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Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

President Barack Obama reacts after he is presented with a commemorative coin by American Legion National Commander Daniel Dellinger after speaking about veterans issues at the American Legion’s 96th National Convention at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 26,…

August 26, 2014 12:47 pm
Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

President Barack Obama is greeted by Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., left, who has criticized the Obama administration on veterans issues, as he arrives at North Carolina Air National Guard Base in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Obama is in Charlotte to address the American Legion’s 96th N…

August 26, 2014 12:47 pm
Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

President Barack Obama takes the stage before speaking about veterans issues at the American Legion’s 96th National Convention at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Three months after a veterans' health care scandal rocked his administration, Presiden…

August 26, 2014 12:47 pm
Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

President Barack Obama speaks about veterans issues at the American Legion’s 96th National Convention at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C. on Tuesday.

August 26, 2014 12:47 pm
Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's response to Veterans Affairs lapses that delayed health care for thousands of former service members, but conceded more needed to be done to regain their trust.

August 26, 2014 12:44 pm Photos

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Obama addresses vets in trip laden with politics

Obama addresses vets in trip laden with politics

Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., greets supporters during a visit to a campaign field office in Goldsboro, N.C., Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

August 26, 2014 5:34 am
Obama addresses vets in trip laden with politics

Obama addresses vets in trip laden with politics

Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., speaks with members of the media during a visit to greet supporters a campaign field office in Goldsboro, N.C., Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

August 26, 2014 5:34 am
Obama addresses vets in trip laden with politics

Obama addresses vets in trip laden with politics

President Barack Obama, center, and first lady Michelle Obama, left, walk with their daughter Malia, right, across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, following their arrival on Marine One helicopter. Obama returned to Washington after spending two weeks w…

August 26, 2014 5:34 am
Valparaiso war memorial

Valparaiso war memorial

Valparaiso area member of the military who have died in the line of duty are memorialized at Foundation Meadows park in Valparaiso.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Patriot honored with Grange Award

Patriot honored with Grange Award

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

PUC hosts Stand Down for veterans and their families

GARY | Purdue University Calumet will host its third annual Stand Down from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Indiana National Guard Limited Army Aviation Support Facility, 6289 Industrial Highway.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am

How long will nation allow injustices toward government servants?

What our veterans have experienced with the Department of Veteran Affairs is again being replicated in the Department of Labor Office of Workers Compensation (OWCP). Only these veterans are civilian government employees -- along with their non-veteran counterparts -- working for agencies suc…

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
TOM SILEO: Medal of Honor recipient selfless in valor

TOM SILEO: Medal of Honor recipient selfless in valor

When I asked the nation's newest Medal of Honor recipient why he enlisted less than two years after 9/11, his answer was unequivocal.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Doughboy stands in tribute to U.S. soldiers of WWI and beyond

“The muffled tongue of Big Ben tolled nine by the clock as the cortege left the palace, but on history's clock it was sunset, and the sun of the old world was setting in a dying blaze of splendor never to be seen again.”

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
WWII veteran surprised with Quilt of Valor Award

WWII veteran surprised with Quilt of Valor Award

MUNSTER | Kicking off the post-renovation reopening of the Munster History Museum, the Munster Historical Society honored longtime member and WWII veteran Ed Lebryk with a surprise party and award earlier this summer.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
Oilmen honor veterans in Habitat for Humanity fundraiser

Oilmen honor veterans in Habitat for Humanity fundraiser

WHITING | A cane helped Danna Carter as he made his way onto the infield of Oil City Stadium.

July 02, 2014 4:51 pm Photos

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Pet adoption fees waived at for active military and veterans

MUNSTER | Humane Society Calumet Area will host an adoption event Saturday with adoption fees waived for active military and veterans as part of the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge.

July 02, 2014 12:00 am
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July 02, 2014 12:00 am
Audit: More than 57,000 await first VA appointment

Audit: More than 57,000 await first VA appointment

In this undated photo, the VA Medical Center Building 1 is pictured in St. Cloud, Minn. New audit data show waiting times at the two Veterans Affairs medical centers in Minnesota are considerably lower than the worst trouble spots in the VA system. The average wait time for a patient seeking…

June 10, 2014 2:34 am
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