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.
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.
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
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas —
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
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. —
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
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. —
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.”
March 22, 2017
USO-Metro Honors Enlisted Leaders, Actor Gary Sinise
ARLINGTON, Va. —
The USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, honored military senior enlisted advisors and presented actor Gary Sinise with the Legacy of Hope Award during a gala held in Arlington, Va.
March 21, 2017
Bataan Death March Survivor Honors Brothers-in-Arms
WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. —
Ben Skardon, a 99-year-old retired Army colonel, was the oldest participant and the only survivor of World War II's Bataan Death March to participate in the Bataan Memorial Death March walk held at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
March 2, 2017
From Boots to Suits: Transitioning to the Corporate World
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. —
Retired Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Junior Hamilton entered the Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program during his transition from military to civilian life. He now works for 7-Eleven as a human resource specialist.