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National Museum of the United States Army to open in 2020

June 4, 2020. That's the opening date for the National Museum of the United States Army. "The Army has served American citizens for 244 years, protecting the freedoms that are precious to all of us. Millions of people have served in the Army, and this museum gives us the chance to tell their...
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Amtrak now offers military discount

All aboard! Amtrak is now offering a 10 percent discount for military veterans. The new discount is valid for travel across Amtrak's entire national network, including the Northeast Regional from Washington, D.C. to Boston; on all state-supported trains; and on the California Zephyr, Southwest...
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MIA World War II airman accounted for by DPAA

Seventy-six years after being shot down over the Pacific, an Army Air Corps staff sergeant is finally returning home, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. The DPAA announced Friday that the remains of Paul Cybowski, 25, of South Plainfield, New Jersey, have been identified as the...
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Fallen soldier included in daughter's senior photos

Julia Yllescas has never doubted that her dad has always been with her. But now she, and the whole world can see it, thanks to help from photographer and military spouse Susanne Beckmann. Beckmann, of Snapshots by Suz has been photographing Nebraska teen Yllescas since she was 9 years old and...
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Airport terminal comes to a standstill for returning remains of Col. Roy Knight | Connecting Vets

Colonel Roy Knight of Millsap, Texas was killed during the Vietnam War, May 1967. This week, he came home to Texas -- and brought an entire airport terminal to a standstill. "I'm at the airport in Dallas, waiting for my flight home to DC from El Paso, and something incredible is happening," tweeted...
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Book teaches kids about 9/11 through the eyes of FDNY firefighter

Those who experienced 9/11 will never forget that day. The images of airplanes hitting the World Trade Center and Pentagon remain vivid nearly two decades after the attacks. But there is now a generation of military kids who have no personal recollection of the event. Kristie Kiernan Bouryal has...
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Here's 5 things you may not know about the Korean War

On June 25, 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea - launching a conflict that technically is still on-going . As we mark the 69th anniversary of the start of the Forgotten War, here are five things you may not know about it: 1. Fighting. Together. Even though President Harry Truman desegregated the...
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Maverick and his need for speed are back

Maverick's back and he hasn't lost his need for speed. The trailer for "Top Gun: Maverick" dropped Thursday at Comic-Con in San Diego and here it is: Video of TOP GUN 2: Maverick Trailer (2020) Tom Cruise returns 33 years after the original "Top Gun" as Navy pilot Capt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell,...
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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin shares memories of his Apollo 11 moon landing, thoughts on Mars at 50th Anniversary gala

Moments after becoming one of the first people to ever walk on the moon, astronaut, fighter pilot and American legend Dr. Buzz Aldrin spoke these prophetic words to mission control, "We feel that this stands as a symbol of the insatiable curiosity of all mankind to explore the unknown." Now 50...
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Army astronaut to head to International Space Station July 20

Col. (Dr.) Andrew "Drew" Morgan was selected to be a NASA astronaut in 2013 when he was serving as an emergency physician in the Army. On July 20, he will launch for his first space flight to the International Space Station as a flight engineer for Expedition 60.
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