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Obituary: Nancy M. Dacar – Portland Press Herald

Nancy M. Dacar PORTLAND – Nancy M. Dacar, 87, of Portland passed away peacefully on Monday evening March 14, 2022 at Maine Medical Center. Nancy was born May 17, 1934 in Portland, the daughter of Lawrence and Eva (Steeves) Storey. She was educated at Scarborough Schools and graduated from the ‘Redskins’ class of Scarborough High […]

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General fights to shed light on mental health issues in military

WASHINGTON — Maj. Gen. Ernest Litynski has received numerous awards and decorations during his nearly three decades in the military. But he is best known among soldiers and his superiors for his campaign to shed light on mental health issues among the troops, bit by bit eliminating the stigma that often leads to tragedy. In […]

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Helping Veterans Dispel VA Healthcare Myths: Part 1

When you talk to other veterans, are you surprised to learn that they don’t receive their health care through VA? You can hear the same reasons over and over again – they already have private health insurance they haven’t fought or they aren’t the type of veteran VA usually deals with. This two-part article helps […]

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PHS Chapters to Recognize Joan Medeiros, Stephen Ferreira and Lawrence Quintal as Portuguese-Americans of the Year

Michael J. Vieira, Special for O Jornal FALL RIVER — The three chapters of the Prince Henry Society of Massachusetts — Fall River, New Bedford and Taunton — will come together to host their annual appreciation banquet, honoring Luso-American of the Year award recipients on April 2 at Rachel’s Lakeside in Dartmouth. The Fall River […]

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MALTA BEND MEMORIAL POST 558 SCHEDULED TO HOST VETERANS CARE EXPERT | KMMO

All veterans in the area are invited to an open house at Malta Bend Memorial Post 558 at 7pm on Monday 21st March. According to a press release, Heather Brown, head of strategic partnerships at Truman Medical Center, will be at the Post to discuss veterans’ health care and how Truman Veterans Hospital can help […]

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NATIONAL STUDY REVEALS LIMITED HEALTH COVERAGE AND HIGH FEES FOR CATHETER USERS

The average amount individuals pay out-of-pocket for catheters and catheter supplies varies widely by health plan type and commercial plan brand. Among surveyed catheter users with commercial coverage, those with United Healthcare reported having the lowest coverage, with 42% surveyed saying United Healthcare did not cover any catheter costs. The average annual outlays for catheters […]

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Tebow at Barber, Johnson Charity, CheckIt4Andretti

Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow will be the grand marshal for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst on Sunday, May 1 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Tebow played quarterback for the University of Florida from 2006 to 2009, winning the Heisman as the nation’s best player in 2007. He […]

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VA Issues Recommendations to Realign and Modernize Veterans’ Health Care

Published on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 2:56 p.m. Join the 100,000 AFP subscribers on Facebook Buy an AFP subscription Subscribe to AFP podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Pandora News, press releases, letters to the editor: [email protected] Advertising inquiries: [email protected] (© BillionPhotos.com – stock.adobe.com) An analysis commissioned by legislation backed by Mark Warner recommends […]

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Wellness Wednesday: What you need to know about life insurance

The next free seminar in the Wellness Wednesday Financial Education series, on March 16, is about life insurance. There are two one-hour sessions at noon and 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (9 a.m. and noon Pacific Standard Time). “There’s more to life insurance than just paying final expenses,” said Wayshak Hill, VA program analyst for […]

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Today’s Average Mortgage Rates Are Mixed | March 14, 2022

MMortgage rate movements start the week mixed. House hunters considering a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage should expect to see an average rate of 4.636%, down 0.007 percentage points from last weekend’s average. Homeowners considering refinancing their current loan should expect an average rate of 4.718% for a 30-year refi. While 30-year loan rates have fallen, other […]

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Heinrich, Luján oppose VA recommendation that could hurt veterans services in rural New Mexico

Monday, March 14, 2022 WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (DN.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (DN.M.) oppose recommendations the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provided to the Assets and infrastructure (AIR), which could impact the delivery of health care services in community outpatient clinics (CBOCs) in Gallup, Las Vegas, Española and Raton. In a […]

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House unanimously passes bill to provide free dental care for vets | Local News

