December 19, 2016

Pilot Laid to Rest at Arlington for Third, and Final, Time


Air Force Major Troy Gilbert was laid to rest, finally and completely, at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday.

He’d already been buried twice, in bits and pieces, in 2006 and 2013. Monday’s interment made him the only person known to Arlington ever to be buried in the nation’s most hallowed ground three times.

Once again, a lone bugler played taps. That mournful sound had rolled across Arlington’s Section 60 for Major Gilbert twice before, plaintively

December 19, 2016

Homeless Veteran Who Died Of Hypothermia Remembered

Friends, officials, and homeless advocates gathered to honor the memory of Thomas Egan today, at the site of his death roughly eight years ago. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the veteran’s legacy lives on through a warming shelter service in his name.

December 19, 2016

140 years late, Nevada veteran lauded with US Medal of Honor

An Army veteran who died without knowing he won the nation's highest medal of bravery is getting the honor he's been owed for nearly 140 years

December 19, 2016

Veterans battle the invisible scars of war with art

Veterans across the country are using creative expression to ease their symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and are getting more support from Congress.

December 19, 2016

MyVA: Putting Veterans First by simplifying the online experience through Vets.gov

Through Vets.gov, Veterans can discover, apply for, track, and manage their VA benefits easily — as it should be. Soon, Veterans will no longer have to navigate multiple VA websites and use multiple logins to access their health care and benefits information.

Vets.gov is simplifying the benefits process for Veterans — cutting the time it takes to enroll in health care in half — to just 24 minutes.

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December 18, 2016

Obama Approves US Honor for Veterans of WWII Spies Agency

The OSS Congressional Gold Medal Act was signed this week.

December 18, 2016

Battle of the Bulge

The 72nd anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, the largest and bloodiest conflict in World War II in terms of U.S. casualties, was Dec. 16, and a local Army veteran recently took time to reflect on that historic time.

December 17, 2016

Volunteers place Christmas wreaths for veterans at Willamette National Cemetery (photos)

Members of the Civil Air Patrol in Oregon have been coordinating volunteers to place Christmas wreaths on grave markers at Willamette National ...

December 17, 2016

Albany veterans assemble to deploy Christmas cheer

The Albany American Legion Post 10 was overrun Saturday as members rallied to issue Christmas cheer to nearly 200 area kids during their annual toy drive.