Veterans

2:01pm

Mon November 21, 2011
Colorado Veterans

President Signs Veterans' Jobs Legislation

photo by Zach_Beauvais Flickr

President Obama signed legislation Monday giving tax breaks to companies that hire unemployed veterans. The bill passed Congress last week with rare bipartisan support.

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4:53pm

Mon November 14, 2011
Veterans

Bennet Discusses Student Life, New GI Bill with CSU Vets

Grace Hood

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has come a long way in administering government scholarship money for veterans. That was one of the conclusions from a roundtable held by Democratic Senator Michael Bennet today on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins.

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5:00am

Fri November 11, 2011
Colorado Veterans

Colorado-Based Nonprofit Gives Returning Veterans New Skills

This week, the Obama administration has been pushing a package of initiatives to help military veterans transition to civilian life.  In Denver, one national nonprofit is already working to address high jobless rates for returning service members.

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5:00am

Fri November 11, 2011
Health

Colorado Springs Program Helps Veteran’s Adjust to Civilian Life

Veteran and LifeQuest Trainer intern Tyler Daly climbs the red rocks at a park on the outskirts of Colorado Springs.
Shanna Lewis

Wounded soldiers come home from Iraq and Afghanistan only to face a new battle – the battle to fit back into civilian life again. Many have crippling wounds you can't see. Programs aimed at helping these veterans are popping up around the country. In Colorado Springs, hundreds of Fort Carson soldiers are taking part in an intense physical training program offered by a group called LifeQuestTransitions. As the military continues the final drawdown of troops in Iraq – Shanna Lewis brings us this report.

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11:26am

Thu November 10, 2011
Veterans

Colorado Senator Wants Foundation for Veterans

Official Photo bennet.senate.gov

Colorado Senator Michael Bennet is calling on Congress to establish a national philanthropic foundation for US military veterans similar to a charity program already in place for national parks. 

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