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Valor Games quadruple opportunities for disabled vets, wounded warriors

Posted February 6, 2013 by Tim Hipps

The Valor Games Midwest, an adaptive sports competition for military veterans and service members with physical disabilities, have been expanded this year into the Southeast, Southwest and Northwest. Established in 2011 by World Sport Chicago in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Paralympics to provide a venue for wounded warriors and…

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Disabled veterans sports clinic opens in Colorado

Posted April 1, 2013 by Donna Miles

An Iraq war veteran now serving as a senior Department of Veterans Affairs official opened the world’s largest and longest-running disabled sports event here last night, and he challenged almost 400 veterans to reach for new heights through teamwork and mental and physical toughness. “We all know the importance of sports and the incredible results…

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Deadline looms for Ohio veterans to claim bonuses from state

Posted June 17, 2013 by Lisa Cornwell

Time is running out for eligible military veterans to claim Ohio bonuses of up to $1,500, and officials are worried that thousands of veterans may miss out by not applying. Navy veteran Robert Erb III describes his bonus for service in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan war eras as a ìreal blessing for him and…

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Emerald Coast pays tribute to Air Force legend

Posted August 5, 2013 by A1C Christopher Callaway

Nearly 1,000 service members, veterans and citizens from across the nation paid their respects to the life and legacy of a retired Air Force colonel during a funeral service Aug. 1 on Okaloosa Island, Fla.

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Small Business Administration kicks off Veterans Small Business Week

Posted November 4, 2013 by

Nov. 4, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the kickoff of Veterans Small Business Week, an initiative on the part of SBA to reach out to veteran entrepreneurs and small business owners. Veterans Small Business Week will be held from November 4 to 11 and is part of SBA’s work throughout the year to make…

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DOD electronic health records help VA disability claims

Posted February 7, 2014 by Terri Moon Cronk

The Defense Department has made troops’ health records electronically available to the Veterans Affairs Department to speed up the adjudication of disability claims, a DOD health information technology official said. Now in place for service members who have separated or discharged from the military since Jan. 1, the Health Artifact and Image Management Solution electronic…

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VA secretary opens Veterans Winter Sports Clinic

Posted March 27, 2012 by

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki opened the 26th annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colo., March 25, challenging more than 400 participants to draw on the qualities they demonstrated in uniform to live life to its fullest. “The physical effort, sheer…

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Vets home to host fundraiser for fighter plane

Posted May 10, 2012 by

In honor of its namesake and the aerospace community that it serves, the William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans Home in Lancaster, Calif., recently acquired a F-100 Super Sabre for permanent display. The Board of Director of the East Kern Airport District voted in December of last year to donate the surplus supersonic jet fighter to…

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Cold War hero Powers receives posthumous Silver Star

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

More than half a century after his plane was shot down over the Soviet Union, the heroism Air Force Capt. Francis Gary Powers displayed while piloting his U-2 aircraft was finally recognized during a Pentagon...

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World War II veterans honored for part in Operation Dragoon

Posted July 23, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

A group of World War II veterans was recognized July 21 in a ceremony held in Washington, D.C., for their gallantry during a 1944 combat operation in southern France. Operation Dragoon lasted from...

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