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May 30, 2017

Montford Point Marines Receive Honors in Illinois Town

A distinguished group of African-American Marine Corps veterans were honored in the town of Colp, Illinois, for their service during World War II and subsequent conflicts.

May 26, 2017

‘Old Guard’ Soldiers Salute Fallen With ‘Flags In’ Tribute

The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as the “Old Guard,” kicked off Memorial Day weekend honoring America’s fallen heroes by placing U.S. flags at gravesites in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia and U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

May 19, 2017

Mattis Praises Former Defense Secretary Hagel’s Selflessness

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel always put service to others above self, as the two men unveiled Hagel’s official portrait at the Pentagon.

April 20, 2017

President Signs Bill to Extend Veteran’s Choice Health Care Law

President Donald J. Trump signed the Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act so military veterans can continue receiving health care in the civilian sector when care is not easily accessible from a Veterans Affairs Department provider.

April 20, 2017

Medal of Honor Recipient Recalls Challenges of Returning to Civilian Life

Retired Army Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts, who earned the Medal of Honor during service in Afghanistan, recalled his life's triumphs as well as the challenges inherent in his journey to transition to civilian life.

April 6, 2017

100 Years Ago Today, America Fought in WWI

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley spoke at a World War I commemoration ceremony at the Pentagon about the importance of the war and its impact.

April 6, 2017

Kansas City Ceremony Marks Centennial of U.S. Entry Into World War I

The U.S. entry into World War I on April 6, 1917, marked the beginning of the American Century, retired Army Col. Robert J. Dalessandro, the commissioner of the World War I Centennial Commission, said at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri.

April 4, 2017

Annual Reunion Honors Sacrifice of POW, MIA Service Members

Members of the 560th Flying Training Squadron hosted the 44th annual Freedom Flyer Reunion and 20th annual POW/MIA Symposium at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, to honor service members' sacrifices during the Vietnam War.

March 29, 2017

Lessons From the Past Guide Future Air Force Leaders

Robert Schilling, a former airman and gunner on the AC-47 “Spooky” aircraft, told stories about his experiences as an enlisted troop deployed to Vietnam and shared leadership lessons with students attending the Airman Leadership School at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D.

March 24, 2017

Face of Defense: Army Reservist Doubles as Volunteer Firefighter

Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Bill Coan, 58, who’s also a volunteer fireman working with the Hurffville Fire Company at Station 10-3 in New Jersey, has been recognized for his work as a firefighter multiple times. Coan said being a firefighter brings its own rewards. “Over the years, I’ve delivered babies and that’s great, but when you actually save a life, that’s special.”

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