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American Soldiers in Kabul, Afghanistan (file / credit: MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)

JPMorgan Chase Spearheads Effort To Find Jobs For Veterans Through 100,000 Jobs Mission

JPMorgan Chase and nearly 40 other companies, some of them also based in the New York City area, have teamed up to try and get veterans back into the workforce.

04/06/2012

Job seekers fill out paperwork at a career fair at Prince George's Community College - Largo, MD - Nov 4, 2010 - Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Jobs Fair For Veterans In Farmingdale Today

Our nation’s veterans – they put their lives on the line and now, upon returning home, many are unable to find a job. It’s a sad reality.

03/30/2012

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

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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

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 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

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Stories From Main Street: America’s Vet Dogs Are More Than Just Man’s Best Friend

They’re loyal and dependable guardians and protectors, just like the veterans whom they serve – America’s Vet Dogs.

09/12/2011

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church protest at a soldier's funeral (file / credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Rockland County Passes Funeral Privacy Law

The Rockland County board of legislators has passed a funeral privacy law that will prohibit demonstration activities within 750 feet of all funerals at all locations.

08/04/2011

Lawn Mower (credit: clipart.com)

Stories From Main Street: Waldwick Military Wife Gets Some Help From Project EverGreen

While her husband Richard is away, Courtney is holding down the fort back home with three young children, taking over his domestic duties. But now, with a little help from a local landscaper, she won’t have to worry about the weeds, mulch, shrubs and fertilizer anymore.

08/01/2011

Sailors stand on the deck of the USS Iwo Jima as it passes by the Statue of Liberty to kick off Fleet Week in New York, Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Fleet Week ends on Memorial Day with a military flyover honoring American military personnel who lost their lives in service.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Fleet Week Soldiers Take In The Sights And Sounds Of New York City

In a Fleet Week that’s been marked by both celebration and devastation, one Navy Sailor is tackling New York City head-on.

05/30/2011

Cadets at the United States Military Academy - West Point, NY (file / credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Cadet Tom Anderson Achieves Lifelong Dream Of Graduating From West Point

For graduating cadet Tom Anderson from Poughkeepsie, going to West Point was obvious an obvious life choice.

05/18/2011

Donald Trump (credit: Gary Coronado/Palm Beach Post/AP)

Report: Donald Trump Got Deferments From Service During Vietnam War

Possible presidential candidate Donald Trump received several draft deferments from military service during the Vietnam War, according to purported Selective Service records that appeared online.

04/29/2011

Kandahar Province, Afghanistan - File / Photo: Getty Images

New York Area Veterans Getting Lost In The System

Nearly a quater of the 85,000 veterans who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from mental health disorders, according to a new study.

01/26/2011

President Barack Obama signs the repeal of the "Dont' Ask, Don't Tell" policy at the Interior Department - Washington, DC - Dec 22, 2010 - AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Obama Signs Repeal Of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy

President Barack Obama says valor and sacrifice in the armed forces are no longer defined by sexual orientation.

12/22/2010

The Statue of Liberty is seen from Liberty State Park - Jersey City, NJ - Jun 19, 2010 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

British Military Helicopter Flying Near Statue Of Liberty

It will fly at altitudes below 1,000 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

11/03/2010

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