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Candy Bomber drops in 65 years after Berlin Airlift

Posted November 15, 2013 by SSgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla

It was 1948, World War II was over and the Cold War had begun. For many German families, living conditions were tough and food was scarce. But for the children of Berlin, there was a glimmer of hope, and it came from the sky.

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Obama presents long-overdue Medals of Honor to 24 soldiers

Posted March 19, 2014 by J.D. Leipold

Twenty-four U.S. Army veterans from three wars - World War II, Korea and Vietnam - received upgrades to the highest military decoration for uncommon bravery and gallantry at a White House ceremony May 18.

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VA announces $5 million in grants to aid homeless veterans with special needs

Posted June 30, 2014 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced June 26 that it is making renewed funding available to 25 organizations in 11 states that provide transitional housing and supportive services to homeless Veterans with special needs. The Grant and Per Diem Program Special Need Grants – totaling $5 million to grantees – will allow the organizations to…

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VA makes progress on pledge to end veteran homelessness

Posted April 3, 2012 by by Donna Miles

The Veterans Affairs Department is making progress on its pledge to end homelessness among veterans, with a focus on getting all homeless veterans off the streets by 2015, VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki told American Forces Press Service. Shinseki joined President Barack Obama in announcing the plan in November 2009, proclaiming that no veteran should…

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Reunions May 23, 2012

Posted May 23, 2012 by

May 25: 3rd Cbt Comm Group Midwest City, Okla. For more information email Alvin Alldredge at usaf3rdherd@gmail.com.   May 30-June 1: 69th Ord Co. Washington, D.C. For more information, call Peter Prine at (585) 226-9243 or email pprine@rochester.rr.com.   May 30-June 2: The Army Chaplains and Assistants Tampa, Fla. For more information, call Lamar Hunt…

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Mental Health America presents Swingin’ Salute To Our Veterans

Posted June 21, 2012 by

Mental Health America is holding its fundraiser, Swingin’ Salute To Our Veterans, to benefit services supporting returning military personnel, veterans, and their families in the Antelope Valley. The 1940s USO-style event starts at 6 p.m., June 29 at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale, Calif. Dennis Anderson, editor of the Antelope Valley…

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New website honors service members’ valor

Posted July 25, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

The Defense Department unveiled a new website July 25 that honors service members' highest acts of valor.

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Pearl Harbor survivor interred on USS Arizona

Posted September 17, 2012 by by Audrey McAvoy

Glenn Lane lived to be 93 after surviving the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Sept. 12, he was laid to rest inside the USS Arizona so he could return to the shipmates he left behind. A Navy diver placed an urn with his ashes in a gun turret aboard the Arizona during a ceremony Sept….

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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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Newly-released governor’s budget includes additional CalVet funding

Posted January 11, 2013 by

The 2013-14 Governor’s Budget released Jan. 10 includes funding that will help the California Department of Veterans Affairs continue to serve California veterans and their families. The proposed budget includes $27 million for the ongoing funding needed to open the Redding and Fresno Veterans Homes. These funds are in addition to the $9.4 million that…

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