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VA decision on burial rights departs from past

Posted February 22, 2013 by Kevin Freking

The government has cleared the first burial of a same-sex spouse of a veteran in a national cemetery, but it’s far from certain how easy it will be for other gay military couples to win the same benefit. Who gets buried where is one of the practical decisions that the federal government is grappling with…

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Veterans Affairs Home Loan Program Delivers 20 Millionth American Dream

Posted November 1, 2012 by Story by Amaani Lyle

WOODBRIDGE, Va., Oct. 26, 2012 – As three-year-old Joey Carpenter peddled his tricycle over crackling autumn leaves on the driveway…

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Brewer Applauds Official Federal Recognition of Tucson Vet Home

Posted July 26, 2012 by Press Release

PHOENIX – Governor Jan Brewer today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has designated the Arizona State Veteran Home in Tucson an officially-sanctioned State Veteran Home.

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Separation: Jobs that serve you

Posted June 28, 2012 by Cpl. Jolene Bopp

In today’s economy, finding a job can be nearly impossible for some. Fortunately for those who’ve served, some companies are giving back to America’s veterans.

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Marine Corps

Leaving the Corps: Retirement Planning 101

Posted June 14, 2012 by military.com

If you’re a member of Generation X, it’s time to save for retirement. And don’t think you can count on Social Security or pensions. The future of those retirement savings products is uncertain. So where do you start? Investing in variable annuities may be a good option. According to John. M. Gannon, author of “Variable…

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Leaving the Corps: Women Veterans Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Posted June 7, 2012 by http://whitman.syr.edu/vwise/

What is V-WISE V-WISE is committed to women Veterans by providing them the tools to become successful entrepreneurs. Their goal is to integrate their leadership, integrity, focus and drive into a premier educational training program taught by accomplished entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship educators from across the United States.   PHASE 1: What’s first? A 15 day…

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Wounded Warriors, families connect with first ever Warrior Family Games

Posted June 7, 2012 by Cpl. Jovane M. Henry

More than 200 wounded warriors, their spouses and dependents participated in Camp Pendleton’s first Warrior Family Games at the Wounded Warrior Battalion-West compound here, June 1.

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Yuma commemorates those who gave all

Posted May 31, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Americans in Yuma and across the country spent Monday remembering and celebrating the lives of the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the land of the free. Originally known as Declaration Day, Memorial Day is designed to give tribute to all the men and women…

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Obama: Memorial Day honors the memory of the fallen

Posted May 31, 2012 by Armed Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — “Memorial Day is a time for Americans to honor the memory of the service members who died in the nation’s wars and an opportunity to pray for the day when such wars no longer occur,” President Barack Obama said in his Memorial Day proclamation issued today. “Our nation endures and thrives because…

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Memorial Day for Marines at Afghanistan’s Helmand post honors fallen warriors

Posted May 31, 2012 by Master Sgt. Grady T. Fontana

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan — As the blistering sun sets, disappearing in the horizon, a solemn wind of silence breezes through the dusky sky along with the first hints of cool evening air here at...

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