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President awards Medals of Honor to 2 Vietnam veterans

Two Vietnam War Soldiers receive Medal of Honor

Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat were awarded Medals of Honor for valor in Vietnam, during a ceremony at the White House, Sept. 15, 2014. MORE about Two Vietnam War Soldiers receive Medal of Honor

Army Vice Chief Gen. Daniel B. Allyn

Army vice chief, surgeon general address future...

Army Medicine intends to reset and transform as operations wind down in Afghanistan, and how it will transform was the topic of a day-long professional development forum, Sept. 10, 2014, in... MORE about Army vice chief, surgeon general address future of Army Medicine

Former Soldier deals with 9/11 tragedy through helping others

Former Soldier deals with 9/11 tragedy through...

Most people remember where they were on 9/11. Michelle and Clifton Cottom certainly do, and said they think about it all the time. Their 11-year-old daughter, Asia SiVon Cottom, was on Flight 77... MORE about Former Soldier deals with 9/11 tragedy through helping others

Invictus Games

'Unconquered' warriors in London for first...

Some 400 wounded, ill or injured warriors from the U.S., and 13 other allied nations, will compete at the first-ever Invictus Games in London, Sept. 10-14, 2014, and the U.S. team was sent off by... MORE about 'Unconquered' warriors in London for first Invictus Games

Avionic Vietnam Veterans visit CAB

Aviation Avionic Vietnam Vets visit CAB

Vietnam-era Soldiers shared their history with current Soldiers from 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, during a visit by Aviation Electrical Veterans at Butts Army Airfield on... MORE about Aviation Avionic Vietnam Vets visit CAB

Veterans Curation Project

Corps of Engineers assisting vets through...

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Veterans Curation Program helps transitioning veterans with job skills, even as the vets assist the corps in its archaeology mission. MORE about Corps of Engineers assisting vets through archaeology work

WWII veteran, 108, gets heros welcome in DC

WWII veteran, 108, gets hero's welcome in DC

Women's Army Auxiliary Corps veteran Lucy Coffey arrived in Washington, D.C., to a hero's welcome that included a greeting from President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, July 25, 2014. MORE about WWII veteran, 108, gets hero's welcome in DC

REMEMBERING BROTHER

Brothers Killed In World War II Remembered

Jim Joyner still carries with him a sense of loss, even after 71 years. MORE about Brothers Killed In World War II Remembered

Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts inducted into Hall of Heroes

Medal of Honor recipient Pitts inducted into...

Former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes July 22, 2014, the day after receiving the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama for his bravery in combat at... MORE about Medal of Honor recipient Pitts inducted into Hall of Heroes

Silver Star awarded to 95-year-old Army veteran

Silver Star awarded to 95-year-old Army veteran

Retired Lt. Col. Ralph W. Kuethe, 95, was awarded a Silver Star medal in Conmy Hall at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, July 11, 2014, 70 years after serving in World War II. MORE about Silver Star awarded to 95-year-old Army veteran

Former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts receives Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor recipient Pitts: 'It is their...

President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Staff Sgt Ryan M. Pitts during a White House ceremony July 21, 2014. MORE about Medal of Honor recipient Pitts: 'It is their names, not mine'

Elite Rangers in all-black unit remember Korean War service

Rangers in all-black company remember Korean...

Elite Soldiers with the Army's only all-black Ranger company talked about their service during the Korean War, how they fought bravely, endured harsh conditions and served with distinction. MORE about Rangers in all-black company remember Korean service

94th ID vets reunite to remember WWII

94th Infantry Division vets reunite to remember...

Some 20 World War II veterans of the 94th Infantry Division gathered in Arlington, Virginia, June 28, 2014, for their 65th annual reunion. MORE about 94th Infantry Division vets reunite to remember World War II

Department of Veterans Affairs commemorates GI Bill 70th Anniversary

Department of Veterans Affairs commemorates GI...

The Department of Veterans Affairs commemorated the 70th Anniversary of the GI Bill, originally the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, at George Washington University, in Washington, D.C., June... MORE about Department of Veterans Affairs commemorates GI Bill 70th Anniversary

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Ryan Pitts to receive Medal of Honor for combat...

