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Department of Labor announces $15 million in grants to assist approximately 9,000 homeless veterans

Posted March 30, 2012 by

The U.S. Department of Labor announced March 29 the availability of $15 million in grants through the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program to provide job training services to help homeless veterans succeed in civilian careers. “The men and women who have served our country with distinction should not have to struggle to find good jobs when…

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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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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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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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Silver Star presented for fallen Airman’s ‘gallantry in action’

Posted September 11, 2012 by Karen Petitt

Courtesy photograph Senior Airmen Mike Malarsie and Bradley Smith pose for a photo during their Afghanistan deployment. An improvised explosive device attack mortally wounded Smith and injured Malarsie Jan. 3, in Afghanistan. The two tactical airlift control party Airmen were assigned to the 10th Air Support Operations Squadron at Fort Riley, Kansas. Dressed in a…

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Original member of the Tuskegee Airmen dies

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Retired Lt. Col. Herbert Carter, 93, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, died Nov. 8 at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Ala., according to Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford. Carter was a member of the original cadre of the 99th Fighter Squadron, the first black aviatiors in the U.S. military. Born Sept. 27, 1919, in…

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New co-pays for TRICARE pharmacy customers

Posted January 25, 2013 by

New co-payments for prescription drugs covered by TRICARE will go into effect soon. The Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act requires TRICARE to increase co-pays on brand name and non-formulary medications that are not filled at military clinics or hospitals. There is no increase to co-pays for generic medications. Increases will be effective sometime…

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‘No delays in burials’ despite budget cuts at Arlington

Posted March 18, 2013 by David Vergun

Army photograph by David Vergun A visitor to Arlington National Cemetery, Va., uses a free web-based app, which allows families and the public to locate gravesites, events and points of interest throughout the cemetery. Arlington National Cemetery staff won’t be furloughed “so there will be no delays in burials,” but needed infrastructure improvements are on…

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World War II vet gets ‘Order of the Rising Sun’ from Japan’s ambassador

Posted May 24, 2013 by C. Todd Lopez

The government of Japan has bestowed one of that nation's highest honors on a Japanese-American, a former U.S. Soldier and World War II veteran, for his work furthering relationships between the Japanese and Americans.

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Wounded vet reflects on Korean War 60 years after armistice

Posted July 26, 2013 by Donna Miles

With plans to participate in ceremonies in Washington, D.C., July 27 marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice agreement, a veteran who lost two limbs in the conflict said he’s proud of what thousands who fought there accomplished

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