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Photo Courtesy of Michael Newcombe

Conversations With Veterans: Michael Newcombe’s Struggle Post Military Life

When Michael Newcombe became an active duty combat engineer for the Army, he had the world on a string, but an injury received in Afghanistan changed all that. Plagued by homelessness, unemployment and addiction, this young veteran refused to give up. This is his story.

10/23/2014

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Conversations With Veterans: Howard Wasdin’s Success Post Military Life

Elite Navy SEAL sniper Howard Wasdin survived the infamous battle made famous in the hit movie “Black Hawk Down,” but medical retirement and coming home, presented him with challenges he never expected.

10/23/2014

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Resources For Veterans In Need Of Financial Help

How to navigate the web of financial services for veterans.

10/23/2014

Commissioner Linda Schwartz (Courtesy Department of Veterans Affairs)

Senate Confirms Schwartz For Federal Post

More than a year after she was nominated by President Obama to a post with the U-S Veterans Affairs Department, Connecticut Veterans Affairs Commissioner Linda Schwartz has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

09/16/2014

Richard Blumenthal, Chris Murphy (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Money For Connecticut in Senate V-A Health Bill

Additional funding for a West Haven veterans program is included in a bipartisan Senate bill aimed at helping veterans who’ve waited a long time to receive medical care.

06/11/2014

American Flag (WTIC's Steve Saunders)

New Military Reserve Center To Open In Danbury

A new $35 million Armed Forces Reserve Center is opening in Danbury.

05/24/2014

Congressman John Larson and Senator Richard Blumenthal at the VFW Post in East Hartford, May 23, 2014. (WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

Congressional Delegation Seeks Details Of VA Audit In State

Connecticut’s congressional delegation wants full details of audits conducted at Veterans Administration medical facilities, including six in the state.

05/23/2014

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

Battle of Iwo Jima Remembered

(NEW BRITAIN,Conn./CBS Connecticut)  –  The sixty ninth anniversary of the raising of the   U.S flag  on Mount Suribachi  following the battle of Iwo Jima  was  commemorated Sunday morning at Connecticut’s Iwo Jima  Memorial  off  Route […]

02/23/2014

Rocky Hill Veterans' Home (Courtesy Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs)

Report: Vets Housing Mostly Unused

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — Five houses in Rocky Hill that state officials set aside for Connecticut military veterans have sat mostly empty for several years while statistics show one in 10 homeless people in […]

02/04/2014

Connecticut license with veterans' indicator (Courtesy Office of the Governor)

State Encourages Acceptance Of Veterans’ Licenses

State officials say they want to raise awareness of an addition to Connecticut driver’s licenses aimed at helping veterans identify themselves to businesses in order to receive discounts, programs and services.

01/17/2014

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