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VA launches online tool to calculate Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

Posted February 5, 2014 by

The Veterans Affairs Department Feb. 4 launched a new online tool to make it easier for veterans, service members and family members to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA’s approved colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country. “We are pleased that Post-9/11 veterans are taking advantage…

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WWII vet gives final salute to friend, lifesaver

Posted June 6, 2014 by SrA. Hailey Haux

June 6, 1944, was a day forever marked in history as D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, France. There are many tales of heroism from that particular day, but one account has surfaced regarding the day after the initial invasion, about a Soldier's search for the man who saved his life.

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POW/MIA: Daughter of missing Vietnam-era pilot shares story of loss

Posted September 22, 2014 by MSgt. Veronica Aceveda

The name, rank and service of Col. Kelly Cook are imprinted on prisoner-of-war/missing-in-action bracelets to this day - he is still missing.

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New webpage allows vets with PTSD to apply for discharge upgrade

Posted December 19, 2014 by Lisa Ferdinando

Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder who were discharged under "other than honorable" conditions can apply on a new webpage to have their discharge upgraded if it was due to PTSD.

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VE Day marked end of long road for World War II troops

Posted May 8, 2015 by

When President Harry S Truman, British Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill and Soviet Premier Josef Stalin simultaneously announced that Nazi Germany had surrendered on May 8, 1945, the joy Americans felt was tempered by where they were. The war that began with Germany invading Poland Sept. 1, 1939, ended with the total defeat of the…

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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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Vets gather at Arlington to mark 70th anniversary of Guadalcanal

Posted August 9, 2012 by by J.D. Leipold

Seventy years after the Aug. 7, 1942, start to what would be a brutal, six-month-long battle over an island in the South Pacific, veterans of Guadalcanal gathered at Arlington National Cemetery....

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Marine missing in action from Korean War identified

Posted October 3, 2012 by

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Sept. 28 that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Marine Pfc. Richard S. Gzik, of Toledo, Ohio, was buried Sept. 28, at Arlington National Cemetery…

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