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VA reaches out to veterans about the health care law

Posted August 9, 2013 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched an awareness campaign and a new website, www.va.gov/aca, to let veterans know what the Affordable Care Act means for them and their families. Veterans receiving health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs will see no change in their benefits or out-of-pocket costs when portions of the Affordable…

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DOD, VA collaborate to serve nation’s veterans

Posted November 13, 2013 by

The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs reaffirmed their commitment to serve and care for the nationís military veterans in a joint message issued by Acting Undersecretary of Defense Jessica L. Wright and Undersecretary of Veterans Affairs for Benefits Allison A. Hickey. The message reads as follows: To care for him who shall have borne…

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VA launches online tool to calculate Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

Posted February 14, 2014 by Department of Veterans Affairs News Release

WASHINGTON – The Veterans Affairs Department Feb. 4 launched a new online tool to make it easier for veterans, service members and family members to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA’s approved colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country. “We are pleased that Post-9/11 veterans are…

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President presents Marine corporal with Medal of Honor

Posted June 23, 2014 by Lance Cpl. Eric Keenan

Retired Marine Corps Cpl. William “Kyle” Carpenter received the nation’s highest military honor from President Barack Obama at the White House June 19.

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82nd Airborne helps commemorate 70th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden

Posted September 29, 2014 by SSgt. Javier O. Orona

This year, as we honor the 70th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden, we remember the sacrifices soldiers and paratroopers made all those years ago.

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Soldier missing from Vietnam War identified

Posted April 30, 2012 by

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced April 30 that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Capt. Charles R. Barnes of Philadelphia, Penn., will be buried May 2, in Arlington National…

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Berlin ‘Candy Bomber’ receives honor

Posted June 19, 2012 by by A1C Tom Brading

Retired Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen's legacy is built on chocolate, bubble gum and hope.

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Korean War vet’s memories vivid of time spent as POW

Posted July 24, 2012 by by Terri Moon Cronk

When infantryman David Mills joined the Army on his 17th birthday and was sent to fight in the Korean War, his mission was to hold Outpost Harry "at all costs."

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Silver Star presented for fallen Airman’s ‘gallantry in action’

Posted September 11, 2012 by Karen Petitt

Courtesy photograph Senior Airmen Mike Malarsie and Bradley Smith pose for a photo during their Afghanistan deployment. An improvised explosive device attack mortally wounded Smith and injured Malarsie Jan. 3, in Afghanistan. The two tactical airlift control party Airmen were assigned to the 10th Air Support Operations Squadron at Fort Riley, Kansas. Dressed in a…

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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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