Rep. Cedric Hayden (R-Fall Creek) recently passed one of his priority bills by unanimous vote in the Oregon House of Representatives. House Bill 4095 directs the Oregon Health Authority to establish an insurance premium payment program that will cover low-income, at-risk veterans with much-needed dental insurance coverage through the ‘Oregon’s Health Insurance Exchange. Currently, the […]

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Marietta Noon Lions will honor veterans with Bridge of Heroes | News, Sports, Jobs

In a show of pride and patriotism, the Marietta Noon Lions Club will line the Putnam Street Bridge in Marietta with more than 100 American flags honoring military service members and veterans in the community. The flags will be displayed during the weeks of Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day. Community members […]

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Financial Services Industry Veterans Launch Bonsai, LLC, Offering Financial Professionals an Innovative Approach to Holistically Manage a Client’s Personal Balance Sheet |

BOULDER, Col., March 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A veteran of the financial services industry, Robert DeChellistoday announced the launch of Bonsai, LLC, a company created for finance professionals that tackles the complexity of uncertainty when it comes to a person’s complete financial life. The Bonsai philosophy responds to this uncertainty by leveraging an innovative approach […]

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Open House: Volunteers of America Veterans Services Office in Cody | People

On March 17, Volunteers of America Northern Rockies will host an open house and ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of their new Veterans Services office in Wyoming. The open house will be held at their new Cody office, located at 1026 19th Street from 1-2 p.m., with the ribbon cutting at 1:30 p.m. VOA […]

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Legal Admin Sp (Cont Rep) Job in Indianapolis, Indiana – Department of Veterans Affairs

The United States government is a massive employer and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open positions in locations across the country. Below is a summary of qualifications for an active and open Department of Veterans Affairs job listing. The opening is for a Legal Admin Sp (Cont Rep) […]

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Former SpaceX engineers design smart cushions for wheelchairs | senior-life

About half of the more than three million wheelchair users in the United States will at some point develop pressure ulcer injuries. Tim Balz, founder and CEO of Viera-based Kalogon Smart Cushions, and his team of ex-SpaceX engineers began their quest over a year ago to create a cushion designed to relieve pain by redistributing […]

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Another man sentenced for role in Ja-US veterans benefits scam

A Georgia man has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison in South Florida, US, for his role in managing a scheme to steal more than US$1.8 million in benefits veteran and social security. The program is said to have ties to Jamaica. Ronaldo Garfield Green, 29, was sentenced last Wednesday in […]

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Ocala, Florida program asks paramedics to proactively check patients

After suffering four strokes, Thomas Hernandez says he owes more than just improved health to the Community Paramedic (CP) Program. “Without them, I might be dead,” said Hernandez, 66, a Cuban native and former farmhand. He lived on the streets for about a year until he found emergency accommodation through Interfaith Emergency Services 18 months […]

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Volunteers of America Northern Rockies Opens New Veterans Services Office in Miles City |

Volunteers of America Northern Rockies (VOA) will host an open house and ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of their new Veterans Services office in Montana on March 15. The open house will be held at their new Miles City office, located at 517 N. Strevell Avenue, Unit A, from 1-2 p.m., with the grand […]

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$1 Million Donation Brings NE Columbia Community Center Closer to Reality

Northeast Colombia is known for having higher crime rates, more residents in poverty, and limited access to social service agencies compared to the rest of the city. Efforts for change are progressing, but there needs to be an anchor for those who live in this area, said Gary Thompson, CEO of Columbia Insurance Group, whose […]

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Medicines and health care must be affordable for all

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Volunteers of America Northern Rockies Opens New Veterans Services Office in Miles City | State

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New veterans benefits bill prepared for House vote

For example, this would create a presumption of service connection for approximately 490,000 Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange with hypertension and a condition known as monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, which in some cases progresses to diseases such as blood cancer. And veterans who served in certain locations for set periods of time would […]

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Veterans’ Attorney Eric Gang Named to Lawdragon’s 2022 List of America’s Top 500 Lawyers

Veterans’ Attorney Eric Gang Named to Lawdragon’s 2022 List of America’s Top 500 Lawyers UNITED STATES, March 3, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — We are proud to announce that Eric Gang, founding partner of Gang & Associates, LLC, has been named to Lawdragon’s 2022 list of America’s Top 500 Lawyers. The annual list represents leading magistrates, public […]

