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Bataan Death March survivor shares story

Posted July 10, 2012 by by Kate Blais

Fewer and fewer Americans today can recall where they were when they heard the news that Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, had been attacked by the Japanese on Dec. 7, 1941. As the number of first-hand accounts...

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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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DOD photograph by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.
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Landscapers ‘give back’ to vets, fallen at Arlington

Posted July 10, 2012 by by Terri Moon Cronk

More than 400 volunteers from children to adults descended on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery July 9 for the 16th annual Renewal and Remembrance, to honor the nation's veterans and...

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DOD to mark 59th Anniversary of Korean War Armistice

Posted July 9, 2012 by

The Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee has announced its efforts to reach out to Korean War Veterans and their families across the country and encourage them to join a commemorative program celebrating the 59th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice. The program, titled Heroes Remembered, is…

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Neurotrauma, Psychological Health office partners with VA to study PTSD treatments

Posted July 9, 2012 by by Carey Phillips

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a common anxiety disorder that can stem from any traumatic event experienced by an individual. While there are medications currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat it, they are not sufficiently effective in treating combat-related post-traumatic stress commonly seen in service members and veterans. The U.S. Army…

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Airmen missing from Vietnam War identified

Posted July 5, 2012 by

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced July 5today that the remains of six servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, were recently identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. Air Force Col. Joseph Christiano of Rochester, N.Y.; Col. Derrell B. Jeffords of Florence, S.C.; Lt….

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Iraq combat veteran launches free military benefits report service

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An Iraq combat veteran and Purple Heart recipient is to set to mark Independence Day by launching www.MilitaryBenefitsReport.com, the first comprehensive benefits reporting system for all branches of the military. Active service members, veterans, and their families can use this unique service to generate free personalized reports that detail what military benefits they could be…

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Veteran still building

Posted June 29, 2012 by by Linda KC Reynolds

While growing up in Los Angeles, John Bradach and his older brother Lloyd built most of the furniture in their parents' house. His first junior high school project was a laundry stick that was used to take laundry out of the wash tub before it hit the wringer.

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Smartphone app coming for Arlington National Cemetery

Posted June 28, 2012 by by Gary Sheftick

A new smartphone app, due out this fall, will be able to provide a virtual tour of Arlington National Cemetery, list events there and help visitors locate gravesites. The new application will be available to the public...

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World War II African-American Marines receive Congressional Gold Medal

Posted June 28, 2012 by by Terri Moon Cronk

A group of African-American Marines who broke the Marine Corps’ color barrier during World War II received the Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol June 27. The medal is the nation’s highest civilian award given by Congress. The “Montford Point Marines” received the award for serving with valor during the war,…

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