Monthly Archives: June 2015

COMBAT VETERANS ASK NEIGHBORS TO ‘BE COURTEOUS’ WITH FIREWORKS OVER FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY

COMBAT VETERANS ASK NEIGHBORS TO ‘BE COURTEOUS’ WITH FIREWORKS OVER FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY A sign distributed by nonprofit Military with PTSD encourages neighbors to communicate with veterans before setting off fireworks. (Military with PTSD) Unexpected fireworks right outside your … Continue reading

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Spouses of all veterans in same-sex marriages now eligible for earned benefits

Spouses of all veterans in same-sex marriages now eligible for earned benefits The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday it would extend earned benefits to spouses and children of all veterans in all same-sex marriages following the Supreme Court decision … Continue reading

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Senate approves new Veterans Affairs health care chief

Senate approves new Veterans Affairs health care chief The Department of Veterans Affairs has a new leader of its troubled health care arm. Dr. David Shulkin, president of the Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey, won approval as the VA’s … Continue reading

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Disabled Mississippi war veteran faces battle at home

Disabled Mississippi war veteran faces battle at home Joey Bryan can’t sleep. He can’t drive a car. He can barely ride in one. Crowds are out of the question. That’s not all. “I can’t be out in the open, because … Continue reading

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Veterans face complications in getting medical care

Veterans face complications in getting medical care From a secret patient waiting list to a piles of prescription pills, 9Wants to Know exposes the Veterans Affairs Department’s casualties of care. This 30-minute news special culminates a year of investigation, including … Continue reading

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Are you a veteran looking for resources?

Are you a veteran looking for resources? Meetings this week: • Veterans Action Coalition, 7 p.m. June 25. Southside Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St. Resources: • U.S. veteran burial benefit U.S. military veterans are entitled to many burial benefits through … Continue reading

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Vietnam Veterans Get Long Overdue Homecoming Celebration in Georgia

Vietnam Veterans Get Long Overdue Homecoming Celebration in Georgia After serving their country and risking their lives, many soldiers who returned home from the Vietnam War received scorn instead of welcome. Americans who didn’t believe in the war blamed the … Continue reading

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Vietnam veteran from Eugene to be honored, his remains interred in Arlington National Cemetery

Vietnam veteran from Eugene to be honored, his remains interred in Arlington National Cemetery Ken Cluck remembers how the death of his brother, three years his senior, affected their mother. For 15 years after Warren Newton’s death, as an Army … Continue reading

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Man pedals across nation for responsibility, veteran suicide prevention

Man pedals across nation for responsibility, veteran suicide prevention An Arizona man launched his third bicycle trek across the nation for veteran suicide awareness on Monday night from the Provo Maceys parking lot. “It’s a great honor for Provo and … Continue reading

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Veteran says he was denied a discount because he was not disabled

Veteran says he was denied a discount because he was not disabled “I feel all veterans should be treated the same,” said Mike Stadelman. Stadelman said his grandfather, an eight-year veteran of the Air Force, was denied the Home Depot … Continue reading

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