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#VeteranOfTheDay Merchant Marine Veteran William Scott Chambers

On the Merchant Marine birthday, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Merchant Marine Veteran William Scott Chambers, who served the war effort from 1941 to 1945.

By |June 12th, 2021|Veteran of the Day|Comments Off on #VeteranOfTheDay Merchant Marine Veteran William Scott Chambers

Defense, CIA, Park Service, VA share history

The Department of Defense and VA naturally share a relationship as military members transition to Veteran status. But for one group of Veterans, that relationship included the CIA and National Park Service. The Office of Strategic Services, or OSS, brings together these federal groups, as visitors learned Nov. 2 during the Prince William Forest OSS Day.

By |November 5th, 2019|VA History|Comments Off on Defense, CIA, Park Service, VA share history

Veterans Legacy Program: Sfc. Gil Ramos-Rivera, from Puerto Rico to Korea to Vietnam

Sfc. Gil Ramos-Rivera was born and raised in Puerto Rico and served in both the Korean War and Vietnam War.  He is one of thousands of Puerto Ricans who have served in the military as U.S. citizens in every conflict since World War I. After Puerto Rico became a U.S. territory in 1898, the Army created the 65th Infantry Regiment, a segregated unit composed almost [...]

By |October 12th, 2018|Memorial Affairs, Veterans Legacy Program|2 Comments

Women’s Equality: Know the past, appreciate the present, focus on the future

Women's Equality Day is the congress-designated day we commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution and the work of women’s suffrage advocates who worked to guarantee women the right to vote--a monumental step towards women’s equality in today's workforce.

By |August 24th, 2018|Benefits|2 Comments

Filipino Veterans of World War II awarded the Congressional Gold Medal

75 years after the United States entered World War II, Filipino Veterans received national recognition when they were recently awarded the Congressional Gold Medal – the highest civilian honor the United States can bestow.

By |October 30th, 2017|Honoring Vets, Top Stories, Videos|6 Comments
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