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United States Department of Defense

October 13, 2015
DoD Identifies Air Force Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two airmen who were supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. They died Oct. 11 in the crash of a British Puma Mk2 helicopter in Kabul, Afghanistan. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.Killed were:Maj. Phyllis J. Pelky, 45, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico. She was assigned to
October 10, 2015
Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on Kunduz Condolence Payments
The Department of Defense believes it is important to address the consequences of the tragic incident at the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. One step the Department can take is to make condolence payments to civilian non-combatants injured and the families of civilian non-combatants killed as a result of U.S. military

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

October 6, 2015
Homeless Alabama Veteran Home at Last

Army Veteran April Rencher didn't plan on becoming homeless. But after watching her world fall apart, she's now building a new life for herself with a little help from her friends at the Tuscaloosa VA. Read the full story

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September 30, 2015
Breast Cancer: The Importance of Mammograms

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, but early detection saves lives, which is why mammograms are so important. VA's 3D technology is improving cancer detection rates. Read the full story

A woman in a lab coat shows a patient two computer monitors displaying mammogram images