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TRICARE retiree dental program open for new enrollment

Posted December 28, 2013 by

The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program offers comprehensive dental coverage to all enrolled members. Available to retired service members and their family, retired National Guard and Reserve members and their family, Medal of Honor recipients, their family and survivors, TRDP is currently open for enrollment. TRDP covers diagnostic and preventive services, like exams and cleanings at…

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Fourteen names to be added to Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Posted May 5, 2014 by

The names of 14 American servicemen will be engraved on the black granite walls of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial over the next week, and the status designations will be changed for eight others whose names are already on The Wall, announced Jan C. Scruggs, founder and president of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. May 11…

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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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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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Photograph courtesy of WO Patrick Brion, Belgian Armed Forces
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Warriors of yesterday, today commemorate D-Day together

Posted June 6, 2012 by by Staff Sgt. Rick Scavetta

When Eugene Cook jumped into Normandy during the predawn hours of June 6, 1944, he landed several miles from his intended drop zone. Alone in the dark French countryside, the young 101st Airborne...

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DOD photograph by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.
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Landscapers ‘give back’ to vets, fallen at Arlington

Posted July 10, 2012 by by Terri Moon Cronk

More than 400 volunteers from children to adults descended on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery July 9 for the 16th annual Renewal and Remembrance, to honor the nation's veterans and...

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Airman missing in action from World War II identified

Posted August 23, 2012 by

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Aug. 22 that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from World War II, has been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Air Forces SSgt. John E. Hogan, of West Plains, Mo., will be buried Aug. 24, in Arlington…

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Air Force photograph by Val Gempis
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Silver Star represents 44-year closure for KIA airman’s family

Posted October 16, 2012 by TSgt. Benjamin Rojek

Air Force photograph by Val Gempis Rosalie Bacicia, sister of the late MSgt. James Calfee, reflects as she holds a photo of her brother in Houston, Texas, Aug. 22, 2012. Calfee, who was posthumously awarded the Silver Star Medal, was killed in action in Laos in 1968. “Promise me you’re going to find out what…

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Soldier missing from Vietnam War identified

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The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Dec. 3 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 Sgt. John R. Jones, of Louisville, Ky., will be buried Dec. 6, in Arlington National…

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Army vet receiving Medal of Honor for Afghan fight

Posted February 11, 2013 by

President Barack Obama is awarding the Medal of Honor to an Army veteran for his courageous leadership during a daylong firefight in Afghanistan. Former SSgt. Clinton Romesha was recognized Feb. 11 at the White House for his actions during the 2009 attack on Combat Outpost Keating in the mountains near the Pakistan border. About 50…

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