Monthly Archives: January 2015

Ending veteran homelessness: How cities around the US are doing

Ending veteran homelessness: How cities around the US are doing Since 2010, when President Barack Obama launched a five-year national campaign to end homelessness among veterans, the number of former servicemembers living on the streets has dropped from over 76,000 … Continue reading

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Retired veteran who lost two sons in 8 months shares tragic story at VA conference in Dallas

Retired veteran who lost two sons in 8 months shares tragic story at VA conference in Dallas In eight months, Maj. Gen. Mark Graham and his wife lost two sons to two different battles: Their eldest was killed by a … Continue reading

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Valdese veteran to be honored in Raleigh ceremony

Valdese veteran to be honored in Raleigh ceremony In order to express France’s eternal gratitude to those who liberated it from oppression from 1944-45, the Consul General of France in Atlanta, Georgia — Denis Barbet — will bestow the Legion … Continue reading

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The Value of Hiring Veterans

The Value of Hiring Veterans Despite recent job growth across our nation, military veterans still face unique challenges as they enter the workforce. Nine percent of veterans who joined the armed forces since 2001, but have now returned to civilian … Continue reading

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Duty Calls; Afghanistan war veteran does double duty

Duty Calls; Afghanistan war veteran does double duty Four months after Christopher Frazer of Latham graduated from Shaker High School in 2009, he enlisted in the Marine Corps to become a mechanic. But the Marine Corps had different plans for him. Frazer … Continue reading

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After PTSD, More Trauma

After PTSD, More Trauma Going in for therapy at a Veterans Affairs hospital is a lot like arriving at a large airport in a foreign country. You pass through a maze of confusing signage. Your documents are scrutinized. There are … Continue reading

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Lawmakers, VA spar over appeals cases

Lawmakers, VA spar over appeals cases Lawmakers still are worried about the growing backlog of appealed benefits cases at the Veterans Affairs Department — but VA officials still don’t think it’s a major problem. Members of the House Veterans’ Affairs … Continue reading

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Senators roll out bills to recruit, retain veterans

Senators roll out bills to recruit, retain veterans A coalition of Nebraska lawmakers vowed Wednesday to push for expanded veteran benefits in a state where the group’s unemployment rate of 5.8 percent is nearly double the state average. Six senators, … Continue reading

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Female veteran shamed for parking in veterans-only spot

Female veteran shamed for parking in veterans-only spot An Air Force veteran who served in Kuwait found a note on her car Friday criticizing her for parking in a veterans-only parking spot in Wilmington. Mary Claire Caine told WECT-TV that … Continue reading

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Brooklyn co-op charged with discriminating against disabled veteran

Brooklyn co-op charged with discriminating against disabled veteran A Brooklyn cooperative development is in hot water with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for refusing to allow a disabled veteran to keep an emotional support dog and threatening … Continue reading

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