Yearly Archives: 2012

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Chico war veteran says trauma takes enormous toll

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Nick Wright, 29, of Chico has passed through many low points but is having more good days now than bad, and has landed a new job. Continue reading

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Exposed to burn pits, Iraq veteran from Idaho pursues environmental career

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Burning military waste in Iraq and Afghanistan sparked Marine Corps veteran Jacob Odekirkis’ interest in a career in environmental contamination. Continue reading

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Marine, ballet instructor stages ‘The Nutcracker’ in military style

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In Iraq War veteran Roman Baca’s military-themed ‘Nutcracker’ a young man is about to be deployed. Continue reading

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Guard brings holiday cheer to North Dakota Veterans Home

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Volunteers with the North Dakota National Guard are making their annual trip to the North Dakota Veterans Home in Lisbon to show their appreciation for the men and women who served before them. Continue reading

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Wounded Marine gets new home in western New York

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A Marine who lost both legs while serving in Afghanistan now has a new home thanks to volunteers in a Buffalo-area community. Continue reading

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Illinois program to deliver holiday baskets to military

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Holiday care packages will go out soon to Illinoisans serving in the military and their families. Continue reading

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Workers say charity gave little money to veterans

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A veterans charity already under scrutiny for how it raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in Tennessee handed out only a fraction of the money in the form of gift cards and threatened to fire workers if they didn’t meet fundraising quotas, former employees say. Continue reading

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Utah student veteran challenged by college grind

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Veteran Jen Carver Comer sits at a table, notes for a social work class on her laptop screen, a Dr. Pepper and miniature candy-bar wrappers in wads to her left. She’s studying, but she’s not. Continue reading

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VA combatting suicide ‘epidemic’ among active duty military and veterans

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Each day, 18 veterans kill themselves according to the federal Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA has created a crisis hotline to help veterans their families. Continue reading

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Senate moves bill covering fertility care for veterans

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Wounded veterans and their spouses who want to have children could get the government to pay for treatments such as in vitro fertilization under legislation beginning to move through Congress in the waning days of the session. Continue reading

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