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Obama: Move heaven and earth to care for disabled vets

Posted October 10, 2014 by Cheryl Pellerin

With the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, the nation commemorates for the first time the two battles disabled veterans have fought – the battle over there and the battle at home – the battle to recover, President Barack Obama said Oct. 5 during the dedication ceremony. Congress approved the building of the memorial with…

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VA wards contract for independent assessment of health care

Posted October 6, 2014 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Oct. 1 that the MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit company that operates multiple federally funded research and development centers, has been awarded a contract to support the Independent Assessment of VA health care processes, as required by the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. MITRE Corporation will serve…

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82nd Airborne helps commemorate 70th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden

Posted September 29, 2014 by SSgt. Javier O. Orona

This year, as we honor the 70th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden, we remember the sacrifices soldiers and paratroopers made all those years ago.

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VA announces awardees of grants that support disabled veterans in adaptive Sports

Posted September 29, 2014 by timchisham

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced Sept. 29 the award of approximately $8 million in grants to provide adaptive sports opportunities for disabled veterans and disabled service members of the Armed Forces. Adaptive sports are those sports that have been created or modified for persons with disabilities. Partnering with national, regional, and community-based…

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WWII Airman lost in Pacific brought home to Montana after 70 year wait

Posted September 24, 2014 by John Turner

Seven decades after his aircraft was shot down during a mission in World War II, an Army Air Forces aviator finally came home to Augusta, Mont.

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VA updates disability claims application

Posted September 24, 2014 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Sept. 24 that it is introducing a uniformed disability claims form to better serve veterans, families and survivors. Standardizing the process by which veterans file claims and initiate appeals will make it easier for veterans and their survivors to clearly state what benefits they are seeking from VA and…

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POW/MIA: Daughter of missing Vietnam-era pilot shares story of loss

Posted September 22, 2014 by MSgt. Veronica Aceveda

The name, rank and service of Col. Kelly Cook are imprinted on prisoner-of-war/missing-in-action bracelets to this day - he is still missing.

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Soldier missing from World War II accounted for

Posted September 17, 2014 by

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Sept. 10 that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing since World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Pfc. Bernard Gavrin of Brooklyn, New York, was buried Sept. 12, in Arlington National Cemetery. On…

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Two Vietnam War Soldiers receive Medal of Honor

Posted September 17, 2014 by David Vergun

Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Spec. 4 Donald P. Sloat were each awarded the Medal of Honor for valor in Vietnam.

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Two Vietnam War Soldiers, one from Civil War to receive Medal of Honor

Posted September 2, 2014 by David Vergun

The White House announced Aug. 26 that Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Spec. 4 Donald P. Sloat will receive the Medal of Honor for actions in Vietnam.

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