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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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Senate moves bill covering fertility care for vets

Posted December 17, 2012 by Kevin Freking

Wounded veterans and their spouses who want to have children could get the government to pay for treatments such as in vitro fertilization under legislation beginning to move through Congress in the waning days of the session. By voice vote, the Senate passed a bill Dec. 13 to update the Veterans Affairs Department’s medical coverage…

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Troops, vets want ‘fair shot’ at employment, Battaglia says

Posted February 27, 2013 by Claudette Roulo

Service members and veterans are more than prepared to transition into civilian employment, the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Feb. 25. Following the release today of a report by the Executive Office of the President titled “The Fast Track to Civilian Employment: Streamlining Credentialing and Licensing for…

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VA withholds disability claims executives’ bonuses

Posted May 1, 2013 by Kevin Freking

The Department of Veterans Affairs is withholding bonuses for senior officials who oversee disability claims, citing a failure to meet performance goals for reducing a sizable backlog in claims processing. The backlog has increased dramatically over the past three years, and the department has come under intense criticism from veterans groups and members of Congress…

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Senate passes Vietnam Veterans Donor Recognition Act of 2013

Posted July 15, 2013 by

The U.S. Senate July 10 passed H.R. 588, the Vietnam Veterans Donor Acknowledgement Act of 2013.

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Airmen missing from World War II accounted for

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The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Sept. 12 that two U.S. servicemen, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. Army Air Force 2nd Lt. Valorie L. Pollard of Monterey, Calif. and Sgt. Dominick J. Licari of Frankfort,…

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