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Agniveer: An Army Veteran’s Detailed Argument Against the Agnipath Plan – Part 1

By Lieutenant General Prakash Katoch The theatrics of the June 14 Tour of Duty (ToD) press conference at the National Media Center was fun. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh looked smug as he watched the visibly uncomfortable department heads read prepared statements. The army chief even had written answers to questions posed by the public. He […]

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Inflation affecting the housing market

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Inflation is affecting gas, groceries and many other commodities nationwide. But now real estate agents say inflation is also affecting the housing market. Corpus Christi real estate agent Lydia Ransom said people couldn’t afford to buy a house because inflation was so high on other commodities. She said that, in turn, […]

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Land O’ Lakes veteran embarks on a cross-country bike ride

WASHINGTON — Five veterans embark on a 3,700-mile bike ride from Washington, DC to Washington State. They will follow the Great American Rail-Trail through 12 states, and David Davila, a former Army doctor from Land O’ Lakes, Florida, is among those on the trip. What do you want to know A group of five veterans […]

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VA Regional Office Announces Virtual Claims Clinic | Regional News

The Little Rock VA Regional Office will be holding its next Virtual Claims Clinic on Thursday, June 23. During the upcoming Virtual Claims Clinic, veterans can speak to staff at the Little Rock VA regional office who are ready to help them with specific questions regarding VA benefit claims. The clinic will be from 4 […]

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Medicaid expansion will save lives, benefit everyone; the time has come

North Carolina has one of the highest rates of uninsured people in the nation, but our elected officials can dramatically reduce that number by expanding Medicaid now. Senate Republicans recently introduced and passed a health care bill that includes expanding Medicaid. Now it’s up to NC House to act, where we face a greater hurdle. […]

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Samaritan Veteran Navigator Receives National Veterans Honor | New

Kyle Hatch, Veterans Navigator for Samaritan Health Services, was recently announced as the recipient of the GI Jobs 2022 Employee Veteran Leadership Award. This prestigious annual honor is given to employees who are U.S. Army veterans and demonstrate the best qualities of our nation’s military, including leadership, teamwork, discipline, determination, adaptability , a strong work […]

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Gratiot Civil War veteran to be memorialized – The Morning Sun

More than a century and a half after the death of William F. Barton in a Confederate prison, his memory is finally preserved. The Gratiot County native served with the 26th Michigan Volunteer Regiment, part of the Union Army, from 1862 to 1865 during the Civil War. In 2018, Gail Goodwin Graham, part of the […]

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Non-profit organization trains residents in suicide interventions

Lou Koons has never met anyone who wants to kill themselves. His non-profit organization, Armed Forces Mission, has trained more than 23,000 people to perform suicide interventions, and he himself has participated in more than 1,700 suicide interventions. Koons said he believed suicide was not the result of wanting to die, but the result of […]

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Lewis and Jefferson Counties Merge Veterans Services Offices | Government

LOWVILLE — Lewis and Jefferson counties have again agreed to combine efforts to provide services to their residents, this time veterans. According to Lewis County Executive Ryan M. Piche, after a change in the staffing situation at the Lewis Department of Veterans Affairs, the two counties have agreed to implement a plan to help upstate […]

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Navy veteran launches ‘Adapt or Die’ business manual

When Navy Veteran Thomas H. Douglas Came out of the military, he did what many in the military do – he started a job. Douglas began a civilian career as an entry-level engineer at JMARK Business Solutions. Four years later, he purchased the company, leading JMARK to many successes, including its place on Inc. magazine’s […]

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Senate Passes Bill Providing Medical Coverage to Veterans for Combustion Hearth Afflictions

The Senate on Thursday passed legislation to provide care for veterans with conditions related to fire pits used overseas by the military. The bill is now going to the House, where it is expected to be passed and sent to President Joe Biden for signature. Photo taken by Sgt. Kyle C. Talbot/US Marine Corps/UPI | […]

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Senate Passes Legislation to Expand Veterans Health Care and Help Burning Pit Victims

The Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation that would expand veterans’ health care with a focus on victims who suffered from the burn outbreaks that were created in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lawmakers passed the legislation Thursday, Sgt. 1st Class Heath Robinson honoring our PACT Act of 2022, months after Senate Veterans Affairs Committee leaders announced a bipartisan […]

