serving as primary advisor to the Secretary on Department policies, programs and legislation that affect women veterans. “Kayla embodies everything it means to be a true advocate…

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Search for our fallen continues

Posted August 3, 2017 by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka

Drenched in sweat from the hot, humid Vietnam weather, our shovels breached the earth’s surface excavating the ground and placing it into buckets to be screened as we searched for one of our own. 

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VA takes significant step to improving correspondence with vets

Posted April 9, 2018 by

As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ ongoing improvement of managing taxpayer dollars, the Veterans Benefits Administration has deployed the Centralized Benefits Communications Management Program nationally.  The program represents a new centralized printing and mailing process system designed to improve productivity and streamline correspondence with veterans on compensation benefits and pension burial claims. …

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