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Veterans Day over the air

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“CQ CQ CQ, this is control station N9V, the American Legion Amateur Radio Club Special Event Station, and today we are saluting veterans and active-duty military personnel who have worn or are now wearing the uniform of America’s fighting men and women.”

This was the call that went out to amateur radio operators worldwide to join with The American Legion Amateur Radio Club [TALARC] to commemorate Veterans Day 2019. The purpose of the annual event is to underscore the importance of Veterans Day via the amateur radio community and acknowledge the honorable nature of military service.

Legion radio club members from Glen Arden (Md.) Post 275; Dell Rapids (S.D.) Post 65; Dorchester (Md.) Post 91; and the Easton Amateur Radio Society of Cambridge, Md. – along with National Headquarters radio operators – logged more than 400 stations during the six-hour event. Commemorative certificates and QSL cards – acknowledgments of contact – are available to those who participated. Instructions for securing these items are on the N9V or K9TAL pages of

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The issuance or replacement of military service medals, awards and decorations must be requested in writing.

Requests should be submitted in writing to the appropriate military service branch division of the NPRC. Standard form (SF 180), available through the VA, is recommended to submit your request. Generally, there is no charge for medal or award replacements. For more information, or for the mailing address of the military branch office to submit your request to, call 1-86-NARA-NARA (1-866-272-6272) or visit the NPRC website at