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VA launches hotline for health care, women veteran questions 

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WASHINGTON (AFNS) – The Veterans Affairs Department has launched a new hotline — 1-855-VA-WOMEN — to receive and respond to questions from veterans, their families and caregivers about the many VA services and resources available to women veterans. The service began accepting calls March 27. “Some women veterans may not know about high-quality VA care and services…

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Former POWs share their stories with the Tucson community

Posted April 19, 2012 by David S. Ricker

Southern Arizona celebrated EX-POW Recognition Day April 9 by sharing the stories of former prisoners of war at the Southern Arizona VA...

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D-M Airman takes a trip with Honor Flight

Posted October 31, 2013 by Airman 1st Class B. Chevalier

An Airman was sponsored to escort a World War II veteran on Honor Flight, Oct. 6-8, 2013. Staff Sgt. David Wilcken, 612th Air and Space Operations Center air tasking order production technician, was the guardian for Robert Yeschek, a World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veteran, who traveled to Washington D.C. with 76…

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Airmen participate in Veteran’s Day Parade

Posted November 21, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

Airmen from D-M participated in the Veteran’s Day Parade, hosted by The American Legion Morgan McDermott Post 7, Nov. 12.

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SGLI premium adjustment effective July 1

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WASHINGTON (AFNS) – The Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance program will adjust its monthly premium rate from 6.5 cents per $1,000 back to the 2006 rate of seven cents per $1,000 of insurance, a modest increase to ensure the SGLI program remains in a strong financial position. The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to place the interests…

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VA expedites decisions for long-standing claims

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WASHINGTON (AFNS) – The Veterans Affairs Department is expediting compensation claims decisions for veterans who have waited one year or longer, VA officials announced today. Effective today, VA claims raters will make provisional decisions on the oldest claims on hand, officials said, which will allow veterans to begin collecting compensation benefits more quickly, if eligible. Veterans will…

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Their legacy lives on at American cemetery in UK

Posted May 24, 2012 by Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace

CAMBRIDGE, England (AFNS) — Service members from across the United Kingdom will make their way to the Madingley American Cemetery Memorial Service here May 28 to remember the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who fell during World War II in defense of the…

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Lunch with a veteran

Posted November 21, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

Fifteen Airmen sat with veterans for a luncheon hosted by Atria Bell Court Gardens Retirement Community in Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 13. Joan Smith, the community’s engaged life director, connected with D-M to make the event happen. “I contacted [355th Public Affairs office] about getting volunteers from the base,” Smith said. “When she told me how…

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VA to cut red tape for veterans and survivors

Posted January 10, 2013 by Staff

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today it is cutting red tape for Veterans by eliminating the need for them to complete an annual Eligibility Verification Report (EVR). VA will implement a new process for confirming eligibility for benefits, and staff that had been responsible for processing the old form will instead focus…

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Veterans History Project

Posted June 5, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau

The Veterans History Project provides a way to tell the story of service members from past and present. The VHP was created by the Library of Congress in 2000 to preserve original personal narratives, diaries and photographs from American war veterans and civilians who were actively involved in supporting war efforts. U.S. Air Force Capt….

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