Monthly Archives: November 2012

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West Virginia officials urge vets to get special licenses

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West Virginia officials are urging veterans to showcase their service to the country on their drivers’ licenses. Continue reading

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Veterans say new Camp Shelby training facility made them feel they were back in combat

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Camp Shelby officials unveiled a $3 million virtual reality training facility that will expose soldiers to scenarios they may face during combat. Continue reading

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Google creates website to help returning veterans enter workforce

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Google is aiming its search-engine horsepower at homecoming veterans, launching Thursday what may be the largest online hub to help men and women exiting the military as American armed forces draw down. Continue reading

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Wyoming Girl Scouts pen holiday cards for troops

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Hundreds of thousands of veterans and soldiers will — through the effort of volunteers like the girls of Troop 1582 — get a small reminder that someone, somewhere is thinking of them. Continue reading

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House panel promises more aggressive VA oversight

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The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee warned the VA Wednesday to expect much more aggressive oversight in the coming months as lawmakers review the department’s conference and travel spending. Continue reading

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Veteran shifts from leading in Afghanistan to leading on campus

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Matt Blain followed his family history into the military. Injured in Afghanistan and honored for his service, he now helps fellow Azusa Pacific University students as he works with its Military and Veterans Resources office. Continue reading

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Musicorps helps injured veterans learn the gift of music

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Cpl. Tim Donley lost of both his legs in February in Afghanistan. But when he stepped on stage at a Stand Up for Heroes benefit this month, it was his remarkable voice – not his wounds – that the crowd noticed. Continue reading

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Veterans sue railroad over crash that killed 4 in Texas

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Two veterans and their wives are suing the railroad company whose train hit a truck carrying wounded veterans and their spouses during a parade in Texas. Continue reading

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Demand grows for nurses trained to care for younger veterans

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Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are starting to fill the waiting rooms of hospital emergency departments and clinics, where nurses may not be trained to help with their specialized needs. Continue reading

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Iowans spruce up holiday with ‘Trees for Troops’

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More than 20 Iowa Christmas tree farms participated in the annual Troops for Trees event. Continue reading

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