• September 18, 2021

    Clyde East served in the Air Force for 25 years, once holding the record for the highest number of repeat combat medals earned during service.

  • September 17, 2021

    Maj. Gen. Rexford Dettre served in the Army Air Force during World War II and became a prisoner of war (POW) after being captured by the Germans. He later served in the Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and worked with the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

  • September 16, 2021

    Army Specialist Hugo Gonzalez lost much of his sight while serving in Iraq. His family helped him through a rough transition.

  • September 9, 2021

    The successful rescue mission of the F-4E Phantom II took place over the Atlantic Ocean in 1983.

  • September 2, 2021

    WWII Veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor Louis Conter, who was aboard USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941, is one of the last two living Veterans of the ship.

  • August 26, 2021

    Army Veteran Carolyn Dusty Pruitt served in the Women’s Army Corps and later in the Army Reserve. While in the Reserve, she attended seminary school after feeling called to become a pastor. In 1983, Pruitt gave an interview to the Los Angeles Times about the “Gay, God conflict,” and her commander in the Reserve began an investigation that resulted in Pruitt being discharged.

  • August 24, 2021

    Nancy Love made a name for herself by doing what she loved best: flying. After earning a pilot's license, she sold airplanes on commission. Love later became a test pilot, participated in air races and secured her place in history as the first female pilot to serve in the United States military.

  • August 19, 2021

    During World War II, Reba Z. Whittle served in the United States Army Nurse Corps. After the aircraft she was aboard was shot down in September 1944, she became the first American female military prisoner of war in the European Theater.

  • August 17, 2021

    United States Army Air Forces pilot Ann Baumgartner made history as the first American woman to fly the Bell YP-59A jet fighter during World War II. She was a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program.   

  • August 12, 2021

    First Lieutenant Fiske Hanley served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. During a mission in March 1945, he was shot down and imprisoned in Japan until the end of the war. Here is his story.

  • August 7, 2021

    This #OperationSong spotlight is on the song “Purple Heart” by Army Veteran Joseph Zaragoza.

  • August 5, 2021

    Marine Corps Veteran Daniel Daly fought during World War I, and at age 44, nearly earned a third Medal of Honor at the Battle of Belleau Wood.