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Vietnam War MIA soldier buried at Arlington

Posted May 15, 2015 by Lisa Ferdinando

With full military honors, Master Sgt. James W. Holt, who was missing and presumed killed in action during the Vietnam War, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 14.

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WWII veterans mark 70th anniversary of VE Day

Posted May 11, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

"I think this was a wonderful event," Floyd Brantley said. "During the war there were 16 million men. Since then we are dying out fast. We got one million now, and losing about 1,500 a day. All these men here - we're all getting older and soon there will be none left. So this event was outstanding and fascinating and I was glad to attend it."

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Nation honors WWII vets on V-E Day anniversary

Posted May 11, 2015 by Jim Garamone

They may move more slowly than they did in 1945, but World War II veterans were out in force at the National World War II Memorial on the National Mall here May 8 to remember their comrades on the 70th anniversary of when the guns stopped in Europe.

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VE Day marked end of long road for World War II troops

Posted May 8, 2015 by

When President Harry S Truman, British Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill and Soviet Premier Josef Stalin simultaneously announced that Nazi Germany had surrendered on May 8, 1945, the joy Americans felt was tempered by where they were. The war that began with Germany invading Poland Sept. 1, 1939, ended with the total defeat of the…

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VA expands Choice Program eligibility, effective immediately

Posted April 29, 2015 by

In order to expand eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced April 24 that it will determine eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program based on the distance between a veteran’s place of residence and the nearest VA medical facility using driving distance rather than straight-line distance. This change has been…

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Doolittle Tokyo Raiders receive Congressional Gold Medal

Posted April 17, 2015 by SSgt. Torri Ingalsbe

Leaders from the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate presented the Congressional Gold Medal to the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders April 15 at the U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center Emancipation Hall.

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WWII veteran reunites with former aircraft

Posted April 17, 2015 by 2nd Lt. Shelley Gregory

Reunions between old friends are typically full of joy, laughter and shared memories - especially when more than 50 years have passed between meetings.

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DOD to disinter USS Oklahoma unaccounted for service members

Posted April 15, 2015 by

The Department of Defense announced April 14 that the remains of up to 388 unaccounted for sailors and Marines, associated with the USS Oklahoma, will be exhumed later this year.

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VA extends program for veterans with traumatic brain injury

Posted April 13, 2015 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced April 13 the award of 20 contracts for the Assisted Living Pilot Program for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury. Originally slated to end in 2014, the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 extended this program through October 2017. We are pleased to extend this valuable program and…

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Doolittle Tokyo Raiders to receive Congressional Gold Medal

Posted March 25, 2015 by Diana Bachert

Seventy-three years ago, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. These men, led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.

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