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Louisiana Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 8, 2018 BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, through a joint effort with Governor John Bel Edwards, the Louisiana Gold Star Families Honoring Committee, the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation, and the National WWII Museum, is spearheading the building of a new Gold Star...

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VA Releases State-level Veteran Suicide Data, National Strategy for Preventing Veteran Suicide

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released state-level Veteran suicide data today as a follow-up to its 2015 National Suicide Data Report, which was released on June 18. Alongside the state data sheets, VA also published the National Strategy for Preventing Veteran Suicide, a strategic framework...

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Appeals court tosses veterans’ lawsuits over burn pits

Military Times Story By: Denise Lavoie, The Associated Press  RICHMOND, Va. — Military veterans who claim that the use of open burn pits during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan caused myriad health problems cannot move forward with dozens of lawsuits against a military contractor, a federal appeals court...

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