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Military advisers reflect on Vietnam War experiences

Posted September 4, 2012 by by John Valceanu

Two former military advisers who served with Vietnamese units during the Vietnam War spoke about their experiences in the Pentagon Aug. 28 and shared their thoughts on advisory programs and counterinsurgency operations. Retired Marine Corps Gen. Anthony Zinni and retired Army Lt. Col. James Willbanks took part in a panel discussion on “Advisers in the…

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World War II vet awarded Distinguished Flying Cross

Posted August 29, 2012 by SSgt. Clinton Atkins

Family, friends, senior leaders and pilots gathered Aug. 24 to honor a World War II B-17 Flying Fortress pilot during an award ceremony at Randolph’s famed Taj Mahal where he was award the Distinguished Flying Cross medal. Second Lt. Samuel Smith was assigned to the 360th Bombardment Squadron at RAF Molesworth, England, during the Second…

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Shinseki notes strides in serving nation’s veterans

Posted August 29, 2012 by Claudette Roulo

The Department of Veterans Affairs has made great strides in meeting the challenges posed by a decade of war, and cooperation with the Defense Department is crucial to continued progress, VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said Aug. 28. In a speech at the American Legion convention in Indianapolis, Shinseki said repeated deployments over the last…

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Soldiers missing from Vietnam War identified

Posted August 27, 2012 by

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Aug. 27 that the remains of three servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, were recently identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. Army SFC William T. Brown of La Habra, Calif., SFC Donald M. Shue of Kannapolis,…

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Retired Air Force NCO receives POW Medal

Posted August 27, 2012 by by A1C Alexander W. Riedel

Returning to work after celebrating his 30th birthday the day before, then-Staff Sgt. James 'O'Neil' Hughes could see a growing group of disorderly demonstrators gather outside the U.S. Embassy.....

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Transportation Corps hosts Vietnam War commemoration

Posted August 24, 2012 by Keith Desbois

The Transportation Corps, in partnership with the U.S. Army Quartermaster and Women’s museums, hosted a 50th commemoration of the Vietnam War Aug. 17. Hundreds of Vietnam veterans joined with the soldiers at Fort Lee, Va., to pay tribute to those who served during the war. “When the Vietnam War veterans came home, there were no…

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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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Airman missing in action from World War II identified

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The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Aug. 22 that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from World War II, has been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Air Forces SSgt. John E. Hogan, of West Plains, Mo., will be buried Aug. 24, in Arlington…

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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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California sues major veterans charity

Posted August 13, 2012 by by Julie Watson

California’s attorney general has sued a major veterans charity on allegations that its directors misused millions of dollars in private donations for hefty pensions and other perks, including more than $80,000 in golf memberships for its board members. Help Hospitalized Veterans of Winchester ranks among the nation’s top 1 percent of charities for the amount…

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