Veterans

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Saying Thank You To Our Veterans All Year Long

From coast to coast, find out how cities across the U.S. honor and celebrate veterans and active military personnel beyond Veterans Day.

10/23/2014

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Conversations With Veterans: Michael Newcombe’s Struggle Post Military Life

When Michael Newcombe became an active duty combat engineer for the Army, he had the world on a string, but an injury received in Afghanistan changed all that. Plagued by homelessness, unemployment and addiction, this young veteran refused to give up. This is his story.

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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Resources For Veterans In Need Of Financial Help

How to navigate the web of financial services for veterans.

10/23/2014

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Thieves Go After More Than 100 Flag Holders Used For Veterans’ Graves

The metal flag holders being used on veterans’ graves have become a popular target for thieves.

09/23/2014

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Volunteers Work To Fix Up Local Veterans’ Homes

It is the ultimate way to give back to a man who gave so much for his country. A local Vietnam veteran is getting some much-needed home improvements, thanks to dozens of volunteers.

09/09/2014

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UPMC Helps VA Clean Up Backlog In Patient Cases

After nearly 700 area veterans waited up to a year for medical treatment, local VA officials have taken a pro-active stance.

08/28/2014

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Study Shows Chronic Pain Affecting High Number Of Veterans

Something is attacking our military service members, and it often shows up after the battle is over.

07/01/2014

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Obama Picks Ex-P&G Head To Lead Veterans Affairs

President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, as the White House seeks to shore up an agency beset by treatment delays and struggling to deal with an influx of new veterans returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

06/30/2014

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Wounded Warriors’ High Five Tour

A non-profit organization is on a mission this summer to say thank you to our country’s military families.

06/28/2014

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Local WWII Vets Honored At D-Day Anniversary Ceremony In Beaver Co.

June 6, 1944. Thousands of lives hung in the balance as young men stormed the beaches. Many would not come back. Of those who did, a precious few remain.

06/06/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Steve Willing)

Congressman Rothfus Questions VA Pittsburgh Wait List

Congressional representatives in our region are asking why some 700 local veterans have waited months, and in some cases, even years to receive care from VA Pittsburgh healthcare system.

06/06/2014

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World War II Veteran Remembers D-Day

World War II Veteran talks about his experience with D-Day.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/05/2014

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France Thanks WWII Vets 70 Years After D-Day Invasion

June 6, 1944 – thousands of allied soldiers crossed the English Channel to the shores of France.

06/03/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Tim Lawson)

New Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedicated In Lower Burrell

There’s a new memorial in Westmoreland County that honors the men and women who gave their lives while serving in Vietnam.

05/31/2014

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