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TRICARE retiree dental program open for new enrollment

Posted December 28, 2013 by

The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program offers comprehensive dental coverage to all enrolled members. Available to retired service members and their family, retired National Guard and Reserve members and their family, Medal of Honor recipients, their family and survivors, TRDP is currently open for enrollment. TRDP covers diagnostic and preventive services, like exams and cleanings at…

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Fourteen names to be added to Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Posted May 5, 2014 by

The names of 14 American servicemen will be engraved on the black granite walls of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial over the next week, and the status designations will be changed for eight others whose names are already on The Wall, announced Jan C. Scruggs, founder and president of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. May 11…

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VA announces new grants to help end veterans homelessness

Posted August 13, 2014 by

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced Aug. 11 the award of approximately $300 million in grants that will help approximately 115,000 homeless and at-risk veterans and their families. The grants will be distributed to 301 community agencies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Under the…

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CalVet launches veterans homes hiring blitz

Posted December 10, 2014 by

In preparation for the opening of a new Skilled Nursing Unit at the CalVet West Los Angeles Veterans Home, CalVet will be holding a CalVet Job Fair Jan. 21, 2015. The fair runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and will be held at the West LA Home, 11500 Nimitz Ave., Los Angeles. CalVet is seeking applicants for…

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Over 27,000 burial sites to open at Arlington next year

Posted March 23, 2015 by David Vergun

Army photograph by Patrick Bloodgood Construction crews move dirt and prepare the ground at the Arlington National Cemetery Millennium Expansion Project, Feb. 19, 2014. The project also involves restoring an impaired stream that runs through the area. In 2016, Arlington National Cemetery, or ANC, will open “an additional 27,282 burial opportunities,” Patrick K. Hallinan told…

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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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Panetta, Dempsey recall Vietnam vets’ valor, sacrifice

Posted May 29, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

The Defense Department’s most senior leaders May 28 honored Vietnam War veterans, including their own friends and mentors, in a commemoration at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall they said was long overdue. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, Gen. Martin...

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Pearl Harbor survivor laid to rest at USS Utah Memorial

Posted June 25, 2012 by by PO2 Tiarra Fulgham

A special ceremony was held at the USS Utah Memorial on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in memory of a World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor. The ashes of Chief Warrant Officer Harry E. Chase returned to Pearl Harbor and were scattered over the site of the Utah Memorial, where his remains will now…

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Panetta salutes Korean War vets at 59th armistice observance

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Terri Moon Cronk

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta observed the 59th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice July 27 by reminding a gathering of Korean War veterans that America will not permit cuts to the military to again...

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Airman missing in action from World War II identified

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The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Aug. 22 that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from World War II, has been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Air Forces SSgt. John E. Hogan, of West Plains, Mo., will be buried Aug. 24, in Arlington…

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