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Korean War soldier, recently identified, buried

Posted December 24, 2013 by AP

Sixty-three years after he was killed fighting in Korea, the remains of Army Pfc. Jerry Pat Craig have been buried at the Central Louisiana Military Cemetery in Leesville. “It’s the most joyous occasion I’ve had in a long, long time,” Craig’s niece, Anita Fields-Gold of Lake Charles, said to KPLC TV. “To know he’s home,…

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World War II internment camp survivors honored 70 years later

Posted May 2, 2014 by Amaani Lyle

Nine U.S. Army Air Forces airmen who were interned at the Wauwillermoos Camp in Switzerland seven decades ago finally were honored with the Prisoner of War Medal, April 30.

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VA funds SoCal agencies in battle to end homelessness

Posted August 11, 2014 by

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced Aug. 11 the award of $23.1 million in homeless prevention grants to counties in Southern California. The grants will serve approximately 4,400 homeless and at-risk Veteran families as part of the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program. This award will serve Veteran families associated with 17 different…

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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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SecNav commemorates Battle of Iwo Jima

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus arrived on Iwo To, the island formerly known as Iwo Jima, March 21 to attend the 70th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Iwo Jima.

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Report: VA failing to provide timely mental care

Posted April 24, 2012 by by Kevin Freking

Federal investigators reported April 23 that nearly half of the veterans who seek mental health care for the first time waited about 50 days before receiving a full evaluation, a much longer lag-time than cited by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA has been saying that 95 percent of new patients seeking mental health…

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U.S., British service members honor French village for D-Day support

Posted June 5, 2012 by by SSgt. Stephen J. Collier

Air Force reservists and other U.S. and allied military members paid their respects to the people of this small French village June 1 as part of a number of ceremonies recognizing the 68th anniversary of the...

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Fund helps Pentagon add clinics for veteran care

Posted August 23, 2012 by Kristin M. Hall

Faced with tighter budgets after the Iraq War but still in charge of treating tens of thousands of injured troops, the military is getting a hand from a private foundation that is building medical centers specializing in the signature physical and psychological injuries of Iraq and Afghanistan. The Pentagon has a partnership with the Intrepid…

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CalVet, State Library to launch library resource programs for vets

Posted October 16, 2012 by

Volunteers needed at Redding, Bakersfield, and San Diego libraries The California Department of Veterans Affairs and the California State Library are joining forces to help California veterans get connected to the benefits and services they’ve earned through military service. This year long pilot program will create a Veterans Resource Center staffed by trained volunteers in…

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Panetta honors vets at ‘Wall’ education center groundbreaking

Posted November 30, 2012 by Terri Moon Cronk

The education center at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial “Wall” will be a place to join the past to the future, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said at the center's groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 28.

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