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  • To Be Our Neighbor's Keeper
    By: Consuelo Fajota
    News Source: Yahoo News

    According to news, an elderly U.S. Navy veteran from West Hempstead, New York, came home from Florida for a knee surgery only to find his home gone. It was demolished by town officials while he was away for 6 months to recuperate from complications arising from surgery. Philip Williams' home was the subject of complaints by neighbors, and town officials responding to the complaints inspected ...
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  • Growing Resentment Due to Pres. Obama's Drive to Hire Military Vets into Federal Jobs
    By: Consuelo Fajota
    News Source: The Washington Post

    In a news article that appeared recently in The Washington Post, it is reported that a growing resentment exists in federal offices due to President Obama's push to hire military veterans into federal jobs. According to the news report, "longtime civil servants and former troops on the other side of the cubicle increasingly question each other’s competence and qualifications." O ...
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  • Stretch the mind: Laughter yoga helps veterans heal
    By: Consuelo Fajota
    News Source: Daily News

    The article talks of one of the programs by Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-GNY) designed to help veterans – Laughing Yoga, a special class facilitated by VOA-GNY volunteer, Jeannette Watson Sanger. She herself had a brother-in-law killed in the VN war, so teaching this class is her way of giving back. VOA-GNY is the largest provider of residential services for veterans in NYC. O ...
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  • Over $30 Billion in Benefits Given to Veterans, Servicemembers, Families/ President’s Mental Health Executive Order Hiring Goal Met
    By: Consuelo Fajota
    News Source: Jobs and Career News for Military Veterans Blog

    Veterans Day 2013 is soon coming on November 11 and it is fitting that we turn to look at some of the good news concerning them. A news release dated 11/8/13 stated that the Veterans Benefits Administration, which administers the program, has distributed over $30 billion in the form of tuition and other education-related payments to Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families; and to the u ...
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  • Jobs Outreach for Veterans by The Entertainment Industry
    By: Consuelo Fajota
    News Source: Jobs and Career News for Military Veterans Blog

    The world of entertainment is quite a different world from the military way of life, yet this industry is doing its best to encourage miltary veterans, including disabled veterans to come and join its workforce though outreach programs. Today’s Hollywood is {also} uniting with the military in a different way — one that focuses less on entertaining active enlistees than on finding jobs fo ...
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  • Vets job fair on the USS Intrepid
    News Source: Newsday

    Several thousand unemployed veterans descended on the USS Intrepid in Manhattan last week seeking a job -- or at least an interview -- with one of the many private and government employers who say they have jobs for veterans. ...
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  • Treat veterans with honor
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    There was a time when, with America's treatment of its military veterans, reality matched rhetoric. Sadly -- shamefully -- that is no longer true. "Benefits falling behind," proclaimed Sunday's page-one headline. And "Veterans Affairs' productivity drops," as the story continued. A brief item Tuesday added ammunition for the VA's sorry performance review. "The ...
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  • Robert L. Russell: Consider draft to boost military strength
    By: Robert L. Russell
    News Source:

    The invasion of Iraq has put our country into a perilous position. We have a severely depleted fighting force, with many members who are on third and fourth tours of duty. Recent reporting shows that standards are so low that both skinheads and urban gang members are joining the service in order to obtain training that may help them in their respective future street violence careers in America. ...
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  • A Few Bad Men
    By: David Holthouse
    News Source: Southern Poverty Law Center

    Before the U.S. military made Matt Buschbacher a Navy SEAL, he made himself a soldier of the Fourth Reich. Before Forrest Fogarty attended Military Police counter-insurgency training school, he attended Nazi skinhead festivals as lead singer for the hate rock band Attack. And before Army engineer Jon Fain joined the invasion of Iraq to fight the War on Terror, the neo-Nazi National Alli ...
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  • Today in history - July 4
    By: The Associated Press
    News Source: The Associated Press Via Yahoo! News

    Today is Tuesday, July 4, the 185th day of 2006. There are 180 days left in the year. This is Independence Day. Today's Highlight in History: On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. On this date: In 1802, the United States Military Academy officially opened at West Point, N.Y. In 1826, 50 years to the day after the Declaration of Indepe ...
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  • Americans Celebrate Life and Liberty on July 4
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    July fourth is Independence Day in the United States, a day when Americans commemorate the signing, in 1776, of the Declaration of Independence, a document that formally severed political ties with Britain, then America’s colonial ruler. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Ri ...
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  • I Was A Soldier
    By: Colonel Daniel K. Cedusky, USA
    News Source: Free Republic

