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Oct. 21, 2016

USO Anniversary Gala Celebrates 75 Years of Service

More than a thousand people joined Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a star-studded gala to help the USO celebrate its 75th Anniversary and honor its six 2016 Service Members of the Year.

Oct. 18, 2016

DoD to Host ‘Warrior Care in the 21st Century’ Symposium

Despite an increase in the severity of injuries, troops on the battlefield are surviving better than ever before. U.S. military officials and their allies have made a priority of taking care of those wounded returning from war.

Oct. 14, 2016

Puerto Ricans Represented Throughout U.S. Military History

As citizens of the United States, Puerto Ricans have participated in every major United States military engagement from World War I onward, with the soldiers of Puerto Rico’s 65th Infantry Regiment distinguishing themselves in combat during the Korean War.

Oct. 14, 2016

Puerto Rican Vet Takes Pride in Military Service, Heritage

Growing up in New York City’s the Bronx, watching the 1960s television show, “Combat,” and being around family members who served in Vietnam inspired Ildelfonso “Pancho” Colon Jr. to join the Marine Corps in 1981 and serve for 25 years.

Oct. 13, 2016

Veteran Finds Brotherhood in Cycling Group

David Camacho, a retired Army master sergeant who served for 22 years, said he joined the Army “because it was in my blood.”

Sept. 13, 2016

Veterans’ Cycling Team Raises Suicide Prevention Awareness

Retired Army Sgt. Norberto Roman formed a cycling team for physical fitness benefits and to raise awareness of suicide prevention programs for military veterans.

Aug. 1, 2016

Veteran Homelessness Drops Nearly 50 Percent Since 2010

Federal officials announced that the number of veterans experiencing homelessness in the U.S. has been cut nearly in half since 2010 due to efforts by federal, state and local partners.

July 2, 2016

President Salutes Troops, Joining Forces in Independence Day Weekly Address

In his weekly address, President Barack Obama noted that he, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their two daughters will be hosting hundreds of service members, military veterans and their families at the traditional White House cookout on Independence Day.

June 28, 2016

Shooters Earn Medals in Air Rifle, Pistol Competitions at Warrior Games

Competitors shot for gold, silver and bronze medals during air pistol and air rifle competitions at the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games held at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

June 22, 2016

Air Force Nets Gold in Sitting Volleyball at Warrior Games

The Air Force sitting volleyball team claimed gold as the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games wound down, squeaking ahead of U.S. Special Operations Command, 25-22.

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