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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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VA announces awardees of grants that support disabled veterans in adaptive Sports

Posted September 29, 2014 by timchisham

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced Sept. 29 the award of approximately $8 million in grants to provide adaptive sports opportunities for disabled veterans and disabled service members of the Armed Forces. Adaptive sports are those sports that have been created or modified for persons with disabilities. Partnering with national, regional, and community-based…

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Report: VA failing to provide timely mental care

Posted April 24, 2012 by by Kevin Freking

Federal investigators reported April 23 that nearly half of the veterans who seek mental health care for the first time waited about 50 days before receiving a full evaluation, a much longer lag-time than cited by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA has been saying that 95 percent of new patients seeking mental health…

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U.S., British service members honor French village for D-Day support

Posted June 5, 2012 by by SSgt. Stephen J. Collier

Air Force reservists and other U.S. and allied military members paid their respects to the people of this small French village June 1 as part of a number of ceremonies recognizing the 68th anniversary of the...

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Fund helps Pentagon add clinics for veteran care

Posted August 23, 2012 by Kristin M. Hall

Faced with tighter budgets after the Iraq War but still in charge of treating tens of thousands of injured troops, the military is getting a hand from a private foundation that is building medical centers specializing in the signature physical and psychological injuries of Iraq and Afghanistan. The Pentagon has a partnership with the Intrepid…

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Missing for 46 years, air commando laid to rest

Posted October 29, 2012 by Capt. Kristen D. Duncan

Air Force photograph by Steven Elliott An air commando who died when his C-123 Provider flare ship was shot down over Ahn Khe, Vietnam, was laid to rest at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Texas, Oct. 26, 2012. The 310th Air Commando Squadron loadmaster, A1C Jerry Mack Wall, 24, was killed when his plane was…

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Workers say charity gave little money to vets

Posted December 17, 2012 by Kristin M. Hall

A veterans charity already under scrutiny for how it raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in Tennessee handed out only a fraction of the money in the form of gift cards and threatened to fire workers if they didn’t meet fundraising quotas, former employees say. The Stuart, Fla.-based Veterans Support Organization has been criticized by…

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Vietnam War vet receives Bronze Star

Posted February 27, 2013 by Alex Salinas

An Air Force retiree received a Bronze Star Medal with valor and a Purple Heart at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph’s Taj Mahal Feb. 15, nearly 48 years after rescuing officers and protecting military resources during a deployment to Vietnam in 1965. Placido Salazar, who joined the Air Force in 1956, was stationed at Randolph from…

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VA launches hotline for health care, women veteran questions

Posted April 24, 2013 by

The Veterans Affairs Department has launched a new hotline – 1-855-VA-WOMEN to receive and respond to questions from veterans, their families and caregivers about the many VA services and resources available to women veterans. The service began accepting calls March 27. “Some women veterans may not know about high-quality VA care and services available to…

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Korean War veteran tells story of littlest survivors

Posted July 12, 2013 by Walter T. Ham IV

The Korean War veteran who established the Korean War Children’s Memorial in Washington state will return to South Korea this July. Invited to Korea by Gyeonggi Province Governor Kim Moon-soo, George F. Drake, Ph.D., will return with other Korean War veterans for the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice. While serving as a…

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