Lyndsey Akers

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7 Facts You Should Know About Military Spouses

This year’s Military Spouse Appreciation Day is May 10. In recognition of the millions of American men and women who support our service members, here are seven important and surprising facts about military spouses.

Wounded Airmen Compete for Spot in Warrior Games

More than 100 wounded airmen recently competed in the Air Force Trials—an adaptive sports event—at Nellis AFB, Nev., for a chance to participate in the 2016 Wounded Warriors games. Athletes competed in seven events during the trials, which ran Feb....

Congress Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Vietnam War

More than 600 Vietnam veterans and their families gathered on Capitol Hill Wednesday for a ceremony hosted by leaders of both the House and Senate commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who spoke at...

2015 Warrior Games Kick-off at Quantico

The Defense Department launched the 2015 Warrior Games June 19 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Va. Some 250 athletes who have been wounded or injured, physically or emotionally, during their military tenure, will participate in...

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