U.S. soldiers on Tinian prepare to load the Fat Man bomb for the atomic bombing mission to Nagasaki, Japan, on Aug. 9, 1945.<br>National Archives and Records Administration

Nebraska native, veteran recalls scene of Nagasaki's destruction

Flying 8,000 feet above Nagasaki, Japan, on Aug. 9, 1945, Frank Newell balanced on his knees over an open bay of a B-24 bomber and looked upon a scene never witnessed before.

Black employees describe systemic racism in the VA

Five current and former Department of Veterans Affairs employees claim that racism was engrained in the VA and recently made worse by leaders who refused to address it.

Remains of Washington Marine killed in WWII identified, will return home for burial

According to a news release from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency on Thursday, the remains of Marine Sgt. George R. Reeser, 25, were identified earlier this spring.

Program allows some Alaska Natives who are Vietnam veterans to get land

The BLM and other federal partners have identified about 1,000 Alaska Native service members or their descendants who might be eligible for the program and is in the process of notifying them. The military and Bureau of Indian Affairs are determining eligibility for another 1,200 people.

Senators introduce bill to aid veterans who were exposed to cancer-causing toxins at 'K2'

A group of senators introduced legislation Tuesday that would kickstart medical studies of veterans who served at Karshi-Khanabad Air Base, known as K2, and were exposed to multiple cancer-causing toxins.

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At 100, WWII and Korean War veteran honored for his place in Marine Corps history

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton has played a major role in military history over the past 77 years, and John Farritor is one of the rare men who has seen that history unfold from the start.

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