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VA launches community-based employment service for homeless veterans

Posted June 10, 2015 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced June 10 a new employment program aimed at helping job-ready Veterans exiting homelessness, and those on the brink of homelessness, gain stable and long-term employment. The new program, Homeless Veteran Community Employment Services, relies on Community Employment Coordinators who know their communities and can work with local employers to…

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Arlington denies burial of guardsman killed in chopper crash

Posted June 5, 2015 by Bill Fuller

Arlington National Cemetery says a Louisiana National Guardsman who was killed in a helicopter crash in the Gulf of Mexico can’t be buried at the hallowed grounds because he was killed during a training exercise. The burial plots are only for service members who die on active duty and space is limited, the cemetery says….

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President honors two WWI soldiers with Medal of Honor

Posted June 3, 2015 by Lisa Ferdinando

President Barack Obama honored two World War I Soldiers with Medals of Honor, June 2, saying it was long overdue and the nation will work as long as it takes to make sure "all the heroes' stories are told."

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Lockhed wins new U.K. Chinook simulators, training system deal

Posted June 3, 2015 by timchisham

The UK Ministry of Defence is investing £51 million in a new synthetic training system developed by Lockheed Martin for the Royal Air Force’s Chinook Mk6 helicopter. Lockheed Martin will design and build a purpose built training facility at RAF Odiham in Hampshire, the home of the Chinook fleet, that will prepare pilots and crew…

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POW/MIA agency leverages diplomacy in remains recovery

Posted June 1, 2015 by Amaani Lyle

An American pilot begins a mission in Italy on Christmas Eve during World War II and never returns. A U.S. Marine goes missing during the Korean War, and more than half a century later, the daughter he last saw when she was 18 months old still longs to have known him. In a yellowing letter,…

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Missing World War II Soldier accounted for

Posted May 22, 2015 by

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced today that the remains of a missing World War II U.S. serviceman have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors, according to a DOD news release. U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Alvin Beethe of Elk Creek, Neb., will…

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New stamp folio to honor Vietnam Medal of Honor recipients

Posted May 22, 2015 by

Nearly a dozen Vietnam Medal of Honor recipients will help the U.S. Postal Service dedicate a limited-edition stamp folio honoring them and other Vietnam heroes on Memorial Day. The “Medal of Honor: Vietnam War Forever” stamp folio sheets will be dedicated at a 1 p.m. ceremony, May 25, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the…

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American Fighter Aces receive Congressional Gold Medal

Posted May 22, 2015 by SSgt. Torri Ingalsbe

Leaders from the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate presented the Congressional Gold Medal to the American Fighter Aces Association May 20 at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Emancipation Hall. The Congressional Gold Medal, created by the U.S. Mint, is the highest civilian honor Congress can give on behalf of the American people. “This is…

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Soldier missing from Korean War accounted for

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The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced May 22 that the remains of a U.S. soldier missing from the Korean War have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors, according to a DOD news release. Army Cpl. Richard L. Wing, 19, of Toledo, Ohio, will be…

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Soldiers participate during Flags In at Arlington Cemetery

Posted May 22, 2015 by J.D. Leipold

After a long, unseasonably cold and wet day of conducting burial services, about 1,000 Old Guard soldiers made their way across the soggy hills and flats that make up Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to place miniature flags in front of each grave marker, May 21.

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