Veterans

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Veterans Get Chance At Jobs With Local Businesses

After giving their all for their country, veterans often come home to applause and thank yous – and unemployment.

11/10/2014

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Freeze, Burn, Shake: Extreme Testing Ensures Satellite Equipment Will Withstand Space

Protecting the military’s most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.

11/10/2014

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Old World Craft, New Tech Marvels: How a Glassblower Helps Create Chips That See in the Dark

Suited up in his white shop apron, tinted goggles, heat resistant gloves and earplugs, Konrad Gleissner switches on an industrial lathe and fires up his blow torch, producing a loud “pop!”

11/10/2014

Brian Aft poses for a photo with fellow wounded warrior and home recipient, Brandon Byers (left) and Raytheon Missile Systems employee and North Texas RAYVETS president James Bishop (middle). Photo Credit: Conner Howell

Coming Home: A Community Gives A Wounded Warrior A New Start

Corporal Brian Aft and Buckshot, his bomb-sniffing dog, were in line to jump an irrigation ditch near Kajaki, Afghanistan, an area known for being littered with roadside bombs. The explosion lifted Aft and Buckshot into the air. Both survived, but Aft’s legs would have to be amputated almost to the hip.

11/10/2014

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How The Montgomery GI Bill Is Motivating Our Servicemembers

From providing support for entrance exams to tuition for college courses, the Montgomery GI Bill provides education benefits for members of the military.

11/10/2014

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Pittsburgh Salutes Military Men & Women At Annual Veterans Day Parade

The 95th Annual Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Pittsburgh gave many people an opportunity to say thank you to the men and women who have served their country in peacetime and in war.

11/08/2014

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In the Service of Soldiers: Raytheon’s 2014 Week of Service Honors Warfighters

The tour bus always goes quiet as the granite pillars and archways come into view along 17th Street in Washington D.C. An announcement from the tour guide breaks the silence and tells the old soldiers on board what they already know: They’ve arrived at the National World War II Memorial.

11/03/2014

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How Military Families Prepare For Their Loved Ones Return

Your family has been anticipating this day since forever, and finally, your soldier’s deployment is coming to an end. Preparing yourself for the big day and what comes after will require more than simply hanging up a banner and baking a cake. Every military family is different, but most will benefit from these home coming tips.

11/03/2014

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Depression And Homelessness Struggles Among U.S. Veterans

Homelessness among veterans is a complex problem, and a difficult one to resolve. But there is hope, and resources.

11/03/2014

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Pittsburgh Named No. 1 City For Veterans Starting Out

Pittsburgh has topped lists as one of the best places to live for several years – and it turns out it’s no different for veterans.

10/28/2014

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Former POW Jessica Lynch Visits Fayette Co., Honored With Local Vets

Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch was in Fayette County today where she and other local veterans were honored.

10/26/2014

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Benefits Of Compensated Work Therapy Programs For Veterans

In an ongoing effort to support returning veterans to re-establish themselves in viable careers, the Department of Veterans Affairs has established a vocational, rehabilitation program, called Compensated Work Therapy (CWT).

10/23/2014

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Texas A&M Among Several Universities Leading The Way To Educate Veterans

Colleges and universities are offering more services and resources for veterans. Check out what these four universities have to offer for those who have served in the military.

10/23/2014

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Non-Profit Organizations Giving Back To Those Who Serve Our Country

Many non-profit organizations are providing resources, support and advocacy for veterans. Find out how these non-profits are supporting veterans in the U.S.

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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