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Vietnam vet wins discharge upgrade in PTSD lawsuit

Posted November 4, 2013 by John Christoffersen

NEW HAVEN, CONN. — A Vietnam veteran who received the Bronze Star and later was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder will have his discharge status upgraded under a settlement with the U.S. Army, his representatives announced Monday. John Shepherd Jr., a 66-year-old New Haven resident, said the Army agreed to resolve his lawsuit by upgrading…

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POW receives medal seven decades later

Posted February 10, 2014 by Pascual Flores

For a former U.S. Army Air Force veteran, a seven-decade long wait ended when Col. James C. Hodges, the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and 87th Air Base Wing commander, presented the former prisoner of war the POW Medal for services during World War II, Jan. 27, 2014

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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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WWII Airman lost in Pacific brought home to Montana after 70 year wait

Posted September 24, 2014 by John Turner

Seven decades after his aircraft was shot down during a mission in World War II, an Army Air Forces aviator finally came home to Augusta, Mont.

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Tuskegee Airmen receive the 2014 Omar N. Bradley ‘Spirit of Independence Award’

Posted December 31, 2014 by SrA. Benjamin Gonsier

The Tuskegee Airmen were recognized for their courage and valor in combat, as they helped pave the way for racial integration in the armed services, by receiving the 2014 Omar N. Bradley "Spirit of Independence Award" in a ceremony held at the 2014 Duck Commander Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La.

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Nation honors WWII vets on V-E Day anniversary

Posted May 11, 2015 by Jim Garamone

They may move more slowly than they did in 1945, but World War II veterans were out in force at the National World War II Memorial on the National Mall here May 8 to remember their comrades on the 70th anniversary of when the guns stopped in Europe.

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Reports send mixed message on veterans employment

Posted March 27, 2012 by

The unemployment rate for military veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan has dipped recently after months of riding higher than the national average, but some analysts caution it’s too early to tell if the progress is real or a blip. The monthly snapshot provided by the federal government’s February jobs report showed that the unemployment rate…

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World War II veterans greeted, honored during visit to nation’s capital

Posted May 16, 2012 by by SrA. Christina Brownlow

The Honor Flight Network hosted 169 World War II veterans who were greeted at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport as they landed to visit and reflect at memorials throughout the local area.

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Labor Department paves job path for service members, vets

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Terri Moon Cronk

Department of Labor officials are reaching out to let transitioning service members and veterans know about the department’s many training programs to give them a successful path to employment. From workshops to job fairs and one-on-one training, DOL is committed to connecting veterans with jobs, Junior Ortiz, DOL’s deputy assistant secretary for Veterans’ Employment, told…

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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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