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Thumbnail: A service member shelves patient medical records at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., March 26, 2009. (Senior Airman Kasey Zickmund/Air Force)

VA to resume medical records overhaul in early 2022, with new leadership guiding the work

Leo Shane III

Veterans Affairs officials will restart their electronic medical records overhaul early next year but with a completely new leadership team designed to avoid the implementation problems seen at early sites using the new software.

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Thumbnail: Tim Williams, owner the Nut House Pecan Company in Byron, Ga.,holds up a pan of praline pecans on Nov. 18, 2021. Williams, 32, opened a storefront in a converted old home and the Nut House Pecan Company was born. ( Jason V

Disabled combat veteran opens pecan business in Georgia

Becky Purser

BYRON, Ga. (AP) — When Tim Williams purchased his home in Kewanee Farms in Byron in the late summer of 2020, starting a pecan processing facility and opening a storefront wasn’t something he’d ever imagined doing.

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Thumbnail: Commander of Naval Air Force Atlantic Rear Adm. John Meier conducts a virtual reality training flight during a Naval Aviation Next - Project Avenger demonstration at Training Air Wing 4, Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, o

US Navy wants to create more lethal pilots for less money with simulators

Megan Eckstein

ORLANDO, Fla. — The U.S. Navy hopes to train more competent aviators for less money, officials say, as they eye using simulators to speed the process of training the fundamentals and then focus live flying on the high-end tactics that will help them win against an adversary like China.

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Thumbnail: A Marine fires at a target as part of Range 10 on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Nov. 9, 2021. (Cpl. Juan Carpanzano/Marine Corps)

How big data might help the Marine Corps improve recruiting and retention

Philip Athey

The Marine Corps plans on using big data to map out careers and, like a “FedEx” package, deliver Marines with needed skills.

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Thumbnail: A Marine Corps recruit marches to his platoon

Gunnery sergeants who never went to boot camp? It may be coming in the Marine Corps

Philip Athey

Enlisted Marines are made in boot camp. Marine officers, The Basic School.

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Thumbnail: The XVIII Airborne Corps Headquarters sign is displayed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, June 28, 2019. (Pfc. Joshua Cowden/Army)

Study of Fort Bragg soldiers aims to reduce sexual harassment, assault

Ariana-Jasmine Castrellon, the Fayetteville Observer

Three research projects at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, are aimed at reducing sexual assault and harassment in the military.

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Thumbnail: The Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson star is Illuminated on the side of Mount Gordon Lyon on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, just east of Anchorage, Alaska, in observation of the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. (Bill

Airmen help save holiday tradition in Alaska’s largest city

The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A holiday tradition in Alaska’s largest city for more than 60 years got off to a dim start this year.

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Thumbnail: In this World War II-era photograph provided by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Charles G. McMackin, of Revere, Mass., stands in front of a microphone. (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency v

US airman shot down over Romania in WWII is accounted for

The Associated Press

BOSTON — An airman from Massachusetts who was shot down over Romania during World War II has been accounted for, the military said Wednesday.

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Thumbnail: Zach Stinson, posing for a photo, Nov. 3, 2021, is a paratriathlete who competes internationally. Stinson was wounded by an IED in Afghanistan while serving in the Marines. (Dan Gleiter/The Patriot-News via AP)

Marine vet who lost legs has new life via God, triathlons, hunting

John Luciew, PennLive.com

Two phone calls would change a veteran’s life. The first comes right after Marine Sgt. Zach Stinson arrived for his 2010 tour in Afghanistan.

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