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Mental Health America presents Swingin’ Salute To Our Veterans

Posted June 21, 2012 by

Mental Health America is holding its fundraiser, Swingin’ Salute To Our Veterans, to benefit services supporting returning military personnel, veterans, and their families in the Antelope Valley. The 1940s USO-style event starts at 6 p.m., June 29 at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale, Calif. Dennis Anderson, editor of the Antelope Valley…

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Ranger seeks to help veterans, animals

Posted June 21, 2012 by by Adrienne Anderson

Retired Army SSgt. Joseph Trainor's personal journey as an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran inspired him to create a nonprofit organization to reach out to other veterans while saving the lives of animals.

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DOD, VA partner to help prevent suicide

Posted June 21, 2012 by By Cheryl Pellerin

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said his agency is working with the Defense Department to end veteran homelessness and to identify possible contributors to service member and veteran suicide. On the first day of the June 20-22 Annual DOD/VA Suicide Prevention Conference in Washington, D.C., Shinseki – a retired Army general, former Army chief…

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DOD supports job, homeowner proposals for military, veterans

Posted June 21, 2012 by by Donna Miles

The Defense Department supports legislative proposals that would provide increased career support and homeowner protections to military members and veterans, a senior defense official told Congress June 21. “Taking care of our military before, during and after their service to our country is one of the Department of Defense’s highest priorities,” Frederick E. Vollrath, who…

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Job training grants to assist nearly 9,000 homeless vets

Posted June 20, 2012 by by Terri Moon Cronk

Some 8,600 homeless veterans will benefit from $15 million in grant money for job training through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis said June 19. The Labor Department has awarded the money to 64 organizations that help America’s veterans, DOL officials said. The grant, officials added,…

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Airman missing from Vietnam War Identified

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The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced June 20 that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

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Berlin ‘Candy Bomber’ receives honor

Posted June 19, 2012 by by A1C Tom Brading

Retired Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen's legacy is built on chocolate, bubble gum and hope.

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Soldier missing from Korean War identified

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The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced June 19 that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, were identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Cpl. Robert I. Wax of Detroit will be buried June 20 at Arlington National Cemetery. In…

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Labor Department paves job path for service members, vets

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Terri Moon Cronk

Department of Labor officials are reaching out to let transitioning service members and veterans know about the department’s many training programs to give them a successful path to employment. From workshops to job fairs and one-on-one training, DOL is committed to connecting veterans with jobs, Junior Ortiz, DOL’s deputy assistant secretary for Veterans’ Employment, told…

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Cold War hero Powers receives posthumous Silver Star

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

More than half a century after his plane was shot down over the Soviet Union, the heroism Air Force Capt. Francis Gary Powers displayed while piloting his U-2 aircraft was finally recognized during a Pentagon...

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