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Veteran Voices

  • Rubio's staff coming to help

    If you are having an issue with Social Security, Medicare, Veterans Benefits, immigration, the IRS or any federal agency, a member of Senator Rubio’s staff will be available to meet with you. Please plan to attend to meet your local staff and find out the services Senator Rubio’s Office offers his constituents. Tuesday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties Care Center, 311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland.

  • State coloring winner goes national

    Karina Lowyns, center, a fourth grade student at Chiefland Elementary School, is congratulated by CES Principal Patrice McCully, left and Judy Allen of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5625 Ladies Auxiliary, for winning first place at the state level in the organization's Patriotic Coloring Contest. She took home a check for $100 and a certificate. Her entry now moves on to the national VFW Auxiliary competition.

  • Basic training graduate

       Air Force Airman 1st Class Benjamin R. Nutt graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
     The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
     Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
     Nutt earned distinction as an honor graduate.

  • Military Order of Cooties

  • Vets and UF team up to help ladies help vets

     GAINESVILLE — As part of first lady Michelle Obama’s Joining Forces initiative, the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System and the University of Florida College of Medicine have committed to creating a new generation of doctors, medical schools and research facilities that will make sure our heroes receive the care worthy of their service.

  • Military: Irvin

       Air Force Airman 1st Class Cory M. Irvin, the son of Jeffrey Irvin of  Trenton. has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He was an honors graduate in his training class.
       Irvin is a 2009 graduate of Bell High School.
     The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • WWII veterans meet Jan. 12

    By DOT HALVORSEN
    Publicity

    World War II Veterans will start the new year at a meeting on Jan. 12 at 11:30 a.m. at Akins Bar-B-Q and Grill in Bell. May this year be prosperous and a healthy year for you and yours. All WW II veterans are welcome to join us. Bring your spouse, a friend or a fellow veteran and join in the camaraderie.

  • Free driving class for veterans

       During the month of November AARP is offering free safe driving classes for any veteran and their spouses. The AARP safe driving class entitles drivers to a three-year discount on auto insurance well as updates on various motor vehicle laws in Florida.  

  • First ever veterans resource fair in Lake County

       Congressman Rich Nugent (FL-05) announced today that he will be hosting his first annual Lake County Veterans Resource Fair on October 15th, 2011.
     
    Who:  Rep. Rich Nugent and his District Staff
     

  • Nugent announces continuation of National WWII Memorial registration

    U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent (R-District 5) said his District Office in Brooksville will continue providing special assistance to veterans who wish to be registered with the National World War II Memorial.
    During September, World War II veterans were invited to stop by the Congressman’s District Office for assistance registering with National World War II Memorial.  The response was overwhelming.  More than 120 World War II veterans took Nugent up on his offer.