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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Troops who refuse vaccines may lose veterans’ benefits

Members of the United States military who have chosen not to be vaccinated will not be guaranteed their veterans’ benefits. Veterans who have opted out of being vaccinated against COVID-19 and who are discharged will not receive any special protections or preferential assessments for eligibility for Veterans’ benefits, with the decision ultimately determined by their […]

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Baystate Health to Launch Virtual Veteran Healthcare Luncheon Series

SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Health will launch a free virtual healthcare luncheon series for military veterans on Wednesday, Nov. 3, featuring “Insight into Military Culture and the Health Risks of Military Service.” Led by Janet Fraser Hale, Professor Emeritus of UMass Medical School, she will discuss how military service can impact a veteran’s behavior and health. […]

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Mercy Health Muskegon launches healthcare program for military and veterans

MUSKEGON, MI — A new program at Mercy Health Muskegon aims to provide specialized care to military members, veterans, and their families. Mercy Health Muskegon and Mercy Health Physician Partners staff are now trained to respond to health issues specific to the military community. “The training included an understanding of military culture, including the nuances […]

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Clatsop County Veterans Services Program

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

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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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Young veterans organization takes on challenges in Philadelphia neighborhoods

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

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

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

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Shawnee State University Military and Veteran Services Announces ‘Got Your 6’ Awards

Jay Helsel received the SSU Student “Got Your 6” award for 2021. Nicole Neal, Director of Operations for the Student Business Center, received the SSU Faculty and Staff “Got Your 6” award for 2021. PORTSMOUTH — Shawnee State University’s Office of Military and Veterans Services has announced the recipients of […]

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Gary Native Named Head of Veterans Organization at Veterans Service | News

Gonzales Calloway Sr., a childhood resident of the Shady Grove “TAP” community in Gary, was selected to lead a veterans organization serving veterans. First Sergeant (Retired) Calloway attended Southside Primary School and graduated in 1974 from Carthage Secondary School. He was elected by members of the Louie V. Hider Memorial AMVETS Post 99 to serve […]

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Video game characters and veteran perks

Petitions of the week By Andrew Hamm March 19, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. This week, we highlight cert’s motions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, when the First Amendment protects a video game’s digital image from someone else’s likeness without the consent of that person and when the effective date of […]

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Careers at VBA – Veterans Benefits Administration

Careers at VBA Serve your community by supporting those who have served. VBA offers many career opportunities for veterans looking for new ways to serve, or people who want to give back to those who defended our freedom. Careers with competitive salaries, retirement plans and paid vacations are available at VBA. Watch some of our […]

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Cost of living increase for veterans benefits next year passes House

On Thursday, House lawmakers easily passed legislation ensuring veterans will see an increase in the cost of living next year if Social Security officials approve one for their beneficiaries. Legislation tying the two government benefits is largely routine, but faces additional hurdles this year due to disruptions to congressional operations resulting from the ongoing coronavirus […]

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In Year Five, University Veterans Services Expands Efforts to Build Community Among Military-Bound Badgers

Mirana Whaley, a freshman at UW-Madison, and her family chat with a Wisconsin Veterans Museum program representative during a university Veterans Services welcome event for military-related students September 25 at Dejope Residence Hall. Whaley is a Navy veteran pursuing studies in neurobiology. Her husband is an army veteran. Photo: Jeff Miller Mirana Whaley swears she […]

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Helping veterans: the organization gives veterans the opportunity to explore the creative side of art

The transition from military to civilian life can be difficult. But one organization gives veterans a chance to explore their creative side, which can help open up new opportunities. That’s what the United States Veteran Artist Allianceor USVAA, is designed to do so. Executive Director Keith Jeffreys, who is a former Green Beret, says veterans […]

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Spotlight on Support: The Military and Veteran Services Center provides support for veterans to succeed

For veterans who dream of making the transition to college, graduating, and pursuing successful careers, John Jay’s Military and Veterans Services Center is a critical source of support. “We work with veterans before they come here and help them transition into college and adjust to any unique challenges they may face. But we […]

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Benefits for veterans | What do you need for a claim

Veterans and mesothelioma Mesothelioma is rare and only 3,300 people in the United States are diagnosed with it each year. Military veterans account for 30% of these cases. Why? Until 1991, the military used asbestos, a toxic fibrous mineral, on bases across the United States. Durable, inexpensive and fire resistant, asbestos was used to insulate […]

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Veterans Benefit Reform Will Be Controversial, But Necessary

As part of our commitment to those who have served, taxpayers will spend $100 billion in 2019 on veterans benefit programs. The costs of these programs have more than quadrupled since 2000. Few programs of this size and importance have received less political attention. The VA’s disability compensation system is complex, cumbersome, and often difficult […]

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Sailor killed in California shooting was head of veterans’ organization

One of 12 people murdered in a mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif., on Wednesday night was a Navy veteran who worked full-time to help other vets find community. Leaders of veteran support organization Team Red White and Blue confirmed that full-time staff member Dan Manrique was among those who perished in […]

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About VBA – Veterans Benefits Administration

About VBA The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) provides a variety of benefits and services to military members, veterans and their families. Below are some of our main program offices within VBA. Compensation department: Oversees the provision of Disability Award, a non-taxable monetary benefit paid to disabled veterans who result from illness or injury sustained or […]