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VA updates disability claims application

Posted September 24, 2014 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Sept. 24 that it is introducing a uniformed disability claims form to better serve veterans, families and survivors. Standardizing the process by which veterans file claims and initiate appeals will make it easier for veterans and their survivors to clearly state what benefits they are seeking from VA and…

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POW/MIA: Daughter of missing Vietnam-era pilot shares story of loss

Posted September 22, 2014 by MSgt. Veronica Aceveda

The name, rank and service of Col. Kelly Cook are imprinted on prisoner-of-war/missing-in-action bracelets to this day - he is still missing.

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Soldier missing from World War II accounted for

Posted September 17, 2014 by

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Sept. 10 that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing since World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Pfc. Bernard Gavrin of Brooklyn, New York, was buried Sept. 12, in Arlington National Cemetery. On…

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Two Vietnam War Soldiers receive Medal of Honor

Posted September 17, 2014 by David Vergun

Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Spec. 4 Donald P. Sloat were each awarded the Medal of Honor for valor in Vietnam.

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Two Vietnam War Soldiers, one from Civil War to receive Medal of Honor

Posted September 2, 2014 by David Vergun

The White House announced Aug. 26 that Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Spec. 4 Donald P. Sloat will receive the Medal of Honor for actions in Vietnam.

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Reunions

Posted August 28, 2014 by

Sept. 7-9 603rd AC&W Radar Sqdn (Germany, 1960-1966) Kansas City, Mo. For more information, contact Roger Kirby at 417) 358-3654 or email rakmak@sbcglobal.net. Sept. 9-14 58th Ftr Assn (58th & 474th, WWII-2014) Norfolk, Va. For more information, contact Jean Kupferer at (812) 945-7649 or email jkupferer@twc.com. Sept. 10-15 Army Air Corps Pilot Classes of WWII…

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VA outlines actions taken to improve access to care, implement IG recommendations from

Posted August 28, 2014 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General Aug. 26 released the final report of its review of systemic issues with patient scheduling and access issues at the Phoenix VA Health Care System. VA concurred with the recommendations in the final report and, in many cases, has already implemented action plans and made improvements…

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HUD, VA, USICH announce 33 percent drop in veteran homelessness since 2010

Posted August 28, 2014 by

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Aug. 26released a new national estimate of veteran homelessness in the United States. Data collected during the annual Point-in-Time Count conducted in January 2014 shows there were 49,933 homeless veterans in America, a decline of 33…

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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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VA funds SoCal agencies in battle to end homelessness

Posted August 11, 2014 by

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced Aug. 11 the award of $23.1 million in homeless prevention grants to counties in Southern California. The grants will serve approximately 4,400 homeless and at-risk Veteran families as part of the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program. This award will serve Veteran families associated with 17 different…

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