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  • Air Force has HART for its war wounded

    As Airmen continue to serve on the front lines of Iraq and Afghanistan, the Air Force continues to serve its wounded warriors and their families, even after their combat duty. This service comes from the Palace HART program, or Helping Airmen Recover Together. "The Air Force will provide the same level of loyalty and commitment in the care of those
  • Secretary Gates: Care for America's returning wounded warriors

    When I was nominated to take this post just over three months ago, I said that the patriots who have volunteered to serve in our armed services have no equal in the world. I made a solemn commitment to the Congress, to the nation, and to you to keep the welfare of men and women in uniform uppermost in my mind at all times. Like most Americans I was
  • Officials explain recoupment policy for wounded troops

    If you are wounded in combat and discharged as a result, you will not have to pay back your enlistment bonus, Defense Department officials said here Nov. 26. "Bonuses are not recouped simply for one's inability to complete an enlistment or re-enlistment agreement through no fault of the military member," a policy statement said. Pentagon officials
  • Military helps wounded troops return to work

    Officials from the Defense Department and military services got together here Aug. 30 for the first "From Deployment to Employment" conference to discuss ways to better serve America's severely injured servicemembers. The day-long conference was a forum to exchange ideas about how to improve the quality of military health care and help coordinate
  • Services program manager nets new A1 award

    He provided around-the-clock assistance to more than 200 families who suffered the loss of an active-duty member, mentored 25 Airmen seriously injured or wounded in action, and was appointed by the secretary of defense to serve on the Independent Review Group at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. These are just some of the accolades that helped John
  • Family Liaison Officer training video shot at Air Force Personnel Center, various locations

    The director yelled "roll 'em!" The clapboard was snapped and the film crew jumped into action -- a common occurrence in Hollywood, but an unusual one at the Air Force Personnel Center here. The excitement was all part of a film shooting for two 15-minute videos that will be used for training Air Force Family Liaison Officers and commanders. The
  • AFPC Airmen help Wounded Warrior improve quality of life

    Tech. Sgt. Israel Del Toro's injuries from Afghanistan wouldn't allow him to build the gate he needed at his home in Cibolo, Texas, so he turned to Operation Homefront, which asked volunteers from the Air Force Personnel Center to make the needed changes to this wounded warrior's home last Wednesday. Sergeant Del Toro's fence had only one gate and