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Upcoming Military and Veteran Job Fairs

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Attending a job fair is a proactive way of getting to know companies or industries you're interested in. It's also a great way to make contacts. If you hear about a veteran job fair that's not on this list, let us know by emailing us at <!-- // var first = 'ma'; var second = 'il'; var third = 'to:'; var address = 'jobfairs'; var dom... more

Army Veterans Recall Layoffs from Previous Eras

Korean War veterans salute the American flag during a ceremony at the Pentagon, June 24, 2010. (DoD)

In 1973, Dennis Dillard was a fast-track captain in the U.S. Army. Having already served two tours of duty in Vietnam, he was hand-picked to be the executive officer of a military police battalion in Germany. Dillard arrived to the country in April, activated the battalion in June and welcomed his family in July, with household goods and the... more

Man Steals Wedding Band from WWII Vet's Finger

POMPANO BEACH -- After serving four years in the Army during World War II, Dan Thomas had only $500 to his name. The then-23-year-old used that money to give his high school sweatheart a wedding they could cherish forever, including a ring for her and a ring for him. Years later, Thomas would replace his wife's ring; however, the same gold band... more

Hearing Set for Judgment in Train Wreck Case

Union Pacific is looking to bring some closure to the Nov. 15, 2012, fatal train wreck lawsuit by seeking judgment for two claims against the company. If granted, this will narrow the scope of the Jan. 26 jury trial. Motions for judgment on the two claims will be heard at a pre-trial hearing Friday morning at the Midland County Courthouse. Judg... more

Army Vet Recalls McDonald's Stabbing

VERO BEACH -- The window of the dining area at McDonald's was all that separated an Army veteran from the brutal attack Monday that killed Connecticut's Kevin Adorno. "I saw Kevin trying to protect himself," Anthony Caramanis, 34, of Vero Beach, said Thursday about the attack. Caramanis got up from his chair when he saw Rene Cruz attacking Ado... more

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