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Military Veterans

This photo taken on May 28, 2014 shows staff at Heathe N. Craig Joint Theatre Hospital waiting to greet wounded veterans during 'Operation Proper Exit' at Bagram Airfield some 60 km north of Kabul on May 28, 2014. Washington is winding down its 32,000 troop deployment in Afghanistan after nearly 13 years of war, with President Barack Obama announcing this week that all US forces will leave by the end of 2016. While an end is now in sight for America's longest war, many of the more than 19,000 Americans wounded in Afghanistan will be coping with injuries for years to come. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

More Than 57,000 US Military Veterans Await First VA Appointment

More than 57,000 U.S. military veterans have been waiting 90 days or more for their first VA medical appointments, and an additional 64,000 appear to have fallen through the cracks, never getting appointments after enrolling, the government said Monday in a report newly demonstrating how deep and widespread the problem is.

06/09/2014

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County Supervisor ‘Outraged’ Over Delays In Burials For Military Veterans

The mortuary announced on May 1 that it would no longer transfer the bodies of veterans with families, even if those families were unable to afford paying for burial, according to DMVA Director Ruth Wong.

05/27/2014

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Armed With New Skills, Veterans Celebrate Graduation From Technical Institute

A group of veterans celebrated their graduation Friday as they prepare to reenter the workforce armed with new skills.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/05/2013

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Interviews With Veterans: What Memorial Day Means From A Hero’s Perspective

How do you celebrate Memorial Day, and what does this federal holiday mean to you and your family? Read what some of our country’s veterans had to say about Memorial Day, patriotism and what this annual holiday means to them.

05/13/2013

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Ways to Observe Memorial Day

Honor and remember the men and women who have died in military service with these simple ways to commemorate Memorial Day.

05/09/2011

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McCain Stumps For Fiorina Before Military Veterans

Arizona Sen. John McCain stumped for GOP Senate hopeful Carly Fiorina on Saturday, telling a crowd of military veterans that her Democratic opponent Barbara Boxer is the chamber’s most “anti-defense” lawmaker.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/16/2010

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