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The Holloway Legacy Worthy of Recognition

In this article from Seapower Magazine, David F. Winkler, an historian with the Naval Historical Foundation, makes the case for the U.S. Navy to recognize the service of Admirals James L. Holloway Jr. and James L. Holloway III by naming…

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Veterans Breakfast Information

Congressman David Price  will be hosting his 2016 Veterans Breakfast on Thursday, November 10 in Raleigh. This event is an opportunity for veterans, their families, and the organizations that serve them to learn about veterans legislation before Congress and to let…

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An Education in Italian

Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313 is very grateful for the generous support of the Bella Donna Restaurant  and its proprietor, Donna Bianco, who donates 10% of each Tuesday’s proceeds to the Post. So when we saw the article below, we thought to…

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North Carolina in World War II – The Home Front

The Veterans of Fearrington will present a program for everyone interested in military history on Thursday, 26 May 2016 at The Gathering Place in Fearrington Village at 7:30 pm. North Carolina in World War II – The Home Front will be presented…

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Veterans Resource Fair and Stand-Down

The 2016 Veterans Resource Fair and Stand-Down for Chatham, Lee and surrounding counties will take place on Wednesday, 30 March 2016 at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center located at 1801 Nash Street Sanford, NC 27330 from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. For…

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Just a Common Soldier

We found this to be quite moving and powerful:

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Navy League Foundation Scholarships

The Navy League Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Navy League Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors who will attend college in the fall. Navy League Foundation Scholarships are available only to children and…

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Great Guns

Here’s a great article about the role if Samoa in World War II: http://ashpo.com/downloads/NHKennedy.pdf

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Explore VA Twitter chat on June 30

In ongoing efforts to make sure Veterans fully use benefits they have earned, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Team Red, White & Blue will co-host an #ExploreVA Twitter chat on June 30 about VA health care. Participating…

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Tin Can Sailors Work to Preserve Navy’s Historic Destroyers

In the Tonkin Gulf on the afternoon of Aug. 2, 1964, North Vietnamese patrol boats sped toward the destroyer USS Maddox and responded to warning shots by unleashing a torpedo attack. As Maddox swung hard to port to evade the…

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