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Doolittle raid sparks nation during early days of World War II

Posted April 19, 2012 by by Amn. Hrair H. Palyan

It was 1942 and the world was at war for the second time that century. American morale was as low as it had ever been and Japanese forces began an all-out assault on United States and Filipino troops on the Bataan Peninsula. It was also the year when a pilot, Lt. Col. James...

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Soldier missing in action from Korean War identified

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The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced April 19 that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Pfc. Richard E. Clapp, 19, of Seattle, Wash., will be buried April 25, at…

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Antelope Valley residents join in support of AV veterans

Posted April 19, 2012 by by Diane Betzler

Southern California’s High Desert residents did it again. They came out in large numbers to help support a cause that’s always been close to the hearts of Antelope Valley citizens; they came out to show their support for American veterans. Friends of the Lancaster Cemetery hosted a…

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Don McLean recalls his tour of service during the Korean War

Posted April 19, 2012 by by Diane Betzler

At age 20, Don McLean was a private first class in the U.S. Army Infantry. He was too young to vote, but old enough to be trained on how to fire a 50-caliber machine gun. McLean was part of a half-track armored vehicle team. He served in the Korean War fighting alongside America’s allies to…

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Doolittle Raider visits museum for 70th anniversary event

Posted April 19, 2012 by Air Force photograph by Ron Fry

Maj. Thomas C. Griffin (right), one of five surviving members of the famous Doolittle Raiders, chats with crewmembers of the Miss Hap B-25 bomber at the National Museum of the United States Air Force April 17, 2012. Griffin and other Raiders are at the museum this week for the 70th anniversary of the…

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Military association calls on Congress to stop war on TRICARE

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The National Association for Uniformed Services strongly opposes the Pentagon plan for steep increases in TRICARE fees. The federal fiscal year 2013 defense proposal would raise fees for all programs in TRICARE, the military health care plan. “It’s an outrage to hear DOD tell military retirees that the costs for promised benefits are squeezing out…

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Vietnam War pararescueman finally brought home

Posted April 13, 2012 by by TSgt. Richard A. Williams Jr.

Air Force pararescuemen were able to bring home one of their fallen comrades April 6 at Arlington, Va. As the ceremonial caisson rolled to a stop in Arlington National Cemetery, Tech. Sgt. Allen Avery, an Air Force pararescueman who lost is life during combat operations in Vietnam, was escort to his final…

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Soldier missing in action from Korean War identified

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The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced April 9 that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Cpl. Patrick R. Glennon of Rochester, N.Y., will be buried April 11, at Arlington National…

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Edwards hosts retiree appreciation day

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The Retiree Activities Office at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is hosting a Retiree Appreciation Day 8 a.m.-noon, May 5. The event, at the Oasis Community Center on base, is open to all military retirees regardless of service branch. The event will include guest speakers, retiree program updates, booth displays, lunch, tours, door prizes, limited…

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Vietnam veterans welcomed home – finally

Posted April 4, 2012 by by Sharilyn Wells

CHARLOTTE, N.C. ““ Friends were reunited; stories were told, and memories were honored on a day that many Vietnam veterans never thought they’d see ““ a day set aside specially for them to be properly welcomed home ““ almost 40 years later. “It was hell over there,” James ‘Quincy’ Collins, retired…

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