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Top ten percent

Posted April 18, 2014 by Sgt. Marcus Fichtl

Col. Omar Jones, commander, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division presents a certificate of achievement to Spec. Uritze Snelling, a native of Palmdale, Calif., 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div., as she enters the Top Ten Percent program, at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, April 5, 2014. The program recognizes Soldiers in…

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President awards Medal of Honor to former Army staff sergeant

Posted July 23, 2014 by Lisa Ferdinando

Army photograph by Lisa Ferdinando President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts at the White House, July 21, 2014. Pitts received the nation’s highest military honor for his actions on July 13, 2008, in Wanat, Afghanistan, with 2nd Platoon, Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment,…

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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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More women vets are homeless, but housing scarce

Posted April 3, 2012 by By Eric Tucker and Kristin M. Hall

Misha Mclamb helped keep fighter jets flying during a military career that took her halfway around the world to the Persian Gulf. But back home, the Navy aircraft specialist is barely getting by after a series of blows that undid her settled life. She was laid off from work last year and lost custody of…

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Their legacy lives on at American cemetery in the United Kingdom

Posted May 22, 2012 by by MSgt. Kevin Wallace

Service members from across the United Kingdom will make their way to the Madingley American Cemetery Memorial Service in Cambridge, England, May 28 to remember the soldiers, sailors, airmen...

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Ranger seeks to help veterans, animals

Posted June 21, 2012 by by Adrienne Anderson

Retired Army SSgt. Joseph Trainor's personal journey as an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran inspired him to create a nonprofit organization to reach out to other veterans while saving the lives of animals.

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Veteran recalls leadership lessons gained in Korean War

Posted July 25, 2012 by by Terri Moon Cronk

The young Marine Corps second lieutenant was apprehensive at first about “making the grade” with his troops during the Korean War, but he soon won the respect of his platoon. Retired Lt. Gen. Vernon “Mick” Trainor’s first assignment was during the winter campaign of the war in 1951-52 as a replacement officer in charge of…

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Air Force leaders attend AFA remembrance ceremony

Posted September 17, 2012 by

Air Force photograph by Jim Varhegyi From the left: Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Air Force Association Chairman of the Board S.Sanford Schlitt and the Senior Enlisted Leader to the Chief, National Guard Bureau CMSgt. Denise Jelinski-Hall render honors during a wreath laying…

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Dempsey: Americans will shape image of modern vet

Posted October 3, 2012 by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by D. Myles Cullen Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during the Landon lecture series on public issues at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., Oct. 1, 2012. Now is when the image of todayĆ­s generation of veterans is being formed, and Americans need to have…

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Nine more Iraq, Afghan war veterans joining Congress

Posted November 26, 2012 by Kevin Freking

As Tammy Duckworth sees it, her path to Congress began when she awoke in the fall of 2004 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She was missing both of her legs and faced the prospect of losing her right arm. Months of agonizing therapy lay ahead. As the highest-ranking double amputee in the ward, Maj….

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