January 16, 2020: “The Last Full Measure,” a new feature film premiering in movie theaters across the country on January 24, tells the story of Air Force Pararescueman (PJ) William H. Pitsenbarger who was awarded this country’s highest military honor – the Medal of Honor – 34 years after his supreme sacrifice.
Pitsenbarger flew on almost 300 rescue missions during the Vietnam War to aide downed soldiers and pilots. On April 11, 1966, Pitsenbarger was killed while aiding and defending a unit of soldiers pinned down by an enemy assault. He was initially posthumously awarded the Air Force Cross, which was later upgraded to the Medal Honor.
December 12, 2019: A decision was made by the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, which certified a class of elderly disabled veterans exposed to radiation while cleaning up a nuclear bomb disaster in Spain in 1966. This is historic.
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October 7, 2019: Letter to retiring Air Force officers, enlisted members, and civilians from AFA President, Bruce “Orville” Wright, LT. Gen, USAF (Ret.)
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