veterans

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Veterans’ Services Bill Advances

Legislation that intends to improve services offered at Connecticut’s public colleges and universities for veterans has cleared the state Senate.

04/15/2015

Cynthia Tanner. Photo from Darien Police.

Veterans Fund Bookkeeper Facing federal Charges

(NEW HAVEN,Conn./CBS Connecticut)  –   A bookkeeper for the National Veterans Service Fund has been  charged by an federal grand jury  in a 10 count indictment  with fraud and tax evasion offenses.53 year old Cynthia Tanner […]

04/09/2015

Korean War veteran Roy Aldridge salutes at a ceremony honoring the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Connecticut VA Wait Times Better Than National Average

Government data show that more than 3,000 medical appointments at Connecticut’s Veterans Affairs facilities were delayed at least a month during a recent period.
But that’s only 1.2 percent of appointments completed in the state between September and February that failed to meet the VA’s goal of providing care within 30 days.

04/09/2015

Connecticut's Capitol (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

Connecticut Bill Targets Women Vets

Some Connecticut senators hope to pass legislation that would help make women veterans more aware of available programs and services.

04/08/2015

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VA Says To Rural Vets They’ll Relax “40 Miles Out Rule”

The Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday it is relaxing a rule that makes it hard for some veterans in rural areas to prove they live at least 40 miles from
a VA health site.

03/24/2015

File photo of West Hartford's Veterans' Memorial. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Connecticut To Award Funds To Help The Chronic Homeless

The state of Connecticut is awarding $1.1 million to 15 private, nonprofit agencies that provide services to 176 people who’ve experienced chronic homelessness.

01/21/2015

File photo. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Blumenthal Pushing To Resurrect Vets Suicide Prevention Bill

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he is resurrecting a measure to help prevent suicide among the armed forces and service veterans.

01/06/2015

Spc. Javier Mendoza works under the hood of a 2014 GM vehicle at the Raytheon and GM training center at Fort Hood, Texas. Mendoza, a newly GM-certified automotive technician, hopes to find work at a GM dealership in his hometown, Houston, Texas. Photo by Pat McKenna/Raytheon

From Trenches To Wrenches: Training Soldiers For Civilian Success

Raytheon Professional Services provided this first-of-its-kind training at Fort Hood, teaching the same curriculum that every dealership’s GM-certified automotive technician receives.

11/24/2014

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Conversations With Veterans: The Struggle Post Military Life

Female vets, who currently number close to two million, may have it even tougher than their male counterparts. One such veteran is Donna, a Denver-based, single mom, whose struggles lasted far longer than her deployment.

11/24/2014

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Disabled American Veterans Organization Giving Back To Those Who Serve Our Country

Through the Disabled American Veterans organization, veterans can find programs for financial, physical and emotional needs.

11/24/2014

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