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VA announces $5 million in grants to aid homeless veterans with special needs

Posted June 30, 2014 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced June 26 that it is making renewed funding available to 25 organizations in 11 states that provide transitional housing and supportive services to homeless Veterans with special needs. The Grant and Per Diem Program Special Need Grants – totaling $5 million to grantees – will allow the organizations to…

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Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

Posted November 5, 2014 by Stuart Ibberson

In 1914, World War I started in Europe. As the continent and much of the world marks the 100th anniversary, one commemoration has really struck a cord. The art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London in England is made up of 888,246 ceramic poppies placed in the moat…

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World War II’s 1st Special Service Force honored with Congressional Gold Medal

Posted February 4, 2015 by J.D. Leipold

Forty-two veterans of the original 1,800 commandos that made up the World War II U.S.-Canadian 1st Special Service Force were honored in the Capitol, Feb. 3, as recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award for distinguished achievement the U.S. Congress can bestow

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American Fighter Aces receive Congressional Gold Medal

Posted May 22, 2015 by SSgt. Torri Ingalsbe

Leaders from the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate presented the Congressional Gold Medal to the American Fighter Aces Association May 20 at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Emancipation Hall. The Congressional Gold Medal, created by the U.S. Mint, is the highest civilian honor Congress can give on behalf of the American people. “This is…

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VA makes progress on pledge to end veteran homelessness

Posted April 3, 2012 by by Donna Miles

The Veterans Affairs Department is making progress on its pledge to end homelessness among veterans, with a focus on getting all homeless veterans off the streets by 2015, VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki told American Forces Press Service. Shinseki joined President Barack Obama in announcing the plan in November 2009, proclaiming that no veteran should…

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Reunions May 23, 2012

Posted May 23, 2012 by

May 25: 3rd Cbt Comm Group Midwest City, Okla. For more information email Alvin Alldredge at usaf3rdherd@gmail.com.   May 30-June 1: 69th Ord Co. Washington, D.C. For more information, call Peter Prine at (585) 226-9243 or email pprine@rochester.rr.com.   May 30-June 2: The Army Chaplains and Assistants Tampa, Fla. For more information, call Lamar Hunt…

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Mental Health America presents Swingin’ Salute To Our Veterans

Posted June 21, 2012 by

Mental Health America is holding its fundraiser, Swingin’ Salute To Our Veterans, to benefit services supporting returning military personnel, veterans, and their families in the Antelope Valley. The 1940s USO-style event starts at 6 p.m., June 29 at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale, Calif. Dennis Anderson, editor of the Antelope Valley…

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New website honors service members’ valor

Posted July 25, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

The Defense Department unveiled a new website July 25 that honors service members' highest acts of valor.

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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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Thanksgiving dinner

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The commander of VFW Post 3552 in Palmdale, Calif., Rose Ferguson, has invited active duty military and their families for Thanksgiving dinner at 5 p.m., Nov. 22. The Post is at 38580 9th Street East in Palmdale. Early sign- up is appreciated. For more information, call (661) 723-3204.  

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