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The Circle of Love 5K to support children in need – Shelby County Reporter

By EMILY SPARACINO | Personal editor VACUUM – An upcoming 5k run at Veterans Park on Valleydale Road in Hoover will benefit local children in need. The 5K Circle of Love on Saturday, March 19 will serve as a fundraiser for school supplies and other necessities for children at area shelters. “Community involvement and philanthropy […]

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Jon Stewart warns against efforts to water down Veterans Health Care Bill: “F— That. Do not arrive”

UPDATE, with statement from Rep Bost’s office: In his State of the Union address, President Joe Biden called on Congress to pass legislation to extend comprehensive health benefits to veterans who were exposed to toxic substances in Iraq and Afghanistan. On Wednesday, Jon Stewart, a long-time advocate for the bill, warned against efforts to water […]

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Veterans Services Representative Outreach Visits – The McPherson Sentinel

Staff report A Veterans Services Representative (VSR) from the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Affairs (KCVAO) The Salina Field Office will make regular visits to McPherson on March 8 to help veterans and their family members apply for state and federal benefits. Some of the important benefits available to veterans and their family members are: […]

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Home Refinance Options for 2022

Learn about your home refinancing options Refinancing a home loan involves taking out a new mortgage to replace yours. Reasons for refinancing include getting a lower rate and payment, switching to a different loan program, dropping a name from a mortgage, or cashing in on home equity. Your financial goals will help you determine which […]

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Federals: a woman from the Mass. stole veterans benefits intended for late sister – Boston News, Weather, Sports

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has been sentenced to one month in jail and three years probation for stealing more than $100,000 in veterans benefits intended for her late sister, federal prosecutors said. Robin Calef, 62, of Brockton, was also ordered by a federal judge in Boston on Tuesday to return the money to […]

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President Joe Biden comes to Texas to ask for veterans benefits

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will travel to Texas next week for a stopover in Fort Worth where the White House says he will “discuss honoring our sacred obligation to veterans.” The White House did not provide further details in an announcement Wednesday. The trip comes after Biden used part of his State of the […]

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Brockton woman stole veterans benefits intended for her late sister

Local Prosecutors said Robin Calef stole approximately $102,289 in VA funds not intended for him. By Associated Press March 2, 2022 BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has been sentenced to one month in jail and three years probation for stealing more than $100,000 in veterans benefits intended for her late sister, federal prosecutors said. […]

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Veterans’ organization takes a stand on the conflict in Ukraine | Local News

INDIANAPOLIS — The executive committee of the American Legion, the nation’s largest veterans organization, adopted an official statement Monday calling for “a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Ukraine.” The organization also opposes combat operations by US troops in the conflict unless certain conditions are met. “The American Legion was founded after World War I […]

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Jon Stewart warns against efforts to water down veteran health care bill: “F— That. Do not arrive”

UPDATE, with statement from Rep Bost’s office: In his State of the Union address, President Joe Biden called on Congress to pass legislation to extend comprehensive health benefits to veterans who were exposed to toxic substances in Iraq and Afghanistan. On Wednesday, Jon Stewart, a long-time advocate for the bill, warned against efforts to water […]

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Solano County Hires New Director of Veterans Services

FAIRFIELD — Solano County has chosen its next veterans services director from San Francisco. Al Sims, 50, has been hired and will begin on March 28, the county announced in an online posting on its website. He is a veteran of the United States Army. “I served in the first Gulf War as a radio […]

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Common Interest Fund Eases Financial Hardship for Families and Victims of Gun Violence

KC Common Good holds a press conference on the new community fund. // Courtesy of CRUX KC Rising rates of violence and homicides in Kansas City over the past two years have spurred recent action by local nonprofits KC Common Good. The organization has launched funding to support families who have suffered the loss of […]

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Brockton woman convicted of stealing her sister’s veterans benefits

BOSTON — A Brockton woman was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday to one month in jail for stealing more than $100,000 in veterans benefits intended for her sister. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said that for more than a decade Robin Calef, 62, did not notify the Department of Veterans Affairs that his sister died […]

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Summary of SCOTUS Certificates: Immigration, Free Speech and Veterans Benefits – Litigation, Mediation and Arbitration

