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An American soldier is seen in Afghanistan (file / credit: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)

Rep. Jim Himes Praises Program To Ease Soldiers’ Transition Back To Homefront

With a high unemployment rate nationwide, returning veterans face a huge challenge joining the workforce.

10/13/2011

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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

Gov. Chris Christie is seen at the Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - May 26, 2011 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Peer Counseling Bill For NJ Vets Heads To Gov. Christie

Vet-2-Vet, a toll-free confidential help line, was created years ago by the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

08/07/2011

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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

Wounded Warriors Ride - Babylon, NY - Jul 22, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Heat Won’t Hold Back Wounded Warriors On Long Island

They’re all very uncomfortable in the heat. But that did not stop hundreds of people from getting on their bicycles at Babylon town hall.

07/22/2011

New Hope Christian Church - Monsey, NY (file / credit: Google Maps)

Stories From Main Street: Rockland Boy Restoring Historic Monsey Cemetery As Part Of Eagle Scout Project

Brian Negrin’s Eagle Scout project shows respect for those who came long before he did.

07/11/2011

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NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Pushes To Help Unemployed Veterans

Thousands of military veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are now living in New York City with no jobs.

07/10/2011

Opening Day at the VA Clinic - Riverhead, NY - Jun 3, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Veterans Affairs Clinic Opens In Riverhead

A new clinic will make it much easier for veterans on the east end of Long Island to get medical care.

06/03/2011

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Town Of Babylon Offering Down Payment Assistance For Veterans Buying Homes

Military men and women who are returning from Iraq or Afghanistan and want to live in the town of Babylon can now apply for the down payment assistance.

05/26/2011

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Ways to Observe Memorial Day

Honor and remember the men and women who have died in military service with these simple ways to commemorate Memorial Day.

05/09/2011

2010 Long Island MacArthur Airport 5K Run for Veterans (credit: Long Island Macarthur 5k run/walk for veterans on Facebook)

Long Island MacArthur Aiport 5K Run For Veterans Is One Month Away

Airport commissioner Teresa Rizutto says that last year they raised nearly $50,000 for the Long Island 9-1-1 Veterans charity and they hope to do even more this year.

05/04/2011

Sign for Veterans Stand Down at Suffolk County Community College - Brentwood, NY - Apr 29, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Suffolk County Community College Hosts Veterans Stand Down For Vets In Need

Veterans of all ages lined up in Brentwood, Long Island on Friday morning to get some much-needed assistance.

04/29/2011

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AOL Joins Military Families Initiative

You may have heard about the military families initiatives spear-headed by First Lady Michelle Obama. Well, a lot of companies are getting on board.

04/18/2011

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

GOP, Dem Senators Say Gov’t Shutdown Avoidable

Schumer told reporters that letting it happen would be a disaster not just for federal workers, but retirees, veterans and anyone else getting federal checks.

02/21/2011

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City Council Examines Veterans’ Education In NYC

Officials said a number of new programs are designed to ease the transition of veterans returning to civilian life.

02/16/2011

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