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Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Regional offices of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have set up town hall meetings across the country to hear from former service members trying to get their benefits.

The New York regional office held its first meeting in a near-empty room: Only seven veterans attended.

Some attendees said they heard about the meeting at the last minute. For some, the poor showing underscored larger issues with the agency, which has been working to restore trust in its services amid revelations of months-long waits for veterans seeking healthcare and attempts to hide the delays.

 

Veteran Heals Through Music

Monday, November 11th, 2013

When he came home from the war in Iraq 10 years ago, Jason Sagebiel, a scout-sniper and sergeant in the U.S. Marines, knew something wasn’t right. He was losing weight rapidly, getting lightheaded after going up only a few steps, and without knowing it, was slurring his speech.

It took many tests — and even a diagnosis of parasites that he treated with medication to help him gain his weight back – to find that he had bleeding in his brain stem.

“Looking back, we finally made the connection,” Sagebiel said. “What we know about brain injuries now is they usually don’t happen from one occurrence, they usually happen from multiple occurrences.”

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Drone Protest Takes Flight

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

As Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif spoke out against drone strikes to the UN General Assembly, the Granny Peace Brigade took the fight to the streets.

The Granny Peace Brigade, which has been protesting U.S. involvement in wars since 2005, teamed with Nick Mottern of knowdrones.com to help raise awareness in an eye-catching way near Rockefeller Center.

Veterans Dress for Success

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

The high unemployment rate among veterans is starting to slowly decline, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To help with the job hunt, the Save-A-Suit Foundation has pledged to provide $1 million worth of free suits and professional business attire to veterans in need. More than 1,00o veterans got the opportunity to pick up suits and meet with prospective employers at the “Be a Hero, Hire a Hero” job fair held at Citi Field.

Setting A Place of Honor

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Gaza Fight Spurs Local Protest

Monday, November 19th, 2012

War Photogs Tell Story of Iraq

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Mobile Vietnam Memorial Comes to NYC

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Pipe Bands Play for the Fallen

Saturday, November 12th, 2011