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Medal of Honor recipient from Korean War laid to rest in Arlington

Posted November 24, 2014 by Lisa Ferdinando

Decades after he was killed protecting his unit from the enemy, Medal of Honor recipient Pvt. Miguel A. Vera of the Korean War was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

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VA to accept proposals for new scheduling system

Posted November 24, 2014 by

As part of The Department of Veterans Affairs ongoing effort to improve veterans access to healthcare, the VA announced it has issued a Request for Proposal for a new Medical Appointment Scheduling System. The new MASS technology will help improve access to care for veterans by providing schedulers with state-of-the-art, management-based scheduling software. When it…

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VA implements second phase of Choice Card program

Posted November 21, 2014 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Nov. 18 that it began mailing Veterans Choice Cards on November 17 to Veterans currently waiting more than 30-days from their preferred date or the date that is medically determined by their physician for an appointment at a VA facility. VA continues to focus on implementation of this new…

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VA to hold small business engagement in Atlanta next month

Posted November 17, 2014 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs, in collaboration with other federal agencies and partners, will sponsor the 4th annual National Veterans Small Business Engagement, Dec. 9-11 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. The premier event for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, the NVSBE is expected to attract as many as 3,000 attendees offering the chance…

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World War II cruiser USS Houston final report completed

Posted November 17, 2014 by

U.S. Navy underwater archeologists from the Naval History and Heritage Command have completed the final survey report of the shipwreck of the World War II cruiser USS Houston (CA 30).

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Hagel says Vietnam Wall teaches sacrifice, need for questioning policies

Posted November 12, 2014 by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by PO2 Sean Hurt Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shakes hands with a Vietnam War veteran after a Veterans Day ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Nov. 11, 2014. The Vietnam War Memorial teaches Americans to honor those who sacrificed, but also to be honest and to question the policies that…

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Unbroken line of vets keeps America free, Biden says

Posted November 12, 2014 by Jim Garamone

An unbroken line of veterans has kept the United States and its freedoms safe since the founding of the republic, Vice President Joe Biden said Nov. 11 at America’s most sacred shrine. Biden thanked veterans and their families for their efforts and sacrifices during Veterans’ Day ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknowns and the…

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Veterans Day abroad: A moment of silence for the fallen

Posted November 12, 2014 by SSgt. Jarad A. Denton

A cold wind swept across the grounds as leaves of red, yellow and orange gently descended on the people gathered in solemn respect at Cambridge American Cemetery Nov. 11.

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Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

Posted November 5, 2014 by Stuart Ibberson

In 1914, World War I started in Europe. As the continent and much of the world marks the 100th anniversary, one commemoration has really struck a cord. The art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London in England is made up of 888,246 ceramic poppies placed in the moat…

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Freebies for Veterans, November 11

Posted November 5, 2014 by

Many restaurants and businesses offer specials to military veterans on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. This is a partial list of restaurants that are offering specials. Please check with your server on availability.   Applebee’s – Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu on Nov. 11.   California Pizza Kitchen…

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