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Local Veteran Named Honorary St. Cloud Fireworks Commissioner

(KNSI) – 2022 marks the 76th consecutive year for St. Cloud’s fireworks celebration, and the board says this year’s honorary fireworks commissioner “helps carry on the spirit of 76 – the American Legion Post which started the tradition of the 4th of July fireworks in St. Cloud.” Dennis Schiffler is a local veteran and member […]

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OB-GYN veteran Howard Isaacson dies at 99

Dr. Howard Isaacson (right) age 25 at Maxwell Air Force Base prepares to give birth. | Courtesy of Joan Ockman Longtime obstetrician and gynecologist Dr Howard Isaacson of Wynnewood, who served in the Air Force after World War II, died May 15 of cancer in the Waverly Heights retirement community . He was 99 years […]

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NSUR and Veterans For Healing Launch 2022 Veterans Campaign to Help US Veterans Save Up to 80% on Prescriptions

NSUR and Veterans for Healing Launch 2022 Veterans Campaign NSUR Partners with Veterans For Healing Global to Launch Veterans 2022 Campaign to Help US Veterans Save on Prescription Drugs and Donate to Charity Charitable giving has always been part of the DNA of NSUR and Veterans for Healing. We are delighted to be able to […]

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West Valley Veteran Success Center Adds Veteran Benefits Advisor

Open the audio article player By Personal | on June 14, 2022 By City of Surprise The CAST 11 podcast network is sponsored by the Prescott Valley Outdoor Summit. Where adventure comes together. A dedicated Veteran Benefits Advisor (VBC) will be available two days a week, beginning June 14, through the West Valley Veteran Success […]

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Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company Expands Presence with Omaha Headquarters

National life insurance company opens its first non-commercial office outside of Massachusetts in its 130 years of history CANTON, Mass., June 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Boston Mutual Life Insurance Companynational provider of personal and commercial insurance solutions, today announced the opening of its dedicated corporate office space for employees of Omaha, Nebraska. As a national […]

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Veteran Connection Support Group Meeting June 16 | KAMR

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — June is PTSD Awareness Month, and the Panhandle Independent Living Center hosts the Veterans Support Group meeting every third Thursday of the month beginning June 16. The meeting is open to any veteran in the community who needs support and begins at 6 p.m. at the PILC located at 417 SW […]

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Significant Service for a Vietnam Veteran | News, Sports, Jobs

Staff Photo / Raymond L. Smith Timothy L. Fonderlin of Howland, 75, talks about his military service in Vietnam as part of a Marine Corps reconnaissance unit. He has a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star, among other honors, and was trained in map reading and aerial photography. HOWLAND — Service […]

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Misinformation Obscures America’s Most Popular Emergency Contraception

A brand of specialty mozzarella cheeses. A set of natural gas storage terminals. And the best-selling emergency contraception in the United States. At a time when half of America’s states are on the verge of banning or drastically reducing abortion services, the latest pill for women to avoid an unwanted pregnancy hinges on the unlikely […]

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Flagler County Veteran of the Week: Kenneth Klinkenberg

If you would like to submit a Veteran of the Week for publication, send the details below, along with photos, to [email protected]. Military Branch: United States Army Dates of service: 1954-1956 Rank / Profession: Private First Class / Transport Specialist Hometown: Jamaica, New York Kenneth Klinkenberg was inducted into the US Army in 1954 and […]

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Utah bank flagged for issuing 189% interest loans through auto repair shops

OGDEN, Utah (ABC4) – If you’re considering financing an auto repair loan, you might want to read the fine print. A Utah-based online bank was recently reported by the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) to issue up to 189% interest in loans. The company, EasyPay Finance, works in tandem with Ogden, Utah-based TAB Bank. The […]

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Capture and PhotoRepairPro Join Forces to Give Back to Military and Veteran Families

JUPITER, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Deserving Veterans—Capture and PhotoRepairPro have partnered to create The Memory Makeover Project, an initiative to give back to military and veteran families while helping others preserve photo, film and video memories. “Our two companies have worked together for more than a decade to support leading photo retailers including Walmart, Costco, CVS and others. […]

