Here's How to Actually Thank Veterans for Their Service

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As a Marine veteran, I've heard the "thank you for your service" phrase again and again, especially during last week's Veterans Day celebrations. Maybe I should feel honored, but more often I feel annoyed, because many times it comes across like an empty gesture. I often wonder how many people really think about what service truly means or have ... more

Congress, Beneficiary Groups Prepare for Health Reforms

Ohio Air National Guard Senior Airman Bruce Moman, an Aerospace Medical Services Journeyman from the 180th Fighter Wing Medical Group, takes the blood pressure of a patient as part of an annual physical health assessment. U.S. Air Force photo

Last January the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission proposed replacing the current triple option TRICARE benefit with a menu of commercial insurance options, similar to those offered to federal civilians, but with a break on premiums except for working age retirees. As the military community studied those details,... more

Film by POW's Daughter Explores Reconciliation with Japanese

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TOKYO (AP) — As a child, filmmaker Jan Thompson wondered why her father would not talk about his experiences as a World War II veteran. She was angry when she finally learned about his suffering as a prisoner of war of Japan, and then started to speak up for him and his comrades. It took Thompson, a three-time Emmy-award-winning documentary dir... more

New Bush Campaign Ad Touts Support from Medal of Honor Recipients

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush pauses as he speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland. (AP photo)

Jeb Bush's presidential campaign has released a video boasting the endorsements of four Medal of Honor recipients who claim that he's the one candidate who understands the military and will be able to lead the country. The four veterans -- three from the Vietnam War and one from the war in Afghanistan -- are among a dozen Medal of Honor reci... more

Philanthropist Helps Put Disabled Veterans Documentary on TV

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MANALAPAN, Fla. (AP) ¬A philanthropist is making good on her promise to herself to share the story of the nation's disabled veterans with as many people possible. On Nov.10, the documentary "Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History" is set to premiere nationwide on PBS. The hourlong film chronicles American wars starting with the Am... more

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