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Obama presents long-overdue Medals of Honor to 24 soldiers

Posted March 19, 2014 by J.D. Leipold

Twenty-four U.S. Army veterans from three wars - World War II, Korea and Vietnam - received upgrades to the highest military decoration for uncommon bravery and gallantry at a White House ceremony May 18.

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VA announces $5 million in grants to aid homeless veterans with special needs

Posted June 30, 2014 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced June 26 that it is making renewed funding available to 25 organizations in 11 states that provide transitional housing and supportive services to homeless Veterans with special needs. The Grant and Per Diem Program Special Need Grants – totaling $5 million to grantees – will allow the organizations to…

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Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

Posted November 5, 2014 by Stuart Ibberson

In 1914, World War I started in Europe. As the continent and much of the world marks the 100th anniversary, one commemoration has really struck a cord. The art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London in England is made up of 888,246 ceramic poppies placed in the moat…

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DOD, VA partnership key in treating brain trauma

Posted March 21, 2012 by

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments are using their partnered programs to identify and treat traumatic brain injury, representatives of both departments said March 19 during a roundtable discussion on new advances in the field. Kathy Helmick, deputy director for traumatic brain injury, or TBI, at the Defense Centers of Excellence, emphasized the importance of…

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Federal court reverses order for VA system overhaul

Posted May 8, 2012 by by Paul Elias

A federal appeals court reversed its demand that the Veterans Affairs Department dramatically overhaul its mental health care system. A special 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said May 7 that any such overhaul needs to be ordered by Congress or the president. The 10-1 ruling reversed an earlier decision by…

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Airmen missing from Vietnam War identified

Posted June 14, 2012 by

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced June 14 that the remains of two servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. Air Force Lt. Col. Charles M. Walling of Phoenix will be buried June 15 at Arlington…

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VA grants will aid homeless veterans

Posted July 17, 2012 by

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is awarding nearly $100 million in grants that will help approximately 42,000 homeless and at-risk veterans and their families, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced. The grants are going to 151 community agencies in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, according to a VA…

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World War II vet awarded Distinguished Flying Cross

Posted August 29, 2012 by SSgt. Clinton Atkins

Family, friends, senior leaders and pilots gathered Aug. 24 to honor a World War II B-17 Flying Fortress pilot during an award ceremony at Randolph’s famed Taj Mahal where he was award the Distinguished Flying Cross medal. Second Lt. Samuel Smith was assigned to the 360th Bombardment Squadron at RAF Molesworth, England, during the Second…

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Thanksgiving dinner

Posted November 7, 2012 by

The commander of VFW Post 3552 in Palmdale, Calif., Rose Ferguson, has invited active duty military and their families for Thanksgiving dinner at 5 p.m., Nov. 22. The Post is at 38580 9th Street East in Palmdale. Early sign- up is appreciated. For more information, call (661) 723-3204.  

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Newly-released governor’s budget includes additional CalVet funding

Posted January 11, 2013 by

The 2013-14 Governor’s Budget released Jan. 10 includes funding that will help the California Department of Veterans Affairs continue to serve California veterans and their families. The proposed budget includes $27 million for the ongoing funding needed to open the Redding and Fresno Veterans Homes. These funds are in addition to the $9.4 million that…

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