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DOD identifies missing World War II Marine

Posted July 21, 2014 by

Marine Corps photograph Marines wounded during the landing on Tarawa in November 1943 are towed out on rubber boats to larger vessels that will take them to base hospitals. The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced that the remains of a U.S. serviceman lost during World War II have been identified and are being…

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Medal of Honor recipient from Korean War laid to rest in Arlington

Posted November 24, 2014 by Lisa Ferdinando

Decades after he was killed protecting his unit from the enemy, Medal of Honor recipient Pvt. Miguel A. Vera of the Korean War was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

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World War II pilot reunited with P-47

Posted March 4, 2015 by SrA. Jensen Stidham

Sitting in a wheelchair with images of airplanes on his shirt and a U.S. Army Air Corps hat on his head, 92-year-old retired Air National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Hertel was reunited with the P-47 Thunderbolt during the Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 28.

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Antelope Valley residents join in support of AV veterans

Posted April 19, 2012 by by Diane Betzler

Southern California’s High Desert residents did it again. They came out in large numbers to help support a cause that’s always been close to the hearts of Antelope Valley citizens; they came out to show their support for American veterans. Friends of the Lancaster Cemetery hosted a…

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VA, EPA program connects disabled vets with jobs

Posted May 30, 2012 by

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program yesterday announced a memorandum of understanding to connect veterans with disabilities to career opportunities in the water and wastewater sectors as part of the EPA’s Water Sector Workforce Initiative. The agreement allows EPA and VA to connect qualified…

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World War II African-American Marines receive Congressional Gold Medal

Posted June 28, 2012 by by Terri Moon Cronk

A group of African-American Marines who broke the Marine Corps’ color barrier during World War II received the Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol June 27. The medal is the nation’s highest civilian award given by Congress. The “Montford Point Marines” received the award for serving with valor during the war,…

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Joe Engle recalls legacy of the X-15 rocket plane

Posted August 7, 2012 by

On the eve of one of NASA's major space science milestones - the landing of its Mars Science Lab Curiosity rover on the red planet - retired Air Force test pilot and NASA astronaut Maj. Gen. Joe H. Engle...

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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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Mobil Wall honors Vietnam veterans

Posted November 16, 2012 by Rebecca Amber

The Mobile Vietnam Veterans Memorial for the Antelope Valley was on display at the Palmdale Amphitheater at Marie Kerr Park from Nov. 9-13. The wall contains 58,272 names of those soldiers that gave their lives during the Vietnam War. The Wall, which spans 252 feet, just under half the length of the Vietnam Veterans Wall…

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VA issues new report on suicide data

Posted February 1, 2013 by

The Veterans Affairs Department Feb. 1 released a comprehensive report on veterans who die by suicide. In the past, data on veterans who died by suicide was only available for those who had sought VA health care services. Today’s report also includes state data for veterans who had not received health care services from VA….

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