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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Muscogee County Veterans: Goodwill Host Panel on Veterans Benefits

COLUMBUS, Georgia (WRBL) – All Muscogee County veterans looking for help navigating VA benefits can attend an expert panel on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The panel of experts will include VA Benefits Advisor Melvin Tanner, VA Patient Advocate Harding Carr, the Columbus Vet Center and Goodwill Veteran Services Glen […]

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Shane Gustafson takes office as new Beltrami County Veterans Services Officer – Bemidji Pioneer

BEMIDJI — After several months of on-the-job learning, Robert Shane Gustafson has officially taken over as the Beltrami County Veterans Services Officer. Gustafson was sworn in at the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, October 19. The oath was read by Gustafson’s predecessor, Scotty Allison, who signaled his intention to retire in 2020 […]

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Inverness man charged with robbing veterans organization | Crime and courts

An Inverness man was arrested after stealing railings and railings from a local veterans organization to recycle for cash, according to an arrest affidavit from the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office. Alan Lemay, 60, was arrested and charged with grand larceny and two counts of trafficking or attempted trafficking in stolen property. Bail was set at […]

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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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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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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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Vacaville crowd learn about veterans benefits – The Vacaville Reporter

Are you a military veteran? Chances are you will receive benefits and Ted Puntillo, Director of the Solano County Veterans Services Office, can help you. Puntillo addressed a crowd gathered Tuesday at Pacifica Senior Living in Vacaville to learn more about the matter. “That’s the barrier that keeps people from getting their benefits,” he advised. […]

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Randolph County Veterans Services Hires Two New Veteran Officers

Since the installation of the new Department Director in 2018, the Veterans Services vision for Randolph County has begun to take a new direction. Under the direction of County Commissioners and Administration, Veterans Services has hired two new officers to begin June 16 to meet community needs. Some of these needs include open 24-hour communication […]

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Bo Almond Settles in as New Veterans Services Officer – The Stanly News & Press

Bo Almond’s military career took him all over the world during his 12 years with the United States Army. As a senior military police officer in the mid-1980s, Almond was stationed in Japan and Korea and later, from 2002 to 2004, spent time in Iraq as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. . In the meantime, […]

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River Valley Veterans Services, Arkansas. Mental Health, Fort Smith

While many organizations are dedicated to serving veterans in the Fort Smith area, officials say some still fall through the cracks. Mauricio Gonzalez, Sebastian County Veterans Services chief, said Zachary Arnold, who shot and killed Lois Hicks, 87is the perfect example. Arnold was an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan from 2015 to 2018. He […]

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The Hays County Veterans Services Office Helps Those Who Served

Jude Prather tells the story of a WWII Navy veteran who was rapidly losing his hearing. The folks at the Hays County Veterans Services office traced his hearing loss to service on a destroyer and its booming big guns. They combed through 75-year-old records, filled out form after form, and argued their case before Veterans […]

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Greetings from your new Veterans Services Officer

By Ed Lautrup I hope you and yours are doing well and are recovering happily from a wonderful holiday season! Allow me to introduce myself, I’m Ed Lautrup and I’m the new Washington County Veterans Services Officer. I’m a kid from Kennard, went to school in Arlington, spent just over 20 years in the US […]

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The search continues for the new Veterans Services Office

January 21, 2021 By Jessica Mathews / [email protected] The Livingston County Veterans Services Committee is looking for a new site to hopefully relocate its offices and better serve local veterans. The committee met virtually on Wednesday evening and discussed priorities for 2021, which includes signing a lease for a new office by the end of […]

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‘We’re still here’: Local veterans services continue to help during pandemic | Local

Despite new social distancing and mask-wearing rules, a number of local veteran service organizations have continued to connect former service members to medical, financial and social supports. “We think it’s important for veterans in our community to know that we are still here and that there is support even during the pandemic. It doesn’t change […]

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Veterans organization recognizes volunteers | Special reports

COVID-19 has brought changes but hasn’t stopped the North Alabama Veterans & Fraternal Organizations Coalition from sharing information about and supporting events, according to President KC Bertling. For example, the annual NAVFOC awards are typically presented at the annual Huntsville-Madison County Veteran’s Dinner hosted by the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the United States […]

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Victoria County Veterans Services Officer Receives Texas Veterans Commission Award | Premium

The Victoria County Veterans Services Officer received an award from the Texas Veterans Commission for his work serving area veterans. On Monday, Victoria County commissioners applauded Eva Painter by presenting her with the commission’s 2019 Veterans Team Impact award. The award presentation was a great opportunity for the court to recognize someone in the county […]

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Madera County Welcomes New Veteran Services Officer

MADERA – The Madera County Board of Supervisors warmly welcomed new Veterans Services Officer Joshua Christopherson when he was introduced at a board meeting held earlier this month (June 2) just after the Christopherson’s first day on the job. As Veterans Services Officer, he will oversee the staff and day-to-day management of the Madera County […]

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San Mateo County Veterans Services Office Goes Online for Awareness | Local News

Ed Kiryczun Meeting veterans where they live plays a vital role in outreach at the San Mateo County Veterans Services office, but, with shelter-in-place orders forcing communities indoors, staff have had to move quickly to digital capabilities to prevent military personnel from slipping through the cracks. “The biggest concern is that people are not connected […]

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Alternative Veteran’s Services – Groups and nonprofits provide camaraderie and opportunity for veterans

John Donnelly of the Upper Keys VFW is grateful for the outpouring of support for vets in the Keys. He said, “The collective goodness of citizens living in the Florida Keys is beyond reproach. Having toured the neighborhood, I have never witnessed such love and respect for our veterans. Donnelly, himself a recipient of a […]

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Lebanon VAMC to Host Veteran Benefits Seminars at Perry County Libraries in Blain and Marysville | VA Healthcare Lebanon

Lebanon, PA — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ VA Lebanon Medical Center (VAMC) will be hosting free veterans benefits seminars from 2-4 p.m. July 25 at the Western Perry County Community Library, 104 E. Main St., Blain, and August 13 at the Marysville-Rye Library, 198 Overcrest Road, Marysville. The free events are open to […]

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Terry Pendergraft Retiring From Veterans Services

Terry Pendergraft served his final appointment as Preble County Veterans Services Director on Friday, May 31. He has served as the Preble County Director of Veterans Services since 2002, 17 years in that role. EATON – Terry Pendergraft served his last day as Preble County Veterans Services Director on Friday, May 31. […]