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Aug. 29, 2018

Face of Defense: Soldier Connects With Vietnam Vet Father Through Shared Service

Army Staff Sgt. Rachel Kovach, an infantry squad leader with the Pennsylvania National Guard, followed in the footsteps of her father, an Army infantryman who fought during the Vietnam War.

Aug. 26, 2018

DoD Mourns Death of Senator John S. McCain

U.S. senator and retired Navy Capt. John S. McCain died in Arizona at age 81 after a long battle with cancer. McCain, a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War, “steadfastly represented the best ideals of our country,” Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said.

Aug. 22, 2018

Wounded Warriors ‘Catch a Wave’ as Part of Recovery

The annual Operation Amped Surf Camp held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., promotes surfing therapy to aid in the recovery of wounded, ill and injured veterans and active-duty service members.

July 16, 2018

Eligible Veterans Can Seek Refund for Taxes on Disability Severance Payment

More than 130,000 veterans may be eligible for refunds for taxes paid on disability severance payments, a Defense Department tax expert said.

June 11, 2018

Leaders, Celebrities Salute ‘Inspirational’ 2018 DoD Warrior Games

The 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games, described by a senior Air Force leader as ‘absolutely’ successful and inspirational, drew to a close at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

June 7, 2018

Cyclists Conquer Challenging Course at DoD Warrior Games

Athletes took on heat, headwinds, the altitude and sharp turns during the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games cycling competition outside the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

June 6, 2018

Retired Sailor, Wife Enjoy Camaraderie at DoD Warrior Games

For retired Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Diele and his wife, Carolina, the Department of Defense Warrior Games are more than just a competition for medals, it's a place to celebrate camaraderie and help others to keep fighting through injuries.

June 5, 2018

Coaches Help Warrior Games Athletes Achieve Goals

Coaches support their athletes as they compete in a range of adaptive sporting events during the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

June 3, 2018

Retired Airman Meets Biological Sister at DoD Warrior Games

Medically retired Air Force Senior Airman Karah Behrend won gold medals in discus and shot put so far at the 2018 Defense Department Warrior Games, but she received her biggest thrill by a first-time meeting with her biological sister, Crystal Boyd.

June 3, 2018

Senior Military Leaders, Celebrities Signal Start of DoD Warrior Games

Senior military leaders and celebrities joined together during opening ceremonies to signal the official start of the 2018 Defense Department Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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