The White House announced today that former Staff. Sgt. Ryan Pitts will receive the Medal of Honor for his combat actions during an enemy engagement in Wanat, in the Waygal Valley of northeastern... MORE about Ryan Pitts to receive Medal of Honor for combat actions in Afghanistan

Sgt. Sean Hooks power-driven spike contributes to an Army victory June 18, 2014

Army edges past Air Force, wins gold in sitting...

In an edge-of-the-seat match, the Army Green team won the gold medal in the sitting volleyball championship game, June 18, 2014, during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trails at the U.S. Military... MORE about Army edges past Air Force, wins gold in sitting volleyball

Former Soldier to receive Medal of Honor for fierce battle in Afghanistan

Former Soldier to receive Medal of Honor for...

"This award isn't about what I did; it's about what we did as a team," former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts said, about being selected for the Medal of Honor for actions on July 13, 2008, when an... MORE about Former Soldier to receive Medal of Honor for fierce battle in Afghanistan

Retired Army Sergeant 1st Class Ben Trescott takes home gold in both shooting and rifle

Army captures six of eight shooting Gold Medals...

Twenty air pistol shooters from Army, Air Force and Marines lined up at Tronsrue Marksmanship Center at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York, at the site of the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior... MORE about Army captures six of eight shooting Gold Medals at 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials; two go to Trescott

Vietnam Veterans

Twilight tattoo honors Vietnam War veterans

The U.S. Army recognized Silver Star Medal recipient, Patrick A. Tiessonniere on behalf of Vietnam War veterans at a Twilight Tattoo event, June 11 at Fort Myer, Virginia. MORE about Twilight tattoo honors Vietnam War veterans

Legendary Korean War veteran visits battlefield after 63 years

Legendary Korean War veteran visits battlefield...

Retired Col. Ramon M. Padilla, a Korean War veteran, visited Hill 296 in Yeoju, South Korea, June 5, 2014, to reminisce about his participation in a battle there 63 years ago. MORE about Legendary Korean War veteran visits battlefield after 63 years

Natick steps it up for homeless veterans

Natick steps it up for homeless veterans

About four years ago, Sarah Ross was walking through downtown Boston on a sightseeing trip with her mother. The Army veteran didn't like what she saw all around her. MORE about Natick steps it up for homeless veterans

D-Day enemies meet

D-Day paratrooper shares experiences with...

Meeting at the notorious "bloody" Omaha Beach along the coast of northern France, two former enemies talked about what happened 70 years ago in the D-Day invasion of Normandy. MORE about D-Day paratrooper shares experiences with former Waffen-SS soldier

Pee Wee Martin Normandy Jump

93-year-old D-Day vet jumps again in Normandy

In a true rendezvous with history, paratrooper veteran James "Pee Wee" Martin again took to the sky, June 5, 2014, over Normandy, France, and parachuted onto the one-time battlefield... MORE about 93-year-old D-Day vet jumps again in Normandy

D-Day

Soldier protected others from air attacks...

Staff Sgt. Arthur Guest played a unique but crucial role in securing the beachhead from enemy aircraft during the D-Day invasion at Normandy, France, June 6, 1944, and in the days and months that... MORE about Soldier protected others from air attacks during Normandy invasion

Burgett shares stories of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment

D-Day vets remember 'Jumpin' Joe' Beyrle

With the tricolor of French, American and British flags draped in the windows, parades of vintage military vehicles and ceremonies in villages across the region, Normandy is abuzz with celebration... MORE about D-Day vets remember 'Jumpin' Joe' Beyrle

D-Day Company Commander throws ceremonial first pitch in MLB pregame Tribute

70 years later, Normandy commander showcases...

Retired Col. Jack Brooks, who commanded a company of the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, on June 6th 1944, took the field during a May 26, 2014, pre-game tribute to... MORE about 70 years later, Normandy commander showcases arm at MLB armed forces tribute

Big Red One Soldiers participate in Carentan memorial dedication

'Big Red One' Soldiers participate in Carentan...

Soldiers with the 1st Infantry Division, alongside troops from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the 75th Ranger Regiment, the 173rd Airborne Brigade, the 10th Special Forces Group, as... MORE about 'Big Red One' Soldiers participate in Carentan memorial dedication

Pee Wee Martin reminisces

D-Day paratrooper remembers historic jump ahead...

