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DOD, VA crafting integrated support system

Posted July 26, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments are building an integrated military and veteran support system that is fundamentally different and far more robust than in the past, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told a congressional panel July 25. Panetta addressed a relatively rare joint hearing of the House Armed Services and Veterans Affairs committees to…

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Korean War fighter jet pilot recalls missions

Posted July 26, 2012 by by Terri Moon Cronk

He flew fighter planes his entire career, and as a wingman during the Korean War in 1952 and 1953, he flew 100 missions and extended his tour to perform 25 more. Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. William Earl Brown Jr. spent 34 years in the military, but his experiences as a young pilot in the…

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New website honors service members’ valor

Posted July 25, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

The Defense Department unveiled a new website July 25 that honors service members' highest acts of valor.

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Veteran recalls leadership lessons gained in Korean War

Posted July 25, 2012 by by Terri Moon Cronk

The young Marine Corps second lieutenant was apprehensive at first about “making the grade” with his troops during the Korean War, but he soon won the respect of his platoon. Retired Lt. Gen. Vernon “Mick” Trainor’s first assignment was during the winter campaign of the war in 1951-52 as a replacement officer in charge of…

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CalVet awards $270,000 to county veteran offices

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The California Department of Veterans Affairs announced July 24 that it will award a total of $270,000 to County Veteran Service Offices in six counties.

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Program will help transitioning troops get jobs

Posted July 24, 2012 by by Lisa Daniel

A redesigned program for service members separating from the military will help veterans better apply the experience they’ve gained in uniform, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said. President Barack Obama announced the revamped program, called “Transition GPS,” in a speech July 23 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Reno, Nev. “I applaud…

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DOD to mark anniversary of Korean War armistice

Posted July 24, 2012 by by C. Todd Lopez

The Department of Defense and the U.S. Army will recognize veterans of the Korean War July 27 and will also commemorate the anniversary of the July 27, 1953, signing of the armistice that ended fighting on the...

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TRICARE Prime enrollment fees increase Oct. 1

Posted July 24, 2012 by

New TRICARE Prime enrollment fees for uniformed service retirees and their families will begin Oct. 1. Retirees who were enrolled before Oct. 1, 2011 will see a more significant increase since their enrollment fee remained at the 2011 levels of $230 and $460 per year when the fees increased last year. The National Defense Authorization…

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Korean War vet’s memories vivid of time spent as POW

Posted July 24, 2012 by by Terri Moon Cronk

When infantryman David Mills joined the Army on his 17th birthday and was sent to fight in the Korean War, his mission was to hold Outpost Harry "at all costs."

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Korean War defining conflict for new Air Force

Posted July 24, 2012 by by Martha Lockwood

While July 27 is one of the lesser-known days of remembrance for the U.S., for the Air Force, recognizing the signing of the Korean War armistice on this day in 1953 marked an era when the service came...

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