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In an effort to help San Mateo County veterans bridge military and civilian life, local agencies and organizations are focusing on how their programs can ... local Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics to reach veterans of all ages, genders and backgrounds, said county veteran service officer Norman Aleman.
Flags were unfurled, kind words were spoken, and more than 60 veterans were applauded at Saturday's annual Military Appreciation Day on Lee University's ... Also, for the first time this year, proceeds from the gala event went to establishing a scholarship in honor of the late Bobby Taylor, a veteran, ...

Holland Mayor Nancy DeBoer talks with Holalnd resident Londyn Le, 8, at Saturday's ceremony honoring U.S. and South Vietnamese sacrifices during the Vietnam war -- and markingthe anniversary of "Black April" and the April 30, 1975, fall of Saigon. Londyn is with her dad, Nghia Le, left, and brother, ...
The "Military Order of the Purple Heart of the U.S.A. Inc.," (MOPH) was formed in 1932 for the protection and mutual interest of all combat wounded veterans and active duty men and women who have received the decoration. Chartered by the Congress, The MOPH is unique among Veteran Service ...
Hiawatha's Homer White American Legion Post 66 is seeking area military veterans who are interested in being part of a group to go on an Honor Flight. Any WW ... The Honor Flight Network of Kansas City conducts fund raising throughout the year to be able to transport Veterans for no cost to the Veteran.
On the bus ride home from the memorial with a group of other veterans on a 90-day post-traumatic stress treatment program, Mr. McCoy turned to one of the few things that has helped him manage the emotional aftershocks of war: his camera. He photographed a Marine and a soldier curled up into each ...

T-Mobile is rolling out the red carpet for members of the military, veterans and their families. The nation's third-largest wireless carrier on Wednesday launched T-Mobile One Military, a program that offers its largest discount to anyone associated with the armed forces, including current military, veterans and ...
The store, which sells motorcycles, ATVs and power sport equipment, has flags from every branch of the military, two United states flags and a Jacksonville Jaguar flag. On Monday, Melinda Power, a city of Jacksonville inspector, issued a warning citation for the display, saying the military flags were in ...
Now is the time to apply to become an Erie police officer. The city is reminding people that the testing process is now open, and they'd like to see more minorities apply for the job. City police have focused on recruiting minorities to the force for several years, and now they're focusing more on targeting a ...
"I feel like this is a second chance for me," said Matteo Bonomo, an Army veteran awaiting trial on burglary charges. "It's helping me become a better person." The correction officers overseeing the housing unit are also veterans themselves. Officer Jeffrey Wright still serves in the National Guard. "I do love ...
Recruit, retain, graduate—it's a military and Veteran's initiative at The University of New Mexico organized with the goal of better supporting the presence of this community on campus. To engage Veterans and military members, the Student Veterans of UNM and the Veterans Resource Center host the ...
“Helping veterans and other military-affiliated students get access to quality higher education continues to be our driving force in the Pat Tillman Veterans Center,” said Steve Borden, PTVC director. “We place great value on our military and veteran students, which is part of ASU's larger affinity toward ...
Carrie Sconza of the Texas Veterans Commission speaks at a training event for faith community leaders and lay leaders. The event was sponsored by the The Smith County Behavioral Health Leadership Team Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the Central Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas. (LouAnna Campbell ...
The public is welcome to attend the ceremony and all veteran service organizations are asked to send representatives to acknowledge their fellow veterans. Those to be honored include 30 Army veterans: Sgt. Leon Wright, PFC Gladewell Bellamy, SP4 John B. Butz, SP4 David Apacanka, Staff Sgt. John ...
HOWARD CO., Md. (WMAR) - The Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services in conjunction with its Office of Veterans and Military Families hosted a Veterans and Military Resource Fair Tuesday evening. The event provided the families the opportunity to speak with more than 50 ...
Rider University's veterans and military office, veterans association and student improv troupe have been tasked with a mission. Their mission, which they have chosen to accept, is to make you laugh! In a combined effort, these three groups are hosting the annual fundraiser Operation Comedy on Friday, ...
The City of Myrtle Beach will host a free fitness program for veterans and active military members at the Pepper Geddings Recreation Center on Saturday mornings this spring. The program is called “Healthy Heroes” and consists of an hour long workout with a group fitness instructor. Classes will include cardio exercises, ...

