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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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VA medical facilities named to Joint Commission’s top performers list

Posted October 24, 2012 by

Nineteen Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities from across the Nation were recently recognized by The Joint Commission as top performers on key health care quality measures for 2011/2012. “We at VA are very pleased with The Joint Commission recognition. We are proud of the medical facilities that made this list, proving VA’s commitment to…

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VA awards more than $47 million for state, tribal veterans cemeteries

Posted October 24, 2012 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced the award of 18 grants totaling $47,462,135 to 15 states and one tribal government to establish new Veterans cemeteries and to expand or improve others. “VA is committed to helping state and tribal Veterans cemeteries meet national shrine standards and honor Veterans with dignified burials,” said Secretary of…

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Riverside hosts third annual vet expo

Posted October 24, 2012 by

Veterans won’t want to miss the Third Annual Veterans Expo 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Oct. 27 at the Riverside County [Calif.] Fair Grounds. The expo will offer assistance with healthcare, employment, education, legal issues, buying a home or just learning what benefits they are eligible for. Interested attendees will even be able to learn about and…

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Service members, vets celebrate military legacy of women

Posted October 22, 2012 by

Hundreds of active-duty women and veterans turned out Oct. 20 at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery to celebrate the legacy of more than 2.5 million women who have served in the nation’s military. Former WACs, WAVEs, WMs, WAFs and SPARS shared with their active-duty counterparts in the contributions women have made to the U.S….

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