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Pearl Harbor attack survivor remembers the day from afarhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Pearl-Harbor-attack-survivor-remembers-the-day-from-afar.aspx12/7/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticlePearl Harbor attack survivor remembers the day from afarSTARS AND STRIPES --- Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long was alone on an anchored military seaplane in the middle of a bay across the island from Pearl Harbor when Japanese warplanes started striking Hawaii on December 7, 1941.
Online VA medical appointments expanding to Walmart sites, VFW postshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Online-VA-medical-appointments-expanding-to-Walmart-sites,-VFW-posts.aspx12/7/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleOnline VA medical appointments expanding to Walmart sites, VFW postsMILITARY TIMES --- In coming months, when veterans are trying to decide whether to go to a Veterans Affairs hospital or a private doctor for their check-up, they may opt for a trip to Walmart instead.
How to find meaningful work after the military: Focus on teamworkhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/How-to-find-meaningful-work-after-the-military-Focus-on-teamwork.aspx12/7/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleHow to find meaningful work after the military: Focus on teamworkTASK & PURPOSE --- The military is a team sport, not an individual sport, and the lowest echelon of this team is the two-person team. ... We looked out for each other.
Dyngo the war dog is having trouble, and we could use a little helphttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Dyngo-the-war-dog-is-having-trouble,-and-we-could-use-a-little-help.aspx12/7/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleDyngo the war dog is having trouble, and we could use a little helpTASK & PURPOSE --- The morning after Thanksgiving, my dog, Dyngo, was having trouble walking. He’s a strong, happy dog, so with some coaxing, he managed a walk outside. By that evening, he couldn’t stand, laying with his eyes closed, crying ...
Not all veterans are created equal. You have to earn your “V”https://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Not-all-veterans-are-created-equal--You-have-to-earn-your-“V”.aspx12/7/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleNot all veterans are created equal. You have to earn your “V”TASK & PURPOSE --- Not all veterans are equal. There are veterans, and then there are Veterans. The difference has nothing to do with what we did in the military. The capital “V” is earned after leaving the service. Take Sarah Wilson.
SoCalGas launches 35th annual gas assistance fund donation drivehttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/SoCalGas-launches-35th-annual-gas-assistance-fund-donation-drive.aspx12/6/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleSoCalGas launches 35th annual gas assistance fund donation driveNBC LOS ANGELES --- Southern California Gas Co. invited the utility's customers and employees to help their neighbors this season by donating to the company's Gas Assistance Fund on Thursday.
For the first time in years, Pearl Harbor remembrance won’t have any USS Arizona survivorshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/For-the-first-time-in-years,-Pearl-Harbor-remembrance-won’t-have-any-USS-Arizona-survivors.aspx12/6/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleFor the first time in years, Pearl Harbor remembrance won’t have any USS Arizona survivorsTHE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER --- It’s extra noteworthy that Everett Hyland, a Dec. 7, 1941, attack survivor who was on the USS Pennsylvania, will return the salute of a passing Navy warship at Friday’s anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Thousands salute Bush funeral train 4141 on final Texas ridehttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Thousands-salute-Bush-funeral-train-4141-on-final-Texas-ride.aspx12/6/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleThousands salute Bush funeral train 4141 on final Texas rideMILITARY TIMES --- Thousands waved and cheered along the route as funeral train No. 4141 — for the 41st president — carried George H.W. Bush’s remains to their final resting place on Thursday.
Marine identified 77 years after Pearl Harbor attack to be buried beside parentshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Marine-identified-77-years-after-Pearl-Harbor-attack-to-be-buried-beside-parents.aspx12/6/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleMarine identified 77 years after Pearl Harbor attack to be buried beside parentsTHE FRESNO BEE --- Nieces of Marine Jack Cremean held each other and cried as a plane containing the remains of their uncle approached Wednesday at Fresno Yosemite International Airport, 77 years after he was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Remains of Pearl Harbor sailors return home after 77 yearshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Remains-of-Pearl-Harbor-sailors-return-home-after-77-years.aspx12/6/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleRemains of Pearl Harbor sailors return home after 77 yearsMILITARY TIMES --- More than 75 years after nearly 2,400 members of the U.S. military were killed in the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, some who died on Dec. 7, 1941, are finally being laid to rest in cemeteries across the United States.

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