Strong points On February 18 and 22, the Supreme Court agreed to hear three cases, which present the following issues: Does federal law prohibit the termination of Migrant Protection Protocols, a policy requiring certain non-nationals to remain in Mexico while they immigration? Does applying a public accommodations law to compel an artist to speak or […]

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Judge denies bail for alleged Booker Washington Heights arsonist

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – A Richland County judge has denied bail to a man accused of burning down a home in Columbia in September 2021. Judge Jocelyn Newman denied bail to Michael Masterson McClellan, who faces charges of first-degree burglary and second-degree arson in connection with an incident that left the vacant home at 3412 […]

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The stories of female veterans are shrouded in secrecy | Bakersfield life

Betty Petrie was born in 1915 in Los Banos and died in December at the age of 106. At the time of her death, she would have been the oldest World War II survivor in Kern County. For most of us, these reported events are all we know about Petrie, who was sworn to secrecy […]

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Two years later, Mountain View Library’s Veterans Services benefits the community of Randle and becomes a model for Grays Harbor County

By Isabel Vander Stoep / [email protected] For veterans in rural areas, finding medical or financial support can mean hours of driving to the nearest Veterans Affairs (VA) office. Fighting this was the motivation for the WestCare Foundation to open its first Veterans Connection cafe at the Mountain View Library in Randle in November 2019. Following […]

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Red Tape Secures Seed Funding to Improve the Financial Well-Being of American Families at All Life Stages

OAKLAND, CA., February 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Seasoned Team Behind Paperworkthe financial wellness solution that is transforming the way people organize and manage their financial lives, today announced its closure $2.5 million in seed funding through a fundraising round led by Kickstart Fund with participation from Launchpad Capital, AARP, StartUp Mavericks and a host […]

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Summary of SCOTUS certificates: immigration, free speech and benefits for veterans

Strong points On February 18 and 22, the Supreme Court agreed to hear three cases, which present the following issues: Does federal law prohibit the termination of Migrant Protection Protocols, a policy requiring certain non-nationals to remain in Mexico while they immigration? Does applying a public accommodations law to compel an artist to speak or […]

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DAV still there for veterans in need – Macomb Daily

Jason Zielke Sr., 47, a national service officer with the Disabled American Veterans organization was heading to White Lake Township last July with his one-year-old son in the car. “Although it was perfectly clear and sunny on I-696, I looked up at the dark sky towards White Lake and said it didn’t look good at […]

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Grant will help TSTC vets | Local News

Austin-based Texas Mutual Insurance Co.’s $75,000 grant awarded in late 2021 through the TSTC Foundation at Texas State Technical College will be used for ongoing veterans efforts and equipment purchases for manpower training. “The purpose of the grant is to help veterans no matter where they are or what programs they want to attend,” said […]

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A Cert Grant on Veterans Benefits and Fair Toll | Morrison & Foerster LLP – Federal Circuits

As readers of Federal Circuitry know, the Supreme Court in recent years has granted review in many Federal Circuit patent cases, such as the last term’s big decision in Arthrex. But the Supreme Court also picks up cases from the non-patent role of the Federal Circuit. Yesterday the Supreme Court granted certiorari to Arellano vs. […]

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Members of Congress Pressure AG Garland to Comply with FOIA Laws

To listen to the Federal Newscast on your phone or mobile device, subscribe Podcast One Where Apple podcast. The best desktop listening experience can be found using Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. A bill aimed at the participation of small businesses in the federal market is now law. the Profitability Rigorous and Innovative Promotion Act (PRICE), […]

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A Veterans Benefit Certificate Grant and Fair Toll

As readers of Federal Circuitry know, the Supreme Court in recent years has granted review in many Federal Circuit patent cases, such as the last term’s big decision in Arthrex. But the Supreme Court also picks up cases from the non-patent role of the Federal Circuit. Yesterday the Supreme Court granted certiorari to Arellano vs. […]

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Army’s toxic legacy: Veterans fear chemicals at California Army base Fort Ord left them facing cancer

FORT ORD NATIONAL MONUMENT, Calif. — For nearly 80 years, recruits going to Fort Ord in central California considered themselves lucky. They felt privileged to live and work amid shimmering seas, sand dunes and sage-covered hills. But there was a flip side: the soldier’s dirty work. Recruits threw live grenades into the canyons of “Mortar […]

