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VA establishes MyVA advisory committee

Posted March 16, 2015 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced March 13 the establishment of the MyVA Advisory Committee. The committee brings together skilled experts from the private, non-profit and government sectors to assist in reorienting the Department to better meet the needs of Veterans. This committee is charged with advising the Secretary of Veterans Affairs with a focus…

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VA accelerates deployment of nationwide opioid therapy tool

Posted March 9, 2015 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs is accelerating the deployment of a state-of-the-art tool to help protect Veteran patients using high doses of opioids or with medical risk factors that put them at an increased risk of complications from opioid medications. The tool, referred to as the Opioid Therapy Risk Report, is being made available now…

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Stamp sheet honors Vietnam Medal of Honor recipients

Posted March 9, 2015 by

March 8 marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the ground war in Vietnam with the deployment of 3,500 Marines. By war’s end on April 30, 1975, nearly 3 million service men and women had fought in the conflict that would take the lives of more than 58,000 Americans. Of those who served during…

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World War II pilot reunited with P-47

Posted March 4, 2015 by SrA. Jensen Stidham

Sitting in a wheelchair with images of airplanes on his shirt and a U.S. Army Air Corps hat on his head, 92-year-old retired Air National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Hertel was reunited with the P-47 Thunderbolt during the Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 28.

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Vietnam War veterans honored during ceremony at AF Memorial

Posted March 4, 2015 by SrA. Hailey Haux

More than 100 service members, civilians and veterans braved the cold and icy weather to honor prisoners of war and those missing in action during the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War commemoration ceremony and wreath-laying March 2, at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va.

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AF holds 50th anniversary Vietnam War commemoration ceremony

Posted February 27, 2015 by TSgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.

Air Force photograph F-105 crews played a key role in Operation Rolling Thunder. During this three-year Vietnam War campaign, Air Force, Marine and Navy aircraft bombed targets throughout North Vietnam. U.S. and Australian warships complemented the air assault by bombarding coastal targets. The Air Force is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War by…

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Airmen missing from WWII accounted for

Posted February 25, 2015 by

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Feb. 23, that the remains of U.S. servicemen, missing in action from World War II, have been accounted for and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. Army Air Forces 1st Lts. William D. Bernier of Augusta, Mont.; Bryant E. Poulsen of Salt Lake…

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President signs Clay Hunt Act, says ‘Stigma has to end’

Posted February 18, 2015 by Claudette Roulo

President Barack Obama Feb. 12 signed into law the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, or SAV Act. The act is aimed at reducing military and veteran suicides and improving their access to quality mental health care. Hunt was a decorated Marine veteran who struggled with post-traumatic stress. He deployed to Iraq and…

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Survivor of USS Arizona from Pearl Harbor attack dies at 100

Posted February 11, 2015 by AP

YUBA CITY, Calif. – The oldest living crew member of the battleship USS Arizona to have survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died in Northern California at the age of 100. Retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Joseph Langdell died Feb. 4 at a nursing home in Yuba City, according to his son, Ted Langdell….

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Edwards Airmen celebrate Super Bowl with local retired veterans

Posted February 6, 2015 by Diane Betzler

What better way to spend one of America’s most favorite past times than munching on a good meal and watching the Super Bowl with folks who understand what your service has meant to your country and fellow countrymen?

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