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Marine missing in action from Korean War identified

Posted October 3, 2012 by

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Sept. 28 that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Marine Pfc. Richard S. Gzik, of Toledo, Ohio, was buried Sept. 28, at Arlington National Cemetery…

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Dempsey: Americans will shape image of modern vet

Posted October 3, 2012 by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by D. Myles Cullen Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during the Landon lecture series on public issues at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., Oct. 1, 2012. Now is when the image of todayĆ­s generation of veterans is being formed, and Americans need to have…

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Airman missing from World War II identified

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The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Sept. 28 that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Samuel E. Lunday, of Marianna, Fla., was buried Sept. 28 at…

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World War II veterans share memories during conference

Posted September 25, 2012 by TSgt. Julie Weckerlein

The first snow of the winter blanketed the German landscape below his P-51 Mustang, and as the young World War II pilot flew alongside others in formation, he noticed an important detail. . . .

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Ceremony remembers prisoners of war, missing in action

Posted September 21, 2012 by Linda KC Reynolds

A small group gathered at Poncitlan Square in Palmdale, Calif., Sept. 15 to honor prisoners of war and those still missing in action. The third Friday of September is observed as National POW/ MIA Remembrance Day. Under the guidance of Maj. Conrad Hernandez, ROTC members from Highland High School, Jose Burkhart, Andrew McCollum, Angelyn Ancheta…

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Jobs bill for vets bogs down in Senate

Posted September 21, 2012 by by Kevin Freking

The Senate blocked legislation Sept. 19 that would have established a $1 billion jobs program putting veterans back to work tending to the country’s federal lands and bolstering local police and fire departments. Republicans said the spending authorized in the bill violated limits that Congress agreed to last year. Democrats fell two votes shy of…

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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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VA fills first phase of veteran retraining program

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The Veterans Affairs Department has approved applications for all 45,000 slots available in fiscal 2012 under the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program and is in the process of approving applications for 54,000 slots available in fiscal 2013, VA officials announced Sept. 20. “The surge of veterans applying for VRAP demonstrates this program’s importance to provide unemployed…

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DOD, VA to fund $100 million PTSD, TBI study

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The Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs are investing more than $100 million in research to improve diagnosis and treatment of mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. “At VA, ensuring that our Veterans receive quality care is our highest priority,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki. “Investing in…

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Shinseki: VA honors ‘exceptional Americans’

Posted September 18, 2012 by by Claudette Roulo

The airmen of today’s United States Air Force display the same guts, determination and skill as their forebears in the wars of earlier eras, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said Sept. 18 at the Air Force Association’s annual meeting. Service members stepped forward to repel the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he said,…

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