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Dozens Of Organizations Hold Job Fair For Veterans On L.I.

“The unemployment rate in this country is 8.2 percent. For post-9/11 veterans it’s 12.4 percent. That is a national shame,” said Rep. Steve Israel.

03/30/2012

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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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

U.S. Marines carry a wounded comrade in Helmand Province, Afghanistan - Nov 10, 2011 (credit: BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

Companies To Get Tax Break For Hiring Returning Veterans

When companies hire veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, they not only get willing and able workers, but also a federal tax break, if a bill passed by the Senate becomes law.

11/11/2011

Former New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame - Cooperstown, NY - Jul 24, 2011 (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Tom Seaver Pays Tribute On Veterans Day

Hall of Fame pitcher and retired Marine Tom Seaver is in New York for Veterans Day, saluting both veterans and active duty service personnel.

11/11/2011

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State Lawmaker Wants Vets To Get Preferences From Public Housing Authorities

Sen. Tony Avella, of Queens, is calling on the legislature in Albany to pass a bill requiring public housing authorities across the state to grant a preference to men and women who served or are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

11/10/2011

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Poll Shows Households With Veterans In NYC Worried About Affording Food

The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion poll found that nearly one in three veterans in New York City were concerned they would have to turn to food stamps or government assistance.

11/10/2011

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Nassau County Opens New Court For Veterans

Nassau County officials are marking Veterans Day a day early. They opened a court Thursday dedicated to cases involving former service members involved in non-violent crimes.

11/10/2011

American soldiers in Iraq (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bronx Iraq Veteran Talks About Her Service Ahead Of Veterans Day

Zana Edmonds was leaving the shower in Iraq in 2004 when a mortar landed nearby. She was knocked unconscious and lost her hearing for two weeks. She still suffers from PTSD and a brain injury.

11/10/2011

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Sen. Schumer Backs Jobs Bill For Returning Vets

The Democrat says there are thousands of unemployed veterans in counties across New York state.

11/10/2011

Veteran License Plate (credit: NYS Department of Motor Vehicles)

DMV Offers New License Plate For Veterans In New York

“We are very proud to offer this redesigned license plate to New York’s veterans in recognition of their service and sacrifice,” said DMV Commissioner Barbara J. Fiala.

11/09/2011

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

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

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