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Over 27,000 burial sites to open at Arlington next year

Posted March 23, 2015 by David Vergun

Army photograph by Patrick Bloodgood Construction crews move dirt and prepare the ground at the Arlington National Cemetery Millennium Expansion Project, Feb. 19, 2014. The project also involves restoring an impaired stream that runs through the area. In 2016, Arlington National Cemetery, or ANC, will open “an additional 27,282 burial opportunities,” Patrick K. Hallinan told…

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SecNav commemorates Battle of Iwo Jima

Posted March 23, 2015 by

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus arrived on Iwo To, the island formerly known as Iwo Jima, March 21 to attend the 70th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Iwo Jima.

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Applications accepted for 2015 National Veterans Golden Age Games

Posted March 18, 2015 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs is currently accepting applications from Veterans interested in competing in the 2015 National Veterans Golden Age Games. Applications can be completed online at www.veteransgoldenagegames.va.gov, and will be accepted through May 15. Veterans ages 55 and older who are enrolled for VA care are eligible to participate. The 2015 National Veterans…

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VA eliminates net worth as health care eligibility factor

Posted March 18, 2015 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs is updating the way it determines eligibility for VA health care, a change that will result in more veterans having access to the health care benefits they’ve earned and deserve. Effective 2015, the VA eliminated the use of net worth as a determining factor for both health care programs and…

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VA establishes MyVA advisory committee

Posted March 16, 2015 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced March 13 the establishment of the MyVA Advisory Committee. The committee brings together skilled experts from the private, non-profit and government sectors to assist in reorienting the Department to better meet the needs of Veterans. This committee is charged with advising the Secretary of Veterans Affairs with a focus…

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VA accelerates deployment of nationwide opioid therapy tool

Posted March 9, 2015 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs is accelerating the deployment of a state-of-the-art tool to help protect Veteran patients using high doses of opioids or with medical risk factors that put them at an increased risk of complications from opioid medications. The tool, referred to as the Opioid Therapy Risk Report, is being made available now…

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Stamp sheet honors Vietnam Medal of Honor recipients

Posted March 9, 2015 by

March 8 marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the ground war in Vietnam with the deployment of 3,500 Marines. By war’s end on April 30, 1975, nearly 3 million service men and women had fought in the conflict that would take the lives of more than 58,000 Americans. Of those who served during…

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World War II pilot reunited with P-47

Posted March 4, 2015 by SrA. Jensen Stidham

Sitting in a wheelchair with images of airplanes on his shirt and a U.S. Army Air Corps hat on his head, 92-year-old retired Air National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Hertel was reunited with the P-47 Thunderbolt during the Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 28.

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Vietnam War veterans honored during ceremony at AF Memorial

Posted March 4, 2015 by SrA. Hailey Haux

More than 100 service members, civilians and veterans braved the cold and icy weather to honor prisoners of war and those missing in action during the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War commemoration ceremony and wreath-laying March 2, at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va.

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AF holds 50th anniversary Vietnam War commemoration ceremony

Posted February 27, 2015 by TSgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.

Air Force photograph F-105 crews played a key role in Operation Rolling Thunder. During this three-year Vietnam War campaign, Air Force, Marine and Navy aircraft bombed targets throughout North Vietnam. U.S. and Australian warships complemented the air assault by bombarding coastal targets. The Air Force is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War by…

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