Veterans

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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.

10/23/2014

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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.

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

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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.

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Voters Approve Open Government, Veterans Measures

Proposition 41 led with 66 percent of the vote, with 1.8 million ballots counted. It redirects $600 million in existing veterans bonds to buy, build and renovate apartments and multi-family homes for low-income veterans

06/03/2014

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Lawmaker: ‘Grave Concerns’ That VA Scandal Could Reach West LA Facility

A Thousands Oaks congresswoman has asked for an audit into the VA hospital in West Los Angeles following reports of problems in the sprawling health care system.

05/30/2014

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Fallen Heroes Honored At Memorial Day Events Across Southland

Lawmakers and residents Monday will honor veterans in several Memorial Day events scheduled across the Southland.

05/26/2014

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Operation IV Raises Funds To Help Veterans Overcome PTSD

An event Saturday night in Studio City will bring together celebrity comedians to raise funds for combat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

05/24/2014

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