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Memorial Day Celebrations In Pittsburgh

Patronize, volunteer and enjoy one or more of these great Memorial Day Events.

05/13/2013

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Former Steeler Jeremy Staat Is Doing His Part To Help War Veterans

After spending enough time with the Pittsburgh Steelers and other NFL franchises, Jeremy Staat decided there was a cause bigger than that which he wanted to take up, and that’s when he joined the Marine Corp.

04/18/2013

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Missing In America Project Making Sure Veterans Have Final Resting Place

The funeral procession wound its way from Fairchance in Fayette County to the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies bringing the cremated remains of four veterans and one military wife, all who, until today, had no final resting place.

04/11/2013

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Local High School Holds Early Graduation For Military Dad’s Daughter

Jim Burchfield, of the Bethel Park area, is a major in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is shipping out tonight to Afghanistan. But he will be taking along a once-in-a-lifetime memory: his daughter’s high school graduation.

04/02/2013

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Elizabethville Navy SEAL Dies During Training In Ariz.

The U.S. military has identified a member of the Navy’s SEAL Team 6 who died during parachute training in southern Arizona.

03/30/2013

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Local Soldiers Come Home After Year In Kuwait

Many local soldiers returned to see their families for the first time in more than a year Saturday.

03/30/2013

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Officials Working To Make Sure 911th Airlift Wing Open Beyond 2014

A standing ovation greeted Congressman Tim Murphy on Monday morning, as he was joined by other elected officials and military leaders at the 911th Airlift Wing.

03/18/2013

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911th Airlift Wing To Stay Open Through 2014

Officials have announced that the 911th Airlift Wing will remain open at least through 2014.

03/13/2013

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911th Airlift Wing’s Future Could Be Revealed On Wednesday

The fate of the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon Township could be announced on Wednesday, members of Congress tell KDKA.

03/12/2013

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Federal Cuts Could Affect Pa. Programs

The Obama administration says automatic spending cuts set to take effect this week would mean less money for Pennsylvania’s schools, military, environmental protection, and drug treatment.

02/24/2013

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Soldier From Plum Wounded In Combat

Last weekend, 23-year-old Sgt. Shane Stipancic was reminded that there are no days off in a war zone.

02/18/2013

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Local Documentary Follows Women on the Frontlines

KDKA-AM’s Larry and John talk to JulieHera DeStefano, who made a documentary about women of war and how they cope.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/28/2013

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Pentagon To Lift Ban On Women In Combat

The Pentagon has lifted its ban on women in combat. United States Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the historic change on Thursday. But how do people feel about the move?

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/24/2013

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Volunteers Remember Those Who Served With Wreaths

Volunteers,veterans groups and families gathered at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies and other gravesites around the country, to pay a special holiday tribute to soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice.

12/15/2012

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Local Green Beret Dies In Afghanistan

The motto of the Green Berets is “To Liberate The Oppressed,” and Maj. Benjamin Follansbee, of O’Hara Township, made it his life’s work.

12/14/2012

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