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An interactive map shows the ties to the York/Adams region of those who were killed in the war on terror.

Report: Officers could have prevented a crash that killed a Gettysburg man.
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MORE RESOURCES

· Government report: Dept. of Veterans Affairs examines the support given to veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury

· Government report: Dept. of Veterans Affairs examines the support and care given to female veterans

· Official Web site: www.va.gov

· Military history: York Town Square blog posts on York's role in wars

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Brother, set to deploy, surprises sister at career fair

Amn. Nate Swiger will spend two years at a base in England
04/01/2014 11:34 AM EDT
Bekka Swiger will turn 17 in one week. She doesn't have big plans to mark the date — just dinner with her parents and older brother, Nate, 19, an airman who will deploy the day after. 
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'Band of Brothers' member passes his wisdom onto CASHS Navy Cadets
03/21/2014 08:56 PM EDT - CHAMBERSBURG >> The actions of the "E" Company, of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, is well known to military enthusiasts and action fans alike through documentation of the "Band of Brothers" in a book and later hit HBO mini-series. Full Story

Hellam Twp. man discovers unexpected connection to Vietnam's unknown soldier
02/22/2014 08:25 AM EST - Mike Wherley campaigned for the U.S. to honor Vietnam's unknown soldiers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. He recently discovered that the soldier chosen was closer to Wherley than he thought. Full Story

York Township man creating oil painting to benefit veterans garden
02/11/2014 07:08 PM EST - In a studio in his York Township home, Ed Van Wicklen has been working on an oil painting of the Veterans Memorial Gold Star Healing and Peace Garden to benefit the living monument, which is dedicated to all veterans. Full Story

York students send love to active duty troops
01/15/2014 12:34 AM EST - Red and blue crayons were in high demand at Lincoln Charter School as fourth-grade students illustrated their support by designing Valentine's Day cards that will be sent to active American military troops. Full Story

Army surgeon with York/Adams ties awarded Bronze Star
12/26/2013 03:35 PM EST - Maj. Matthew Posner will talk at length about his military career, including stories from a recent stint in Afghanistan as an Army surgeon treating what he calls the "horrendous" injuries of U. Full Story

One vet honored became early female commissioned as officer  
 
Honoring York County's vets on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor
12/06/2013 11:49 PM EST - The Battle of the Bulge occurred during one of the coldest winters on record in Europe. Dick Boyd, 89, was part of the first paratrooper unit of the U. Full Story

York County woman, one of first female Navy officers, among veterans recognized
12/06/2013 11:44 PM EST - Mary Moon folded her hands, placed them in her lap, and closed her eyes. With her gray hair pulled up into clips on the top of her head, and a white sweater wrapped around her shoulders, Moon turned her head and listened. Full Story

Far fewer veterans are facing long waits for disability compensation after the Department of Veterans Affairs spent the past six months focusing on the backlog, including mandating case worker overtime and rolling out a new computer system.