Veterans

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Benefits Of Compensated Work Therapy Programs For Veterans

In an ongoing effort to support returning veterans to re-establish themselves in viable careers, the Department of Veterans Affairs has established a vocational, rehabilitation program, called Compensated Work Therapy (CWT).

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Texas A&M Among Several Universities Leading The Way To Educate Veterans

Colleges and universities are offering more services and resources for veterans. Check out what these four universities have to offer for those who have served in the military.

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Non-Profit Organizations Giving Back To Those Who Serve Our Country

Many non-profit organizations are providing resources, support and advocacy for veterans. Find out how these non-profits are supporting veterans in the U.S.

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Saying Thank You To Our Veterans All Year Long

From coast to coast, find out how cities across the U.S. honor and celebrate veterans and active military personnel beyond Veterans Day.

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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.

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Best Occupations For Returning Veterans

Feeling overwhelmed by the transition to a civilian career? Here are some employers, career fields, and resources to help.

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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.

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Resources For Veterans In Need Of Financial Help

How to navigate the web of financial services for veterans.

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USC Study Finds Veterans Returning To LA County Unprepared For Civilian Life

A majority of veterans who leave the military and return to Los Angeles County are unprepared for the transition to civilian life, according to a USC study released Tuesday.

09/30/2014

Comedian Rob Riggle attends the Howard Stern "Wrap-Up Show" during Comic-Con 2014 in San Diego on July 25. The Dodgers will honor Riggle for his military service during Saturday night's game against the Diamondbacks. (credit: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

Dodgers To Honor Rob Riggle For Marine Corps Service

He may be best known for his work on “The Daily Show,” “Saturday Night Live,” and “FOX NFL Sunday,” and as a supporting actor in some big hit comedies, but Rob Riggle spent more than two decades as a Marine, and it is for that role that the Los Angeles Dodgers will honor him Saturday night.

09/06/2014

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Irvine OKs Plans To Turn Portion Of OC’s Great Park Into Veterans Cemetery

Lawmakers in Irvine are moving forward with plans to use a portion of the Orange County Great Park for a veterans cemetery.

07/24/2014

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Girl Scouts Help Florists Bring Smiles To Area Veterans

Local Girl Scouts and florists spent part of Sunday morning helping design more than 600 bouquets that will be delivered this week to patients at the VA Medical Center in Los Angeles.

07/20/2014

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Exclusive: New Building Marks Anniversary For Group That Provides Homes To Those Without

SRO Housing Corp. is transforming the Rosslyn, once considered one of LA’s most luxurious hotels, from a Skid Row flophouse into a refuge for those looking for affordable housing.

06/19/2014

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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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Garcetti Initiative Aimed At Hiring 10,000 Veterans In LA By 2017

Mayor Eric Garcetti has unveiled a citywide hiring initiative that seeks to employ 10,000 Southland veterans by 2017.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/09/2014

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