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New veterans fight new battles after coming home

Posted May 24, 2012 by by Marilynn Marchione

America has a new generation of veterans. More than 1.6 million troops are back from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and they are unlike any other group of veterans the nation has ever seen. More of them are Reserves and National Guard. More are women. They have different injuries than those who fought before…

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Improvements continue in joint DOD, VA program

Posted May 24, 2012 by by Claudette Roulo

Progress continues on a streamlined system to improve care for ill and injured service members and veterans, senior Defense Department and Veterans Affairs officials told Capitol Hill legislators May 23. Jo Ann Rooney, acting undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, and John R. Gingrich, chief of staff for the Department of Veterans Affairs, made…

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New veterans set record for war-disability claims

Posted May 24, 2012 by by Marilynn Marchione

America’s newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former troops the nation has ever seen. A staggering 45 percent of the 1.6 million veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now seeking compensation for injuries they say are…

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Events

Reunions May 23, 2012

Posted May 23, 2012 by

May 25: 3rd Cbt Comm Group Midwest City, Okla. For more information email Alvin Alldredge at usaf3rdherd@gmail.com.   May 30-June 1: 69th Ord Co. Washington, D.C. For more information, call Peter Prine at (585) 226-9243 or email pprine@rochester.rr.com.   May 30-June 2: The Army Chaplains and Assistants Tampa, Fla. For more information, call Lamar Hunt…

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Their legacy lives on at American cemetery in the United Kingdom

Posted May 22, 2012 by by MSgt. Kevin Wallace

Service members from across the United Kingdom will make their way to the Madingley American Cemetery Memorial Service in Cambridge, England, May 28 to remember the soldiers, sailors, airmen...

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DOD, VA announce joint health record milestone

Posted May 22, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin and SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments announced a milestone in their effort to combine their health records in what will become the world’s largest electronic system by 2017, the secretaries of...

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Arlington ceremony honors 150th anniversary of taps

Posted May 21, 2012 by by Jim Dresbach

Intermingled with songbirds and reverent silence, 200 buglers from around the country collectively sounded America’s most recognizable bugle call May 19 at Arlington National Cemetery.

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DOD to host Vietnam War commemoration ceremony at memorial

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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta will host a ceremony May 28, 2012, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to thank and honor America’s Vietnam Veterans on behalf of a grateful nation. This ceremony will serve as a public kickoff of efforts to partner with communities across the United…

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Fundraiser to restore F-100 Super Sabre

Posted May 17, 2012 by by Rebecca Amber

May 12, the William J. "Pete" Knight Veterans Home in Lancaster, Calif., hosted a barbecue fundraiser to help fund the restoration and relocation an F-100 Super Sabre to be placed in front of the home.

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Vietnam veteran from 95th CS hears call of duty again, heads to Afghanistan

Posted May 17, 2012 by by Kenji Thuloweit

Charles Ivory, 95th Communications Squadron program analyst and acquisition project specialist, sits at his desk on his final day at Edwards Air Force Base before flying out to Fort Dix, N.J., May 7.

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