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FILE - In this Thursday, June 30, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a town hall-style campaign event at the former Osram Sylvania light bulb factory in Manchester, N.H. Trump will deliver a speech on veterans’ health care reform Monday, July 11, his latest in a series of prepared remarks aimed at articulating his policy agenda and convincing still-reticent Republicans that he has the discipline and control to mount a credible general election bid against likely rival Hillary Clinton. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
FILE - In this Thursday, June 30, 2016 file photo, Donald Trump at the former Osram Sylvania light bulb factory in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
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Trump’s focuses on changes in programs for veterans

Republican Donald Trump is pledging to crack down on Veterans Affairs employees who fail to serve veterans.

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For arrested veterans, treatment instead of criminal charges?

New Jersey vets who have nonviolent brushes with the law could be diverted into treatment for addiction or mental health issues, rather than the courts.

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Walter "Bunkey" Prandstatter (Courtesy of: Guy Prandstatter)
Walter "Bunkey" Prandstatter (Courtesy of: Guy Prandstatter)
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NJ war hero’s son says father ‘deserves a ceremony’ at his funeral

Prior to his death last week, Walter Prandstatter earned a Bronze Star for his actions during the Korean War, but finding an honor guard to help bid him farewell is proving difficult for his family.

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From Holmdel to D.C.: A veteran’s walk to help those with PTSD

Ten years ago combat veteran Mike Dowens was honorably discharged from the United States Navy. Today Dowens, a Holmdel police officer, suffers from PTSD.

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Congress warming to idea of medical marijuana for veterans

Congress is showing an increased willingness to let VA doctors talk to veterans about medical marijuana in states where it's legal, although final approval is far from certain.

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Leading private-sector health system woos veterans in ads

A leading hospital system in the U.S. is courting military veterans with a multimillion-dollar ad campaign, raising concerns from some veterans groups that private sector marketing could weaken the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system.

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In this March 10, 2016, photo,f ormer U.S. Marine, Mike Whiter smokes marijuana before he starts editing a video project at his home in Philadelphia. A growing number of states are debating whether to legalize marijuana for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. But for an increasing number of veterans, the debate is over. They’re using marijuana to alleviate PTSD-induced nightmares and anxiety, even it’s banned by the federal government and remains illegal in their state. The trend raises questions about marijuana's safety among a vulnerable group of veterans at a time when major studies have yet to prove the drug's effectiveness. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
In this March 10, 2016, photo,f ormer U.S. Marine, Mike Whiter smokes marijuana before he starts editing a video project at his home in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Veterans are using pot to ease PTSD, despite scant research

A growing number of states are weighing whether to legalize marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. But for many veterans, the debate is already over.

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Help for NJ veterans facing legal problems

As we begin a new year, officials in Ocean County are kicking off a new program this week to help veterans facing mostly minor charges avoid the criminal justice system, and get the mental help treatment they need.

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Members of the Air Force laugh before an event with President Barack Obama at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (Mark Makela/Getty Images)
Members of the Air Force laugh before an event with President Barack Obama at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (Mark Makela/Getty Images)
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Congressman MacArthur creates business incentives for hiring vets (Listen)

We spoke with Congressman Tom MacArthur as to what he's doing to serve our former military members, and create business incentives for hiring veterans.

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(Photo Credit: John, Jax's Dad)
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Jax’s brother Matt: Why I’m joining the Marines (Listen)

Not many 17-year-olds have military service at the top of their to-do lists, but Jax's brother Matt isn't your typical New Jersey teen.

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