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Military association calls on Congress to stop war on TRICARE

Posted April 18, 2012 by

The National Association for Uniformed Services strongly opposes the Pentagon plan for steep increases in TRICARE fees. The federal fiscal year 2013 defense proposal would raise fees for all programs in TRICARE, the military health care plan. “It’s an outrage to hear DOD tell military retirees that the costs for promised benefits are squeezing out…

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Obama praises Vietnam vets at war’s anniversary

Posted May 29, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

President Barack Obama May 28 called the treatment Vietnam War veterans received after they returned home “a national shame” and asked that Americans use the 50th anniversary of the war to set the record...

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Korean War veterans remember Battle of Chipyong-ni

Posted June 26, 2012 by by Walter T. Ham

Chipyong-ni was a little known mountain village until a battle there changed the momentum of the Korean War and made an indelible mark in military history. A day after the 62nd anniversary of the start of...

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DOD, VA release mobile app targeting post-traumatic stress

Posted August 2, 2012 by

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have released a free Apple and Android smartphone mobile application for use with post-traumatic stress disorder treatment.

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VA fills first phase of veteran retraining program

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The Veterans Affairs Department has approved applications for all 45,000 slots available in fiscal 2012 under the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program and is in the process of approving applications for 54,000 slots available in fiscal 2013, VA officials announced Sept. 20. “The surge of veterans applying for VRAP demonstrates this program’s importance to provide unemployed…

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Original member of the Tuskegee Airmen dies

Posted November 14, 2012 by

Retired Lt. Col. Herbert Carter, 93, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, died Nov. 8 at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Ala., according to Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford. Carter was a member of the original cadre of the 99th Fighter Squadron, the first black aviatiors in the U.S. military. Born Sept. 27, 1919, in…

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New co-pays for TRICARE pharmacy customers

Posted January 25, 2013 by

New co-payments for prescription drugs covered by TRICARE will go into effect soon. The Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act requires TRICARE to increase co-pays on brand name and non-formulary medications that are not filled at military clinics or hospitals. There is no increase to co-pays for generic medications. Increases will be effective sometime…

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‘No delays in burials’ despite budget cuts at Arlington

Posted March 18, 2013 by David Vergun

Army photograph by David Vergun A visitor to Arlington National Cemetery, Va., uses a free web-based app, which allows families and the public to locate gravesites, events and points of interest throughout the cemetery. Arlington National Cemetery staff won’t be furloughed “so there will be no delays in burials,” but needed infrastructure improvements are on…

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World War II vet gets ‘Order of the Rising Sun’ from Japan’s ambassador

Posted May 24, 2013 by C. Todd Lopez

The government of Japan has bestowed one of that nation's highest honors on a Japanese-American, a former U.S. Soldier and World War II veteran, for his work furthering relationships between the Japanese and Americans.

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Wounded vet reflects on Korean War 60 years after armistice

Posted July 26, 2013 by Donna Miles

With plans to participate in ceremonies in Washington, D.C., July 27 marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice agreement, a veteran who lost two limbs in the conflict said he’s proud of what thousands who fought there accomplished

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