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Governor’s budget provides continued support for California’s veterans

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Long-pending benefits claims submitted by California veterans and caught in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs processing ìlog jamî could soon see the light of day. The newly signed Governor’s Budget has authorized $3 million and 36 limited-term positions that will allow the California Department of Veterans Affairs to work with USDVA to help alleviate…

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Army launches 50th anniversary commemoration of Vietnam War

Posted August 31, 2013 by J.D. Leipold

Army photograph by J.D. Leipold Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell praises nine Vietnam War veterans for their service, Aug. 28, 2013, at the Pentagon’s kick-off of the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War, which spanned from 1965 to 1975.   The afternoon in the Pentagon auditorium on Aug. 28 was…

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Doolittle Raiders join memorial wreath-laying

Posted November 13, 2013 by Desiree N. Palacios

The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders paid tribute to their memorial at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Nov. 09, 2013 in Dayton, Ohio. The remaining raiders shared in their final toast, commemorating their historic mission and fallen wingmen. Air Force Academy cadets lay a wreath during the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders memorial at the National…

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Centennial World War I commemoration effort gears up

Posted March 14, 2014 by Jim Garamone

It was called The Great War even as it was going on. It engulfed the world, and the world is still feeling its effects. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, and U.S. officials are gearing up to mark the centennial. In his day job, Robert J. Dalessandro is…

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Veterans spend a day at the shooting range

Posted June 30, 2014 by Diane Betzler

Resident veterans from the William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans Home in Lancaster, Calif., participated in what has become the third annual target shoot event at the Mojave Elks Trap & Skeet Range, June 24.

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VA expands Fry Scholarship to surviving spouses of service members who died on active duty

Posted October 20, 2014 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs will begin accepting applications by mail Nov. 3, 2014, for the Fry Scholarship under newly expanded eligibility criteria to include surviving spouses. The expanded criteria for the Fry Scholarship is the latest in a series of VA actions to implement provisions of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act 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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