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American Fighter Aces receive Congressional Gold Medal

Posted May 22, 2015 by SSgt. Torri Ingalsbe

Leaders from the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate presented the Congressional Gold Medal to the American Fighter Aces Association May 20 at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Emancipation Hall. The Congressional Gold Medal, created by the U.S. Mint, is the highest civilian honor Congress can give on behalf of the American people. “This is…

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Soldier missing from Korean War accounted for

Posted May 22, 2015 by

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced May 22 that the remains of a U.S. soldier missing from the Korean War have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors, according to a DOD news release. Army Cpl. Richard L. Wing, 19, of Toledo, Ohio, will be…

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Soldiers participate during Flags In at Arlington Cemetery

Posted May 22, 2015 by J.D. Leipold

After a long, unseasonably cold and wet day of conducting burial services, about 1,000 Old Guard soldiers made their way across the soggy hills and flats that make up Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to place miniature flags in front of each grave marker, May 21.

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In memoriam

Posted May 22, 2015 by

Remembering TSgt. Anthony E. Salazar TSgt. Anthony E. Salazar, age 40, died April 13 in a noncombat related incident at an air base in Southwest Asia while serving during Operation Inherent Resolve. Salazar, a native of Hermosa Beach, Calif., was assigned to U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s 577th Expeditionary Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force Squadron,…

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VA launches campaign to increase veteransí economic potential

Posted May 18, 2015 by

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald, with leaders from national and local Veterans service organizations, corporate employers and government agencies, has announced the launch of the Veterans Economic Communities Initiative, an effort focused in a total of 50 U.S. cities to promote economic success for Veterans. The initiative is part of MyVA, which is…

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Two World War I soldiers to receive Medal of Honor

Posted May 15, 2015 by Lisa Ferdinando

Courtesy photograph Sgt. William Henry Johnson, left, of the 369th Infantry Regiment, and Sgt. William Shemin, with the 4th Infantry Division, are to posthumously receive the Medal of Honor for valorous acts during World War I. President Barack Obama announced May 13 that he will award Medals of Honor to two World War I soldiers,…

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VA waives resident-rate requirements

Posted May 15, 2015 by

In order to make it easier for veterans and their families to receive their GI Bill benefits where they choose, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has used his authority to waive the provisions of Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. This action will ensure all GI Bill® students are…

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Vietnam War MIA soldier buried at Arlington

Posted May 15, 2015 by Lisa Ferdinando

With full military honors, Master Sgt. James W. Holt, who was missing and presumed killed in action during the Vietnam War, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 14.

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WWII veterans mark 70th anniversary of VE Day

Posted May 11, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

"I think this was a wonderful event," Floyd Brantley said. "During the war there were 16 million men. Since then we are dying out fast. We got one million now, and losing about 1,500 a day. All these men here - we're all getting older and soon there will be none left. So this event was outstanding and fascinating and I was glad to attend it."

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Nation honors WWII vets on V-E Day anniversary

Posted May 11, 2015 by Jim Garamone

They may move more slowly than they did in 1945, but World War II veterans were out in force at the National World War II Memorial on the National Mall here May 8 to remember their comrades on the 70th anniversary of when the guns stopped in Europe.

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