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The history of POW MIA Bracelets National League of Families

The late 60s and early 70s found America fiercely divided over the Vietnam War. As our nation was torn by the political and social unrest of the time, the men and women of our military made incredible sacrifices. However, their sacrifices did not go unnoticed. The love and support of many grateful...
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The U.S. Air Force Is 72 Today: 6 Facts You Should Know

The United States Air Force became its own branch of the U.S. Armed Forces with the passing of the National Security Act of 1947 on September 18 — making it 72 years old today. Here are six things about the Air Force: 1. The Air Force has its own special operations airmen — and they're no joke...
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Battle of the Bases championship softball at Nationals Park

Head down to Nationals Park this weekend to see two Marine teams battle it out for the championship softball title in Battle of the Bases. The Battle of the Bases , a championship softball tournament featuring local military softball base teams will take place Sept. 14, shortly after the Washington...
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Trump speaks in honor of those killed on 9/11 at Pentagon

Capt. Robert E. Dolan Retired Rear Admiral Wilson F. Flagg Karen Ann Kincaid Dana, Charles, and Zoe Falkenberg Maj. Wallace Cole Hogan Retired Lt. Col. Robert Hymel A ceremony at the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial on Sept. 11, 2019 recognizing the individuals killed at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001 opened...
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World War II veteran Smokey Bear turns 75

"Only you can prevent forest fires." It's a message we've spent our whole lives hearing and hopefully obeying. But, did you know that without World War II Smokey Bear may never have been created? A couple of events in 1942 helped bring the iconic preventer of wildfires to life, explained Maureen...
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National Museum of the United States Army to open in 2020

June 4, 2020. That's the opening date for the National Museum of the United States Army. "The Army has served American citizens for 244 years, protecting the freedoms that are precious to all of us. Millions of people have served in the Army, and this museum gives us the chance to tell their...
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Co-Owner Of D.C. Area Venues Arrested For Soliciting Prostitution

He made an appointment for a massage session and made sexual comments.
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Fallen soldier included in daughter's senior photos

Julia Yllescas has never doubted that her dad has always been with her. But now she, and the whole world can see it, thanks to help from photographer and military spouse Susanne Beckmann. Beckmann, of Snapshots by Suz has been photographing Nebraska teen Yllescas since she was 9 years old and...
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Journalist, Marine veteran Austin Tice captive after 7 years

This story originally published Aug. 12, 2019 at 11:51 a.m. EST. It was updated Aug. 14 at 11:20 a.m. It's been more than 2,557 days since Austin Tice, Marine, journalist, son and brother was captured in Syria. He turned 38 on Sunday. Aug. 14 marks seven years since his abduction near Damascus --...
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Airport terminal comes to a standstill for returning remain of Col. Roy Knight | Connecting Vets

Colonel Roy Knight of Millsap, Texas was killed during the Vietnam War, May 1967. This week, he came home to Texas -- and brought an entire airport terminal to a standstill. "I'm at the airport in Dallas, waiting for my flight home to DC from El Paso, and something incredible is happening," tweeted...
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