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Thanksgiving dinner

Posted November 7, 2012 by

The commander of VFW Post 3552 in Palmdale, Calif., Rose Ferguson, has invited active duty military and their families for Thanksgiving dinner at 5 p.m., Nov. 22. The Post is at 38580 9th Street East in Palmdale. Early sign- up is appreciated. For more information, call (661) 723-3204.  

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National observance to honor America’s veterans

Posted November 7, 2012 by

The annual National Veterans Day Observance is scheduled for Nov. 11, at Arlington National Cemetery, to honor all veterans who served and continue to serve in the military as well as a memorial service for General of the Armies John J. Pershing. The U.S. Army Military District of Washington will conduct a Presidential Armed Forces…

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Companies offer specials for veterans

Posted November 7, 2012 by

Applebee’s, Nov. 11, 2012: Applebee’s is offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2012. There will be seven entrĂ©es to choose from, beverage and gratuity not included. Military ID or proof of service required.   California Pizza Kitchen, Nov. 11-12, 2012. Free meal and non-alcoholic beverage…

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National parks free to all for Veterans Day weekend

Posted November 5, 2012 by

America’s 398 national parks will offer the public free admission Nov. 10-12 during Veterans Day weekend in honor of those who serve and have served in the U.S. military, according to a National Park Service news release. “National parks preserve places that commemorate our country’s collective heritage – our ideals, our majestic lands, our sacred…

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Returning veterans need nation’s support

Posted October 31, 2012 by Amaani Lyle

The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff praised caregivers and other people and organizations that support the nation’s military veterans at an event in Washington, D.C., Oct. 30. Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., who spoke at the Military Officers Association of America Community Heroes Award Dinner, also extended his thoughts and prayers…

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Veterans Affairs Home Loan Program delivers 20 millionth American dream

Posted October 29, 2012 by Amaani Lyle

Neighbors watched as the Department of Veterans Affairs saluted Elizabeth Carpenter, the 20 millionth recipient of its Home Loan Guarantee Program, in a ceremony just outside the door of her new address in Woodbridge, Va.

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Missing for 46 years, air commando laid to rest

Posted October 29, 2012 by Capt. Kristen D. Duncan

Air Force photograph by Steven Elliott An air commando who died when his C-123 Provider flare ship was shot down over Ahn Khe, Vietnam, was laid to rest at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Texas, Oct. 26, 2012. The 310th Air Commando Squadron loadmaster, A1C Jerry Mack Wall, 24, was killed when his plane was…

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Palmdale to host Mobile Vietnam Veterans Memorial Display

Posted October 29, 2012 by

Point Man Antelope Valley and the City of Palmdale will present the Mobile Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall for the Antelope Valley Nov. 9-13 at the Palmdale Amphitheater, 2723 Rancho Vista Boulevard in Palmdale, Calif. The public will have 24-hour a day access to the AV Wall while it is on display. There will be a…

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In veteran-heavy states, military issues magnified

Posted October 29, 2012 by Thomas Beaumont

The far-flung swing states that have the most sway in the presidential election have something else in common – a large share of military veterans who are getting special attention from the fiercely dueling campaigns. In a White House campaign this hard-fought, no interest group can be ignored. But veterans are an especially prized group…

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Remains of two airmen lost in 1969 identified, honored

Posted October 26, 2012 by

The remains of two airmen who died when their F-4D Phantom II was shot over Laos in 1969 were returned and honored at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors Oct. 19. Col. Wendell Keller, of Fargo, N.D., and Capt. Virgil K. Meroney III, of Fayetteville, Ark., were killed when their aircraft was hit by…

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