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World War II
340th FTG, 39th FTS honor remaining 57th BW WWII vets
October 10, 2023
— Team members from the 340th Flying Training Group and 39th Flying Training Squadron, along with the Commemorative Air Force and B-25 History Project, recently had the opportunity to honor their heritage by recognizing four of the remaining World War II veterans from the 57th Bomb Wing Association during their final reunion in Kansas City, Missouri, held Sep. 28 to Oct. 2, 2023...
DOD honors prisoners of war, those missing in action
September 14, 2023
— National POW/MIA Recognition Day, the third Friday in September, honors U.S. service members who were prisoners of war and those still missing in action from every conflict since, and including, World War II...
On D-Day Anniversary, Austin, Milley call on all to defend democracy
June 6, 2023
— The men who stormed Normandy 79 years ago saved democracy "and it is all of our duty to defend with undimmed vigor the principles for which the Allies fought," Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said June 6...
Holocaust survivor shares her story of courage, resilience
April 20, 2023
— A 100-year-old Holocaust survivor and military nurse shared her story during a Holocaust Days of Remembrance observance at Brooke Army Medical Center, April 17, 2023...
DOD begins implementing Naming Commission recommendations
January 6, 2023
— The Naming Commission process ended and the names of bases, posts, ships, streets and more named after Confederate soldiers will change...
World War II pilot receives long-overdue medals, recognition
August 2, 2022
— Gerald “Gerry” Teldon was born in The Bronx, New York, and in 1944, he had hopes of becoming a pilot. Originally, it seemed that his dream of becoming a Naval Air Force pilot was not meant to be. He was turned down, twice. ...
ARNORTH hosts ceremony, surprises WWII Soldier with long-overdue medals, including Bronze Star
May 17, 2022
— U.S. Army North paid special tribute to the service of U.S. Army Pfc. Reid F. Clanton during a ceremony, awarding him long-overdue medals at the historic Quadrangle at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston May 16, 2022...
Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee dies at 102
January 19, 2022
— Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee, who served in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War, died peacefully in his sleep Jan. 16, according to a Tuskegee Airmen Inc. news release. He was 102 years old...
Nation observes 80th anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor
December 7, 2021
— Among the lessons to be taken from the U.S. response to the attack on Pearl Harbor is the importance of operating as part of the joint force, and of striking a balance between training and readiness, a former Army Pacific command historian said...
Bob Dole, GOP senator, presidential nominee and decorated WWII veteran, dies at 98
December 6, 2021
— Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, a wounded World War II veteran who represented Kansas in the House of Representatives from 1961 to 1969 and in the Senate from 1969 to 1996, died Dec. 5. He was 98...
U.S. Army North dedicates training facility to distinguished Texas Soldier
October 31, 2021
— U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) honored the late Lt. Col. Milton J. Landry Oct. 29 by dedicating a building in his honor...
DOD Still Seeks to Find Missing Service Members From World's Battlefields
September 17, 2021
— There are thousands of American service personnel missing from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War. About 75% of those are in the Indo-Pacific region...
Defense Department observes National POW/MIA Recognition Day
September 17, 2021
— National POW/MIA Recognition Day — which usually falls on the third Friday in September — was established in 1979 to honor those service members who were held captive and returned, as well as those who remain missing. ...
DOD identifies most remains of those killed on USS Oklahoma
September 17, 2021
— The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has identified most of those killed on the USS Oklahoma when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in 1941...
Last of Doolittle Raiders memorialized during ceremony at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
September 10, 2021
— Remembered as a man who faithfully served his country and was a devoted father and a man of faith, Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole, the last of the Doolittle Raiders, was honored and posthumously promoted to the rank of colonel during a Sept. 7 ceremony at the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Golf Course ballroom...
Fifth Army’s 92nd ID only full division with Buffalo Soldiers in WWII European Theater
February 11, 2021
— In honor of Black History Month, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) recognizes the 92nd Infantry Division (Buffalo) as the only African American infantry division to see combat in Europe during World War II, fighting in the Italian Campaign...
Air Force releases 'Red Tail Angels' docuseries
November 11, 2020
— “The Red Tail Angels” documentary series showcases the hardships, struggles and ultimately the successes of the Tuskegee Airmen...
Former Army nurse, 100, recalls World War II experiences
August 24, 2020
— World War II was raging in 1944. American troops were instrumental in the effort to take back France, including the beach landings in Normandy that caught the Germans off guard. American forces took possession of Rome, and a Soviet counterattack pushed Germany back into Poland...
JBSA-Lackland’s Southeast Asia Airpark relocated
June 25, 2020
— The Southeast Asia Airpark at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland has been relocated to the area north of the Parade Ground Airpark to accommodate the construction of two new Airman Training Complexes and a drainage area for rainwater runoff...
New AMEDD Museum exhibits bring history alive for visitors
January 17, 2020
— Two new exhibits about the contributions of World War II medics at the U.S. Army Medical Department Museum at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston are bringing a realistic view of war stories to museum visitors...