Veteran Affairs Newswire (Page 2)

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  1. Honor Flight includes pilot of final WWII missionRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

    Jerry Yellin stepped off a shuttle bus just before dawn Wednesday and headed toward an airliner when he was intercepted by a teenage girl.


  2. Story of '72 encounter in Boston makes wavesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago |

    Is it a true story? Or is it a new art form on a new platform - a piece of fiction posted in the Craigslist "Missed Connections" section? The story of a Vietnam veteran pondering suicide on New Year's Eve in Boston in 1972 who was saved by a chance encounter with girl in a teal ball gown who has wandered away from a high-society party was posted on the section of Craigslist normally reserved for people who are actually trying to reach someone they met - or noticed - and somehow lost contact with. Some initially suggested that the post, "I met you in the rain on the last day of 1972," might be a true story.


  3. Can heirlooms really fit into your decor?Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago |

    If it weren't for heirlooms, my husband and I would be IKEA's best customers. Our dining room furniture, our son's bedroom set, and our bedroom furniture come from my grandparents' apartment in Lowell.


  4. Falmouth's Jim Murphy: Novelist, BC Professor Dies at 83Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago |

    Falmouth's Jim Murphy -a Korean War veteran, novelist, and longtime Boston College professor-has died at the age of 83. He taught at BC's Woods College of Advancing Studies for 28 years and wrote the books "Quonsett," "Night Watcher," "The Mill," "They Were Dreamers," and "The Green Box." A wake will be held Oct. 11 at Chapman Cole & Gleason funeral home in Falmouth.


  5. Freedom From Religion Foundation unveils 'Atheists in Foxholes'...Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Ukiah Blog Live

    From FFRF A 4,743-pound granite monument dedicated to " ATHEISTS IN FOXHOLES and the countless freethinkers who have served this country with honor and distinction" was installed today, Oct. 6, at the Freedom From Religion Foundation's new offices in Madison, Wis. The Atheists in Foxholes monument will be dedicated on Friday, Oct. 9 at 10:30 a.m. during the by-invitation-only grand opening of the renovated Freethought Hall downtown.


  6. Soldier's lawsuit might end war with Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Washington Times

    An active-duty member in the U.S. military is contemplating bringing a lawsuit challenging an order related to the campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria . He, like other legal experts and lawmakers, argues that the air war against the terrorist group has been illegal since Obama administration last October blew past the 60-day deadline for an armed conflict to be authorized by Congress or ended, U.S. News & World Report reported .


  7. Bernie vs. Hillary: Who connects better with voters?Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | CNN

    Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders delivers remarks while officially announcing his candidacy for the U.S. presidency during an event at Waterfront Park May 26 in Burlington, Vermont. Sanders participates in a "Don't Trade Our Future" march organized by the group Campaign for America's Future on April 20 in Washington.


  8. Infamous Kitty Genovese murder case is retold and upended in new movieRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    As the New York Times reported on its front page of March 27, 1964, 38 residents of the city's borough of Queens "watched a killer stalk and stab a woman [28-year-old Kitty Genovese] in three separate attacks" and "not one person telephoned the police during the assault." As it turned out, nearly every claim in that dramatic story was dubious, a fact that Bill Genovese, her brother, goes about exploring with a poignant obsessiveness a half-century later.


  9. Defense Health Agency Helps Wounded Warriors Obtain Best CareRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | U.S. Department of Defense

    The Defense Health Agency gained its full operational capability on Oct. 1, which may appear to be just a plans and policy change, but it's making a real difference in care for warfighters. James Rodriguez, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Warrior Care Policy, said the transition over the past couple of years has provided better non-medical care and better access to programs by streamlining business processes, improving communication and enhancing existing working relationships with partners, such as the Department of Veterans Affairs.


  10. Intergovernmental agreement fully restores McHenry County VAC's supportRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Northwest Herald

    WOODSTOCK – A question over whether the support that the McHenry County Veterans Affairs Commission gets from county government is legal, which resulted in a brief closure of the office, was settled with an intergovernmental agreement. The VAC last month voluntarily suspended most of its services for about a week in the wake of a legal opinion that concluded that county government cannot provide it with human resources and other support without an official agreement in place.


  11. Movie News - Jennifer Aniston lands female lead in 'The Yellow Birds'Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | National Ledger

    Jennifer Aniston has landed the female lead in the upcoming film 'The Yellow Birds'. The 46-year-old actress is set to take on the leading role alongside Jack Huston, 32 in the developing new Iraq War drama film after Benedict Cumberbatch was forced to drop out due to conflicting schedules, according to


  12. Senators form unlikely alliance on veterans' educationRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

    When it comes to veterans issues, a seemingly unlikely partnership is emerging in the Senate between Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown and freshman Republican Thom Tillis of North Carolina. Tillis and Brown have already introduced a trio of bills related to education and vocational training for veterans, including those fresh out of the armed forces.


  13. Face of Defense: Military Family on Road to RecoveryRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | U.S. Department of Defense

    Helen Chaco, left and U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ed Chaco, Guam Air National Guard, pose for a group at the Tripler Fisher House Sept.


  14. Stanley president Jim Cannon talks vertical markets, insights, standardsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Security Systems News

    ANAHEIM, Calif.-Now in its "post acquisition chapter," Stanley Security is making progress on its vertical market strategy and other internal performance and hiring initiatives, according to Stanley Security president Jim Cannon. Cannon spoke to Security Systems News at the ASIS show, which took place here Sept.


  15. Why For-Profit Colleges Become NonprofitsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Atlantic

    Throughout history, for-profit colleges have struggled to stay afloat in a sea of regulations and stigmas. Yet they've consistently found ways to survive - many of them through less-than-honest means.


  16. Iraq war vet is hired as service officerRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Grant Tribune-Sentinel

    By Becky Uehling Managing Editor Perkins County resident, and Iraq War veteran, Stephanie Larson, 29, has been named as Perkins County Veterans Service Officer by the Perkins County Commissioners and the Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs. "I am very excited for this opportunity," Larson said.


  17. Waiting GameRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Cincinnati CityBeat

    ... run high in military veterans. Kentucky has approximately 311,000 veterans, according to the Department of Veteran Affairs. Experts estimate that 20 percent of veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan have PTSD, which is often treated with heavy-duty ...


  18. MOAA Hosts 2015 Veterans Day3Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Military Officer

    MOAA is honored to serve as the 2015 host organization of the Veterans Day National Committee and veteran service organizations cohost of the Veterans Day National Observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia Wednesday, Nov. 11. MOAA became a member of the VDNC, chaired by the secretary of Veterans Affairs, in 1995 and has actively served as one of the 25 members, along with 19 associate members, to help promote public interest in the military service of veterans and honor those who served. MOAA president, Vice Adm.


  19. Study details prevalence of PTSD in Vietnam war women veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Medical News Today

    Women who served in Vietnam have higher odds of posttraumatic stress disorder than women stationed during that era in the United States, and this effect appears to be associated with wartime exposures including sexual discrimination or harassment and job performance pressures, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry . During the Vietnam era, approximately 5,000 to 7,500 American women served in the U.S. military in Vietnam, at least 2,000 were stationed at nearby bases in Japan, the Philippines, Guam, Korea and Thailand, and 250,000 were in the United States.


  20. Legacy Village to create memory gardenRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Xenia Daily Gazette

    Honoring military veterans and their families at Xenia's Legacy Village is a tradition that dates back to the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. That tradition takes its next step Thursday, Oct. 8 when volunteers from the National Church Residences Foundation and The Home Depot team up to create the Legacy Village Memorial Garden.