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11/11/17 | NBC News

Why 1 American Flag Is Being Handed off Over 4,600 Miles

As in years past, the Old Glory Relay is inspiring spontaneous acts of unity for aging veterans along the way.

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11/11/17 | NBC News

Jewish-American Veteran Who Liberated Nazi Camp: I’ll Never Forget

Marvin Bochner was part of the U.S. Army unit that liberated Ohrdruf, the first Nazi death camp liberated by American troops during World War II.

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11/10/17 | NBC News

11 Out Veterans You Should Know

In honor of Veterans Day, we’re recognizing 11 LGBTQ veterans who are making the community proud.

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10/25/17 | NBC News

Congressional Gold Medal for Filipino World War II Vets Is an Honor ’75 Years in the Making’

More than 260,000 Filipinos fought in World War II on behalf of the United States, many paying the ultimate sacrifice.

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9/19/17 | NBC News

Dylann Roof Can’t Fire Jewish, Indian Lawyers

A federal appeals court has denied white supremacist Dylann Roof’s request to replace his Jewish and Indian lawyers.

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9/18/17 | NBC News

Chelsea Manning Says She’s Not a Traitor, Made ‘Ethical Decision’

In her second public appearance since being released from a military prison in May, Manning said she’s not a traitor as her critics have claimed.

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7/8/17 | NBC News

How a 51-Year-Old Mother Became the First Woman in the Air Force

Esther Blake became the first woman to join the Air Force on July 8, 1948, at age 51.

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6/23/17 | NBC News

George W. Bush to Vets: We Can Defeat the Stigma of Post-Traumatic Stress

Former President George W. Bush shares veterans’ stories and lessons through paintings in his new book, “Portraits of Courage.” He discusses a section on post-traumatic stress, saying, “It was courageous to volunteer in the face of danger, and it’s just as courageous to talk about the invisible wounds of war.”

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6/5/17 | NBC News

VA Secy. Outlines How Vets Will Benefit from New, Unified Health Records

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin announces that his department will adopt the same electronic health system as the Department of Defense, allowing for a “seamless transfer of information” from military enlistment until a veteran’s death.

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5/11/17 | NBC News

Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Stalled VA Accountability Bill

As many as 40 veterans died while waiting months for appointments as VA employees created secret waiting lists and other falsehoods to cover up delays.

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