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Cattaraugus County Veterans Services to Host March Sessions | News

.The combination of high flows leading into this event, recent rainfall, and run-off from snow melt may cause a few rivers and creeks to exceed bankfull. …FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING… * WHAT…Flooding caused by rain and snowmelt continues to be possible. * WHERE…A portion of western New York, […]

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Next quarter’s docket will include cases on veterans benefits, unclaimed MoneyGram checks

SCOTUS NEWS By Amy Howe February 22, 2022 at 8:51 p.m. The Supreme Court on Tuesday morning issued further orders from the judges’ private conference last week. On Friday, judges agreed to decide whether the Biden administration should continue with the Trump-era agenda known as the “stay in Mexico” policy, and on Tuesday they added […]

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Veterans Benefits Lawyers, Gang & Associates, Featured in New Jersey Lawyer Magazine

Veterans Benefits Lawyers, Gang & Associates, Featured in New Jersey Lawyer Magazine February 2022 Gang & Associates specializes in handling hard-to-prove veteran disability cases Our knowledge is our most valuable asset, and we strive to reach as many veterans as possible. — Eric Gang UNITED STATES, Feb. 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Gang & Associates lawyers […]

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US veteran healthcare supply chain is slow and inadequate

A multibillion-dollar supply chain management program for US veterans’ healthcare has come under pressure, following allegations that it is outdated and poorly managed. The US government’s Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) oversees veterans’ benefits and health care. One of its subdivisions, the Veterans Health Administration, is the largest integrated health care system in the United […]

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veterans club looking for new home after ownership dispute in Shelbyville | News

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – An organization dedicated to helping veterans in Kentuckiana faces a new challenge. For the past year, the Veteran’s Club Inc. has managed the Shelbyville Veterans Village. The tiny house community on Bradshaw Street has been run by the Veteran’s Club and has helped dozens of veterans get back on their feet. […]

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Local Veterans Organization Receives Major Donation of Coats

Inside the Veterans Miracle Center, Barry Feinman and his team try to make room for all the boxes. This is one of the largest donations the Colony organization has ever received. Each box contains winter coats – 5,000 in total. ” I need to tell you something. The first time they called us was 3,000 […]

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Cattaraugus County Veterans Services to Host February Sessions | Cattaraugus County

.The combination of run-off from snow melt and rain will cause levels on creeks and rivers to rise, potentially resulting in flooding. …FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING… * WHAT…Flooding caused by rain and snowmelt is possible. * WHERE…A portion of western New York, including the following counties, Allegany, Cattaraugus, […]

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Learn About Veteran Benefits with the Hines VA Outreach Team at Gardner – Shaw Local

At Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of veterans, their families, and caregivers. Located 12 miles west of downtown Chicago and at six area outpatient clinics, Hines VA provides primary, extended, and specialty care to veteran patients in the Chicago area. We are the […]

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American Legion helps bring veteran benefits information to the gaming community

Just over a month after the American Legion took its first steps into a new arena, American Legion Duty Officer Jeremy Wolfsteller was introduced to a new audience eager to learn more about the benefits they may qualify – or have been previously denied. On Feb. 4, Wolfsteller, who works for the American Legion Department […]

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Benefits Brochures – Veterans Benefits Administration

Summary of VA Benefits The VA Benefits Summary provides information on compensation, education, health care, home loans, insurance, pension, veterans’ preparation and employment, and funeral and memorial benefits. See document Español Tagalog Summary of VA Home Loan Guarantee Benefits The VA Home Loan Guarantee Benefits Summary provides information about the Home Loan Guarantee, Native American […]

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New bill seeks benefits for veterans exposed to toxic substances while serving

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – The U.S. senator from Kansas has introduced legislation to ensure veterans exposed to toxic materials during military service receive the benefits they rightfully earned. On Tuesday, Feb. 1, U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) says he joined Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) in unveiling their bipartisan Burn Veterans Health Care Act. Senator Moran […]

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Florida man guilty of using twin’s ID for veterans benefits

