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Nov. 6, 2018

Philadelphia Compound Veterans Committee observe Veteran's Day

Retired Army Master Sgt. Bill Kaemmer served as the keynote speaker during the Philadelphia Compound Veterans Committee’s annual Veteran’s Day observance, Nov. 5, 2018 at DLA Troop Support Philadelphia. Kaemmer shared the story of four United States Army chaplains who gave their lives to save those of civilian and military personnel during the sinking of the United States Army Troop Ship Dorchester on Feb. 3, 1943 during World War II.

May 30, 2018

Retired Army warrant officer reflects on personal meaning of Memorial Day

For retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Randall “Adam” Bethke, a Memorial Day tradition, learned from his father, is to set out a finger of whiskey and a cigar for someone who cannot be there to enjoy it.

Nov. 9, 2017

Vets Day program features stories of wounded warfighter transition

The director of the Honor and Courage program, which helps veterans transition from service to civilian life, spoke to the NSA Philadelphia workforce during the annual Veterans Day program Nov. 8.

Sept. 15, 2017

Anthropologist recounts ways to identify killed, missing warfighters during POW/MIA Recognition Day observance

A forensic anthropologist who works to provide the fullest possible accounting of warfighters captured, killed or missing in action spoke about her work to Naval Support Activity Philadelphia employees Sept. 14 during the POW/MIA Recognition Day observance.

May 24, 2017

D-Day veteran reflects during Memorial Day observance

A World War II combat veteran offered a narrative of his military service in Europe to Naval Support Activity Philadelphia employees as part of a Memorial Day observance May 18.

Sept. 24, 2015

Former POW shares story of capture, liberation during remembrance ceremony

Employees at NSA Philadelphia experienced living history as the story of a former World War II prisoner of war was told during a POW/MIA remembrance ceremony Sept. 15.