Monthly Archives: December 2014

Veterans Day moment of silence dropped from compromise National Defense Authorization Act

Veterans Day moment of silence dropped from compromise National Defense Authorization Act When Congress decides to create a compromise bill for  sweeping legislation such as the National Defense Authorization Act, it stands to reason that some items will be left … Continue reading

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After 50 years, injured veteran is still fighting and Kars4Vets

After 50 years, injured veteran is still fighting and Kars4Vets A 105-mm Howitzer weighs 4,980 pounds, supported by two long arms that stretch out in a V-shape behind the canon. Each arm — or “trail,” as the Army prefers to call … Continue reading

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Mathis named vice chair of Veterans Affairs

Mathis named vice chair of Veterans Affairs Devin Mathis has been in the California Assembly only long enough to be sworn in, but he has a new assignment — vice chairman of the Assembly Committee on Veterans Affairs for the … Continue reading

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Stolen medals replaced for Alabama World War II veteran

Stolen medals replaced for Alabama World War II veteran Medals earned by a Huntsville veteran who was among the thousands who landed in Normandy during World War II have been replaced after they were stolen. How that happened — and … Continue reading

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Paralyzed veteran receives early Christmas gift to help make life easier and Kars4Vets

Paralyzed veteran receives early Christmas gift to help make life easier and Kars4Vets “When we first built this house I was still fairly young and could muscle my way through things,” he said. “But now as I’ve gotten older I’m … Continue reading

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IBM Watson goes to work for U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

IBM Watson goes to work for U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Many people have seen Watson in action when International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM)‘s supercomputer took on several human contestants on the Jeopardy show. But the technology behind Watson can … Continue reading

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LETTER: Lehigh Valley veterans grateful for support in annual Veterans Day trek

LETTER: Lehigh Valley veterans grateful for support in annual Veterans Day trek Veterans from the Allentown outpatient clinic ran another bus trip to Washington, D.C., on Veterans Day. Before leaving Allentown, we took a moment to remember those loved ones, … Continue reading

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Glass Walls Stand to Honor Disabled Veterans of U.S.

Glass Walls Stand to Honor Disabled Veterans of U.S. Fourteen years after being signed into law, the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial was dedicated in October of this year. The completed memorial, located in Washington, D.C., stands as the … Continue reading

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Veteran waits a year for simple eye surgery

Veteran waits a year for simple eye surgery Thomas Amabile will have cataract surgery Tuesday after a yearlong ordeal with the Denver VA Hospital, which highlights ongoing lapses in patient scheduling. 9Wants to Know obtained Amabile’s medical records from the … Continue reading

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World War I veteran one step from getting Medal of Honor

World War I veteran one step from getting Medal of Honor Twelve years and many phone calls since Elsie Shemin-Roth started on a mission through bureaucratic no-man’s land, her father, a deceased World War I veteran, is one step away … Continue reading

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