Monthly Archives: May 2013

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Connecticut senator wants to remove GI Bill time limits

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Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal is proposing new federal legislation that would repeal what he calls unfair and arbitrary time limits under the GI Bill. Continue reading

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On Memorial Day, general remembers soldiers killed under his command

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FORT BLISS, Texas — Like millions of other Americans today, Brig. Gen. Stephen Twitty quietly will acknowledge the sacrifices and courage of soldiers and other service members who have given their lives for their country. Twitty, 49, is planning his own private moment … Continue reading

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Reflections: Col. Paul Roach on angels, remembering Father Kapaun

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Paul Roach Age: 85 Hometown: Las Cruces, N.M. Education: Graduated from Las Cruces High School, 1945; graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., 1950 Military service: Drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II, but served only … Continue reading

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Brewers team up on beer to help military families

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Craft breweries from around the country are toasting the troops with a beer aged with a unique ingredient that symbolizes America’s pastime — baseball bats. Continue reading

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Ohio town to get mural representing Vietnam War

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Lorain native Mike Sekletar will be adding a new mural next to the one he did two years ago in Amherst. He is adding the new mural to represent the Vietnam War. Continue reading

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House OKs bill to help disabled veterans get through airport security

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Hawaii U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has gotten her first bill past the U.S. House, a measure meant to help severely injured and disabled military members and veterans get through security at airports. Continue reading

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Veterans get into Milwaukee Art Museum free all summer

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The Milwaukee Art Museum is offering free admission to veterans and active military members all summer starting on Memorial Day. Continue reading

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SBA starting new lending program for veterans

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The SBA is starting a program aimed at increasing lending to veteran-owned businesses by 5 percent a year for the next five years. Continue reading

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Military sex abuse victims seek VA help

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More than 85,000 veterans were treated last year for injuries or illness stemming from sexual abuse in the military, and 4,000 sought disability benefits, underscoring the staggering long-term impact of a crisis that has roiled the Pentagon and been condemned by President Barack Obama as “”shameful and disgraceful.” Continue reading

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Michigan veterans face frustrating challenge on the homefront: red tape

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Dave Denhardt, a former Marine, made a life-changing decision at age 38 to rejoin the military. The Army National Guard welcomed him with open arms, made him an infantryman and sent him to one of the combat-plagued forward areas in … Continue reading

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