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Soldier missing in action from Korean War identified

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The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced April 9 that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Cpl. Patrick R. Glennon of Rochester, N.Y., will be buried April 11, at Arlington National…

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Edwards hosts retiree appreciation day

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The Retiree Activities Office at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is hosting a Retiree Appreciation Day 8 a.m.-noon, May 5. The event, at the Oasis Community Center on base, is open to all military retirees regardless of service branch. The event will include guest speakers, retiree program updates, booth displays, lunch, tours, door prizes, limited…

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Vietnam veterans welcomed home – finally

Posted April 4, 2012 by by Sharilyn Wells

CHARLOTTE, N.C. ““ Friends were reunited; stories were told, and memories were honored on a day that many Vietnam veterans never thought they’d see ““ a day set aside specially for them to be properly welcomed home ““ almost 40 years later. “It was hell over there,” James ‘Quincy’ Collins, retired…

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VA makes progress on pledge to end veteran homelessness

Posted April 3, 2012 by by Donna Miles

The Veterans Affairs Department is making progress on its pledge to end homelessness among veterans, with a focus on getting all homeless veterans off the streets by 2015, VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki told American Forces Press Service. Shinseki joined President Barack Obama in announcing the plan in November 2009, proclaiming that no veteran should…

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More women vets are homeless, but housing scarce

Posted April 3, 2012 by By Eric Tucker and Kristin M. Hall

Misha Mclamb helped keep fighter jets flying during a military career that took her halfway around the world to the Persian Gulf. But back home, the Navy aircraft specialist is barely getting by after a series of blows that undid her settled life. She was laid off from work last year and lost custody of…

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VA on track to break claims backlog

Posted April 3, 2012 by by Donna Miles

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki says VA is on track toward meeting one of the top priorities he set on arrival at the department three years ago: breaking the back of the disability claims backlog. VA spent the last two years creating an automated tool to make claims determinations faster and more accurate, he…

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AVC approves Veterans Resource Center

Posted March 30, 2012 by by Rebecca Amber

March 12, the Antelope Valley College Board of Trustees approved the establishment of a Veteran’s Resource Center on the Lancaster, Calif., campus. The center, which will be started with $5,500 provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, will service the estimated 500 student veterans attending the…

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Expert to discuss how to serve veterans attending college

Posted March 30, 2012 by

Marine Corps veteran and university veterans services director Dr. Marshall Thomas will discuss how to serve veterans attending college during a presentation 6-8 p.m., April 10 in the Antelope Valley College Board Room, SSV 151. The presentation will offer a glimpse into the culture that helps form student veterans and discusses some of the challenges…

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Obama honors Vietnam Veterans Day

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March 29 is Vietnam Veterans Day, and President Barack Obama released the following proclamation. “On Jan. 12, 1962, United States Army pilots lifted more than 1,000 South Vietnamese service members over jungle and underbrush to capture a National Liberation Front stronghold near Saigon. Operation Chopper marked America’s first combat mission against the Viet Cong, and…

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Department of Labor announces $15 million in grants to assist approximately 9,000 homeless veterans

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The U.S. Department of Labor announced March 29 the availability of $15 million in grants through the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program to provide job training services to help homeless veterans succeed in civilian careers. “The men and women who have served our country with distinction should not have to struggle to find good jobs when…

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