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Pearl Harbor Colors Ceremony on 16 Jul 15.

As a reminder, the monthly Pearl Harbor Colors Honor and Heritage Ceremonyserves to enhance the recognition and preservation of Navy history andheritage, as well as honor the sacrifice of veterans and those currentlyserving.  Each month focuses on a different theme in military history andheritage, diversity in the military and/or recognition of significantmilitary operations. The theme for July is “military youth [...] Continue Reading…

VETERAN STAND DOWN – END VETERAN HOMELESSNESS EVENT – BERETANIA COMMUNITY PARK – 6 AUG 2015 – HONOLULU

VA Expands Disability Benefits for Air Force Personnel Exposed to Contaminated C-123 Aircraft

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today published a new regulation that expands eligibility for some benefits for a select group of Air Force Veterans and Air Force Reserve personnel who were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange through regular and repeated contact with contaminated C-123 aircraft that had been used in Vietnam as part of Operation [...] Continue Reading…

Hundreds of Veterans to Participate in National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Largest Wheelchair Sporting Event Provides Therapeutic Benefit to Disabled U.S. Veterans
WASHINGTON – More than 600 of America’s best wheelchair athletes, all disabled U.S. military Veterans, are arriving in Dallas, Texas, for the 35th National Veterans Wheelchair Games being held there June 21–26, 2015. The Wheelchair Games is occurring this year during the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA)“Summer of Service,” an initiative [...] Continue Reading…

Veterans Entrepreneur Training Support (VETS) Program Workshop

Bipartisan and Bicameral Group Introduce Legislation to Award Congressional Gold Medal to WWII Filipino Veterans Bill will recognize dedicated service of Filipino Veterans during World War II

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) today announced the introduction of legislation awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino Veterans of World War II. They were joined in this effort by Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator Dean Heller (R-NV), Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Congressman Joe Heck (R-NV), Congressman Juan Vargas (D-CA), Congressman Mark Takai (D-HI), Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), and Congressman [...] Continue Reading…