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9:24 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Leesville man aims to improve veterans' mental health one service dog at a time

This image is part of a slideshow and profile story on Brothers and Sisters in Arms Dog Training, featured in the Small Business Revolution campaign.

A Minnesota firm that works with millions of small businesses is celebrating its centennial year by putting the spotlight on 100 mom-and-pop companies that do good. Deluxe Corp. calls it the Small Business Revolution.

Several Louisiana firms are part of the campaign, including Brothers and Sisters in Arms Dog Training founded by Phillip Ruddock. He trained 31 service dogs last year for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.

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7:40 am
Thu January 8, 2015

New Orleans Houses Its Homeless Veterans

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the city has completed a pledge to house its homeless veterans. He says it’s the first major city to reach the goal set by First Lady Michelle Obama.

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7:34 am
Tue November 11, 2014

World War II Museum Marking Veterans Day

Artist rendering of the Liberation Pavilion at the National World War II Museum.
Credit National World War II Museum

It’s Veterans Day.

The National World War II Museum is offering free admission today to all veterans.

Special events start at 10 a.m., with all veterans receiving a hand-knitted scarf in the “Knit Your Bit” program.

In 2006, the museum reached out to get hand-made knitted scarves — similar to programs enacted during World War II.

So far, the museum has received 30,000 scarves. They will be handed out to veterans from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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7:59 am
Fri June 6, 2014

WWII Museum Marks 70th Anniversay Of D-Day

The National World War II Museum is packed with veterans, historians and visitors this weekend.  

Today is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

The National World War II Museum — which opened as the National D-Day Museum in 2000 — is planning events throughout the day to remember the events that unfolded along the beaches of Normandy.

Among those attending are some of the veterans of that battle.

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4:57 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Senate Committee May Green-Light Two Louisiana VA Medical Clinics

A bill making its way through the US Senate could green-light two VA medical clinics in Lafayette and Lake Charles, LA.
Billy Hathorn Wikimedia

Louisiana will get another crack at green-lighting two long-delayed Veterans Affairs medical clinics in Lafayette and Lake Charles, the Advocate is reporting.

A bill by Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders will get a hearing in the US Senate on Thursday. The bill would authorize the VA to lease space for 27 clinics nationwide, including the two in Louisiana.

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3:59 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

To Visit A Doctor, New Orleans Veterans Wait... And Wait

The average wait time for a new patient in the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System is 38.3 days.
jakebwotha Flickr

Bad news for veterans in the New Orleans VA system: The average wait time for a new patient is 38.3 days, putting it among the 20 worst in the country, WWL-TV is reporting.

Less than 30 percent of new patients at in the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System see a doctor within two weeks of seeking care. Two weeks is the target set by the Veterans Administration.

The data was obtained by USA Today under a Freedom of Information Act request, and covers the period from October 2013 through March 2014.

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10:45 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Slidell Veterans Cemetery Nears Completion

Muddy roads will soon give way to asphalt and bare ground transformed with sod and landscaping as construction of the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery near Slidell enters its final stages.

The Times-Picayune reports the $8 million cemetery is scheduled to open in April. The 75-acre site is on the north side of Interstate 12 next to the Louisiana National Guard's Camp Villere in St. Tammany Parish.

Northshore Focus
7:30 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Northshore Vets Receive Local Help

When injured veterans returning to their homes from Iraq and Afghanistan weren’t finding the help they needed, one Northshore resident set out to correct the problem.

When Northshore resident Suzy McDaniel went on vacation with her husband, neither of them expected that she would be in a horseback riding accident. Nor did they imagine that the rehab from that incident would lead to the creation of an organization which would help men and women serving our country thousands of miles away.

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Veterans Day
1:00 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

The LPO — Honoring Our Heroes

Honoring our Heroes

A concert in collaboration with 
The National WWII Museum

Monday, November 11, 7 p.m.
US Freedom Pavilion: 
The Boeing Center - The National WWII Museum

Tickets - Purchase now >> 
$40 LPO subscribers and WWII Museum members 
($40 tickets available by phone only - 504.523.6530)

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7:00 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Veterans Job Fair, Business 'Boot Camp' Tomorrow and Friday At World War II Museum

A jobs fair and business advice are on tap tomorrow and Friday for veterans. Social events are also planned at the World War II Museum.

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