Veterans

April 3, 2013

Reunions

April 2013

April 9-12: Super Sabre Society
Las Vegas, Nev.
For more information, contact Dewey Clawson at (724) 336-4273 or email deweyclawson@hotmail.com

April 18-21: 475th Fighter Group; 431st, 432nd and 433rd Fighter Squadrons, 5th Air Force
Nashville, Tenn.
For more information contact Dana Grossman at (858) 692-1358 or email dana@grossman.info.

April 25-28: Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association
Las Vegas, Nev.
For more information, contact John Terino at (703) 239-2704 or email johnterino@afpaaa.org.

April 25-28: 485th Tactical Missile Wing
Cocoa Beach, Fla.
For more information, contact Rob Webber at (941) 685-1000 or email robwebber@comcast.net.

April 25-28: Stalag Luft III POW Camp, Germany (World War II)
Crystal City, Va.
For more information, contact Val Burgess at (307) 674-4080 or email vburgess@burgessdesigngroup.com.

April 26-28: 525th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (F-86 and F-102)
Las Vegas, Nev.
For more information, contact Frank Litt at (817) 294-1136 or email
525bulldogs@sbcglobal.net.

April 28-May 2: 100th Bomb Wing, 8th Air Force
San Diego, Calif.
For more information, contact David Lambert at (949) 786-1914 or email 3lambert@cox.net.




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Soldier missing from World War II accounted for

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Sept. 10 that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing since World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Pfc. Bernard Gavrin of Brooklyn, New York, was buried Sept. 12, in Arlington National Cemetery. On...
 
 
Army photograph by SSgt. Bernardo Fuller

Two Vietnam War Soldiers receive Medal of Honor

Army photograph by SSgt. Bernardo Fuller President Barack Obama bestows the Medal of Honor to retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins in the East Room of the White House, Sept. 15, 2014. Adkins distinguished himself during 3...
 
 
Courtesy photograph

Two Vietnam War Soldiers, one from Civil War to receive Medal of Honor

U.S. Army graphic Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and former Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat will receive the Medal of Honor for actions in Vietnam. The White House announced Aug. 26 that Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. A...
 

 

Reunions

Sept. 7-9 603rd AC&W Radar Sqdn (Germany, 1960-1966) Kansas City, Mo. For more information, contact Roger Kirby at 417) 358-3654 or email rakmak@sbcglobal.net. Sept. 9-14 58th Ftr Assn (58th & 474th, WWII-2014) Norfolk, Va. For more information, contact Jean Kupferer at (812) 945-7649 or email jkupferer@twc.com. Sept. 10-15 Army Air Corps Pilot Classes of WWII...
 
 

VA outlines actions taken to improve access to care, implement IG recommendations from

The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General Aug. 26 released the final report of its review of systemic issues with patient scheduling and access issues at the Phoenix VA Health Care System. VA concurred with the recommendations in the final report and, in many cases, has already implemented action plans and made improvements...
 
 

HUD, VA, USICH announce 33 percent drop in veteran homelessness since 2010

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Aug. 26released a new national estimate of veteran homelessness in the United States. Data collected during the annual Point-in-Time Count conducted in January 2014 shows there were 49,933 homeless veterans in America, a decline of 33...
 




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