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Clatsop County Veterans Services Program

A Veterans Services Officer (VSO) assists with matters relating to the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs (ODVA), United States Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and related government agencies. VSOs can help acquire DVA compensation, pension, education, and death benefits for county residents. If an application is denied, this program can help with the appeal process. […]

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Young veterans organization takes on challenges in Philadelphia neighborhoods

When Matt Miclette and nine other young men and women dined together in Center City on Veterans Day in 2016, they had more than military service in common. They were earning degrees, building careers, starting families – and felt the need to do more. From the conversations around the table that night at Fogo de […]

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Veterans’ organization commemorating Gold Star Mother’s and Family Day with display this weekend

In honor of the 13 service members recently killed in Afghanistan – and ahead of Mother’s Day and Gold Star family – members of the Owensboro-Daviess County Veterans Organization will place 13 pairs of combat boots at the Gold Star Families Monument on Saturday. The Veterans Organization will place the boots, with 13 flags and […]

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Omaha veterans organization helps frontline healthcare workers with PTSD

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – A local organization dedicated to helping veterans with post-traumatic stress is now adding another career to their treatment plan – front-line healthcare workers. Post-traumatic stress disorder is well documented in the military, but with the world turned upside down during the pandemic, frontline healthcare workers are starting to experience the same. […]

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Veterans’ benefits could significantly increase the cost of living this year

The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed a bill that would again increase veterans’ benefits by the same percentage as this year’s cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security recipients. Some experts said it could be the biggest increase in decades. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) Charles Dharapak PA Veterans could see a significant cost-of-living increase in […]

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County Veterans Organization Hosts 39th Meeting | News

GREENTOWN — The Howard County Vietnam Veterans Organization meeting started on a very personal note for Tom McCandless. As veterans and their families prepared to hoist the organization’s massive American flag at the opening ceremony, the voice of McCandless’ granddaughter echoed through the field. She had recorded an essay she wrote that describes how her […]

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Benefits for veterans could see a big rise in the cost of living later this year

Veterans could be in line for a steep cost-of-living increase in their benefit payments starting in December thanks to legislation finalized by Congress on Monday. The Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act passed unanimously in the House on Monday and without objection in the Senate earlier this summer. It is now heading to the White House, […]

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Chevy Chase man charged with robbing veterans organization

A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging a Chevy Chase, Maryland man with stealing $750,000 from a nonprofit veterans organization. A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging a Chevy Chase, Maryland man with stealing $750,000 from a nonprofit veterans organization. Brian McQuade, 70, was charged with two federal wire fraud charges […]

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Hays receives $400,000 for services to veterans

By Sahar Chmais Two veterans service systems have received a collective $400,000 to help veterans in Hays County. The Hays County Veterans Affairs Office received $100,000 and the Hays County Veterans Processing Court received $300,000 through the Texas Veterans Affairs Commission (TVC). The TVC awarded $6.8 million in grants to Veterans Services in Central Texas, […]

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Gulf Coast Media | Silverhill Veterans Organization organizes 9/11 commemoration

Flag raising by members of the United States Armed Forces Baldwin County Honor Guard. Salute the flag. Pat and Pat Burke, members of the Silverhill Veterans Memorial Organization, lay a wreath in honor and remembrance of the 13 soldiers who were killed Thursday August 26 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Residents wave flags during ceremonies held Saturday […]

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BG (ret.) Loree Sutton, MD named CEO of Veteran Services USA

MIAMI, September 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Officials with Veterans Services United States, a miami and New York City, today announced the appointment of BG (ret.) Loree Sutton, MD as Executive Director to lead VSUSA forward in designing and delivering innovative clinical, community, and peer services for veterans across the country. As part of its veteran […]

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Organization of veterans organizing the commemoration of September 11 on Saturday

WACO, Texas (KWTX) — On Friday and Saturday, people in central Texas and across the country will gather to remember the September 11 terrorist attacks, 20 years later. There are celebrations happening in the area, including one that will be held at the Lee Lockwood Library and Museum on Saturday morning. The Stan C. Parker […]

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Veterans organization to host free event Saturday at Thunderbird Lake | News

Reveille Bridge, a Norman veterans organization, will host a free event at Lake Thunderbird on Saturday for veterans, active duty, reservists, first responders and their families to celebrate their dedication to country and community. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the South Dam Pavilion and will feature free food, […]

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Medford’s Director of Veterans Services has new ways to help

At this point in his life, Michael Durham knows there are many ways to serve, to improve people’s lives. When he was younger, he chose one that traveled through Afghanistan and then back to Medford where he is now the city’s director of veterans services. His advice to young adults is to look outside the […]

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Monroe County Offers Veteran Benefits to Afghan Interpreters

Monroe County is taking extra steps to help Afghan interpreters and their families. County Executive Adam Bello notes that dozens of people have already arrived in the area this year, and that there could be up to 200 more refugees settling in Monroe County by the end of This year. Bello announced that the County […]

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Amid criticism, veterans organization calls Biden administration ‘less culpable’ in Afghanistan

Many veterans of the post-9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are frustrated with the execution of President Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, Politics reports. For some, this would have led to an increase in PTSD symptoms. “I haven’t spoken to anyone who isn’t angry or disappointed with how this has been achieved,” said Tom Porter, executive […]

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Veteran Services USA Receives Major Grant from Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona Preserving Historic Property Features Along Nationally Recognized Highway

VSUSA Receives Significant Grant from Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona Tweet that The need to reinvest in the renovation of significant real estate assets along the Route 66 corridor is critical to avoiding future unintended losses. The frequency of overnight motel stays along the Route has decreased while the demand for affordable residential solutions […]