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Special anniversary events help Americans remember the ‘Forgotten War’

  • 7/21/2017

Korean War veterans observe a moment of silence in 2016 during the National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day ceremony at the New Jersey Korean War Memorial, Brighton Park, Atlantic City, New Jersey. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht/Released)

Comic creator sets up shop at Comic-Con to collect super heroes for America’s heroes

  • 7/19/2017

Comic-Con International will draw hordes of pop-culture entertainment fans to downtown San Diego this week. Anne Elizabeth, a local comic book creator and author with ties to the military, will be collecting action figures and comics to donate to deployed service members. (Photo by Gage Skidmore)

10 things to know before obtaining a VA home loan

  • 7/18/2017

Veterans Affairs employs assessors and appraisers to ensure that each home purchased by service members is priced correctly. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Glassey, 4th Inf. Div. PAO)

New snack bar gives recruits extra boost to protect bones

  • 7/18/2017

A new fortified snack bar developed by the Military Nutrition Division at the U.S. Army’s Research Institute of Environmental Medicine boosts calcium and vitamin D levels, making trainees less vulnerable to fractures.

Dragon Week forges tradition, teamwork at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

  • 7/17/2017

A Soldier from 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) participates in a stress shoot on June 29 during "Dragon Week" at Range 103, Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington. Dragon Week consisted of airborne operations, maritime operations, patrol lanes, a stress shoot and medical evaluations to test readiness at the battalion level. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Wes Conroy)

National Park of American Samoa pays tribute to Buffalo soldiers

  • 7/13/2017

The National Park of American Samoa paid tribute to the 150th anniversary of Buffalo soldiers with a choreographed dance set to Bob Marley's Buffalo Soldier and V.I.C.'s Wobble (instrumental version). Watch the video here:https://www.facebook.com/NPamericansamoa/videos/vb.118648148187878/1601518846567460/?type=2&theater

Custom video games aim to take service members’ cognitive skills to next level

  • 7/11/2017

Sailors and Marines enjoy playing a video game during a game night sponsored by the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) group aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19). A partnership between a video game company and the Office of Naval Research is experimenting with educational games that aim to keep warfighters engaged, help them learn faster and perform their jobs better. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brent Pyfrom/Released)

Special Ops joint training at Camp Lejeune builds skills, camaraderie

  • 7/10/2017

Marine Special Operations School Individual Training Course students plan a mission during Field Training Exercise Raider Spirit recently at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. For the first time, U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Airmen spent three months in Marine Special Operations Command’s initial Marine Raider training pipeline, representing efforts to build joint mindsets across special operations forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy)

Adaptive athletes compete, collaborate at Warrior Games in Chicago

  • 7/6/2017

Navy veteran Petty Officer 2nd Class Adrian Mohammed competes as a visually impaired archer during the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago, July 3, 2017. (Department of Defense photo by EJ Hersom)

M&M’s and the military – a true American candy

  • 7/3/2017

By Monica Sandoval

Almost everyone is familiar with the candy-coated chocolatey goodness of M&M’s, one of America’s most-loved treats. But not everyone may be familiar with the candy’s rich military history.

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