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Loose change at airports may help finance upgrades to military lounges

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Rather than sitting unused, lawmakers say they’d rather see loose change go for high-definition televisions and free snacks for veterans at airport military lounges. Continue reading

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American veteran detained in North Korea reported in good health

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The family of an elderly U.S. tourist detained for more than a month in North Korea says the Swedish ambassador has seen the man and found him to be in good health. Continue reading

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Detained in North Korea, veteran Merrill Newman shares name with war hero

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The call to return to the battlefield is one heeded by many veterans through the ages. Continue reading

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Veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam still ‘serving his country’

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Frank Geisel, a veteran of three wars, is proof the word “retirement” can be so subjective. “Retired” from the U.S. Army after 37 years, and “retired” from an 11-year job with Lockheed at White Sands Test … Continue reading

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Purpose Prize honors groups aiding veterans, inmates’ kids

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In 2005, when retired Navy Capt. Ed Nicholson was a patient at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, he noticed a lot of wounded warriors around him. He had been planning to spend his retirement relaxing and doing some recreational fishing, … Continue reading

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Veterans the GOP wants to ignore (column)

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Remember during the government shutdown how Republicans helped World War II veterans storm their memorial? Remember how Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas, snarled at a National Park Service ranger for trying to abide by the law and keep the memorial closed … Continue reading

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Veterans expelled from US for minor crimes fight deportations

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After honorable discharges from the Army in 1979, and the National Guard in 1983, Arnold Giammarco sunk into a pattern of substance abuse, shoplifting and jail before turning his life around, marrying in 2010, and becoming a father. But the … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to a veteran (column)

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Tommy Traba stood over his 3,266th grave Wednesday morning. It was time to say goodbye to another veteran. The 82-year-old member of the All Veterans Burial Squad lifted the 8-pound, M1 rifle in his hands and fired off a three-volley … Continue reading

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Military service counts toward academic credit in many states

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Many states want college students who served in Iraq and Afghanistan to get academic credit for their military training and experience. The challenge is figuring out how many credits that training and experience is worth. At least 26 states have … Continue reading

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Editorial: Veterans have earned right to fair treatment

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Last week was a lousy week for those charged with supporting America’s veterans. First, a Washington, D.C., television station revealed that while veterans were waiting longer than ever to receive the wartime disability pay they have earned, the Department of … Continue reading

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