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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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United Kingdom’s ‘Friendly Invasion’ 70 years on

Posted July 23, 2012 by by SSgt. Megan P. Lyon

During his childhood, Clive Stevens would gaze up in awe at a small B-17 Flying Fortress model that sat on top of a bookcase in his home.

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World War II veterans honored for part in Operation Dragoon

Posted July 23, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

A group of World War II veterans was recognized July 21 in a ceremony held in Washington, D.C., for their gallantry during a 1944 combat operation in southern France. Operation Dragoon lasted from...

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VA improves online access to benefits information

Posted July 18, 2012 by

Nearly 1.7 million veterans and service members have registered for the Department of Veterans Affairs-Department of Defense web portal, eBenefits, which provides online information and access to a wide variety of military and veteran benefits resources. A VA news release issued July 18 says about 1.67 million users have signed up, and notes the strong…

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VA grants will aid homeless veterans

Posted July 17, 2012 by

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is awarding nearly $100 million in grants that will help approximately 42,000 homeless and at-risk veterans and their families, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced. The grants are going to 151 community agencies in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, according to a VA…

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Panel calls for annual PTSD screening

Posted July 16, 2012 by by Kevin Freking

The Institute of Medicine recommended July 13 that soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan be screened for post-traumatic stress disorder at least once a year and that federal agencies conduct more research to determine how well the various treatments for PTSD are working. Of the 2.6 million service members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s…

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SBA program helps veterans start businesses

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Terri Moon Cronk

Transitioning service members and veterans will be able to learn how to become entrepreneurs through a U.S. Small Business Administration-sponsored pilot program, SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills told reporters July 11. Operation Boots to Business: From Service to Startup is a pilot program designed to provide the training, tools and resources that transitioning service members…

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Railways industry announces job opportunities for vets

Posted July 11, 2012 by by Lisa Daniel

Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines considering separating from the active-duty military this year may seek employment options in the railways industry, which today became the latest to pledge jobs to veterans. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the 5,000-job pledge in a conference call with reporters, making rail the latest industry to offer jobs as part…

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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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