    I was a Soldier: That's the way it is, that's what we were...are. We put it, simply, without any swagger, without any brag, in those four plain words. We speak them softly, just to ourselves. Others may have forgotten. They are a manifesto to mankind; speak those four words anywhere in the world -- yes, anywhere -- and many who hear will recognize their meaning. They are a pledge. A pledg ...
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  • Wednesday is Flag Day; Do you know its etiquette?
    News Source: Rio Rancho Observer Online

    When it comes to the American flag, some things immediately stand out. The flag should be flown with the blue field (the union) at the top. During the Star Spangled Banner or Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, people should place their right hands over their hearts. But when it comes to the symbol of this country, there's much more information that the average citizen may not know or have opp ...
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  • Our soldiers have earned free tuition
    By: Donna Bailey, Wausau
    News Source:

    I believe military veterans should be offered a free college education. The National Guard has that option and the men and women who enlisted in the military should also have the option. I do not believe we needed this war but I do believe the people who enlisted in the services did so because they believed they would secure our country's safety and freedom. They put their lives on the line ...
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  • Haditha Inspires Immoral Justification
    By: JP
    News Source: Diversity Working Veterans Community Channel News

    DAMASCUS - It would be very difficult, if not impossible, to blame the killing of 24 Iraqis in Haditha last November, or the killing of 11 Iraqi civilians in the village of Ishaqi back this March, on the "stress of war". After Abu Ghraib and other US "mistakes" since 2003, people are much less likely to buy such an excuse from the Americans. ...
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  • VA Reaching Out to Veterans on Disability Benefits
    By: The Department of Veterans Aff
    News Source: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

    WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced a special outreach campaign to inform veterans about VA’s disability compensation program. During the month of May, VA will be conducting outreach efforts in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey and Connecticut to reach those veterans who may have a disability related to their military service, but are not curr ...
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  • Hire Veterans Committee Reaching Out to Employers, Veterans
    By: Samantha L. Quigley, American
    News Source: VNIS - American Forces Press Service

    "Hiring a veteran is not good will, it's just good business," the chairman of the President's National Hire Veterans Committee said here Nov. 17. T.P. O'Mahoney made his comments on the committee's strategy of marketing veterans as highly desirable employees during the group's quarterly meeting. "(Veterans) are reliable," O'Mahoney said. "They understand disciplin ...
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  • Haven here for refugees to start anew
    By: DiversityWorking staff
    News Source: The Register-Guard

    Local veterans are getting ready to keep a forgotten promise made to the families of the nation's most dedicated ally of the Vietnam War - the Montagnards, the mountain people. Serving as a helicopter crew chief supporting special forces in the central highlands during the war, Don Haase saw firsthand the loyalty, caring and ferocity of Montagnard fighters, who were recruited to fight communi ...
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  • Business People
    By: DiversityWorking staff
    News Source: Anchorage Daily News

    Judy Thompson is the new chief of voluntary service at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in Alaska, which provides and authorizes medical care statewide. Thompson will be responsible for managing the VA's volunteer program, accepting donations and being a liaison with community volunteer program associations, veteran service organizations and student programs. Thompson h ...
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  • President's backers starting to worry about Iraq situation
    By: DiversityWorking staff
    News Source:

    Antonelli added that the removal of Rep. Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J., from the chairmanship of the House Veterans Affairs Committee -- with the approval of the White House, Antonelli presumes -- was an insult to veterans. Kathleen Carr, 41, of Barnegat, expressed continued confidence in the president and his policies. "I love Bush. I voted for him in November, and I would vote for him ...
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  • Slossberg, Davis appointed to state committees
    By: DiversityWorking staff
    News Source: Amity Observer

    Recent committee appointments, they say, will help them do the jobs they were elected to do. State Sen. Gayle Slossberg (D-14) is planning to put together a family relief package for military families as chairman of the state's new Veteran's Affairs Committee. The new committee will address all state military issues, including matters that pertain to active military families and veterans. ...
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