Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News April 19, 2012


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1.    Taliban commander turns self in… for reward on ‘Wanted’ posterSometimes, capturing a Taliban commander requires vast resources and complex operations. Last week in eastern Afghanistan, it required neither.
2.    Afghans revolted by U.S. troops posing with dead suicide bombers. Photos showing American servicemen posing for mocking trophy shots with the bodies of Afghan suicide bombers drew expressions of revulsion from Afghans after the pictures’ publication Wednesday in the Los Angeles Times.
3.    National Guard withdrawing 900 troops from U.S.-Mexico borderThe Pentagon began flying military helicopters and surveillance planes over the U.S. border with Mexico last month as part of an effort to withdraw all but 300 of the National Guard ground troops who have helped patrol the rugged border since mid-2010.

4.    Mail carrier sentenced for stealing pain drugs.  For about a month last year, West stole seven pieces of mail from the North Amarillo Station, 841 Martin Road, that were mailed from the US Department of Veterans Affairs, his January plea agreement said. In October, customers began notifying post …

5.    Trading camouflage for badges: Vets going to back to work in law-enforcement.  Medill Reports: Chicago  The Cook County Sheriff’s Department has made it easier for vets to apply for a job. According to the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, the Sheriff of Cook County Training Academy was recognized as an approved site for GI Bill benefits in March …

6.    Habitat for Humanity Honoring Veterans: America Serving America.  Citybizlist  Anticipated guests include representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the American Legion, Student Veterans of America, the Naval Information Operations Command, Cyber Transport …
7.    VetSuccess program comes to KCC.  Battle Creek Enquirer  The US Department of Veterans Affairs program makes available to military veterans a full-time VA vocational counselor and a part-time outreach specialist. Working with existing advisers at the schools, those staffers help veterans access benefits and ..

8.    Local VA hospital will dedicate women’s clinic on Thursday night.  Evansville Courier & Press  The clinic is scheduled to be dedicated at 5 pm Later on Thursday, Betty Moseley Brown, the associate director of the Center for Women Veterans in the US Department of Veterans Affairs, will participate in the Community Read program and present “Women …

9.    Honor guard forming for new W.Va. vet cemetery.  Wausau Daily Herald  When state officials dedicate the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery in his honor on Memorial Day, they want to be ready with a proper honor guard to preside over services for the veterans who will be buried there.

10. Get More Out of the VA Home Loan Process – FAQs & Rates Made Simple.  Houston Chronicle  The newest VA Mortgage Experts are spreading VA Home Loans out to Veterans across the nation and were recently licensed in another state, which is Sunny California. To no surprise at all, the mortgage company named “Security America Mortgage, Inc.”, …


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