Monthly Archives: April 2013

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Alabama offering new veterans driver’s license

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Alabama veterans will have the option to display proof of their military service on their driver’s license. Continue reading

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Washington Senate approves tax break for disabled vets

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Washington lawmakers have approved a tax exemption for disabled veterans who need vehicle modifications. Continue reading

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Young war veterans struggle to find jobs

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SAN JOSE — The simple, heartfelt expression of gratitude toward men and women in military uniform has been repeated countless times in recent years: Thank you for your service. But when post-9/11 members of the military exchange their fatigues for … Continue reading

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Back from Afghanistan, 25 Utah soldiers see their babies for the first time

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When 25 Utah National Guard soldiers returned home from a deployment to Afghanistan this week, 27 babies — 23 new sons and daughters and two sets of twins —were waiting to meet them for the first time. Continue reading

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Illinois state officials unveil veteran housing complex

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A unique housing complex geared toward helping veterans at risk of becoming homeless will be built on Chicago’s South Side, state officials announced Thursday. Continue reading

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Mantegna sees depth in Memorial Day Concert tradition

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TV crime-fighters Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise have become perennial co-hosts of the “National Memorial Day Concert” on PBS, which honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the U.S. Armed Forces. But both actors began as guest performers at … Continue reading

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Minnesota vets groups make case for construction money

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Minnesota veterans groups are exerting pressure on state lawmakers to come through with money for a proposed facility for veterans needing intensive care. Continue reading

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Obama honors Wounded Warriors

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The president cheered on injured service members who bicycled around the South Lawn. Continue reading

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First lady praises Maryland bill meant to help veterans

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First lady Michelle Obama praised a Maryland bill that helps veterans and their spouses find jobs, describing it Wednesday as one of the best laws in the country aimed at helping military personnel and their families. Continue reading

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Audit of Oklahoma veterans agency uncovers problems

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The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs lacks proper supervision and oversight of its seven facilities across the state, its workers are chronically underpaid and its governing board has done a poor job managing the agency, according to a state audit released Wednesday. Continue reading

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