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Lancaster honors veterans with new monument at veterans home

In honor of local veterans and their service to our country, the City of Lancaster in California provided an eye-catching monument sign for the...

Academy names airfield in honor of first black Air Force general

The U.S. Air Force Academy Nov. 1 named its airfield in honor of Air Force Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr., the service's first black...

Chance encounter at A/TA reveals impact of Berlin ‘candy bomber’

As Air Force 1st Lt. Gail Halvorsen and his crewmates lobbed handkerchief-wrapped chocolate bars out the window of his C-54 Skymaster over a war-shattered...

Strategic bombing matured quickly during WWII

Strategic bombing -- destroying enemy military and infrastructure targets and lowering their morale -- became a significant part of America's war strategy during World War II,...

100-year old sentinel returns to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

At 100, Jack Eaton is the oldest living, oldest known sentinel of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. His and other sentinels' names are...

Tanks reigned supreme on WWII battlefields

The battlefields of World War II featured some game-changing technologies. Strategic bombers debuted in the skies. Aircraft carriers reigned supreme on the seas. And...

WWII battle helped secure Philippines 75 years ago

The Battle of Leyte Gulf was the largest naval engagement of World War II. It raged in the Philippines from Oct. 23 to 26, 1944,...

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency team searches for the missing

His eyes scan page after page, photo after photo, searching … searching … searching for one, just one document that can help. He has...

WWII posters aimed to inspire, encourage service

A proliferation of colorful and striking posters emerged as, in effect, the social media of the time during World War II. Perhaps the most iconic...

Shok Valley weapons sergeant to receive Medal of Honor

A weapons sergeant with the 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) who heroically fought up a mountain through a barrage of enemy fire to help...