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Run4Veterans 5k Road Race/Walk

Run4Veterans 5k Road Race/Walk Date: November 8, 2020 Race Starts at 10:30am Location: The Beer Garden 64 Franklin St, Worcester MA Sign up today! (coming soon!)

Veteran Of TheDay: Air Force Veteran Jennifer Linton
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Veteran Of TheDay: Air Force Veteran Jennifer Linton

Jennifer Linton joined the Air Force June 21, 1982. Linton said her service was her way of “giving back” to the country. Linton and her twin sister joined the Air Force at the same time. Upon graduating, Linton entered diet therapy specialist training at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. After graduating with honors, Linton spent...

Protecting Veterans returning for in-person care
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Protecting Veterans returning for in-person care

More than 100 VA health facilities across the U.S. have started to offer in-person care again for many non-urgent needs and appointments. At the same time, COVID-19 cases continue to rise in many parts of the country. As more Veterans begin to return for in-person care, safety is our top priority. That’s why we continue...

Police fatally shoot gunman at veterans hospital in Milwaukee
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Police fatally shoot gunman at veterans hospital in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — A man armed with a shotgun was killed by police as he tried to enter a Milwaukee veterans hospital, according to Department of Veterans Affairs officials. The man was stopped by VA police outside an entrance to the Milwaukee VA Medical Center about 8:40 p.m. Monday. Police ordered him to drop his gun,...

Disabled Army veteran committed for shooting 2 in Florida ER
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Disabled Army veteran committed for shooting 2 in Florida ER

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A disabled Army veteran convicted of shooting and wounding two people inside a Florida veterans clinic has been committed to a mental health care facility for 25 years. A federal judge in West Palm Beach ordered Larry Ray Bon’s commitment on Monday, according to court records. If doctors determine that...

Veterans Affairs budget passes House panel
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Veterans Affairs budget passes House panel

Veterans Affairs programs would see a hefty funding boost in fiscal 2021 under plans advanced by House appropriators on Monday, continuing the trend in recent years of increased money for the department despite modest growth or cuts for other federal agencies. The plan, which echoes requested funding increases from the White House earlier this year,...

Fighting to serve others
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Fighting to serve others

DAV’s Outstanding Disabled Veteran of the Year honored for overcoming incredible odds and serving as an inspiration for others Adam Greathouse enlisted in the Army in 1999 and, for him, the military proved to be more than a job. It provided a worthy career and lifestyle that meshed well with his personality. Being part of a...

US Veterans compensation and pension exams ramp up even as coronavirus cases rise
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US Veterans compensation and pension exams ramp up even as coronavirus cases rise

Even as coronavirus cases surge around the country, Veterans Affairs officials are dramatically stepping up their efforts to resume Compensation and Pension exams to reduce the backlog of about 200,000 disability claims. The situation leaves many veterans unsure of the health risks with a difficult choice: Head outside their homes for face-to-face medical appointments despite the virus spikes or delay those...

Military vets and fireworks: It’s a complicated relationship
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Military vets and fireworks: It’s a complicated relationship

Marine Corps veteran Brian Vargas is still triggered by the sound of fireworks. A Purple Heart recipient, Vargas has endured over 200 medical procedures since his return from Iraq. “There’s just some sounds you’ll never forget, like the sound of 5.56 and 7.62 rounds impacting all around you,” said Vargas, now the manager for the...