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A NJ veterans helpline was saved with late funding. (Michelle Malven, ThinkStock)
A NJ veterans helpline was saved with late funding. (Michelle Malven, ThinkStock)
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New Jersey’s veterans helpline saved

To offset federal cuts, Gov. Chris Christie and the Legislature agreed to add money to the State budget to provide funding for the "Vets4Warriors" program and for other veterans' services, including health care.

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Pilot program seeks immediate help for suicidal veterans

It's a grim number: As many as 22 veterans kill themselves each day in America. But now, vets in need of help with their suicidal thoughts may soon find the Veterans Administration a lot more responsive to their needs.

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(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Remembering the fallen – NJ 101.5 listeners pay tribute to veterans

Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, but the sacrifice of our servicemen and women deserves daily recognition.

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Photo credit: Kira Buxton
Photo credit: Kira Buxton
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Battleship NJ preview with Jim Gearhart and Eric Scott – Photos

Take a look at state history as we gear up for our special live broadcast aboard the Battleship New Jersey on May 22.

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U.S. Soldiers Provide Security Around Kandahar Airfield
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New Jersey vets face waits, especially in Vineland

Most veterans in New Jersey have escaped the epic waits for treatment that characterize some Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics elsewhere in the country, but one small outpatient center in Vineland has been losing the fight to deliver care promptly.

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VA makes little headway in fight to shorten waits for care

A year after Americans recoiled at new revelations that sick veterans were getting sicker while languishing on waiting lists -- and months after the Department of Veterans Affairs instituted major reforms -- government data shows that the number of patients facing long waits at VA facilities has not dropped at all.

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Former Army Medic confronts fake veteran panhandler – watch

Jim has talked about stolen valor many times on the show and here is an example for why we need harsher penalties for those who pose as present or former military servicemen and women.

Above is a video of a former Army medic Garrett Goodwin confronting a panhandler dressed in Army uniform in Tampa, Florida

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Homeless U.S. military veterans salute the flag during the Pledge of Allegiance.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Homeless U.S. military veterans salute the flag during the Pledge of Allegiance. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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VA to relax rule for private medical care – do you support the change?

The Department of Veterans Affairs is relaxing a rule that makes it difficult for some veterans in rural areas to qualify for federally paid medical care from local doctors.

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Homeless U.S. military veterans salute the flag during the Pledge of Allegiance.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Homeless U.S. military veterans salute the flag during the Pledge of Allegiance. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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New Jersey second highest in nation for jobless vets

When it comes to the unemployment rate for veterans, New Jersey had the second-highest in the nation in 2014, according to data from the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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President Obama Address Troops At Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst In New Jersey
President Obama Address Troops At Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst In New Jersey (Mark Makela, Getty Images)
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Property tax relief could be extended to all NJ veterans

A New Jersey lawmaker wants to extend property tax relief to all veterans in the state, regardless as to whether they served in combat or not.

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