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Blue Angels presentation

Posted March 25, 2016 by

Members of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels, in town for the Los Angeles County Air Show, made a stop at the Pete Knight Veterans Home in Lancaster March 18. “The U.S. Navy Blue Angels presentation at the Pete Knight Veterans Home was fantastic,” said Steve Knight, R-Calif., and whose father the home is named after….

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Former 10th Mountain Soldier, World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday with help from Army

Posted March 26, 2018 by Mike Strasser

Courtesy photograph Louis Weiss served as an officer in the newly formed 10th Mountain Division and deployed to Italy with the 10th Mountain Medical Battalion during World War II. Celebrating his 100th birthday on March 22, Weiss received a birthday message from Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum, N.Y.,…

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Medal of Honor recipient, former POW laid to rest

Posted February 16, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson presents the American flag to the next of kin during the full honors funeral ceremony for retired Col. Leo Thorsness at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Feb. 14, 2018. Thorsness received the Medal of Honor for his heroic…

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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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Combat medic wins Pat Tilman award, raises disability awareness at 2016 ESPY awards

Posted July 18, 2016 by Tim Hipps

ESPN photograph by Joe Faraoni Paralympic swimmer Sgt. Elizabeth Marks of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program receives the Pat Tillman Award for Service trophy from John Cena at the ESPY Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles July 13, 2016. Sgt. Elizabeth Marks does not swim to win medals, reap accolades, or even…

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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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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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Col. George Day advanced to the rank of brigadier general

Posted June 13, 2018 by

Courtesy photograph George Everett “Bud” Day was a U.S. Air Force colonel and command pilot who served during the Vietnam War. He is often cited as being the most decorated U.S. service member since Gen. Douglas MacArthur, having received some seventy decorations, a majority for actions in combat. Day was posthumously advanced to the rank…

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Montana’s last Doolittle Raider honored

Posted June 29, 2016 by 2nd Lt. Annabel Monroe

Seventy-four years after the historic Doolittle Tokyo Raid, former SSgt. David J. Thatcher, one of two remaining Doolittle Raiders, was laid to rest June 27 in Missoula, Mont.

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Vietnam Fighter Pilot Finally Comes Home

Posted June 22, 2018 by Cory Angell

Courtesy photograph Maj. James Blair White Maj. James Blair White went missing in Southeast Asia on Nov. 24, 1969. He was finally laid to rest at West Point alongside of his mother, father and brother, June 19, 2018. His wife, Sharon Cook, and daughter, Katherine White, were in attendance. Katherine was less than a year…

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