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to using his twin brother’s stolen identity to obtain tens of thousands of dollars in veterans benefits. Wayne Bowen, 64, of Jacksonville, pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated identity theft in federal court in Jacksonville, court records show. He faces a mandatory two-year sentence in federal […]

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Florida man guilty of using his twins’ ID for veterans benefits – CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to using his twin brother’s stolen identity to obtain tens of thousands of dollars in veterans benefits. Wayne Bowen, 64, of Jacksonville, pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated identity theft in federal court in Jacksonville, court records show. He faces a mandatory two-year sentence in federal prison. […]

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Florida man guilty of using his twins’ ID for veterans benefits

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to using his twin brother’s stolen identity to obtain tens of thousands of dollars in veterans benefits. Wayne Bowen, 64, of Jacksonville, pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated identity theft in federal court in Jacksonville, court records show. He faces a mandatory two-year sentence in federal […]

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Florida man guilty of using twin’s ID for veterans benefits | USA News®

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to using his twin brother’s stolen identity to obtain tens of thousands of dollars in veterans benefits. Wayne Bowen, 64, of Jacksonville, pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated identity theft in federal court in Jacksonville, court records show. He faces a mandatory two-year sentence in federal […]

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Jacksonville man charged with stealing identity of twin to get veterans benefits pleads guilty

JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – A Jacksonville man faces a mandatory two-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to aggravated identity theft, according to a Thursday Department of Justice press release. According to his plea agreement, writes the DOJ, in 2014 Wayne Bowen used his estranged twin brother’s name, Social Security card and military discharge papers to apply […]

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Man pleads guilty to impersonating twin to get veterans benefits – The Observer

Jacksonville, Fla. – Wayne Bowen (64, Jacksonville) pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft. He faces a mandatory sentence of two years in federal prison. As part of his plea deal, Bowen agreed to reimburse various federal agencies a total of $63,773 for government benefits he received in connection with his identity theft scheme. According to […]

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Pamplin Media Group – Crook County Veteran Services welcomes new faces

Sean Kirk and Nancy Laude have joined the Crook County Veterans Services team and are willing and ready to serve local veterans. The faces of the Crook County Veterans Services office have changed, but the friendly service and hours have not. Sean Kirk and Nancy Laude joined the office about a month ago, and both […]

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Man gets six years in prison for role in Ja-US veterans benefits scam

An American was sentenced to more than six years in prison last week after being found guilty of participating in a scheme hatched by Jamaicans to steal more than US$1.8 million in retirement benefits fighter and social security, with most of the money sent to his co-conspirators in Jamaica. Jamare Mason, a 27-year-old Georgia resident, […]

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Applications for veterans benefits increase as VA seeks to speed up process

The Veterans Building in Washington, DC is shown in this undated file photo. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes) WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs launched a pilot project in December to automate part of the process for reviewing claims for benefits — a change the agency says could shorten the wait time for veterans’ decisions […]

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Central Arkansas Veterans Health System regains high status amid COVID-19 surge

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — The Central Arkansas Veterans Health System is taking proactive steps to protect its staff and veterans from the surge in COVID-19 cases by returning to its high-status visitation policy. CAVHS facilities will now limit the patients they see to veterans with scheduled appointments, procedures or other essential business that cannot take […]

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NCLA asks Supreme Court to reconsider Chevron’s deference in pursuit of veterans’ benefits

Thomas H. Buffington v. Denis McDonough, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Washington, DC, Jan. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Thomas Buffington is a United States Air Force veteran who served his country honorably for more than nine years. Now, having contracted a disability in the line of duty, he must fight the very agency that should […]

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Blaise Ingoglia seeks funds to improve veterans services and medical research

Rep. Republican. Blaise Ingolgia files a slew of appropriation requests, including a proposal to expand mental health services for veterans in Florida. The Spring Hill legislator is asking the Legislature to allocate $175,000 to K9 Partners for Patriots. Based in Brooksville, the nonprofit rescues shelter dogs and matches them as service animal candidates with veterans. […]

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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: […]

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New law means veterans benefits will be printed in multiple languages ​​– Daily Democrat

U.S. veterans with limited English skills will soon have better access to information about federal benefits owed to them, after President Joe Biden signed into law a bipartisan bill this week championed by Rep. Young Kim, R-La Habra. The Veterans and Family Information Act, or HR 2093, directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to translate […]

