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NYCLU Wants Changes After Suicides At Nassau Co. Jail

In the past two years, five inmates at the Nassau County Jail have committed suicide.

03/21/2012

American soldier serving in Kabul, Afghanistan - Mar 15, 2012 (credit: MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Stories From Main Street: Veterans, Servicemen Getting Help In Piscataway, Parsippany

In Piscataway, there is an office that looks like any other, a maze of cubicles, except for one thing. Each desk is marked by an American flag. This is the home of Vets for Warriors.

03/19/2012

Megan Leavey and Rex (credit: Facebook)

Ex-Marine Megan Leavey Fights To Adopt German Shepherd She Served With In Iraq

Since being discharged in December 2007, former Marine Cpl. Megan Leavey has been fighting to adopt Rex, a 10-year-old German Shepherd she served two tours in Iraq with.

03/09/2012

Christopher Levi's wheelchair was found not far from his Holbrook, NY home on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Wheelchair Of Injured Iraq War Veteran Returned

Christopher Levi’s wheelchair was discovered in the woods not far from his Holbrook home.

01/27/2012

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Police: Iraq War Veteran’s Wheelchair Stolen From Front Of Holbrook Home

Chris Levi, 28, discovered his $3,000 custom-made wheelchair, with a Purple Heart and Army seal embroidered on the back of the seat, missing when he returned to his Mollie Boulevard home after running some errands.

01/20/2012

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Hundreds Of Vets Turn Out For NYC Office Of Veterans Affairs Jobs Fair

Over 500 New York City area veterans stood in the cold Thursday to meet with dozens of employers at a job fair held by the Mayor’s Office of Veteran’s Affairs (MOVA).

01/19/2012

Soldiers wave as the last American convoy crosses from Iraq into Camp Virginia, Kuwait - Dec 18, 2011 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Iraq War Vets Struggle To Pick Up Their Lives As Civilians

Paula Rogovin of Bergen County says her youngest son is a Marine who served two tours in Iraq. But she never supported the war and is now concerned about the troops’ well-being.

12/29/2011

Rep. Peter King (file / credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Rep. King: Iraq Releases Long Island Man, 2 Other Security Contractors

Army veteran Alex Antiohos of West Babylon, and two other security contractors were not charged with a crime but had been held by the Iraqi Armed Forces for more than two weeks.

12/28/2011

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Washington So Far Wary Of ‘Canyon Of Heroes’ Parade To Honor Iraq War Veterans

Now that the war in Iraq is officially over two local lawmakers are calling on New York City to honor those who fought there with a ticker tape parade down the “Canyon of Heroes.” But there seems to be some resistance in Washington.

12/21/2011

Dorine Kenney with a photo of her son Jacob - Brentwood, NY - Nov 23, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Jacob’s Light Has Sent Half A Million Pounds To Soldiers Overseas

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, Long Island’s Jacob’s Light Foundation has hit a milestone in the amount of care packages delivered to American troops serving overseas.

11/23/2011

American soldier on patrol - Kirkuk, Iraq - Jul 27, 2011 (credit: ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraq Veteran From Westchester Says Don’t Forget Young Veterans

Jeff Combs grew up in Westchester County and joined the Marines at 17. On his second tour of duty in Iraq, he was wounded.

11/11/2011

American soldiers serving in Afghanistan (file / credit: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)

Jobs Fair For Veterans Held At Intrepid Museum

A special event was held today for those who put their lives on the line for our country and are now returning to civilian life.

11/07/2011

Michelle King Gonzales - Oct 20, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Iraq War Veteran From Staten Island Running In NYC Marathon

Running long distances became an anchor for Michelle King Gonzales during her three tours in Iraq.

11/02/2011

U.S. soldiers with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment patrol a new ditch they have dug to protect the base from attack on July 19, 2011 in Iskandariya, Babil Province Iraq (credit:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

All U.S. Troops Will Leave Iraq By End Of The Year; Tri-State Area Reacts

The withdrawal would end eight years of U.S. involvement in Iraq. More than 4,400 American military members have been killed since the beginning of the conflict in 2003.

10/21/2011

Staff Sergeant Jorge Oliveira was killed Wednesday in Afghanistan. (credit: Handout)

Staff Sergeant Jorge Oliveira, Of Newark, Killed In Afghanistan

Oliveira was also an 11-year veteran at the Essex County Sheriff’s office, working the dangerous Fugitive Squad.

10/20/2011

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