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United States Department of Defense

August 27, 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 of wounds suffered Aug. 26 when the vehicle they were traveling in was attacked near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan.Killed were: Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 27, of Lexington, Kentucky. He was assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics
August 25, 2015
Flag Officer Assignment
 The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert announced today the following assignment:Capt. William W. Wheeler III, selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy commander, Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa, Djibouti, Africa.  Wheeler is currently serving as executive

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

August 25, 2015
I Served in the Active Military. Yes, I'm One!

Know this: If you are a woman who served in the active military service, you are a Veteran. People may think your military experience was less challenging than that of male Veterans. They're wrong. Read the full story

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August 18, 2015
Combat Veteran, Doctor and Now Gardener

Wesley McFarland, combat Veteran, doctor for 55 years, charged his patients $3.00. Wiped out by Hurricane Katrina, he now lives in a VA Community Living Center ... and he loves it. Read the full story

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