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Program will help transitioning troops get jobs

Posted July 24, 2012 by by Lisa Daniel

A redesigned program for service members separating from the military will help veterans better apply the experience they’ve gained in uniform, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said. President Barack Obama announced the revamped program, called “Transition GPS,” in a speech July 23 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Reno, Nev. “I applaud…

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DOD to mark anniversary of Korean War armistice

Posted July 24, 2012 by by C. Todd Lopez

The Department of Defense and the U.S. Army will recognize veterans of the Korean War July 27 and will also commemorate the anniversary of the July 27, 1953, signing of the armistice that ended fighting on the...

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TRICARE Prime enrollment fees increase Oct. 1

Posted July 24, 2012 by

New TRICARE Prime enrollment fees for uniformed service retirees and their families will begin Oct. 1. Retirees who were enrolled before Oct. 1, 2011 will see a more significant increase since their enrollment fee remained at the 2011 levels of $230 and $460 per year when the fees increased last year. The National Defense Authorization…

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Korean War vet’s memories vivid of time spent as POW

Posted July 24, 2012 by by Terri Moon Cronk

When infantryman David Mills joined the Army on his 17th birthday and was sent to fight in the Korean War, his mission was to hold Outpost Harry "at all costs."

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Korean War defining conflict for new Air Force

Posted July 24, 2012 by by Martha Lockwood

While July 27 is one of the lesser-known days of remembrance for the U.S., for the Air Force, recognizing the signing of the Korean War armistice on this day in 1953 marked an era when the service came...

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United Kingdom’s ‘Friendly Invasion’ 70 years on

Posted July 23, 2012 by by SSgt. Megan P. Lyon

During his childhood, Clive Stevens would gaze up in awe at a small B-17 Flying Fortress model that sat on top of a bookcase in his home.

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World War II veterans honored for part in Operation Dragoon

Posted July 23, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

A group of World War II veterans was recognized July 21 in a ceremony held in Washington, D.C., for their gallantry during a 1944 combat operation in southern France. Operation Dragoon lasted from...

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VA improves online access to benefits information

Posted July 18, 2012 by

Nearly 1.7 million veterans and service members have registered for the Department of Veterans Affairs-Department of Defense web portal, eBenefits, which provides online information and access to a wide variety of military and veteran benefits resources. A VA news release issued July 18 says about 1.67 million users have signed up, and notes the strong…

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VA grants will aid homeless veterans

Posted July 17, 2012 by

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is awarding nearly $100 million in grants that will help approximately 42,000 homeless and at-risk veterans and their families, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced. The grants are going to 151 community agencies in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, according to a VA…

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Panel calls for annual PTSD screening

Posted July 16, 2012 by by Kevin Freking

The Institute of Medicine recommended July 13 that soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan be screened for post-traumatic stress disorder at least once a year and that federal agencies conduct more research to determine how well the various treatments for PTSD are working. Of the 2.6 million service members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s…

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