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Airmen missing from Vietnam War identified

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The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced June 14 that the remains of two servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. Air Force Lt. Col. Charles M. Walling of Phoenix will be buried June 15 at Arlington…

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MIA bracelet connects airmen across decades

Posted June 12, 2012 by by 2nd Lt. Sara Harper

Twenty-two years ago, Air Force Academy cadet Amy Santmyer, now Lt. Col. Amy Young, decided she would wear an MIA bracelet honoring Lt. Col. Charles Walling, an F-4C Phantom pilot who was shot down...

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Vietnam 40 years later

Posted June 11, 2012 by by Kimberly Lewis

With a simple "Letter to the Editor" to the Fort Campbell Courier from the Philippines, two Vietnam veterans were able to catch up after more than four decades apart. "For 40 plus years I have wondered...

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Female veteran stand down slated for Los Angeles

Posted June 11, 2012 by

U.S.VETS is holding their second annual Female Veteran Stand Down July 20 at the USC-Davidson Conference Center Campus, 3501 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles. The stand down runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is open to all female veterans that have served in the U.S. armed forces. The event will bring together more than…

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Navy veteran recognized 68 years later

Posted June 11, 2012 by by PO3 Carla Ocampo

A sailor was presented with a Bronze Star and a U.S. Army Combat Medical Badge he earned more than 68 years ago, June 6.

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On anniversary of D-Day invasion, Army recognizes WWII vets in Nation’s Capital

Posted June 7, 2012 by by C. Todd Lopez

The Army remembered the servicemen who took part in the Allied invasion of Normandy, France, which began 68 years ago, during World War II, at a reception in advance of a traditional Twilight Tattoo...

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Warriors of yesterday, today commemorate D-Day together

Posted June 6, 2012 by by Staff Sgt. Rick Scavetta

When Eugene Cook jumped into Normandy during the predawn hours of June 6, 1944, he landed several miles from his intended drop zone. Alone in the dark French countryside, the young 101st Airborne...

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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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U.S., India to resume search for missing in action

Posted June 5, 2012 by

The Department of Defense has announced that the the United States and India have agreed to resume remains recovery activities in parts of Northeastern India. The Department assesses that there are approximately 400 unaccounted-for service members from some 90 aircraft crashes in the area during World War II. “This is a critical step toward bringing…

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Obama announces military-to-civilian skills certification program

Posted June 4, 2012 by by Claudette Roulo

President Barack Obama announced a new presidential initiative aimed at preparing service members for civilian employment June 1. Obama provided details about the military-to-civilian certification program during his visit to a Honeywell International Inc. plant in Golden Valley, Minn. Defense contractor Honeywell reportedly has hired hundreds of military veterans at its plants and facilities since…

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