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Veterans

Sports clinic helps veterans

Posted October 11, 2013 by Senior Airman DAVID OWSIANKA

Have you ever tried running with one leg or shooting an arrow blind?

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USS Arizona’s oldest crewman passes at 100

Posted February 20, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Joe Langdell, one of 334 survivors of the USS Arizona that was attacked by the Japanese Dec. 7, 1941, in Pearl Harbor passed away Feb. 8 at the age of 100 in Yuba City, California.

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Salutes & Awards

Journey to Purple Heart spans decades

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Stephen Delgado

There is an old saying, “It’s better late than never.” After 67 years, World War II veteran Army Staff Sgt. Carlyle Gardner, who served almost three years in the war, was presented a Purple Heart and POW medal by...

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Vet turns tragedy to triumph

Posted November 8, 2013 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL

Courtesy photo Steve Martin, retired Army military police officer, performs a fire hose drag Sept. 6 at the Luke Air Force Base Warrior Fitness Center. Martin, currently an Arizona Highway Patrol officer, deployed to Afghanistan embedded with an Army infantry unit. He lost both of his legs after his humvee hit a roadside bomb. It…

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Air Force

Retirement options available for Airmen, federal employees

Posted August 24, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

Saving money for retirement may seem overwhelming, but there is help for military personnel and federal employees. Some of the retirement plans available are the Thrift Savings Plan, Roth Individual Retirement Account and the new Roth Thrift Savings Plan option, which is scheduled to be available to Air Force and Army personnel in October, according…

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VA offers dental insurance program

Posted November 27, 2013 by

The VA is partnering with Delta Dental and MetLife to allow eligible Veterans, plus family members receiving care under the Civilian Health and Medical Program, to purchase affordable dental insurance beginning Nov. 15, VA officials announced recenlty. More than 8 million Veterans who are enrolled in VA health care can choose to purchase one of…

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New grants to help end homelessness

Posted May 24, 2013 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced two new grants to support Secretary Eric K. Shinseki’s goal of ending veterans’ homelessness in 2015. Under these new programs, homeless providers can apply for funding to enhance the facilities used to serve homeless veterans, and acquire vans to facilitate transportation of this population. “Those who have served…

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Veterans’ homelessness drops 24 percent since 2010

Posted November 27, 2013 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Nov. 21 that a new national report shows a 24 percent reduction in homelessness among Veterans since 2010. The report also showed an 8 percent reduction between January 2012 and January 2013. The decline keeps the Obama administration on track to…

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Redefining care, services for Gulf War veterans

Posted May 24, 2013 by

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki recently announced that the Department’s Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses Task Force will publish a comprehensive draft report in the Federal Register for public feedback and comment. The report describes how the Department of Veterans Affairs has been, and will continue to address the concerns of Veterans who deployed…

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Veterans in need receive hope

Posted April 4, 2014 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Hope can come in many forms, but for veterans in need, hope can be a simple business suit and a tie.

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