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May 4, 2016

Resilient Wounded Warrior Aims for Invictus Games Gold

Timothy Payne, a medically retired Army staff sergeant who lost his legs and received other severe injuries due to a 2011 bomb explosion in Afghanistan, will be among more than 500 disabled athletes competing at the Invictus Games.

April 27, 2016

Veterans Overcome Challenges Through ‘Face of America’ Ride

More than 700 cyclists, including nearly 175 disabled veterans, rode more than 100 miles to meet up in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, as part of World T.E.A.M. Sports’ annual “Face of America” ride.

April 8, 2016

President Proclaims National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day

On National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, President Barack Obama urged Americans to “salute the selfless service members throughout our history who gave of their own liberty to ensure ours."

March 9, 2016

WASP Pursued Love of Flying, Fought for Women Vets’ Recognition

Bernice “Bee” Haydu, now 95, who flew military aircraft during World War II as a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, also fought for official recognition of WASP veterans.

March 8, 2016

Face of Defense: Pararescueman Unites Military, Civilian Writers

Air National Guard Lt. Col. Matthew Komatsu recalls his part in the din of combat in Afghanistan four years ago, and how a writing seminar has helped him and other veterans come to terms with their past and present lives.

Feb. 26, 2016

Do I Look Healthy in These Genes?

President Barack Obama hosted a precision medicine summit at the White House, where a Defense Department leader, medical professionals and researchers highlighted a new era of innovation in care for veterans and service members.

Feb. 5, 2016

Face of Defense: Airman Helps Search for Vietnam War Remains

When Air Force Tech. Sgt. Robin Bailon enlisted 16 years ago, she didn't expect her career would take her to Vietnam to search for the remains of fallen service members.

Feb. 5, 2016

Defense Department Extends Armed Services YMCA Contract

The Defense Department recently announced a one-year extension to the Armed Services YMCA Military Outreach Initiative, DoD officials said.

Jan. 29, 2016

Sesame Street Supports Military Families in Transition

The Sesame Workshop has launched a website devoted to helping families cope with the changes associated with transitioning into civilian life.

Jan. 27, 2016

Officials Announce Winning Design Concept for National WWI Memorial

The United States World War One Centennial Commission announced the winning design concept for a national memorial for what was known at the time as “The Great War.”

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