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FILE - In this May 24, 2013 file photo, a wheelchair sits outside the Atlanta VA Medical Center in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

VA a no-show; store workers fix vet’s wheelchair

NEW YORK (AP) — What the Veterans Administration failed to do for double amputee Michael Sulsona in two years, some New York hardware store workers delivered in an hour: They fixed his worn-out wheelchair. The […]

07/16/2014

From the Paralyzed Veterans of America Facebook page.

Estate gift from Paramount philanthropist is largest ever for Paralyzed Veterans

PARAMOUNT (CNS) – The estate of Jeffrey M. Carlton, who founded Paramount-based steel processor Press Forge, gave or pledged more than $3 million to Paralyzed Veterans of America, and the amount could swell by tens […]

12/24/2013

Calif. bar asked to remove sign thanking veterans

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The owner of an Orange County bar has gotten a brief reprieve from a notice ordering him to remove a rooftop sign thanking veterans. Johnny Kresimir was told Monday to […]

11/27/2013

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Typhoon-ravaged Philippines relief

On Sunday a group made up of mostly military veterans, left for the typhoon-ravaged Philippines where they will assist in search, rescue and medical aid efforts. A second team is preparing to head out as […]

11/14/2013

President Barack Obama speaks in the Memorial Amphitheater  at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, during a ceremony commemorating Veterans Day. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Obama pays tribute to 107-year-old WW2 veteran

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday paid tribute to those who have served in the nation’s military, including one of the nation’s oldest veterans, 107-year-old Richard Overton. “This is the life of […]

11/11/2013

(AP Photo)

Veterans are flocking to college as wars wind down

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Adam Fisher isn’t your typical college freshman. At 25, he’s older than most classmates. He’s married, too. While many fellow students spent the past couple years in high school, Fisher was […]

10/17/2013

US Department of Veterans Affairs (AP Photo)

VA says progress halted in cutting claims backlog

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says the government shutdown has halted the progress it was making in reducing a backlog of disability and pensions claims. The department said Monday that the backlog […]

10/07/2013

A US Park Police officer ties police tape to a hand rail closing access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Veterans pass barriers at closed WWII memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of veterans walked past barriers at the closed World War II memorial with help from members of Congress. Hundreds of veterans arrived for a previously scheduled visit to the memorial […]

10/01/2013

Tennessee Titans running back Jackie Battle (22) scores a touchdown in front of Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu (43) in the second quarter of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Steelers S Troy Polamalu to cut hair for veterans

  PITTSBURGH (AP) — The NFL’s most famous head of hair is getting a trim to help raise awareness for the plight of military veterans. Polamalu will have what he called a “ceremonial haircut” on […]

09/20/2013

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Mery Daniel during a break in her physical therapy session at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Wounded vets meet Boston Marathon bombing victims

BOSTON (AP) — Wounded veterans and Boston Marathon bombing survivors met Thursday in Boston to share their stories of strength and resilience. Marc Fucarile, who lost his leg in the marathon bombings, said he was […]

09/12/2013

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