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First Lady Seeks More Help for Military Families

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Michelle Obama has been everywhere from a West Point mess hall to a NASCAR speedway in the past year to drum up support for military families through her "joining forces" campaign. On Wednesday, she marked the program's one-year anniversary by taking stock of what's been done and challenging Americans to do even more.

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Quinn Backs Property Tax Reform for Vets

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other elected officials announced forthcoming legislation to reform the Veterans Property Tax Exemption on Wednesday.

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For-Profit Schools Under Fire For Targeting Veterans

Monday, April 09, 2012

Veterans, with their post-Sept. 11 education benefits, have been an important driver in the growth of for-profit colleges and universities in recent years. Some lawmakers say for-profit schools are ripping off veterans, and the government, by luring students into programs that seldom lead to good jobs.

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4 New York Counties Set to Receive Funding for Vets Peer Pilot Program

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Under the state’s new budget plan, four New York counties — Suffolk, Saratoga, Jefferson, and Rensselaer — are set to receive $200,000 each, to launch a pilot peer support program to help veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury.

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College-Bound Vets Face Challenges Beyond Tuition

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Schools are enrolling hundreds of thousands of recent veterans and servicemembers due to the drawdown in Iraq and Post 9/11 GI Bill. But the education benefit is not helping all of them make the transition from military life to getting a college degree. Learn more and watch video of veterans featured in this story here.

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Scores of Vets Attend USS Intrepid Job Fair

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

More than 1,300 veterans attended a special hiring fair on the USS Intrepid Wednesday as part of a weeklong nationwide effort to get veterans back into the workforce.

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Staff Sgt. Bales Case Shows Stigma, Paradox Of PTSD

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Growing awareness about PTSD has had a downside, namely that civilians now assume veterans are likely to have psychological issues. Yet while in the military, many say they feel pressure to hide their problems. The recent mass shooting in Afghanistan has fueled misconceptions and further complicated efforts to treat PTSD.

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Troops' Mental Health: How Much Is Unknown?

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Service members are generally screened before, during and after deployment. But the Army lacks reliable diagnostic tools, according to former Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli. He says what the recent attack on Afghan civilians proves is "just how much we don't know."

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Watch | President Obama Honors Iraq War Veterans

Thursday, March 01, 2012

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paid tribute to U.S. military members who served in Iraq by hosting a dinner Wednesday night. As the president explained, it was an opportunity “to express those simple words that we can never say enough: thank you.”

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NY Marine Colonel to Attend White House Dinner Honoring Iraq War Vets

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Marine colonel from New York will be representing the state during a dinner at the White House Wednesday night to mark the end of the war in Iraq by recognizing the men and women in uniform who served in Iraq.

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Business Boot Camp Gives Veterans A New Start

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Veterans coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan are facing an unemployment rate twice that of civilians. But a consortium of business schools has been teaching service members that their military experience can give them the right skills to become successful business owners.

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Preparing Veterans to Work on Wall Street

Monday, February 27, 2012

The nation’s unemployment rate has been steadily declining since last summer – dropping in January to 8.3 percent. But U.S. service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are facing higher unemployment rates than the general public. But Wall Street is trying to do its part by helping to prepare recent veterans for a career in the financial industry.

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Building Better Houses For Wounded Soldiers

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

All wars bring innovation — primarily in weapons and medicine. But today's conflicts are also bringing advances in house design, to accommodate wounded veterans. On an Army post in Virginia, two new houses are being hailed as breakthroughs.

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Obamas to Honor Iraq Veterans

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will honor members of the armed forces who served in Iraq by hosting a dinner on February 29.

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Giants Parade Renews Calls for Iraq Vets Parade

Monday, February 06, 2012

Elected officials and veterans groups are renewing their calls for a parade for Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, in light of Tuesday's planned Superbowl victory parade for the New York Giants.

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Mayor Bloomberg: No NYC Parade for Iraq War Vets

Friday, January 27, 2012

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said there are no plans for a parade for Iraq War veterans in the near future because of objections voiced by military officials.

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Friendship Inspires Art Project About Daily Life in Iraq

Thursday, January 05, 2012

This fall, WNYC asked listeners for their stories about active service men and women returning home from Iraq. David Pierce wrote in with his story about an art project documenting the daily life of an army squad in Iraq. Pierce did the project with his friend Justin Wilkens, who served two deployments in Iraq. We caught up with the high school buddies in Brooklyn.

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Last U.S. Troops Leave Iraq, Ending War

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border into neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. Their convoy's exit marked the end of a bitterly divisive war that raged for nearly nine years and left Iraq shattered and struggling to recover.

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With the Help of a Video Game, Virtual Help for Families of Veterans

Friday, November 11, 2011

There are an estimated 34,000 veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars in the metropolitan area. Now, there is a new online interactive role-playing program aimed at helping loved ones communicate with veterans dealing with post-deployment problems, and ultimately, get them treatment.

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Vets Day for the Next Generation

Friday, November 11, 2011

Many young service members will be celebrating their Veteran’s Day this year, and they’re are still adapting to life stateside. For many that means joining organizations like the American Legion and VFW, groups that have served WWII, Korean War and Vietnam Vets for years. But for many young men and woman, these groups don’t provide the quick responses, networking and social media access this generation demands.

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