Britt Gorrall serves on the committee and says events like West Texas Salute to Veterans are great opportunities to support veterans and military families. "Veterans, they're very humble people," said Gorrall, a Navy veteran herself. "They raise their right hand and swear that I want to protect this country ...
The 7-year-old nonprofit group is one of dozens of private organizations that offer “psychiatric service” dogs to address the military's mental health crisis ... “The numbers are startling on veteran suicides, and this is working,” said Rory Diamond, a former federal prosecutor who quit to become chief executive ...
Veterans, military personnel, children younger than 12 and dogs admitted free. Admission for nonveterans is $10. The event provides an opportunity for veterans and their families to participate in dog training, whether the activity is to provide skills to the family pet, to alleviate stress or to work toward a fully ...
Breakfast meeting begins at 7:30 a.m. at the VFW post on Veterans Way, Sanford. Members are current and former Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine seamen/women personnel. Buffet is $7. 910-215-0707. Retired Military Police Association: The Fayetteville/Fort Bragg chapter invites all military ...
Hundreds of St. Louis area veterans and members of the military made their way to South County to support the men and women who serve our country. All for an event, 500 suits for 500 soldiers giveaway, to help prepare them for the next chapter in life. "Giving a suit to a soldier is like a starting point," said ...
Esperanza Perez and her husband, Miguel Perez, parents of war veteran Miguel Perez Jr., stand with a handful of military veterans during a news conference Feb. 27 at the Lincoln Methodist Church in Chicago. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirmed March 26 that Miguel Perez had ...
There's a different kind of veterans organization that recently popped up in the Capital Region -- delivering a benefit that is unaffected by the junk in ... "Any of the proceeds that we get from those after expenses, we'll donate that money as well to veteran causes, to veteran organizations," pointed out ...
In a special edition of Political Fallout Shelter, with political fallout literally happening overhead with the ouster of Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, ... WASHINGTON — Former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said in an interview with Military Times Friday that he bears no ill-will toward ...
After becoming a local franchise owner of JDog Junk Removal less than three years ago, Bonner was recently named the first ever JDog franchise owner of the year. He was selected from among 130 active franchisees of JDog, a national franchise organization for veterans and their family members. (Sarah ...
Local Disabled Veteran Owes Military $15,000 ... SPRINGFIELD -- Darrell "Smitty" Smith fights to save his boxing gym while the military takes several of his disability checks. Darrell Smith, Owner of ... We reached out to the local Veterans Affairs office for an explanation, and did not get a return phone call.
For military veterans suffering from PTSD, are service dogs good therapy? ... "The numbers are startling on veteran suicides, and this is working," said Rory Diamond, a former federal prosecutor who quit to become chief executive of K9s for Warriors, where he had been providing pro bono legal services.
In addition to investing in our armed forces and the Department of Defense, the omnibus allocated the largest dollar amount in history to the Department of Veteran Affairs at $85.1 billion. These funds will allow the VA to provide medical care for 7 million patients and address shortfalls that have hindered the ...
There's a multitude of reasons why veterans are jailed. For many, however, incarceration is a consequence of the veteran's military experience, including coping with a post-traumatic stress disorder that stemmed from a combat situation or some other type of trauma. After years in the military, men and ...
After five seasons as a Colts cheerleader, Leanna had pretty much done it all. But there was one opportunity she was hoping to check off her bucket list - and she got the call in December. As Leanna wrapped up her fifth season as a Colts cheerleader, she had experienced pretty much everything ...
Former Mokena Mayor Joe Werner's hobby of collecting historic military vehicles has turned into a philanthropic effort to restore war artifacts throughout the south suburbs. ... Although not a veteran himself, Werner said he has a deep love, respect and appreciation for the service of veterans. He said his ...
(KUTV)- According to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Utah's veteran unemployment rate in 2017 was 2.9%, ranking Utah as one of the only 12 ... They bring so much to the table with skills, commitment, and honor,” Gary Harter, executive director of the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs, said.
