Veterans

US WWII Vet Reunites with Wartime Girlfriend in Australia

In this  Nov. 6, 2015 file photo, Norwood Thomas, holds up a photo of with Joyce Morris at his home in Virginia Beach, Va. (Bill Tiernan/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

SYDNEY -- A 93-year-old World War II veteran from the United States embraced his wartime girlfriend in Australia in their reunion Wednesday after more than 70 years apart. Norwood Thomas and 88-year-old Joyce Morris laughed as they wrapped their arms around each other after Thomas flew from Virginia to the southern Australian city of Adelaide t... more

World War II Vet Has Mustard Gas Exposure Claims Denied by VA

Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON -- In the final days of World War II, an 18-year-old Army private from Missouri named Arla Wayne Harrell was sent to Camp Crowder in the southwest corner of the state, where he said he was twice exposed to mustard gas. He didn't talk about it for years. When he finally did, he told his family that the Army warned him he'd be thrown i... more

The Ins and Outs of Applying for a Federal Job

Holding a resume

Applying for a federal job can seem daunting: lots of questions, confusing terminology and applications with more pages to read than Moby-Dick. Consider this concise guide the Reader's Digest or Cliffs Notes version. There are two steps to applying for a federal job. The first is reading a federal vacancy announcement, which describes the job o... more

2016 VA Disability Compensation Rates

Department of Veterans Affairs

The following tables show the 2016 VA compensation rates for veterans with a disability rating 10 percent or higher. (Effective Dec. 1, 2014) Dependents Allowance: In addition veterans entitled to compensation whose disability is rated as 30 percent or more, shall be entitled to additional compensation for dependents as follows (monthly amount... more

WWII Vet Begins Journey to Reunite with Wartime Girlfriend

In this  Nov. 6, 2015 file photo, Norwood Thomas, holds up a photo of with Joyce Morris at his home in Virginia Beach, Va. (Bill Tiernan/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

NORFOLK, Virginia -- A 93-year-old World War II veteran is embarking on a journey from the United States to Australia to visit his wartime girlfriend after more than 70 years apart. Norwood Thomas will be reunited with Joyce Morris, The Virginian-Pilot reported on a quest that has gone viral online. "I'd rather die traveling to Australia than ... more

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