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VA wards contract for independent assessment of health care

Posted October 6, 2014 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Oct. 1 that the MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit company that operates multiple federally funded research and development centers, has been awarded a contract to support the Independent Assessment of VA health care processes, as required by the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. MITRE Corporation will serve…

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Report: Agent Orange planes hold risk years after Vietnam

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The health of some U.S. Air Force reservists could have been put at risk from the residue left in planes that sprayed Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, the Institute of Medicine reported Jan. 9. There’s not much data about the level of contamination, but limited testing years later make it plausible that some reservists…

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Two World War I soldiers to receive Medal of Honor

Posted May 15, 2015 by Lisa Ferdinando

Courtesy photograph Sgt. William Henry Johnson, left, of the 369th Infantry Regiment, and Sgt. William Shemin, with the 4th Infantry Division, are to posthumously receive the Medal of Honor for valorous acts during World War I. President Barack Obama announced May 13 that he will award Medals of Honor to two World War I soldiers,…

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Arlington National Cemetery plants saplings to honor troops

Posted April 30, 2012 by by Terri Moon Cronk

In honor of Arbor Day and to pay respects to U.S. service members, officials planted five oak tree saplings at Arlington National Cemetery...

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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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7th Dive Detachment helps preserve history at USS Arizona

Posted July 10, 2012 by by 2nd Lt. Lauren Looper

The USS Arizona Memorial is one of America’s greatest historical landmarks. The sunken ship is a tomb and the waters surrounding it are restricted.

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‘Joining Forces’ initiative exceeds hiring goals for vets, spouses

Posted August 24, 2012 by Lisa Daniel

The White House initiative to hire veterans and military spouses has surpassed its goals, having led to the hiring or training of more than 125,000 veterans and spouses in the past year, First Lady Michelle Obama announced Aug. 22. Speaking to sailors and their families at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Fla., the first lady…

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2012 Veterans Conference

Posted October 17, 2012 by

Saturday October 20, 2012 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. 1545 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017 SEIU Local 721 Veterans Caucus is inviting all Veterans, Active Duty and Reservists from all branches of the Armed Forces to come out and receive information on benefits, services, legal entities, discounts, training, business resources and more. So come…

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Linebacker II remembrance ceremony

Posted December 17, 2012 by SrA. Airman Wiseman

The annual Linebacker II Remembrance Ceremony was held at the Arc Light Memorial Park, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 14 to honor the heroes that made the ultimate sacrifice in support of Operation Linebacker II.

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Valor Website now includes pre-9/11 Medal of Honor recipients

Posted March 1, 2013 by Claudette Roulo

The names of Medal of Honor recipients recognized for their battlefield valor before Sept. 11, 2001, now are listed on the Defense Department’s valor website, Pentagon officials announced Feb. 28. “Recognizing our brave men and women for their heroic actions is one of the most important things we can do as a department,” said Vee…

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