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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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Veteran Affairs Clinics To Be Audited After Patient Deaths At Phoenix Hospital
Exterior view of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on May 8, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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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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SEE PHOTOS: Vets Hiring & Resource Center 11/13/14

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New bill targets bogus veterans

Military members are often afforded certain perks like sales discounts, free drinks and even financial help, and that is why some believe there's been an increase in the number of people who impersonate veterans.

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Acting Governor Kim Guadagno signing bills into law in Brick Township
Acting Governor Kim Guadagno signing bills into law in Brick Township (Dianne DeOliveira, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Bills benefiting NJ veterans signed into law

Three bills designed to help New Jersey's 400,000 veterans were signed into law Tuesday by Acting Governor Kim Guadagno.

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POLL: Should all Veterans get Veterans Day off with pay?

Saturday night, I performed at the Raritan Valley Country Club with magician/ventriloquist Gemini, and comedian Tom Anzalone for the Hillsborough Chapter of Unico. Unico is an Italian organization that provides money for children, scholarships and many other local events in New Jersey.

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