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    Worker in Veterans Cemetery Steals 150 Gravestones
    An employee at the Rhode Island Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Exeter, R.I. stole more than 150 upright granite headstones from veterans’ graves and used them as flooring in his garage.Kevin Maynard an employee at the Rhode Island...
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    The VA has 41,500 unfilled positions for medical professionals
    It’s no wonder the Department of Veterans Affairs can’t provide quality medical care to America’s veterans; there are 41,500 vacant job positions for doctors, nurses, physician assistants and other medical professionals in the...
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    Access can find homes for veterans in Jackson County
    Jackson County Oregon lays claim to a lot of statistics that are not very complimentary and one of these is the number of homeless veterans who are here. Thanks to a grant from the Veteran’s Administration, Access is now able to turn that...
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    The VA Health Care Van comes to Brockport Every Wednesday
    Life just got a little easier for Veterans in the Brockport area who are enrolled in the VA healthcare system.The Canandaigua VA Medical Center’s Rural Mobile TeleHealth Van comes out to Brockport every Wednesday morning and parks behind the...
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    Congress stalls bill to help veterans register for college classes
    The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee is sitting on a bill that would give veterans the ability to register early for their college classes.Athletes at many colleges and universities already have that ability, but veterans going to school o...
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    Even Tanks Have Bad Days
    Don't you hate when this happens?This photo was taken by William Hatfield during one of his three tours in Vietnam. Serving a US Naval Hospital Corpsman he spent most of his time in country serving as a medic attached to various Marine units....
  • Donald Trump speaks at The Family Leadership Summit
    Trump blasts McCain for insulting conservative base as GOP defends Senator
    McCain: Trump really fired up “the crazies” in Arizona with his immigration talk.At a July 18th Family Leadership Summit, Donald Trump fired back at John McCain after the nominally disliked RINOSenator from Arizona referred to Trump...
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    Vietnam Veterans of America Clothing Drive in Brockport July 23
    The Vietnam Veterans of America will conduct another clothing drive in the Brockport area (zip code 14420) on July 23, 2015.This is an absolutely great way to recycle those summer clothes that don’t fit you anymore.There are two easy ways to...
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    Congress passes the Veterans Identification Card Act of 2015
    Both Houses of Congress have passed a bill to create a veterans' identification card, which will make it much easier for veterans to prove that they served in the military without having to produce a copy of their DD-214.Both the House and...
  • Project 22
    Doc King and Daniel Egbert discuss their documentary Project 22
    Project 22, the feature documentary film, unabashedly explores healing from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Directed by Matt ‘Doc’ King and Daniel Egbert, and produced by Matt Tester, the film delves into the very real statistic...
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    People Keep Saying, “Thank You for Your Service”
    What a difference 46 years makes. When I came back from Vietnam in 1969 nobody thanked me for my service. Not even my Uncle Sam; all he wanted to do was end me back.But I wasn’t too keen on that idea. I’d already spent my time in hell,...
  • Tim McGraw gives veterans new homes
    Tim McGraw gives veterans new homes; 36 Mortgage free houses slated for 2015
    Tim McGraw's veteran connection has people around the country impressed with his generosity. It is only a few days before the celebration of America’s Independence Day, July 4, and word has gotten out that six worthy servicemen in the...
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    Seeking clarity from Rep. Richard Hanna
    On June 16, 2015, we sent letters to Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, NY State Senator Joseph Griffo, Representative Richard Hanna, and Senator Charles Schumer. These letters, acknowledged as received, were in reference to the on-going investigation...
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    The VA Tries to Market the Veterans Choice Program
    A little over a year ago, Eric Shinseki resigned as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in the wake of the wait time scandal at the VA’s Phoenix Health Care System.Then last August Congress passed the Veterans Choice and Accountability Act and...
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    Research Shows how the VA Could Reduce Suicide by Veterans
    New scientific research shows that the Department of Veterans Affairs can do more to reduce the number of veterans who commit suicide. The study, Predictive Modeling and Concentration of the Risk of Suicide, was published in the American Journal...
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