Monthly Archives: June 2013

PTSD: a thorny issue as veterans look for work

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Mike Liguori returned home after two tours of duty in Iraq with the Marines and slipped into a depression that, at its depths, left him contemplating suicide. But the San Carlos native emerged from the darkness of post-traumatic stress disorder … Continue reading

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WWE superstars bring joy to those serving overseas

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Paul R. Wight Jr. said he works 290 days a year. His vacation? Well, like some, he spends them overseas. Unlike most he goes to war zones. Paul Wight is better known as “Big Show”, who is a 7-foot tall … Continue reading

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Indiana governor urges vets to register businesses with state

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence wants the state of Indiana to do more business with military veterans. Continue reading

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Captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl gets veterans’ support

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Army Sgt. Bowe R. Bergdahl of Hailey, Idaho turned 27 years old on
March 28. On that day, a small group of veterans stood outside the
Philadelphia Fox 29 TV station with an “unhappy birthday cake,” hoping
to make sure the public doesn’t forget he is still a Taliban prisoner
— and hoping to keep pressure on the U.S. to work to bring him home.
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Official describes rampant computer hacking at VA

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At least eight foreign-sponsored organizations have hacked into computer networks at the Veterans Affairs Department in recent years or were actively trying to do so, a former VA computer security chief told Congress on Tuesday. Continue reading

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House passes measure boosting veterans’ programs

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The House on Tuesday passed the first of 12 spending bills for the budget year beginning Oct. 1, a popular measure providing more money for veterans’ programs like health care. Continue reading

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Louisville vets group wins $250K in contest

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A Louisville nonprofit that serves veterans, soldiers and military families has won a $250,000 prize in a Facebook competition through The Home Depot Foundation. Continue reading

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Veterans group stands apart by advocating military budget cuts

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Pete Hegseth of Concerned Veterans for America wants to provide cover to legislators who want to make what he calls “tough decisions about our military.” Continue reading

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