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New law means veterans benefits will be printed in multiple languages ​​– Daily News

U.S. veterans with limited English skills will soon have better access to information about federal benefits owed to them, after President Joe Biden signed into law a bipartisan bill this week championed by Rep. Young Kim, R-La Habra. The Veterans and Family Information Act, or HR 2093, directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to translate […]

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New law means veterans benefits will be printed in multiple languages ​​– Orange County Register

U.S. veterans with limited English skills will soon have better access to information about federal benefits owed to them, after President Joe Biden signed into law a bipartisan bill this week championed by Rep. Young Kim, R-La Habra. The Veterans and Family Information Act, or HR 2093, directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to translate […]

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Guest View | VA ICU technology shows how to improve health care for veterans | Editorial

One of the most inspiring times of my life was traveling to Washington DC on Honor flights with some of the greatest heroes our country has ever seen. Seeing the reaction of these veterans when they see our Capitol’s war memorials – many for the first time – is an experience I will never forget. […]

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Saratoga County Director of Longtime Veteran Services Honored Posthumously – The Daily Gazette

BALLSTON SPA — The revival of a Saratoga County program that has honored more than 300 veterans who have died over 22 years took on an extremely personal tone Tuesday. The last recipient, Robert G. Mitchell, a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, went on to serve as the county’s director of longtime veteran […]

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Veterans’ benefits continue to be processed long after contextual events end

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Where tables, chairs, food and veterans had previously filled the empty lot at 311 S. Staples St., hours later large empty tents were all that remained. US Navy veteran Andrew Perales came to Operation Stand Down for the camaraderie, but the 53-year-old also gathered information on education aid, which will help […]

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UW-Stevens Point students find support through Veterans Services, Veterans Club

Members of the UW-Stevens Point Veterans Club in front of Old Main For U.S. Army veteran and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point senior Julian Phan and other veterans on campus, the University Veterans Club office at Dreyfus University Center is a safe area. “When we’re out there, we can joke around, we can let off steam, […]

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CPN veterans organization calls for participation

Many members of the CPN Veterans Organization find the camaraderie of the group and the opportunities to represent the tribe fulfilling. From time immemorial, the Potawatomi have served as warriors to protect the welfare of others. The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Veterans Organization exists to bring together Citizen Potawatomi veterans, active duty members, and their families, […]

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Southwest Metro Veterans Services Aims to Meet the Needs of Veterans | News from Chanhassen

County Veterans Services offices offer a wide variety of aids and benefits. Whether it’s disability compensation, retirement, dental and optical assistance or even door-to-door transport for medical appointments. When veterans contact the office seeking a service it does not provide, staff members work to connect them with other community organizations, nonprofits, or other groups, said […]

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Weis donates $450,000 to veterans’ organization | Local

SUNBURY — Weis Markets announces it has donated $450,000 to Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) — the nation’s only nonprofit dedicated solely to supporting veterans with injuries, disorders and illnesses of the spinal cord, such as MS and ALS, and all people with disabilities. Weis Markets officials presented the check to PVA on Friday at […]

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Local veterans organization offering assistance with benefits during the Friday event

WACO, Texas (KWTX) — Transitioning out of the military and sorting out benefits can be tough, but a local group is ready to help veterans this Friday, and they can even get a free meal. Starting at 10 a.m., officers from Disabled American Veterans will be at The Backyard to help veterans with everything from […]

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Lansing Restaurant serves services to veterans on Veterans Day

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Today is Veterans Day and across the country people in central Michigan are reflecting on the sacrifices of veterans and their families. A Lansing business brought the community together to say thank you and give back to those who served. Veterans Day is usually marked with parades, but for the second […]

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WITH VIDEOS: Veterans services available, despite shortages, but vets must ask | News, Sports, Jobs

News Photo by Darby Hinkley Robert Hunt, Commanding Officer of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2356 in Hillman, speaks at the post on Monday. ALPENA — Struggling with needs ranging from health crises to utility shutdown notices, Northeast Michigan’s aging military population can find help from local veterans’ offices and vet groups — if only […]

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W&M Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic: Serving those who served, now and in the future

