Records, Photos of Famed US WWII Bombers Go Online

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SANTA FE, New Mexico — Thousands of feet above the Pacific Ocean, the bullets were coming fast and the flak was flying. Japanese fighter planes whizzed around like bees as the American forces in their lumbering B-24 bombers tried everything to reach their targets, save fuel and stay airborne for the long trip home. Tom Pelle, a 20-year-old tech... more

WWII Veteran Receives Service Medals 70 Years Later

Former Seaman 1st Class Jesus Hiracheta Perez was 18 when he was drafted into the Navy during World War II. While stationed at Hollandia Base in Papua New Guinea, Perez worked from midnight to 6 a.m. loading ships with shoes, pants, food, oil barrels and beer, his family said. The supplies were sent to the Philippines and surrounding islands, w... more

Upcoming Military and Veteran Job Fairs

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Attending a job fair is a proactive way of getting to know companies or industries you're interested in. It's also a great way to make contacts. If you hear about a veteran job fair that's not on this list, let us know by emailing us at <!-- // var first = 'ma'; var second = 'il'; var third = 'to:'; var address = 'jobfairs'; var dom... more

Army Veteran Receives Free New Home

DURHAM -- On Wednesday morning, former Army specialist and Purple Heart recipient Mike Thomas turned his white pickup truck into his new driveway for the first time. It wasn't just any homecoming. Neighbors and volunteers -- all people Thomas had never met before -- lined either side of the driveway, ready to welcome him home to his new mortgag... more

Report: Military, VA Must Improve Policies to Help Female Veterans

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A prominent veterans advocacy group released a report Wednesday that found female veterans face a higher rate of unemployment and homelessness compared to non-veterans, and one-in-five female veterans experienced sexual trauma. Disabled American Veterans released their report in a ceremony on Capitol Hill outlining 27 key policies or changes th... more

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