Bipartisan Letter Urges VA to Track Scams Targeting Veterans

During a recent hearing entitled “Veterans Scams: Protecting Those Who Protect Us,” Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, highlighted his bipartisan letter that calls on the Department of Veterans Affairs to take a more active role in tracking these scams and educating veterans about these schemes.

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3 Million More People Will Get Military Shopping Benefits in 2020

Starting Jan. 1, all service-connected disabled veterans, Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war, and primary veteran caregivers will be eligible to shop at commissaries and exchanges, and officials from three federal agencies are preparing the way.

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Soldier Stories: Dead on the Drawing Board: The Controversial ‘Atomic Canal’

Like many young men of military age, Ken Weiler was fully prepared to serve in Vietnam. He had enlisted in the Army, received extensive training in tank warfare, and received orders to be shipped overseas.

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Help Ship Christmas Stockings to Soldiers

Keystone Military Families, which ships 8,000–10,000 holiday stockings to American servicemen and women stationed around the world each year, is seeking monetary donations to help defray its sizable shipping costs.

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Savvy Senior: The Long-Term Care Benefit Many Veterans Are Missing Out On

Dear Savvy Senior,

I have heard that the VA has a benefit that can help veterans and spouses with long-term care costs. We recently had to move my 86-year-old father — who served in the Army nearly 60 years ago — into an assisted living facility, and my mom isn’t far behind. Can the VA help?

– Seeking Aid

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Donations Sought for ‘Stockings for Soldiers’ Program

Blue Ridge Communications is again partnering with Keystone Military Families to act as a collection site for the Stockings for Soldiers program from Oct. 1 to Nov. 16.

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Veterans’ Expo & Job Fair Makes Lebanon Debut

After more than two decades with the U.S. Navy, Derek Lindsay had traded a military uniform for a suit and tie.

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Soldier Stories: He Survived Firefights, Hepatitis, and a Landmine that Failed to Detonate

Central Pennsylvania resident Dan Dorsheimer had been in Vietnam for only three weeks when he went out on his first patrol as an Army infantryman. The events that followed would be seared into his memory.

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