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Optimism helped Vietnam vet survive as POW

ROYAL AIR FORCE MILDENHALL, England (AFNS) -- When 2nd Lt. John "Spike" Nasmyth climbed into his F-4 Phantom II on Sept. 4, 1966, to...

POW visits Pentagon tribute section, reminisces about hard times

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Retired Col. Leon Ellis was a prisoner of war for 1,955 days during the Vietnam War. During a July 16 visit...

WWII Veteran, POW receives Presidential Unit Citation

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- A veteran from the greatest generation was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation with one oak leaf cluster by Sen. John S....

AF Vietnam veterans honored on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Current and former service members, members of Congress, Vietnam veterans and Air Force senior leaders gathered in the Emancipation Hall of...

5,000 days of war: Any time, anywhere, all the time

Hurlburt Field, Fla -- It’s been 5,000 days of struggle, rugged landscapes, blood and sweat. It’s been 5,000 days of exhaustion, injuries, and long separations from...

111th MI Bde. NCO, Soldier, Platoon Sgt. of Quarter winners selected

Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The winners of the second quarter Soldier, Platoon Sergeant and Non-commissioned Officer of the Quarter for the 111th Military Intelligence...

Army opens 20,563 engineering positions to women

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 19, 2015) -- Military Occupational Specialty, or MOS 12B, Combat Engineer is now open to all female enlisted Soldiers...

Lockheed Martin donates to Habitat for Heroes

Veterans are one step closer to moving into their new homes in Santa Clarita, Calif., thanks to Habitat for Humanity and Lockheed Martin employees. In...

Students selected to attend military academies

Eighteen students consider themselves very fortunate to be selected by the U.S. Congressional Knight Military Academy Selection Committee and will soon pursue a four-year...

U.S. paratroopers, WWII veterans pay homage to D-Day 71st anniversary

CHEF DU PONT, France (June 8, 2015) -- It has been nicknamed the "longest day" and has had more movies played on the silver...