Monthly Archives: April 2015

Not all veterans struggle when they come home, new study shows

Not all veterans struggle when they come home, new study shows The first-ever examination of civic involvement of veterans, released Thursday, shows results that debunk stereotypes of the wounded former service members struggling to adjust to civilian life. The study, … Continue reading

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Homeless Wichita veteran laid to rest with full military honors

Homeless Wichita veteran laid to rest with full military honors     American Legion Riders participate in the funeral of homeless veteran Brian Mahoney at Resthaven Cemetery. Mahoney died March 18 and served in the Navy from 1972 to 1976. … Continue reading

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Fraternity closed for disrespecting veterans

Fraternity closed for disrespecting veterans After receiving reports that members of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity disrespected veterans during a spring formal in Panama City Beach over spring break, the University of Florida has decided to close the frat immediately. … Continue reading

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No health drawbacks to veterans’ dual use of VA, Medicare Advantage, study says

No health drawbacks to veterans’ dual use of VA, Medicare Advantage, study says In a study that looked at a handful of quality measures for chronic disease care, veterans who used both Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) care and a … Continue reading

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Western Mass. committee to create memorial to Iraq, Afganistan veterans halfway to collecting needed money

Western Mass. committee to create memorial to Iraq, Afganistan veterans halfway to collecting needed money A committee made up of veterans and their supporters across Western Massachusetts has collected half the money needed to build a memorial to remember the … Continue reading

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College Students Disrespect Veterans at the Warrior Beach Retreat

College Students Disrespect Veterans at the Warrior Beach Retreat Emory University released this statement Thursday morning by email: “Emory University was appalled to learn of acts of disrespect and harassment that were directed at attendees of the Warrior Beach Retreat … Continue reading

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Is she here for her husband? Her son? No. She’s a veteran, too.

Is she here for her husband? Her son? No. She’s a veteran, too. As the number of female veterans continues to increase, a prominent veterans service organization is asking the federal government to conduct a study that would evaluate the … Continue reading

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Remember the Veteran’s Memorial That Town Council Members Said Wasn’t ‘Appropriate’ Because It Depicted a Gun? The Final Decision Is In

Remember the Veteran’s Memorial That Town Council Members Said Wasn’t ‘Appropriate’ Because It Depicted a Gun? The Final Decision Is In Remember the Michigan town that couldn’t decide whether to construct a veteran’s memorial in a park because the statue … Continue reading

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Veterans share military history at reunion

Veterans share military history at reunion Floyd Merckle talks little about his service in Vietnam and instead wants the focus turned towards others who served in the war. “We were pretty good,” he said. “We had air conditioners.” Merckle, 73, … Continue reading

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$2.2 million goes to Veteran housing across Nevada

$2.2 million goes to Veteran housing across Nevada Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today $2,220,253 in Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program grants for veteran housing across Nevada. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. … Continue reading

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