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Camden and Burlington counties recognized for service to veterans.

A most unusual recognition was given to a family at a recent ceremony to present dozens of military service medals to veterans. Gold Star mother Lisa Marie Brunner of Southampton accepted four posthumous Burlington County Military Service Medals for four veterans from different generations in her family during a ceremony at the Burlington County Library […]

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Illinois Attorney General Updates Veterans Benefits Guide

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois attorney general’s office has released an updated guide to benefits for Illinois veterans and their families. The “Benefits for Illinois Veterans” guide was developed by the Attorney General’s Office of Military and Veterans Rights. It provides veterans and their family members with information about assistance available under federal and […]

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Enhanced Veterans Benefits Act, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Sen. Jerry Moran has introduced legislation to address the VA’s backlog of claims and speed up getting veterans benefits. U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) Says he’s joined Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) in introducing bipartisan legislation that would tackle the Department of Veterans Affairs’ backlog of claims and provide them with faster […]

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Gage County Veterans Services Needs Volunteers | Local News

John Grinvalds Editor of the Daily Sun Leon Hagan began volunteering to drive veterans to medical appointments in Omaha and Lincoln more than a decade ago. Then the transport van could afford to go whenever the veterans needed it. With a pool of 27 volunteer drivers, going every day of the week wasn’t too much […]

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Making a Difference: Jay Patrick, Executive Director of Liberation Veteran Services | Richmond Local News

Jay Patrick, Founder and Executive Director of Liberation Veterans Services, poses for a photo Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, at the Liberation Veteran Service Center in Richmond, Va. Pastor Jay Patrick is the founder and executive director of […]

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Nonprofits join forces to add veteran services to art center – Huntington Now

the Spirit of Huntington Arts Center and Life services on the rise said Friday they were joining forces to expand and add resources for veterans while continuing to operate as a center for people with autism and special needs. The combined center will be called Rise in Spirit Community Arts Center and purchases the building, […]

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An administrative staff member will direct Veterans Services until the director is found

FAIRFIELD — Solano County supervisors on Tuesday named Michelle Heppner as acting director of Veterans Services. The announcement followed a closed session. Heppner, the legislative, intergovernmental and public affairs officer for the county administrator’s office, will hold the position until a full-time director is found to replace Ted Puntillo. She is a member of the […]

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LSP, partner of local veterans’ organization for toy collection

The Acadiana Area State Police is partnering with a local veterans organization for a toy drive and toy giveaway this holiday season. LSP Troop I says they’ve partnered with Once Was, Inc. to collect unused toys from those less fortunate in the community. Once Was Inc says on their website that the campaign will honor […]

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Arizona veterans organization to host Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony on Tuesday

PHOENIX — An Arizona veterans organization will honor the 80th anniversary of the deadly Pearl Harbor attacks on Tuesday with a remembrance ceremony at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza in downtown Phoenix. Prior to the event, which is open to the public and hosted by the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, H5 helicopters will land at […]

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The Wesleyan Argus | Wesleyan Veterans Organization supports off-campus community with Share-the-Warmth donation campaign

c/o Sam Hilton, Editor The Wesleyan Veterans Organization (WesVO) is hosting a winter Share-the-Warmth campaign from Monday November 1 through Saturday December 18 in support of three organizations: Integrated refugee and immigrant services (IRIS), the Children’s Rights Advocacy Center, and the Women and Family Center from Connecticut. WesVO is asking that donations of warm clothes, […]

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Bridgeport Nonprofit Veterans Organization Celebrates 10 Years

BRIDGEPORT, CT — Homes for the Brave, a nonprofit dedicated to helping veterans overcome homelessness, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes program, according to a statement from the organization. Since November 2011, the organization has provided shelter and support services to 149 female Veterans and their young children. Female Soldiers: […]