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Through the glass: Veteran remembers his past

Posted July 31, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Amber Carter 60th

Courtesy photo Retired Lt. Col. Bruce Sooy receives a demonstration flight at Nut Tree Airport, Calif., July 2015. It had been 56 years since he had last flown an aircraft. (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) Museums display artifacts that…

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Marine vet honors fallen female troops with 160-mile run

Posted July 31, 2015 by Dean DeChiaro

When veteran Marine Maj. Bridget Guerrero set out to run a mile for each of the 160 female troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, she never thought that one of their moms would show up to support her along the way.

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New grants for veteran housing and support in California

Posted July 24, 2015 by usvetsinc.org

Rendering of the March Veterans Village facility to be built in Riverside. U.S.VETS and other members of the California Association of Veterans Service Agencies (CAVSA) have been awarded first round Proposition 41 funding for six projects totaling more than $22 million in Sacramento and Los Angeles that will provide 392 units of housing and extensive…

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Veteran’s Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014

Posted June 26, 2015 by Linda Welz

Compliance by State – Map There is a recent change in the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”) that relates to the GI Bill Resident Rate Requirements. These new requirements will ensure that our Citizen Airmen and their eligible family members will not have to bear the cost of out-of-state charges…

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VA, Congress work to change VA Choice eligibility

Posted May 15, 2015 by Patricia Kime,

Congress and the Veterans Affairs Department are working to change eligibility rules and open the VA Choice program to veterans who can’t get needed medical care at their closest VA facility. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, said lawmakers and VA officials are working to change the regulation that bars…

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‘Retired Air Force Reservist finds inspiration through loss’ addendum

Posted April 24, 2015 by Megan Crusher

Angela Alexander was a member of the 56th Aerial Port Squadron, March Air Reserve Base and on annual tour in Japan when she was notified that her family had been in a severe car crash. She was told her husband, Suri and two daughters, Angela and Angelina were injured, yet okay, but her two young…

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Former commander, prisoner of war tells reservists how will power can be stronger than firepower

Posted March 6, 2015 by Senior Airman Madelyn McCullough

McChord Field, Wash. — Only in America can a former convict become a brigadier general. Former resident of the prison camp known as the Hanoi Hilton, then Capt. James Sehorn never imagined a lifelong relationship with the United States Air Force or rising to the rank of brigadier general. Now retired and living a comfortable…

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Post 9/11 GI Bill: how to apply, transfer benefits

Posted January 16, 2015 by Master Sgt. Timm Huffman

Editor’s note: This process applies to Air Force Reservists only. Members of the Air National Guard should refer to their retention office for information on how they can apply, transfer benefits. The Post 9/11 GI Bill is a great benefit for Reservists to use when they, or a family member, wish to pursue higher education…

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California DMV to unveil Veteran driver license, ID card

Posted December 12, 2014 by Jessica Gonzalez

Late next year, California’s nearly two million Veterans will have the chance to get a special Veteran marking on their California driver license or ID card. The word “VETERAN” on their card will indicate they have served in the United States Armed Forces. The Veteran designation will cost an additional $5. To get the new…

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VA expands eligibility for veterans health care

Posted December 5, 2014 by Department of Veterans Affairs

Washington, DC – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), under authority from the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (“VACAA”), today announced expanded eligibility for Veterans in need of mental health care due to sexual assault or sexual harassment that occurred during their military service. This trauma is commonly known as military sexual…

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