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Report: Jobs picture for veterans improved in 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — The jobs picture for the nation’s veterans improved significantly last year, particularly for those who have served since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Labor Department said Wednesday.

03/20/2013

First Lady Michelle Obama (AP Photo)

Michelle Obama urges CEOs to hire more veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is challenging some of America’s top CEOs to “think outside the box” and hire more veterans, saying that oblessness among veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is nearly 2 points higher than the national rate.

03/13/2013

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iPads help injured veterans live at home

Veterans injured in Afghanistan are now being honored with high-tech homes to enable them to live more independent lives. The wired and iPad friendly units are custom built for each veteran. Watch this inspiring story:

03/05/2013

Michelle Obama

First lady presses governors on veterans’ jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama on Monday challenged governors to make it easier for military personnel to transfer their skills to civilian jobs as they return home from Afghanistan and other far-flung posts.

02/25/2013

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VA adds 1,000 mental health professionals to staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has added more than 1,000 mental health professionals and 200 support staff to meet the needs of returning veterans, but still has more to do to meet a requirement set by President Obama.

02/11/2013

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Troops: Women should meet same standards as men

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Iraq vet Alma Felix hopes the U.S. military’s new rules to open hundreds of thousands of combat jobs to women will lead society to recognize that female troops can be courageous warriors.

01/24/2013

Federal observance of Veteran's Day

Veterans Day was Sunday, but the federal holiday in observance of it is today. Government offices, courts, libraries, banks and post offices will be closed. Trash will be collected as usual in Los Angeles. Metro-operated […]

11/12/2012

Roger Waters plays with band of wounded veterans | VIDEO

NEW YORK (AP) – Roger Waters honored wounded veterans in New York by performing with them at the annual Stand Up for Heroes benefit. The founding member of Pink Floyd took to the stage of […]

11/11/2012

Experience LA with Maggie McKay

By Maggie McKay, KFWB Afternoon Anchor This Sunday is Veteran’s Day, a good time to remember and pay tribute to our servicemen and women who risk their lives for our freedom. Thank a veteran by […]

11/09/2012

Roger Waters plays with band of wounded veterans | VIDEO

NEW YORK (AP) – Roger Waters honored wounded veterans in New York by performing with them at the annual Stand Up for Heroes benefit. The founding member of Pink Floyd took to the stage of […]

11/09/2012

ACLU wants veterans' group removed from cross case

SAN DIEGO (AP) – The American Civil Liberties Union says a veterans’ organization should have no say in legal talks over how to modify a war memorial cross that is located on federal land. The […]

10/19/2012

Many Iraq, Afghan vets choosing 'second service'

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The link between U.S. military service and running for office is as old as the republic itself. It started with George Washington, who famously wrote that, “When we assumed the Soldier, […]

09/30/2012

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