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World War II veterans share memories during conference

Posted September 25, 2012 by TSgt. Julie Weckerlein

The first snow of the winter blanketed the German landscape below his P-51 Mustang, and as the young World War II pilot flew alongside others in formation, he noticed an important detail. . . .

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Ceremony remembers prisoners of war, missing in action

Posted September 21, 2012 by Linda KC Reynolds

A small group gathered at Poncitlan Square in Palmdale, Calif., Sept. 15 to honor prisoners of war and those still missing in action. The third Friday of September is observed as National POW/ MIA Remembrance Day. Under the guidance of Maj. Conrad Hernandez, ROTC members from Highland High School, Jose Burkhart, Andrew McCollum, Angelyn Ancheta…

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Jobs bill for vets bogs down in Senate

Posted September 21, 2012 by by Kevin Freking

The Senate blocked legislation Sept. 19 that would have established a $1 billion jobs program putting veterans back to work tending to the country’s federal lands and bolstering local police and fire departments. Republicans said the spending authorized in the bill violated limits that Congress agreed to last year. Democrats fell two votes shy of…

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PCS honors wife of veteran

Posted September 21, 2012 by Rebecca Amber

Photographs by Rebecca Amber The theme for this month’s PCS was model aviation and featured a hangar full of various model airplanes. Grace Wells is shown standing next to an RC B-17 model in honor of her husband Steve Wells. Plane Crazy Saturday, a monthly event at the Mojave Air and Spaceport was held Sept….

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VA fills first phase of veteran retraining program

Posted September 21, 2012 by

The Veterans Affairs Department has approved applications for all 45,000 slots available in fiscal 2012 under the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program and is in the process of approving applications for 54,000 slots available in fiscal 2013, VA officials announced Sept. 20. “The surge of veterans applying for VRAP demonstrates this program’s importance to provide unemployed…

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DOD, VA to fund $100 million PTSD, TBI study

Posted September 19, 2012 by

The Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs are investing more than $100 million in research to improve diagnosis and treatment of mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. “At VA, ensuring that our Veterans receive quality care is our highest priority,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki. “Investing in…

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Shinseki: VA honors ‘exceptional Americans’

Posted September 18, 2012 by by Claudette Roulo

The airmen of today’s United States Air Force display the same guts, determination and skill as their forebears in the wars of earlier eras, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said Sept. 18 at the Air Force Association’s annual meeting. Service members stepped forward to repel the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he said,…

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Wounded warriors discuss transitions to new lives

Posted September 17, 2012 by Lisa Daniel

Caregivers, National Guard and Reserve support and sports for the wounded are the top Defense Department priorities for wounded warriors and their families, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for warrior care said Sept. 13. John R. Campbell made the comments after listening to wounded warrior panelists discuss their experiences with recovery at the annual…

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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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Air Force leaders attend AFA remembrance ceremony

Posted September 17, 2012 by

Air Force photograph by Jim Varhegyi From the left: Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Air Force Association Chairman of the Board S.Sanford Schlitt and the Senior Enlisted Leader to the Chief, National Guard Bureau CMSgt. Denise Jelinski-Hall render honors during a wreath laying…

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