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Consolidation of POW/MIA mission moving forward

Posted January 12, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Jan. 9 the Defense Department will, effective Monday, consolidate into one new agency the organizations that account for U.S. military prisoners of war and those missing in action. Hagel called for a review early last year to bring together the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office, the Joint Personnel Accounting…

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Veteran caretakers continue service at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

Posted January 9, 2015 by SSgt. Chris Hubenthal

The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, or NMCP, is the final resting place for many military veterans who served across the globe.

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Tuskegee Airmen receive the 2014 Omar N. Bradley ‘Spirit of Independence Award’

Posted December 31, 2014 by SrA. Benjamin Gonsier

The Tuskegee Airmen were recognized for their courage and valor in combat, as they helped pave the way for racial integration in the armed services, by receiving the 2014 Omar N. Bradley "Spirit of Independence Award" in a ceremony held at the 2014 Duck Commander Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La.

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Luxembourg, US leaders commemorate Battle of the Bulge

Posted December 24, 2014 by SSgt. Joe W. McFadden

Nearly 200 Luxembourgers and Americans observed the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge during a commemorative ceremony Dec. 16, at Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial in Luxembourg.

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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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Many living with PTSD

Posted December 17, 2014 by Linda KC Reynolds

Christmas - the most wonderful time of the year, a time for family gatherings and cheer. Unfortunately, the holidays are also one of the highest times for suicide, especially among veterans - around 22 per day.

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Airmen, families, friends remember loved ones at Arlington

Posted December 17, 2014 by SSgt. Christopher Gross

Nearly 50,000 volunteers came together to place remembrance wreaths on the headstones of about 230,000 veterans during the 23rd Annual National Wreaths Across America Day Dec. 13, at Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

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Thousands gather to honor fallen veterans for Wreaths Across America Day

Posted December 15, 2014 by Amaani Lyle

DOD photograph by Sebastian Sciotti Jr. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses service members and volunteers during the opening ceremony on Wreaths Across America Day in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Dec. 13, 2014. Battaglia read a letter co-written with Army Gen….

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Arlington National Cemetery continues improvements, director testifies

Posted December 12, 2014 by J.D. Leipold

In testimony on Capitol Hill, the executive director of Army National Cemeteries said as the pace of interments remain at an all-time high, Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia, continues process improvements.

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America’s entry into World War II remembered 73 years later

Posted December 10, 2014 by David Vergun

Courtesy photograph President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Declaration of War against Japan on Dec. 8, 1941, a day after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. On Dec. 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan carried out a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The next day, President Franklin Roosevelt told a joint session of Congress…

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