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VA's Homeless Vet Support Deadline Causes Concern

Airmen from the 59th Medical Wing pass out free gear to homeless veterans during the 16th annual American GI Forum Veterans Stand Down. The event was organized by the National Veterans Outreach Program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma) | Apr 23, 2014

As the Department of Veterans Affairs supposedly nears its goal of ending chronic veteran homelessness in 2015, the groups that support homeless veterans are worried about the VA's support in 2016. VA Secretary Eric Shinseki vowed in 2009 that the department would end chronic veteran homelessness sometime in 2015. The number of vets on the ... more

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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 -- contact us through our Request Information page. April 23, 2014 Kaneohe Bay, HI ... more

Veteran Receives Medal Decades after War's End

Detroit Free Press | Apr 22, 2014

Nov. 2, 1944, will forever be etched in the memory of Alfred P. Murphy. That's the day the World War II veteran saw another B-17 bomber in his squadron descend into the clouds, both wings on fire, with his ArmyAir Force buddy, Harry Hansen, inside. Hansen had trained with Murphy, a radio operator, mechanic and gunner on another B-17 bomber in t... more

Gulf War Illness: Thousands Still Report Symptoms

 | Apr 21, 2014

Army veterans Michael PatiƱo and David Garcia, who served in the Persian Gulf during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, say they still suffer health problems related to their service in the war. Garcia, a retired warrant officer, began to experience unusual ailments during Desert Shield, the advance operation for the war in 1990, and wa... more

VFW Slams Times Op-Ed Linking Vets to Hate Groups | Apr 18, 2014

The Veterans of Foreign War is responding to a New York Times column linking military service to right-wing extremist groups by asking its nearly 2 million members to flood the paper with emails relating "good stories" about their experiences in the military and as veterans. The op-ed piece by a Northwestern University professor used FBI dat... more

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