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VA improves online access to benefits information

Posted July 18, 2012 by

Nearly 1.7 million veterans and service members have registered for the Department of Veterans Affairs-Department of Defense web portal, eBenefits, which provides online information and access to a wide variety of military and veteran benefits resources. A VA news release issued July 18 says about 1.67 million users have signed up, and notes the strong…

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Air Force photograph by TSgt. Bennie J. Davis III
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Doolittle raiders honored at ceremony marking 70th anniversary of historic mission

Posted April 23, 2012 by by TSgt. Matthew Bates

The five remaining members of the famous Jimmy Doolittle Tokyo Raid were honored in a banquet at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio, April 19. Four of the raiders were in...

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U.S., India to resume search for missing in action

Posted June 5, 2012 by

The Department of Defense has announced that the the United States and India have agreed to resume remains recovery activities in parts of Northeastern India. The Department assesses that there are approximately 400 unaccounted-for service members from some 90 aircraft crashes in the area during World War II. “This is a critical step toward bringing…

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DOD to mark 59th Anniversary of Korean War Armistice

Posted July 9, 2012 by

The Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee has announced its efforts to reach out to Korean War Veterans and their families across the country and encourage them to join a commemorative program celebrating the 59th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice. The program, titled Heroes Remembered, is…

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Pfc. Brent Benbow of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), kneels to photograph the front and rear of a tombstone in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Dec. 15, 2011. Benbow was part of a task force that documented every tombstone, grave marker and cremation site in the cemetery for an electronic database.
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IG testifies to Congress: Arlington Cemetery making progress

Posted February 7, 2012 by by David Vergun

Within the last two years, Arlington National Cemetery has seen much progress in correcting gravesite deficiencies, increasing customer service, and instituting effective computer record keeping, said the Army’s inspector general.

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Army photograph by C. Todd Lopez
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Events

Rolling Thunder gathers for 25th ride at Pentagon

Posted May 30, 2012 by by C. Todd Lopez

"The guy in the cage over there kind of put a knot in my stomach," said Vietnam veteran Ron Lambert. On a grassy hill overlooking the north...

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President Barack Obama, flanked by firefighters, national park employees and police men and women, talks about his new Veteran Job Corps initiative to replenish the nation's first responders at Fire Station #5 in Arlington, Va., Feb 3, 2012. Obama chose Fire Station #5 because its firefighters were among the first responders to first arrive at the Pentagon on following the Sept. 11 attacks.
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Obama announces program to hire vets as first responders

Posted February 7, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

President Barack Obama Feb. 3 continued his commitment to improving employment among veterans by introducing an initiative to hire them as the country’s first responders. “In my State of the Union address, I proposed a new initiative called the Veterans Jobs Corps to put veterans back to work…

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VA increases mental health care workforce

Posted April 22, 2012 by

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will add approximately 1,600 clinicians – to include nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers – as well as nearly 300 support staff, to its existing mental health workforce of 20,590, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced April 19. The staff increase is part of an ongoing review of…

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Vietnam opens sites to joint POW/MIA investigators

Posted June 4, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

The Vietnamese government will open three areas to help resolve the fate of Americans missing in action from the Vietnam War, DOD officials said in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 4. Following a meeting at the Defense Ministry, Vietnamese Defense Minister Phoung Quang Thanh announced his government would allow American personnel to examine three areas once off…

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Iraq combat veteran launches free military benefits report service

Posted July 2, 2012 by

An Iraq combat veteran and Purple Heart recipient is to set to mark Independence Day by launching www.MilitaryBenefitsReport.com, the first comprehensive benefits reporting system for all branches of the military. Active service members, veterans, and their families can use this unique service to generate free personalized reports that detail what military benefits they could be…

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