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100th anniversary of start of World War I approaches

Posted June 25, 2014 by Jim Garamone

ìOne day the great European War will come out of some damned foolish thing in the Balkans.î This prophecy, from German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, came in 1888, and he was spot on. On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Duchess Sophie, were visiting Sarajevo, the…

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VA processes more than 1.3 million veteransí claims in fiscal 2014

Posted October 10, 2014 by

More than 1.3 million Veterans received decisions on their Department of Veterans Affairs disability compensation and pension claims in fiscal year 2014 ñ the highest number in VA’s history, surpassing last year’s record-breaking production by more than 150,000 claims. This second year of record-breaking production comes as VA continues to transform the way it provides…

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2012 Warrior Games kick off, First Lady speaks

Posted May 1, 2012 by by TSgt. Mareshah Haynes

Hundreds of wounded warriors, family members and supporters gathered in Colorado Springs, Colo., for the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Warrior Games April 30. The Warrior Games comprises seven sports –

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Female veteran stand down slated for Los Angeles

Posted June 11, 2012 by

U.S.VETS is holding their second annual Female Veteran Stand Down July 20 at the USC-Davidson Conference Center Campus, 3501 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles. The stand down runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is open to all female veterans that have served in the U.S. armed forces. The event will bring together more than…

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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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Soldiers missing from Vietnam War identified

Posted August 27, 2012 by

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Aug. 27 that the remains of three servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, were recently identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. Army SFC William T. Brown of La Habra, Calif., SFC Donald M. Shue of Kannapolis,…

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National parks free to all for Veterans Day weekend

Posted November 5, 2012 by

America’s 398 national parks will offer the public free admission Nov. 10-12 during Veterans Day weekend in honor of those who serve and have served in the U.S. military, according to a National Park Service news release. “National parks preserve places that commemorate our country’s collective heritage – our ideals, our majestic lands, our sacred…

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‘Wreaths Across America’ honors fallen service members

Posted December 19, 2012 by Donna Miles

As thousands of volunteers fanned out at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., this past weekend, placing holiday wreaths at the white headstones as part of the “Wreaths Across America” tribute, Sheila Patton kept vigil at one particular gravesite. Patton and her daughter stationed themselves at the grave of their son and brother, Army Staff Sgt. James…

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Arlington museum showcases military women’s contributions

Posted March 4, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

A living legacy to women who served in all branches of the U.S. military honors their service and sacrifice inside the Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. The museum in the memorial depicts the “duty, honor and pride” of the 2 million women who served to defend the United States, from the beginning of the…

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Vietnam War sailors honored at Arlington

Posted May 3, 2013 by Smn. Antonio Rosa

The U.S. Navy honored four sailors from a Vietnam-era helicopter crew during an interment ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery May 2.

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