veterans

Veterans Day
6:00 am
Mon November 12, 2012

New Orleans VFW Marking Veterans Day With Expanding Services

Marshall Hevron speaks at the October meeting of the Alfred E. Flynn VFW post in New Orleans. Flynn was a resident of the Uptown neighborhood where the post is located and died in World War II.
Erin Krall WWNO

New Orleans VFW members and leaders discuss the growing post on Lyons St.

The nation is marking Veterans Day with parades and ceremonies to honor those who served in the U.S. military. In New Orleans, a growing post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars is taking on projects with more and more members.

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Veterans
8:48 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Fort Polk ceremony honors POWs & MIAs

The POW/MIA flag is flying at Fort Polk.

The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk have a Friday morning ceremony to honor prisoners of war and service members missing in action. It culminates with a motorcycle ride led by the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.

Since 1979, the third Friday in September has been a national day to recognize U.S. service members who were held prisoner or remain missing, and their families.

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Around the Nation
4:25 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Homeless Rural Vets Find A Place To Call Home

American Legion Post Cmdr. Mark Czmyr and his father, Navy veteran William Czmyr, originated the idea to create permanent apartments for homeless vets in Jewett City, Conn.
Lucy Nalpathanchil for NPR

Originally published on Tue July 10, 2012 6:34 pm

This month, more than a dozen homeless veterans will finally have a place to call their own, thanks to the American Legion.

The organization's post in a small Connecticut town has been working for a decade on a unique project to create not transitional but permanent supportive housing in their rural community.

For 55-year-old Army veteran Jeff MacDonald, the new facility in Jewett City, Conn., was like "winning the lottery."

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U.S.
4:27 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Program Teaches Vets How To Survive The Classroom

Jay Blake (left), who served in the Marines, rides the elevator with his fellow students at Sierra Community College in Rocklin, Calif.
David Gilkey NPR

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 9:55 pm

Most American troops have left Iraq, and many have left Afghanistan. Now more than half a million of them have left the service — and they're going to college. Some vets say the transition is like landing on another planet, but they aren't the only ones struggling: The college staffs are, too.

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Reports
9:22 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Veterans Job Fair Features 70 Companies

More than 250 veterans are expected to attend a job fair Friday at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner. It’s part of a national campaign designed to help veterans as well as military spouses.

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