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Federal court reverses order for VA system overhaul

Posted May 8, 2012 by by Paul Elias

A federal appeals court reversed its demand that the Veterans Affairs Department dramatically overhaul its mental health care system. A special 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said May 7 that any such overhaul needs to be ordered by Congress or the president. The 10-1 ruling reversed an earlier decision by…

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Reunions 2012

Posted May 8, 2012 by

May 2012 Unit / Ship: 67th Tact Recon Wing (All Units) Location: Newport, VA Dates: May 7, 2012 to May 11, 2012 For more information about this reunion, contact: Holly Faux (570) 709-8551 fauxhr@gmail.com     Unit / Ship: 52-C Pilot’s Reunion Location: San Antonio, TX Dates: May 7, 2012 to May 11, 2012 For more information about this reunion, contact:…

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Vets home to host fundraiser for fighter plane

Posted May 4, 2012 by

In honor of its namesake and the aerospace community that it serves, the William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans Home in Lancaster, Calif., recently acquired a F-100 Super Sabre for permanent display. The Board of Director of the East Kern Airport District voted in December of last year to donate the surplus supersonic jet fighter to…

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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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Honoring the Anzio veterans

Posted May 1, 2012 by by Ensign Chris Collins

On board guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72), crew members welcomed the Anzio Beachhead Veterans and their families, April 26, commemorating the anniversary of the World War II storming of Anzio Beach in Italy 68 years ago. On Jan. 22, 1944, the beaches of Anzio, Italy, were assaulted by 40,000 soldiers, over 5,000 vehicles, and…

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Arlington National Cemetery plants saplings to honor troops

Posted April 30, 2012 by by Terri Moon Cronk

In honor of Arbor Day and to pay respects to U.S. service members, officials planted five oak tree saplings at Arlington National Cemetery...

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Soldier missing from Vietnam War identified

Posted April 30, 2012 by

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced April 30 that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Capt. Charles R. Barnes of Philadelphia, Penn., will be buried May 2, in Arlington National…

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Report: VA failing to provide timely mental care

Posted April 24, 2012 by by Kevin Freking

Federal investigators reported April 23 that nearly half of the veterans who seek mental health care for the first time waited about 50 days before receiving a full evaluation, a much longer lag-time than cited by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA has been saying that 95 percent of new patients seeking mental health…

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Vietnam War hero to receive posthumous Medal of Honor

Posted April 23, 2012 by

Army Spec. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr., a rifleman with the 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam War, will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor in a May 16 ceremony, White House officials announced April 16. Sabo is credited with saving the lives of several of his comrades in…

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Doolittle raiders honored at ceremony marking 70th anniversary of historic mission

Posted April 23, 2012 by by TSgt. Matthew Bates

The five remaining members of the famous Jimmy Doolittle Tokyo Raid were honored in a banquet at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio, April 19. Four of the raiders were in...

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