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VA committed to veterans’ health, well-being, official says

Posted June 27, 2014 by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

The Department of Veterans Affairs acknowledges systemic issues of timeliness in providing veterans with health care and is committed to fixing unacceptable patient scheduling practices, a senior VA official told Congress June 23. Dr. Thomas Lynch, assistant deputy undersecretary for health for clinical operations, Veterans Health Administration, testified before the House Veterans Affairs Committee alongside…

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100th anniversary of start of World War I approaches

Posted June 25, 2014 by Jim Garamone

ìOne day the great European War will come out of some damned foolish thing in the Balkans.î This prophecy, from German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, came in 1888, and he was spot on. On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Duchess Sophie, were visiting Sarajevo, the…

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Former Soldier to receive Medal of Honor for fierce battle in Afghanistan

Posted June 25, 2014 by Lisa Ferdinando

Facing almost certain death during an enemy assault in Afghanistan, a gravely injured Ryan Pitts, then a sergeant, fiercely fought on, keeping an observation post and fallen soldiers around him from ending up in enemy hands.

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Acting Secretary: VA accepts special counsel’s findings

Posted June 23, 2014 by

The Veterans Affairs Department accepts the findings detailed in a letter from the U.S. Office of the General Counsel to President Barack Obama substantiating reports that whistleblowers who pointed out shortcomings in the department’s health care system for veterans were not heeded, the acting VA secretary said June 23. At VA, we depend on the…

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President presents Marine corporal with Medal of Honor

Posted June 23, 2014 by Lance Cpl. Eric Keenan

Retired Marine Corps Cpl. William “Kyle” Carpenter received the nation’s highest military honor from President Barack Obama at the White House June 19.

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Honoring the fallen overseas

Posted June 18, 2014 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photographs by John Hatcher Daughters of the American Revolution member, Judy Hatcher, far right, along with the Girl Scouts place more than 500 flags on the graves of World War II veterans at the Anzio American Cemetery in Anzio-Nettuno, Italy.   It was a time of healing, reflection and gratitude for Judy Hatcher as she…

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Enlisted pilots honored during ceremony

Posted June 16, 2014 by TSgt. Sarah Loicano

The military's sergeant pilots, enlisted aviators who served from 1912-1957, were honored during a monument unveiling and dedication at Maxwell-Gunter's Enlisted Heritage Hall June 9.

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Remembering D-Day

Posted June 6, 2014 by

D-Day: June 6, 1944, as it happened Rolling timeline of the D-Day landings of June 6, 1944, updated hour by hour as events unfolded on the day. President Obama praises the men who breached ‘Hitler’s wall’ and freed Europe President Barack Obama led an emotional tribute to the thousands of troops who gave their lives…

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WWII vet gives final salute to friend, lifesaver

Posted June 6, 2014 by SrA. Hailey Haux

June 6, 1944, was a day forever marked in history as D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, France. There are many tales of heroism from that particular day, but one account has surfaced regarding the day after the initial invasion, about a Soldier's search for the man who saved his life.

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U.S., French honor American D-Day hero

Posted June 6, 2014 by Sgt. Daniel Cole

Army photograph by Sgt. Daniel Cole Col. Trevor J. Bredenkamp, commander of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, speaks to attendees during a ceremony held at Amfreville, France, June 4, 2014, commemorating Lt. Col. Charles J. Timmes, the commander of the 2nd Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, during the invasion of…

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