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Veteran Voices

  • 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.

  • Military memorials open to public

    The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall will be in Crystal River from Sunday, Oct. 2 to Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Holcim Property on U.S. 19 a mile north of C.R. 488. Other military tributes will also be open free to the public 24 hours a day. All veterans, families and school groups can also visit the Florida Military of the Order Purple Heart Mural Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, and the Moving Tribute to those dead in the Global War on Terror and 9/11.

  • Veterans Briefs

    WWII veterans meeting
      All World War II veterans are invited to join us for lunch on Thursday October, 13th at 11:30 a.m. at Melanie's Restaurant in Williston. Our WW II veterans come from 5 different counties so we switch our meeting places around to accommodate all of you. Melanie has catered us in the past so we know your lunch will be excellent. The restaurant is at 112 East Noble Ave. which is Hwy 27. Bring your spouse, a friend or a fellow veteran and join the camaraderie.

  • VA posts online list of ships associated with presumptive Agent Orange exposure

    Veterans who served aboard U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships operating on the waters of Vietnam between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975, may be eligible to receive Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation for 14 medical conditions associated with presumptive exposure to Agent Orange.