ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Navajo Code Talkers are legendary. Then there was Cpl. Ira Hamilton Hayes, the Pima Indian who became a symbol of courage and patriotism when he and his fellow Marines raised the flag over Iwo Jima in 1945.
...Veterans of America, which is co-hosting the games. The games are being sponsored by the PVA and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Pearson will be competing in some of his favorite sports, including the brutal game of quad rugby...
...located downtown, will open sometime in January or February. About $26,000 of the grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be used to purchase a handicap van. The rest will be used to renovate the housing complex. Murphy...
News in brief from around the state.
Just a few weeks ago, congressional influence and a large dose of common sense seemed to have saved UT Southwestern Medical Center's research efforts into why so many veterans of the 1990-91 Gulf War returned home with unexplained illnesses.
Vietnam veteran Michael Walsh is looking forward to a Veterans Affairs medical clinic opening in Juneau next spring so former service members won't need to travel to Anchorage or beyond for routine health care.
Alaska's unique system of caring for its senior citizens in Pioneers' Homes was established by the territorial legislature in a Marine Corps barracks in Sitka. Now, 88 years after the first home was established, we can honor the contributions of Alaska's veterans while maintaining the same high quality of care for our seniors.
Marking Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Gov. Tony Knowles announced he will ask the Legislature to establish a veterans' preference for admission to the state-run Pioneers' Homes, with a corresponding name change.
Beluga count low this summer in Cook Inlet; VA plans Alaska tour; Air Force bases, park get environmental kudos; Palmer balks at request for hospital land; BP, Doyon enter new drilling contract
Alaska's unique system of caring for its senior citizens in Pioneers' Homes was established by the territorial legislature in a Marine Corps barracks in Sitka.
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