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Soldier missing from Vietnam War accounted for

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The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced March 18 that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Vietnam War, were recently accounted for and will be buried in a group burial ceremony. Army SSgt. Lawrence Woods of Clarksville, Tenn., will be buried as part of group on March 21, at Arlington National…

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Vietnam War pararescueman finally brought home

Posted April 13, 2012 by by TSgt. Richard A. Williams Jr.

Air Force pararescuemen were able to bring home one of their fallen comrades April 6 at Arlington, Va. As the ceremonial caisson rolled to a stop in Arlington National Cemetery, Tech. Sgt. Allen Avery, an Air Force pararescueman who lost is life during combat operations in Vietnam, was escort to his final…

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Panetta, Dempsey recall Vietnam vets’ valor, sacrifice

Posted May 29, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

The Defense Department’s most senior leaders May 28 honored Vietnam War veterans, including their own friends and mentors, in a commemoration at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall they said was long overdue. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, Gen. Martin...

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Pearl Harbor survivor laid to rest at USS Utah Memorial

Posted June 25, 2012 by by PO2 Tiarra Fulgham

A special ceremony was held at the USS Utah Memorial on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in memory of a World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor. The ashes of Chief Warrant Officer Harry E. Chase returned to Pearl Harbor and were scattered over the site of the Utah Memorial, where his remains will now…

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Panetta salutes Korean War vets at 59th armistice observance

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Terri Moon Cronk

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta observed the 59th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice July 27 by reminding a gathering of Korean War veterans that America will not permit cuts to the military to again...

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PCS honors wife of veteran

Posted September 21, 2012 by Rebecca Amber

Photographs by Rebecca Amber The theme for this month’s PCS was model aviation and featured a hangar full of various model airplanes. Grace Wells is shown standing next to an RC B-17 model in honor of her husband Steve Wells. Plane Crazy Saturday, a monthly event at the Mojave Air and Spaceport was held Sept….

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President recognizes veterans’ service, sacrifice

Posted November 14, 2012 by Amaani Lyle

President Barack Obama laid a flowered wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns Nov. 11, and after thanking all veterans, he said more than a million warriors will transition back into civilian life over the next few years. “This is the first Veterans Day in a decade in which there are no American troops fighting…

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VA, Ancestry.com partner to index historic burial records

Posted January 25, 2013 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs has partnered with the Internet-based genealogy research firm Ancestry.com to bring burial records from historic national cemetery ledgers into the digital age. The effort will make the collection – predominantly of Civil War interments – accessible to researchers and Ancestry.com subscribers undertaking historical and genealogical research. “We are excited to…

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Guard, Reserve veteran unemployment rate decreases

Posted March 18, 2013 by Amaani Lyle

A senior Pentagon official said there’s been progress in reducing the unemployment rate for Guard and Reserve veterans, but also told a House panel that more work needs to be done. In testimony before the House Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity March 14 , Ronald G. Young, the family and employer programs and policy director within…

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Report redefines how care, services are provided to Gulf War veterans

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Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki recently announced that the Department’s Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses Task Force will publish a comprehensive draft report in the Federal Register for public feedback and comment. The report describes how the Department of Veterans Affairs has been, and will continue to address the concerns of Veterans who deployed…

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