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Light Lounge light therapy company opens in Boulder

BOULDER, Colo. — For the past three years, Robert Wells has used light therapy to manage his physical pain and stress. Wells is a veteran and also worked in law enforcement. Over the years, he suffered multiple injuries. “I was shot in the left shoulder, I had a redone ankle. I have a lot of […]

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Vietnam veteran receives new medals after losing everything in Tunnel Fire near Flagstaff | Local

First Lieutenant David Barthman was in good spirits Wednesday afternoon. The sounds of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson” pulled out of her cell phone and filled the nearly empty living room. The pungent smell of fresh paint wafted from the interior walls of her modular home. Through the back window, burning logs littered the dirt […]

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Veterans’ health care is at stake

This past Memorial Day, Americans honored the many military service members who died for their country. Thanks to the strong programs of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) – the health care system run by the Department of Veterans Affairs – there are fewer combat casualties as well as health problems related to the rigors of […]

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Veteran Sonoma County prosecutor Carla Rodriguez is set to take over as district attorney

For the first time in more than a decade, Sonoma County will see a new face in the office of its chief prosecutor. Carla Claeys Rodriguez, a 25-year veteran of the district attorney’s office, ran unopposed in Tuesday’s primary and will succeed Jill Ravitch early next year. “It’s a humbling experience to watch these election […]

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Veterans Festival weekend in Pahrump commemorates US military

Pahrump veterans should plan to attend the Veterans Festival this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the ballroom at the Pahrump Nugget with their families. The event is sponsored in large part by Humana, which employs many veterans. “It’s not about insurance,” says Dean Taylor, president of Pro Expo. “These events are organized […]

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City says veteran banners can’t be placed on lampposts due to safety concerns | Local News

Santa Fe Army veterans got a boost when the city announced that banners honoring veterans were to descend from streetlights on Cerrillos Road. But the controversy may not end there, with program leaders and a city councilman expressing anger over the city’s handling of the Hometown Heroes program, launched in 2019 as a way to […]

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Your Complete Guide to the June 21 Primary Runoff

As the critical midterm elections on Nov. 8 approach, Georgians have one more chance to weigh in on Democratic and Republican candidates in key races. Monday kicks off a week of early voting for each party’s primary playoffs in statewide races for lieutenant governor, secretary of state, commissioner of labor and commissioner of insurance, as […]

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Correct misinformation about how “plan B” works

A brand of specialty mozzarella cheeses. A set of natural gas storage terminals. And the best-selling emergency contraception in the United States. At a time when half of America’s states are on the verge of banning or drastically reducing abortion services, the latest pill for women to avoid an unwanted pregnancy hinges on the unlikely […]

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🌱 Bread On The Bay Open + Hillsborough Co. Veterans Services Grant

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How can I get a medical alert system for free? – Forbes Health

A medical alert system is also known as a personal emergency response system (PERS), medical emergency response system (MERS), health monitor, or fall monitor. It is designed to monitor and report an emergency situation requiring immediate assistance. Usually these are household devices that allow a person to quickly contact emergency help. They are primarily marketed […]

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GNC Establishes Veteran Hiring Initiative Through University of Health and Performance Partnership

Company Partners as an Affiliate Company to Diversify Talent Pool in Support of Military Community PITTSBURGH, June 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — With thousands of retail outlets and franchises across the United States, a thriving e-commerce business and a need for staff to meet consumer demand, GNC is positioned for growth. To achieve this, the company […]

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Korean War Veterans Organization to Disband | Local

Paul O’Keefe graduated from high school in 1950. Four days later, the Korean War began. O’Keefe served as commander of No. 60 Adirondack Chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association for two years. But with most of its members in their 90s, the Adirondack chapter is disbanding. O’Keefe blamed the band’s breakup on “old age”. […]

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Governor Hochul Announces Senate Confirmation of Administration Candidates

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the confirmation of the new administration nominees by the Senate. “New Yorkers deserve the best and brightest public servants to lead us into a new era for New York,” Governor Hochul said. “These nominees will help ensure that every corner of New York is served by the best of the […]

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Veteran Keizer University student advances to play in American Golf Championship of the Century

