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Remaining USS Arizona survivors hold ‘final toast’ to shipmates

Posted December 8, 2014 by PO2 Diana Quinlan

On the afternoon of Dec. 7, four of the nine remaining USS Arizona survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack - John Anderson, Lauren Bruner, Louis Conter and Donald Stratton - arrived to USS Arizona Memorial for their final reunion.

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New members appointed to VA Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans

Posted December 5, 2014 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the appointment of five new members to the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans. The committee was chartered Nov. 2, 1994, and advises the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the needs of the nationís 4.7 million minority veterans with respect to compensation, health care, rehabilitation, outreach and other benefits…

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USS Arizona survivors return to Hawaii

Posted December 5, 2014 by Brandon Bosworth

Four sailors who were serving on the USS Arizona during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor returned and visited the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham Dec. 2. Upon arrival, survivors John Anderson, Louis Conter, Donald Stratton, and Lauren Bruner were piped aboard and saluted…

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Pearl Harbor survivor recounts life-changing experience

Posted December 5, 2014 by PO1 John Belanger

The 19-year-old airman jumped from his bunk when he heard a thunderous explosion outside his third floor barracks window, Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941. When he looked out the window, he saw a plane with a big red ball flying low to the ground strafing Hickam airfield. Retired Air Force CWO Jay C. Groff Jr.,…

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Airmen missing from World War II accounted for

Posted December 3, 2014 by

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Dec. 1 that the remains of service members missing in action from World War II have been accounted for and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. Army Air Forces 1st Lieutenants William D. Bernier of Augusta, Mont.; Bryant E. Poulsen of…

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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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