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Thousands lay wreaths at Arlington gravesites

Posted December 16, 2013 by C. Todd Lopez

More than 143,000 wreaths were placed on gravesites, Dec. 14, as part of the 22nd annual "Wreaths Across America" event at Arlington National Cemetery in northern Virginia.

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Cannon Cockers mark 10-Year anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Posted April 18, 2014 by Lance Cpl. Joseph Scanlon

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Joseph Scanlon Danny Acosta, a retired first sergeant who served with 11th Marine Regiment during Operation Iraqi Freedom and a native of Valencia, Calif., poses with his family for a picture in front of an M-327 Expeditionary Fire Support System during a 10-year OIF reunion here, April 5, 2013….

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Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts inducted into Hall of Heroes

Posted July 23, 2014 by Lillian Boyd

Former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes yesterday, the day after receiving the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama, for his bravery in combat at Vehicle Patrol Base Kahler, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, July 13, 2008.

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VA to accept proposals for new scheduling system

Posted November 24, 2014 by

As part of The Department of Veterans Affairs ongoing effort to improve veterans access to healthcare, the VA announced it has issued a Request for Proposal for a new Medical Appointment Scheduling System. The new MASS technology will help improve access to care for veterans by providing schedulers with state-of-the-art, management-based scheduling software. When it…

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Stamp sheet honors Vietnam Medal of Honor recipients

Posted March 9, 2015 by

March 8 marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the ground war in Vietnam with the deployment of 3,500 Marines. By war’s end on April 30, 1975, nearly 3 million service men and women had fought in the conflict that would take the lives of more than 58,000 Americans. Of those who served during…

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VA campaign encourages public to help raise PTSD awareness

Posted June 15, 2015 by

As the country recognizes Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month, the VA National Center for PTSD is inviting the public to participate in its “PTSD Awareness: June 2015” campaign, which began June 1. This year’s goal is to help more veterans, their families, caregivers and community members understand what PTSD is and know that there are…

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VA on track to break claims backlog

Posted April 3, 2012 by by Donna Miles

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki says VA is on track toward meeting one of the top priorities he set on arrival at the department three years ago: breaking the back of the disability claims backlog. VA spent the last two years creating an automated tool to make claims determinations faster and more accurate, he…

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DOD, VA announce joint health record milestone

Posted May 22, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin and SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments announced a milestone in their effort to combine their health records in what will become the world’s largest electronic system by 2017, the secretaries of...

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DOD, VA partner to help prevent suicide

Posted June 21, 2012 by By Cheryl Pellerin

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said his agency is working with the Defense Department to end veteran homelessness and to identify possible contributors to service member and veteran suicide. On the first day of the June 20-22 Annual DOD/VA Suicide Prevention Conference in Washington, D.C., Shinseki – a retired Army general, former Army chief…

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CalVet awards $270,000 to county veteran offices

Posted July 25, 2012 by

The California Department of Veterans Affairs announced July 24 that it will award a total of $270,000 to County Veteran Service Offices in six counties.

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