Families of soldiers who died in Vietnam war offered help to bring them home. Families of 25 Australian soldiers killed in the Vietnam war and buried in Malaysia and Singapore have been given the opportunity to bring them home at government expense.
The federal government has offered to foot the bill for repatriating 24 soldiers buried in the Terendak cemetery in Malaysia, prime minister Tony Abbott announced on Monday. Returned and Services League of Australia. The Returned and Services League, Australia (RSL) is a support organisation for men and women who have served or are serving in the Defence Force.
Mission £450m Libor fines given to military-related charities and schemes. The Japanese-Peruvians interned in the US during WW2. 21 February 2015Last updated at 20:10 ET By Jaime Gonzalez BBC Mundo, Los Angeles Blanca Katsura and her family were among 1,800 Japanese-Peruvians to be interned in the US (photo courtesy of Blanca Katsura) Blanca Katsura will never forget the night of 6 January 1943.
She was 12 at the time and living with her parents and two siblings in northern Peru. On that night, two officials came to their home and took away her father. Maralinga. Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association. The Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association, often referred to as the Returned Services' Association but best known simply as the RSA, is one of the largest voluntary welfare organisations in New Zealand and one of the oldest ex-service organisations in the world.
Wounded soldiers returning from the Gallipoli Campaign founded the organisation in 1916, and it received royal patronage in 1920. United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status.
It is the United States government’s second largest department, after the United States Department of Defense. With a total 2009 budget of about $87.6 billion, VA employs nearly 280,000 people at hundreds of Veterans Affairs medical facilities, clinics, and benefits offices and is responsible for administering programs of veterans’ benefits for veterans, their families, and survivors. In 2012, the proposed budget for Veterans Affairs was $132 billion.  The VA 2014 Budget request for 2014 is $152.7 billion. This includes $66.5 billion in discretionary resources and $86.1 billion in mandatory funding. The discretionary budget request represents an increase of $2.7 billion, or 4.3 percent, over the 2013 enacted level. Legacy Australia. Legacy Australia, Wagga Wagga Branch Volunteer members are called "Legatees" because they accept the 'legacy of care' for their comrades' families; this title has continued to the present day.
Some 7,000 legatees assist more than 122,000 widows and 1,700 children (referred to by Legacy as "Junior Legatees") and disabled dependents across Australia providing assistance, accommodation, medical and social support. Penguin feels the burn to raise funds. Eleven trainee divers from HMAS Penguin took part in the annual Balmoral Burn foot race in Sydney last Sunday.
The event, a gruelling 420m sprint up a 30 per cent incline, attracts over 6000 participants each year and raises much needed funds for the Humpty Dumpty Foundation. Finishing with a respectable time of 2:21, Seaman King, a member of the Basic Clearance Diving Course 82 at Penguin, said he was happy with his teams result. “In true Navy style, we ran the race as a team and with a berthing hawser,” Seaman King said. “It’s not an easy run and we didn’t make it any easier with the hawser, but we reckon we did a pretty good time.” “We run Awaba St, where the race is staged, a fair bit with our training so it was good to be able to run it today as a bit of fun.” Seaman King admits it’s not all about the result and said he was happy to be there to support a worthwhile cause. “It is always nice to be able to interact with the local community and support a meaningful cause,” Seaman King said. Department of Veterans' Affairs (Australia)
Barack Obama cheers 'victory' on 60th anniversary of Korean War armistice. Updated Sun 28 Jul 2013, 10:51am AEST US president Barack Obama has marked the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War, saying the armistice that left a sharp division between the communist north and capitalist south was not a "tie" but a "victory".
Mr Obama's remarks are a counterpoint to a ceremony in Pyongyang, where North Korean leader Kim Jong-un unveiled a renovated Korean War museum with a US-baiting centrepiece in the form of the spy ship USS Pueblo, captured in 1968. Veterans Agency. Department of Veterans' Affairs (Australia) Veteran. A veteran (from Latin vetus, meaning "old") is a person who has had long service or experience in a particular occupation or field; " A veteran of ...
" . This page refers to military veterans, i.e., a person who has served or is serving in the armed forces. Those veterans that have had direct exposure to acts of military conflict may also be referred to as war veterans (although not all military conflicts, or areas in which armed combat takes place, are necessarily referred to as wars). Public attitude towards veterans Military veterans often receive special treatment in their respective countries due to the sacrifices they made during wars. Different countries handle this differently: some openly support veterans through government programs, while others ignore them. Many countries have longstanding traditions, ceremonies, and holidays to honour their veterans.