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{FD} Trump to sign order creating accountability office at VA

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President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order creating an accountability and whistleblower protection office at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Continue reading

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{FD} No charges for Colorado Marine vet with brain injury in burglary case

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Weld County, Colo., District Attorney Michael Rourke announced Monday that he was dismissing charges against Marine veteran Cory Hixson in a theft case. Continue reading

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{FD} Disabled Vietnam vet says couple robbed him after carrying his groceries in Arkansas

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A disabled Vietnam War veteran claimed a couple, who offered to help him with his groceries, attacked and robbed him in his Arkansas home last week. Continue reading

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{FD} Veteran cleared of illegally posting US flags at Los Angeles VA facility explains his intent

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A 75-year-old U.S. Army veteran acquitted of illegally posting an American flag at a VA facility in West Los Angeles told Fox News on Thursday he would do it again in an instant. Continue reading

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{FD} Wounded veteran in viral Boston Marathon video touched by attention

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The wounded veteran who captured the hearts of viewers across the country when he crossed the Boston Marathon finish line carrying his running guide and the American flag said he is overwhelmed by the attention. Continue reading

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{FD} Wounded vet running Boston Marathon carries race partner across finish line

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A wounded Army veteran carried his race partner across the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Wednesday while she held an American flag. Continue reading

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{FD} USS Arizona survivor rejoins shipmates, interred aboard ship

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A veteran who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and died last year at age 94 has been reunited with his fallen shipmates on the sunken USS Arizona. Continue reading

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{FD} Disabled Army veteran fights off intruder at Georgia home

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A Clayton County family is counting their blessings on this Easter Sunday after police said a man kicked in their door and tried to break in, but the homeowner, also a disabled Army veteran fought the intruder off in his birthday suit. Continue reading

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{FD} Wounded warriors run back-to-back marathons, starting in Boston

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Two veterans – one from the US and the other from the UK – will run back-to-back marathons tethered together to raise awareness for mental health. Continue reading

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{FD} Shulkin pledges review to fix problems at DC medical center

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is pledging a top-down review at the VA medical center in the nation’s capital. Continue reading

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{FD} Disabled Texas veteran claims university kicked out his service dog

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A military veteran says he was blindsided when the university he attends told him his service dog is no longer allowed on campus. Continue reading

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{FD} Marine’s American flag set on fire in act of vandalism

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A Marine vet in Phoenix is outraged that someone would torch his American flag. Continue reading

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{FD} Disabled veteran to hike Appalachian Trail to raise money for other vets

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Gaumond, who retired from the Green Berets in 1998 after 21 years, is raising money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation that helps finance college educations for the children of fallen special operations forces. Continue reading

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{FD} Marines Killed in Chattanooga Shooting to Receive Heroism Medal

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Two Marines who died during a shooting in Chattanooga will receive a medal the service reserves for acts of non-combat heroism. Continue reading

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{FD} Marines to Offer Retention Bonuses for F-35, V-22, F-18 Pilots

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The Marine Corps is set to offer retention bonuses for aviators for the first time since 2011. Continue reading

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{FD} Memo to the Marine Corps: Don’t Pretend It’s Just a PR Problem

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Following almost every scandal, the person, company or government entity responsible is tempted chalk it up as “a PR problem.” Continue reading

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{FD} Military veteran making steel US flags shows his mettle

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Retired Air Force pararescueman Josh Vandenbrink had a tough time readjusting after 14 years of service and 21 deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. One day he, somewhat accidentally, launched his own business, Iron Mountain Designs. Continue reading

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{FD} Marine Corps Reviews Chow Hall Options as Fitness Division Activates

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In a push to develop a more holistically healthy force, the Marine Corps is creating a Force Fitness Division. Continue reading

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{FD} World War II vet gets Purple Heart after waiting more than seven decades

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Oscar Davis Jr.’s 72-year wait is finally over. Continue reading

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{FD} Marine veteran who lost both legs in Afghanistan sworn in as NY police officer

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A Long Island man who served in the Marines and lost both legs below the knees when he stepped on a bomb in Afghanistan was sworn in Friday as possibly the first fully active duty double amputee police officers in the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Army vet awarded Bronze Star for bravery in Vietnam battle

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An Army veteran has been awarded the Bronze Star for his heroism in a Vietnam War battle that left more than 50 U.S. soldiers dead and close to 200 injured. Continue reading

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{FD} Vietnam vet awarded Bronze Star for bravery in battle

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An Army veteran has been awarded the Bronze Star for his heroism in a Vietnam War battle that left more than 50 U.S. soldiers dead and close to 200 injured. Continue reading

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{FD} Deadly Hornet Crash Result of Low Dive During Strafing Run

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The mishap appeared to be the result of a controlled flight into terrain, according to a newly released investigation. Continue reading

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{FD} Marine Trademark Office Quietly Joins Fight Against Online Misogyny

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The Marine Corps Trademark and Licensing Office has taken on Disgruntled Decks, a game filled with inside jokes and crass humor. Continue reading

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{FD} Authorities find veteran’s decomposed body, charge 3 family members with collecting his benefits

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Police say three family members of a Wainwright home spent the social security payments of a veteran whose body was found badly decomposed in their living room. Continue reading