An Army veteran, Rector served in West Germany from 1983 to 1985 and is currently the associate fire resources coordinator for the Tennessee ... In order to help Rector cope with his disability, Rector visits a mental health doctor at the Veterans Affairs office in Knoxville, which he said has helped his ...
The American Greed Report: Many veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq face an overburdened VA system and are left to battle disability, joblessness and post-traumatic stress on their own. Scott Cohn of CNBC'S American Greed offers some tips on how we can be of service to them. All New ...
Costco locations across the U.S. are opening an hour early for active duty members of the military, veterans, and their families this weekend. On Saturday, March 24, 117 Costco warehouses are holding a “Military Hour,” which some locations are calling “Costco Hero Hour.” Warehouses will open at 8 a.m., ...
Transitioning military members and veterans are a natural fit for construction, which demands problem-solving, loyalty and onsite decision making — all of which are skills the military instills in its servicemembers. Veteran-specific organizations and construction companies alike recognize the opportunity for ...
Costco is reaching out to active-duty troops and veterans with a special military shopping event. The warehouse chain will have a Military Hour on Saturday, March 24 at all 117 Costco stores nationwide. The Brandon, Lutz, Clearwater and Tampa locations will be participating. Starting at 8:00 a.m. Military ...
With the help of a new grant and the Goodwill Industries of South Texas local veterans will now be one step closer to landing a job. ... But thanks to Goodwill Industries of South Texas and a grant from The Texas Veterans Commission Fund these men and women will be able to find their path to employment.
He was there to take part in a faith-based support program for military veterans called REBOOT Combat Recovery. Justin Allender is a United States Marine Corps veteran from Brentwood who recently started attending a REBOOT Combat Recovery course at The Church at Avenue South in Nashville.
Plans for a Veterans Day military parade, as directed by President Donald Trump, are coming together, but there will be no tanks rolling down the streets ... [the president] in the reviewing area of the Capitol” for the event, and that the national parade “will integrate with the annual D.C. Veteran's Day Parade.
As it opens new veterans' center, Framingham State seeks military artifacts ... Dawn Ross, director of the university's career services and employer relations office and a Navy veteran herself, said in a statement that she was overjoyed at being able “to support and honor'' veterans in such a way.
Prince Harry has warned military charities they must stop competing for publicity and profile, urging them to put the health of veterans above their “individual ... Explaining how impressed he and Ms Markle had been to see the work of the North Essex Veterans Mental Health Network, he said: “A veteran's ...
Ceremony Thursday bestowed full military honors to veterans without family buried at Bakersfield National Cemetery. BY JASON KOTOWSKI ... U.S. Army veteran Howie Wass, 76, attended as a member of the Bakersfield Freedom Riders to give a flag salute to the veterans. He said it was the biggest ...
In a significant setback, an Afghan War veteran and green card holder who later served time in prison on a felony drug conviction has been denied ... After his military service, Perez sought treatment at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Maywood, where doctors diagnosed him with post-traumatic stress ...
The uncertainty over Shulkin's status has left the VA, which employs 360,000 people, virtually paralyzed, with members of Congress confused over who's in charge and what's being done to improve care for 9 million military veterans in more than 1,700 government-run health facilities. On Wednesday ...
Scott said there are reasons so many veterans decide to stay in the state. “These bills are just a few of the many ways that Florida is working to remain the most military- and veteran-friendly state in the nation. I'm also proud to announce my support for a constitutional revision commission proposed ...
The phrase “deported veteran” may not be a common part of most people's vocabulary, but they exist—and there are many. The military does not keep and make public an official count of deported veterans, but the ACLU, which assists deported veterans, including Barajas, estimates the number is easily in ...
FILE - In this March 10, 2018 file photo, yellow police tape surrounds the Pathway Home building that housed a veterans program in Northern California a day after a deadly shooting in Yountville, Calif. The California mental health program where a combat veteran killed three workers is closing.
“Research shows that institutions that have veteran centers have an increase in student veteran success,” says Jacki Wolf, the Coordinator of Veterans Services at the University. “We are very excited to have this space at Framingham State to better serve the needs of our student veterans and enhance their ...


 

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