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Nov. 8, 2017

Family Tradition of Service Drives Deputy Secretary Shanahan

"I grew up in a family that values service," said Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan, whose father, Mike, fought in Vietnam. "People ask me, 'Why did you take this job?' I think about the people who go to Afghanistan or wherever they are deployed and how hard that is, and they do it multiple times."

Nov. 7, 2017

California Surfing Clinic Assists Wounded Warriors' Recovery

Naval Medical Center San Diego's staff has assisted more than 1,500 wounded, ill and injured service members from all branches in their recovery through surfing.

Nov. 1, 2017

Injured Marine Fulfills Dream of Learning to Surf

Marine Corps Cpl. Leighton Anderson recalled always wanting to fly since his Navy father took him to airshows in his native California. Leighton realized his dream -- he became part of an MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crew. After being severely injured in an Osprey training crash in late 2016, Anderson achieved another dream during his recovery -- he's now a surfer!

Oct. 25, 2017

Marine Corps World War II Vets Visit Pohakuloa Training Area

Marine Corps World War II veterans relived wartime memories during their visit to Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, as part of the 68th annual reunion of the 5th Marine Division Association.

Oct. 23, 2017

AAFES to Open Online Shopping to Veterans

With less than a month until the much-anticipated official launch of the veterans online shopping benefit, more than 225,000 honorably discharged veterans have already been verified to shop at online military exchange websites when the sites open to veterans Nov. 11.

Oct. 1, 2017

Retired Air Force NCO Adds to Medal Count at Invictus Games

Medically retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Sebastiana Lopez-Arellano almost died in a motorcycle accident in 2015, but she persevered and has distinguished herself at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto.

Sept. 30, 2017

Soldier Credits Adaptive Sports for Recovery, Medal Wins at Invictus Games

"Adaptive sports is a big part of recovery because I know, for me, without adaptive sports, I would’ve been lost,” said Army Spc. Stephanie Morris, who lost a leg during service in Afghanistan. Morris won a gold medal in discus, a silver in shot put and a bronze in hand cycle in the women’s track and field competition at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto.

Sept. 30, 2017

Invictus Competitor Points to Importance of Family

Medically retired Army Capt. Will Reynolds lost a leg during service in Iraq. Yet, Reynolds persevered with the support of family and friends and today he competes with other wounded and injured service members in athletic competitions like the 2017 Invictus Games.

Sept. 29, 2017

Face of Defense: Airman Gives Back to Veterans

Air Force Senior Airman Javonte Lofton works as a hazardous material specialist with the Michigan Air National Guard’s 110th Logistics Readiness Squadron in Battle Creek, Mich., and he said it’s his duty to give back to the men and women who wore the uniform before him whenever the opportunity presents itself.

Sept. 29, 2017

Study to Examine Role of Adaptive Sports for Rehabilitation

Michael Burns, CEO of the Toronto Invictus Games, announced that Invictus, in partnership with the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research, is releasing the preliminary findings of the first-ever research study on the impact of the role of adaptive sports in the rehabilitation of service members and their families.

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