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Former AFFTC commander dies

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Retired Maj. Gen. Hugh Boyd Manson died Oct. 4 in Los Gatos, Calif. He was 98.

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Residents at local vet home their retirement years

Posted January 8, 2014 by Diane Betzler

Lawrence Hawkins is a man on a mission; Hawkins is the supervising rehabilitation therapist at the William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans Home in Lancaster, Calif., and his mission is to offer retired American veterans the very best quality that life has to offer for those who live at the local home.

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Tacoma Airmen killed in Laos 44 years ago finally home

Posted May 9, 2014 by TSgt. Sean Tobin

Missing for more than 44 years, the remains of Capt. Douglas D. Ferguson, who was killed when his F-4D Phantom aircraft was shot down over Laos in 1969, returned home May 1 to Lakewood, Wash.

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HUD, VA, USICH announce 33 percent drop in veteran homelessness since 2010

Posted August 28, 2014 by

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Aug. 26released a new national estimate of veteran homelessness in the United States. Data collected during the annual Point-in-Time Count conducted in January 2014 shows there were 49,933 homeless veterans in America, a decline of 33…

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Missing airman from World War II buried at Arlington

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The remains of an Army Air Forces Airman who had been missing since World War II was buried with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Dec. 4.

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Doolittle Tokyo Raiders to receive Congressional Gold Medal

Posted March 25, 2015 by Diana Bachert

Seventy-three years ago, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. These men, led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.

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POW visits Pentagon tribute section, reminisces about hard times

Posted July 22, 2015 by SSgt. Whitney Stanfield

Retired Col. Leon Ellis was a prisoner of war for 1,955 days during the Vietnam War. During a July 16 visit to the Pentagon, he and his family stopped by the Air Force POW tribute section. Ellis said some painful memories flooded back about his time as a POW as he viewed the paintings.

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Arlington National Cemetery plants saplings to honor troops

Posted April 30, 2012 by by Terri Moon Cronk

In honor of Arbor Day and to pay respects to U.S. service members, officials planted five oak tree saplings at Arlington National Cemetery...

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On anniversary of D-Day invasion, Army recognizes WWII vets in Nation’s Capital

Posted June 7, 2012 by by C. Todd Lopez

The Army remembered the servicemen who took part in the Allied invasion of Normandy, France, which began 68 years ago, during World War II, at a reception in advance of a traditional Twilight Tattoo...

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7th Dive Detachment helps preserve history at USS Arizona

Posted July 10, 2012 by by 2nd Lt. Lauren Looper

The USS Arizona Memorial is one of America’s greatest historical landmarks. The sunken ship is a tomb and the waters surrounding it are restricted.

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