Articles from ARMY Magazine, Headline News, and AUSA News concerning veterans of the U.S. Army and other services.

Addition to Korean War Memorial Honors the Fallen

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Addition to Korean War Memorial Honors the Fallen

The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., now features a Wall of Remembrance bearing the names of the fallen.

Unveiled on July 27, the 69th anniversary of National Korean War Armistice Day, the wall is inscribed with the names of more than 36,000 U.S. soldiers and over 7,000 Korean augmentees who fought alongside the Americans. 

The Korean War, sometimes referred to as “The Forgotten War,” was fought between June 25, 1950, and July 27, 1953. 

AUSA Releases 5 New Podcasts in July

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AUSA Releases 5 New Podcasts in July

The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing five new podcasts in July that include a discussion with former acting Army Secretary John Whitley and insights from the commander of Army Cadet Command.

First up in the “Army Matters” series is an interview with Aaron Hale, a former soldier and entrepreneur who owns E.O.D. Fudge.

Army Veterans Help Team Win Gold at 2022 Paralympics

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Army Veterans Help Team Win Gold at 2022 Paralympics

Two Army veterans are now three-time Paralympic gold medalists after Team USA’s sled hockey team came out on top at the 2022 Paralympic Games in Beijing.

Jen Lee, the goaltender, and Rico Roman, a forward, had previously won gold at the 2014 and 2018 Paralympics.

On March 13, Team USA’s sled hockey team cemented its dominance with a 5-0 victory over Canada to win the gold medal. This is the team’s fourth consecutive and fifth overall Paralympic title. 

Army Veterans Compete in 2022 Paralympic Games

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Army Veterans Compete in 2022 Paralympic Games

Three Army veterans are representing Team USA at the 2022 Paralympic Games in Beijing. 

The Games began March 4 and will conclude March 13.

The U.S. Paralympic Team includes 67 members, according to a Feb. 21 Team USA press release. Twelve members of the team are military veterans, accounting for nearly a fifth of the team, according to the Team USA website. 

Hometown Honors Sullivan, McConville and 16 Others

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Hometown Honors Sullivan, McConville and 16 Others

Eighteen military leaders, including Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville and retired Gen. Gordon Sullivan, former president and CEO of the Association of the U.S. Army, were honored Sept. 11 by their shared hometown of Quincy, Massachusetts.

City officials honored the general officers by dedicating Generals Bridge and Park to the men, all of whom were raised in Quincy.

Female Veterans Face Employment Challenges

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Female Veterans Face Employment Challenges

Women often face lower salaries and longer unemployment periods than men when seeking employment after military service, according to a report by Hire Heroes USA. 

“Since our first Hire Heroes report, we've identified pay disparities based on gender and have been working to gain a greater understanding of the causes of those disparities,” said Jason Dozier, Hire Heroes’ director of program operations and evaluation, in a press release.

Next Congress Includes 44 Army Veterans

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Next Congress Includes 44 Army Veterans

There will be 36 Army veterans in the House of Representatives and eight in the Senate when Congress convenes in January. 

The total for the 117th Congress, which convenes on Jan. 3, includes six new members of the House and one new senator who have Army experience.

Leaders to Celebrate Opening of Army Museum

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Leaders to Celebrate Opening of Army Museum

The long-awaited National Museum of the United States Army will be opened Nov. 11 by Army leaders. 

The event begins at 2 p.m. Eastern and will be livestreamed here. The celebration is closed to the public because of health and safety concerns.

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston are scheduled to participate.

The Veterans Day opening of the museum at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, comes after a five-month delay because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Retirees Urged to Prepare for New Tricare Select Fees

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Retirees Urged to Prepare for New Tricare Select Fees

Military retirees affected by new monthly enrollment fees for Tricare Select health care coverage can now set up their automatic payments.

The monthly enrollment fees kick in Jan. 1, 2021.

Mandated in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, the change applies to Group A retirees, whose initial enlistment or appointment occurred before Jan. 1, 2018, and their beneficiaries. This marks the first time this group of beneficiaries will be charged such fees.