Veteran paratrooper Jim "Pee Wee" Martin, who jumped into Normandy on D-Day, is returning to coastal France to mark the 70th anniversary of the invasion that changed the course of World... MORE about D-Day paratrooper remembers historic jump ahead of 70th anniversary

World War II veteran looks back at D-Day

With the observance of Memorial Day May 26, people throughout Fort Benning and the surrounding communities took time to recognize the sacrifices made by those who have fought and died while serving... MORE about World War II veteran looks back at D-Day

Tens of thousands draw attention to POWs, MIAs as part of Rolling Thunder XXVII

Tens of thousands draw attention to POWs, MIAs...

As part of the Rolling Thunder XXVII motorcycle rally, tens of thousands of veterans and their supports gathered on their motorcycles this Memorial Day weekend in the nation's capital to draw... MORE about Tens of thousands draw attention to POWs, MIAs as part of Rolling Thunder XXVII

First Lady talks about Joining Forces

First Lady, Dr. Biden speak at Fort Campbell...

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden delivered remarks to more than 1,200 Soldiers and family members gathered at Campbell Army Airfield, Ky., focused on providing a smooth takeoff after... MORE about First Lady, Dr. Biden speak at Fort Campbell jobs summit

Traumatic Brain Injury team explores vehicles at the Integration Motor Pool

Traumatic Brain Injury team explores vehicles...

To gain a better understanding of injuries Soldiers sustain when collisions occur within various military vehicles, a team of medical experts from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, El Paso VA... MORE about Traumatic Brain Injury team explores vehicles at the Integration Motor Pool

WWII veterans make emotional visit to their memorial

World War II veterans make emotional visit to...

Members of the 'Greatest Generation' receive a hero's welcome at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., for their service decades ago. MORE about World War II veterans make emotional visit to their memorial in D.C.

Eppley calls a foul 2

Retiree credits Army Intramurals for his...

Retired Sgt. 1st Class Donnie Eppley, an NCAA Men's Division I College Basketball Official, began his officiating career in 1985, just four years after enlisting in the Army. MORE about Retiree credits Army Intramurals for his success on the courts

Touching The Wall

Medal of Honor recipients, Vietnam heroes visit...

After their induction into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes March 19, 2014, two Vietnam veterans went to the memorial simply known as "The Wall." MORE about Medal of Honor recipients, Vietnam heroes visit 'The Wall'

Sgt. 1st Class Melvin Morris, Master Sgt. Jose Rodella & Sgt. Santiago J. Erevia

Soldiers receive long-overdue Medals of Honor

Twenty-four U.S. Army veterans from three wars -- World War II, Korea and Vietnam -- received upgrades to the highest military decoration for uncommon bravery and gallantry at a White House... MORE about Soldiers receive long-overdue Medals of Honor

Team USA at Paralympics Closing Ceremony

USA beats Russia for gold in sled hockey

A goal by U.S. Marine Corps veteran Josh Sweeney won gold for USA's Sled Hockey Team in a 1-0 victory over Russia, March 15, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. MORE about USA beats Russia for gold in sled hockey

 Medal of Honor recipient, D-Day veteran Ehlers laid to rest

'Giant among giants,' Medal of Honor recipient...

Walter D. Ehlers, the last surviving recipient of the Medal of Honor from the Normandy campaign, was laid to rest March 8, 2014, at Riverside National Cemetery, Calif., in a ceremony attended by... MORE about 'Giant among giants,' Medal of Honor recipient Ehlers laid to rest

Free career programs for veterans, spouses available through Syracuse University

Free career programs for veterans, spouses...

Post 9/11 veterans, transitioning military members, and their spouses can enroll in free, online career training at Syracuse University to enhance their skills and marketability. The next deadline... MORE about Free career programs for veterans, spouses available through Syracuse University

Master Sgt. Rodela to receive Medal of Honor

Master Sgt. Jose Rodela to receive Medal of...

President Barack Obama announced Feb. 21, 2014 that retired Army Master Sgt. Jose Rodela will receive the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest award for military valor, during a ceremony, March 18... MORE about Master Sgt. Jose Rodela to receive Medal of Honor