Marine Corps Col. Daniel Yoo will be sworn in as the first Korean American general in the U.S. Armed Forces.
The Japanese American Veterans Association’s (JAVA) 2010 memorial scholarship program will be awarding six scholarships, three more than last year with a higher award of $1,500 each.
General Eric K. Shinseki, U.S. Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, received the Courage, Honor, and Patriotism Award from the Japanese American Veterans Association (JAVA) in recognition of his 44 years of distinguished leadership in the United States Army and in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
On May 23, Colonel Sunao (Phil) Ishio passed away in his sleep.
U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka, chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and an honorary chairman of the Japanese American Veterans Association (JAVA), outlined his four-point legislative program designed to ensure veterans get the care and benefits they deserve. Akaka made his remarks at the JAVA quarterly luncheon at the Harvest Moon Restaurant in Falls Church, Va., on Oct. 18.