Veteran Keizer University golf management student Adam Napier is fine-tuning his swing in preparation for the U.S. Championship of the Century to be held in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, July 6-10, 2022. Having served as a caddy for the event in 2021, Napier, a combat-wounded Army veteran, is grateful to participate in the event thanks to […]

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The future of veterans’ health care hangs in the balance

VA Secretary Denis McDonough This past Memorial Day, Americans honored the many military service members who died for their country. Thanks to the strong programs of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) – the health care system run by the Department of Veterans Affairs – there are fewer combat casualties as well as health problems related […]

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Army veteran Tim Thomas and Heidi Arnold of Dancin Dance Studio perform patriotic dance to win 2022 Dancing for the Space Coast

event raised over $400,000 for charity – NEW BREVARD COUNTY RECORD VIDEO ABOVE: Army veteran and Melbourne councilor Tim Thomas won the 8th annual ‘Dancing for the Space Coast’ with his dance teacher Heidi Arnold from Dancin Dance Studio at Indialantic on Saturday at the Clemente Center. WATCH ON REPLAY: 2022 The ‘Dancing For the […]

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The best products to help older people with Parkinson’s stay mobile

Finding the right equipment to keep seniors with Parkinson’s mobile and safe is paramount to helping them live a better life. From the time of diagnosis, the average person lives with Parkinson’s disease – a neurodegenerative disease that affects motor and cognitive functioning – for about 15 to 16 years, according to Jennifer Prescott, RN, […]

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Matthew in the middle | Aging Without Grace – Times-Standard

In your twilight years, if you have health and wealth, life is good. If you only have one, then you’re on your own. If you don’t have your health or your wealth, then life can be bad. I know many people in their 70s and 80s who have comfortable lifestyles with pensions, social security, real […]

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WWII Nebraska veteran celebrates 100th birthday with helicopter ride | Local News

On his 100th birthday on Saturday, Bob Reisser took flight. Lifting off from the grounds of the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum in a helicopter, Reisser returned home to Elk Ridge Village, where he has been a beloved resident since the seniors’ community opened in 2007 in the Elkhorn area. . The helicopter, piloted […]

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Veterans Affairs denies life-saving lung transplant to unvaccinated veteran

The US Department of Veterans Affairs has denied a life-saving lung transplant to a US Army veteran because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19. James Jooyandeh’s requests for a transplant recommendation and religious exemption from the vaccine were recently denied by the Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital in Wisconsin, where Jooyandeh has been treated for several […]

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Binghamton Mayor Proclaims Next Week “Mutual Safety Week” | WIVT

BINGHAMTON, NY – Binghamton is celebrating one of its oldest businesses and thanking it for all of its charitable work for the community. Mayor Jared Kraham proclaimed next week Mutual Security Week in the city and helped President and CEO Kirk Gravely raise the Mutual Security Flag outside City Hall. The life insurance company launched […]

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Veteran Tickets Foundation and Merging Vets and Players Partner to Serve the Military and Veteran Community | New

Two leading non-profit organizations, Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) and Merging Vets and Players (MVP) have officially partnered to raise awareness of their respective missions and advance their shared goal of providing serving military and veterans resources and support to help fighters achieve and maintain a more positive lifestyle. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 2, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ […]

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Helping active duty military, veterans and their families with financial education nationwide

Darius D. Stover is an independent insurance agency owner and retired US Army Chief Warrant Officer. He is proud of his service to our country, to veterans and their families. We recently had the opportunity to interview him and learn more about the details of how and why he decided to dedicate his life to […]

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TrustedPals Pet Insurance Review 2022

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Senator Ernst visits a Veterans Health Care Clinic and answers questions about the Uvalde shooting

MASON CITY, Iowa (KTTC) — Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) made four stops Tuesday, the last of which was at a new community ambulatory care facility in Mason City. “We want to make sure veterans get high-quality care, and we want to make sure employees have a great place to work, too,” Ernst said. The hope […]

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Senator Ernst visits a veterans healthcare clinic and answers questions about the Uvalde shooting

MASON CITY, Iowa (KTTC) — Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) made four stops Tuesday, the last of which was at a new community ambulatory care facility in Mason City. “We want to make sure veterans get high-quality care, and we want to make sure employees have a great place to work, too,” Ernst said. The hope […]