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{FD} VA urges ‘hiring surge’ to reduce veterans’ appeals backlog

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is warning of a rapidly growing backlog for veterans who seek to appeal decisions involving disability benefits. Continue reading

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{FD} WWII vet wins $300,000 lottery for 94th birthday

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A World War II veteran receiving the birthday present of a lifetime when he won $300,000 in the Michigan Lottery. Continue reading

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{FD} Vietnam War memorial vandalized twice in one year

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A memorial in Venice, Calif., for Vietnam troops who went missing in action has been vandalized with graffiti for the second time in the past year, sparking a new round of anger. Continue reading

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{FD} Bill to Ban Smoking Areas at VA Introduced in House

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Designated indoor smoking areas at some VHA facilities and outdoor designated areas would be banned under a House bill. Continue reading

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{FD} Bataan Death March memorialized with record-setting crowd

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The 75th anniversary of the Bataan Death March drew a record field of 7,200 retired and active-duty military personnel and civilians to the hot sands of New Mexico to honor victims of one of World War II’s worst atrocities. Continue reading

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{FD} World War II vet recalls flying in B-17 bomber over Germany

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Hermann was a fresh pilot and bombardier attached to the 8th Army Air Force flying out of England and conducting bombing runs in Germany in 1945. He had enormous responsibility while he was just 20 years old. Continue reading

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{FD} WWII vet searching for ‘angel’ behind act of grocery store kindness

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A World War II veteran needs help looking for his “angel.” Continue reading

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{FD} Rural Vets May See More Options for Telemedicine

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The VA is researching how to improve the quality of care for veterans in rural areas with serious or chronic conditions. Continue reading

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{FD} Marines launch new ad campaign: ‘Battles Won’

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The Marine Corps is launching a new recruitment ad campaign meant to draw millennials by showing Marines as not only strong warriors but good citizens. Continue reading

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{FD} Duffel Blog Founder Releases Book to Mark 5 Years of Military Humor

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They’ve been name-checked and started congressional kerfuffles. And now they want to take up space on your coffee table. Continue reading

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{FD} Construction begins on long-awaited Army Museum

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The United States Army is the only branch of the military without a national museum — but not for long. Continue reading

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{FD} Veteran who helps homeless vets aims to make it a nationwide movement

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Kyle Cornwell was having dinner with some friends in Sacramento several months ago when he spotted a man wearing a military jacket and Vietnam vet hat sitting on the sidewalk. Continue reading

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{FD} California WWII veteran, cancer survivor faces eviction

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A 92-year old WWII veteran and cancer survivor is reportedly being evicted from his California apartment so the property owner can conduct renovations. Continue reading

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{FD} Colorado police searching for missing Purple Heart recipient

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A veteran who has a traumatic brain injury has not been seen or heard from since Saturday night, the Broomfield Police Department said. Continue reading

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{FD} VA expands mental health care for discharged veterans

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The Department of Veterans Affairs will offer urgent mental health care beginning this summer to thousands of former service members with less-than-honorable discharges, part of its expanded initiative to stem stubbornly high rates of suicide. Continue reading

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{FD} WWII veteran takes flight in B-17 bomber for 99th birthday

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For Sergeant Eugene Leonard, the time he spent in Pearl Harbor remains a part of him forever. Continue reading

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{FD} Muslim veterans vow to protect Jewish cemeteries amid anti-Semitic threats

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Following the desecration of hundreds of graves at Jewish cemeteries and wave after wave of hoax bomb threats at Jewish community centers and day schools around the nation, Muslim veterans are offering their support and vow to protect these places of w… Continue reading

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{FD} 91-year-old World War II veteran works at supermarket

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If you stop by the ShopRite in Flemington, New Jersey, a piece of American history might bag your groceries. Continue reading

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{FD} Facebook post on VA treatment of patients causes uproar

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A former Marine and his wife say the scene inside a Veterans Administration hospital in Durham, North Carolina, was so shocking that they felt compelled to take pictures and post them to Facebook. Continue reading

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{FD} Navy veteran says he’s forced to live in a storage unit

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A disabled Navy veteran who fought for his country in the Gulf War now finds himself living in a Denver storage unit he calls “home sweet hell.” Continue reading

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{FD} Military medals stolen from Calif. veteran are found; 3 arrested

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Police returned a California veteran’s military medals Sunday after they were stolen out of his home during the Oroville Dam spillway emergency evacuations. Continue reading

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{FD} 96-year-old WWII pilot takes flight again in Florida

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At 96 years old, Bob Brocklehurst needs a little more help boarding a plane than he did back in the day. But give him a second and he’s right at home. Continue reading

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{FD} Veteran’s medals of valor stolen during California dam evacuation

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Thieves stole a Vietnam War veteran’s medals of valor after they were evacuated from their home. Continue reading

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{FD} Disabled Navy veteran beaten after defending turtle

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Two men and a teenager in Florida are behind bars after they attacked a disabled Navy veteran who was trying to protect a turtle that they were torturing, according to police and the vet’s family. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Band of Brothers’ veteran Edward Tipper dies in Colorado

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Edward Tipper, a World War II paratrooper who was portrayed in the HBO series “Band of Brothers,” has died. Continue reading

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