Monthly Archives: February 2013

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Annual North Dakota gathering for military veterans put on hold

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An annual gathering of veterans in North Dakota to share stories of World War II, the Korean War and other military experiences may have come to an end. Continue reading

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West Virginia Senate proposes tax credit for hiring veterans

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The West Virginia Senate has proposed a bill that would give businesses a $900 tax credit for each economically disadvantaged veteran that they hire. Businesses would receive a larger tax credit for hiring disabled veterans.
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Edible Arrangements helping veterans build businesses

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Edible Arrangements has created a nationwide initiative offering training, a franchise fee discount and mentoring to military veteran franchisees. Continue reading

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Missouri House endorses new lottery ticket for veterans

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Missouri House members have endorsed a proposal to create a new lottery ticket to help veterans. Continue reading

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New VA clinics, expansions left in limbo

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The VA is warning that unless lawmakers act, some currently operating clinics may have to close after their old leases expire and other long-planned expansions will not go forward. Continue reading

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Focusing on the good things, former Marine believes he’s turned a corner

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A new job has helped Nick Wright recapture some of the spirit and focus that saw him through three tours of duty in Iraq as a Marine. Continue reading

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‘I’m a monster’: Veterans ‘alone’ in their guilt

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Clinicians suspect some troops are suffering from what they call “moral injuries” — wounds from having done something, or failed to stop something, that violates their moral code. Continue reading

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WillowWood partners with universities for VA contract

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As part of a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Innovation Initiative (VAi2) competition, WillowWood of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, in partnership with The Ohio State University and The University of Akron, has secured a new contract to develop a more comfortable and useful prosthetic system to help patients at VA medical centers who have a transfemoral (above-knee) amputation. Continue reading

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Workers, technology deployed to trim backlog of VA disability claims in Baltimore

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The Baltimore office’s disability claims lag 429 days — or 162 days longer than the national average. Continue reading

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Streamline veterans’ services, report says

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A think tank is calling for a single federal entity to oversee national veterans’ services and policies now spread among at least six federal agencies. Continue reading

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