Helping veterans: Donations and grants from the JD Classes of 1974 and 1984 and from individuals, businesses, and organizations have enabled the clinic to provide students with valuable job training and assist veterans on a pro bono basis. Photo by W&M School of Law by Jaime Welch-Donahue, W&M Law School | November 11, 2021 In […]

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Manhattan College Veteran Student Organization Responds to Call for Veterans in Need

November 11, 2021, 12:47 p.m.Updated on November 11, 2021 Through: News 12 Staff For those Veterans readapting to civilian life, it can be difficult to find a job or continue your education. Manhattan College has a program to help you. At Manhattan College, there’s a hall unlike any other on campus, not only because of […]

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Returning Indigenous soldiers lack support in Alberta, veterans organization says

Canada is not supporting Indigenous veterans after they return from military service, especially in rural Alberta, according to an Indigenous veterans organization. The Royal Canadian Legion provides help to veterans in cities, but more help is needed in remote areas and on reserves, said Chuck Isaacs, president of the Aboriginal Veterans Society of Alberta, a […]

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FRC celebrates local VFWs and veterans services

In honor of Veterans Day, Feather River College invited its veteran students and staff, along with local VFW members, Plumas County Veterans Services, and the community to join a small celebration on campus. The event was organized by the FRC’s Diversity Committee and featured a traditional flag-raising ceremony led by local veterans. The day’s events […]

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Helen Ayer Patton appointed to Veteran Services USA Advisory Board

On Veterans Day, Helene Patton and David WebbSirius XM host Patriot, Fox Nation host and Fox News contributor to represent Veterans Services United States in the City of Tulsa parade. VSUSA will invest $30 million in the former Tulsa Crowne Plaza Hotel located at 7902 S. Lewis Ave. at Tulsa, Oklahoma. to revitalize the hotel […]

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Sarasota County Veterans Services Serving Those Who Served to Navigate Life

Veterans Services Available in Sarasota County Kimberly Kuizon reports SARASOTA, Florida. – At 20, Douglas Kremer enlisted in the US Army. He served in the 101st Airborne Division as a paratrooper during the Vietnam War. “I worked search and destroy in the Vietnam War and the place that scared us the most was going to […]

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Utah veterans organization helps veterans adjust to everyday life

SALT LAKE CITY — As Veterans Day approaches, people often think of those who served and what those men and women went through. Perhaps they are thinking of those we have lost. This is where the spirit of Shallon Cayias will be this year. “My best friend, Staff Sergeant Hoover,” said the US Marine Corps […]

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UMass opens new Veterans Health Care Center in Worcester

WORCESTER — Federal, state and local officials gathered at UMass Chan Medical School on Monday, Nov. 8, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of a new 48,000-square-foot veterans outpatient clinic on campus. The new clinic is a collaboration between the local branch of the US Department of Veterans Affairs [VA]the West Central Massachusetts Health […]

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Explain Guilford County Veterans Services

There are approximately 31,329 veterans living in Guilford County, many of whom are returning home after active duty. GUILFORD COUNTY, NC – Jeff Thigpen of the Guilford County Deeds Registry and Robert Shelly of Veterans Services answer your questions. Veterans Services What types of services are provided by Veterans Services and do you assist in […]

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University of Montana Launches New Office of Military and Veteran Services | Local News

The University of Montana is opening a new office to better serve veterans and active duty military. The rebranding of the former office of Veterans Education and Transition Services aims to reach more people connected to the military, whether they are veterans, active service members or members of their family. Through these relationships, the university […]

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NOTICE: Let’s stop the clawback of veterans benefits

Breadcrumb Links Columnists Let’s make sure no veteran leaves a Remembrance Day ceremony hungry, homeless or hopeless Publication date : November 08, 2021 • November 8, 2021 • 2 minute read • 20 comments Andrea Horwath, left, is Ontario NDP Leader and MPP for Hamilton Center and Jennie Stevens is NDP Critic for Veterans Affairs, […]

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Love’s donates $150,000 to veterans’ organization Operation Homefront

Stops on the journey of love honored veterans by donating $150,000 to Operation Homefront and giving them food and drink on Veterans Day. The donation will come from the sale of special edition Operation Homefront mugs, combined with a corporate giveaway. Operation Homefront is a national, nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable, […]