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WWII vet gives final salute to friend, lifesaver

Posted June 6, 2014 by SrA. Hailey Haux

June 6, 1944, was a day forever marked in history as D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, France. There are many tales of heroism from that particular day, but one account has surfaced regarding the day after the initial invasion, about a Soldier's search for the man who saved his life.

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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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New webpage allows vets with PTSD to apply for discharge upgrade

Posted December 19, 2014 by Lisa Ferdinando

Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder who were discharged under "other than honorable" conditions can apply on a new webpage to have their discharge upgraded if it was due to PTSD.

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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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‘Red Tail’ member visits the Pentagon

Posted March 23, 2012 by

The Air Force hosted one of the original Tuskegee Airmen and his family March 16 during a tour of the Pentagon. Retired Lt. Col. Walter McCreary, his daughter Stephanie Lynch and grandson Nicholas Lynch were given a tour of the Air Force Art Gallery, the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial and the Tuskegee…

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Lawmakers question VA’s plans to hire more staff

Posted May 9, 2012 by by Kevin Freking

Members of Congress expressed doubts May 8 on plans by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ to hire 1,900 additional workers to improve access to mental health care. Rep. Jeff Miller, chairman of the House committee with jurisdiction over veterans’ issues, said the VA’s plans to beef up staffing looked like a knee-jerk reaction to a…

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Detroit to host veterans’ assistance events

Posted June 15, 2012 by

Detroit’s Cobo Center will host three major U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs-sponsored events from June 26-29. The VA for Vets Hiring Fair, the Veteran Open House, and the National Veterans Small Business Conference and Expo are expected to attract thousands of job-seeking veterans, business owners and federal employees. Detroit’s VA for Vets Hiring Fair is…

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Military advisers reflect on Vietnam War experiences

Posted September 4, 2012 by by John Valceanu

Two former military advisers who served with Vietnamese units during the Vietnam War spoke about their experiences in the Pentagon Aug. 28 and shared their thoughts on advisory programs and counterinsurgency operations. Retired Marine Corps Gen. Anthony Zinni and retired Army Lt. Col. James Willbanks took part in a panel discussion on “Advisers in the…

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VA medical facilities named to Joint Commission’s top performers list

Posted October 24, 2012 by

Nineteen Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities from across the Nation were recently recognized by The Joint Commission as top performers on key health care quality measures for 2011/2012. “We at VA are very pleased with The Joint Commission recognition. We are proud of the medical facilities that made this list, proving VA’s commitment to…

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Soldier KIA during Vietnam War identified

Posted December 10, 2012 by

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Dec, 6 that the remains of a serviceman, killed in action during the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Capt. James M. Johnstone, of Baton Rouge, La., will be buried Dec. 12, in Arlington…

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