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Arlington National Cemetery continues improvements, director testifies

Posted December 12, 2014 by J.D. Leipold

In testimony on Capitol Hill, the executive director of Army National Cemeteries said as the pace of interments remain at an all-time high, Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia, continues process improvements.

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America’s entry into World War II remembered 73 years later

Posted December 10, 2014 by David Vergun

Courtesy photograph President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Declaration of War against Japan on Dec. 8, 1941, a day after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. On Dec. 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan carried out a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The next day, President Franklin Roosevelt told a joint session of Congress…

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Missing airman from World War II buried at Arlington

Posted December 10, 2014 by

The remains of an Army Air Forces Airman who had been missing since World War II was buried with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Dec. 4.

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CalVet launches veterans homes hiring blitz

Posted December 10, 2014 by

In preparation for the opening of a new Skilled Nursing Unit at the CalVet West Los Angeles Veterans Home, CalVet will be holding a CalVet Job Fair Jan. 21, 2015. The fair runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and will be held at the West LA Home, 11500 Nimitz Ave., Los Angeles. CalVet is seeking applicants for…

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Remaining USS Arizona survivors hold ‘final toast’ to shipmates

Posted December 8, 2014 by PO2 Diana Quinlan

On the afternoon of Dec. 7, four of the nine remaining USS Arizona survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack - John Anderson, Lauren Bruner, Louis Conter and Donald Stratton - arrived to USS Arizona Memorial for their final reunion.

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New members appointed to VA Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans

Posted December 5, 2014 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the appointment of five new members to the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans. The committee was chartered Nov. 2, 1994, and advises the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the needs of the nationís 4.7 million minority veterans with respect to compensation, health care, rehabilitation, outreach and other benefits…

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USS Arizona survivors return to Hawaii

Posted December 5, 2014 by Brandon Bosworth

Four sailors who were serving on the USS Arizona during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor returned and visited the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham Dec. 2. Upon arrival, survivors John Anderson, Louis Conter, Donald Stratton, and Lauren Bruner were piped aboard and saluted…

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Pearl Harbor survivor recounts life-changing experience

Posted December 5, 2014 by PO1 John Belanger

The 19-year-old airman jumped from his bunk when he heard a thunderous explosion outside his third floor barracks window, Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941. When he looked out the window, he saw a plane with a big red ball flying low to the ground strafing Hickam airfield. Retired Air Force CWO Jay C. Groff Jr.,…

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Airmen missing from World War II accounted for

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The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Dec. 1 that the remains of service members missing in action from World War II have been accounted for and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. Army Air Forces 1st Lieutenants William D. Bernier of Augusta, Mont.; Bryant E. Poulsen of…

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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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