Integrating veterans back into the community

President Obama's first State of the Union address last night concluded with Obama noting the administration's "largest increase in investments for veterans in decades -- last year." Obama did not directly address the infamous 'culture of denial' our veterans endure at the U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs, but he did commit to a specific policy in Iraq and Afghanistan "so ... our troops can begin to come home."

By  Kaitlyn Connolly
Speakers such as former Congressman Mike Mauchaud, Senator Angus King and Representative Bruce Poliquin visited Augusta, Thursday to support Maine veterans in their success after their service.

The 6th Annual Conference for the Maine Military and Community Network brought ten programs together to discuss ways to integrate veterans into society after their service.

Laura Allen, a Veteran Outreach Specialist said “The intention is community support. It’s designed to engage as many people and agencies and organizations that are interested in this topic and serving veterans in their community”.
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