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Military Burial Held At Arlington Nat'l Cemetary
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New Jersey’s Mission of Honor Bringing Final Peace to Veterans

This morning the Chairman of  New Jersey's Mission of Honor, Francis Carrasco called in to Jim's show this morning to talk about a special yearly event that will be taking place this week for their organization.

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Operation: Give Back

This month, in honor of Veteran's Day, NJ101.5 and First Choice Loan Services have teamed up for a new project entitled Operation: Give BackOperation: Give Back will honor a veteran or someone who is activ

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Government Coalition Debates Minimum Wage
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Minimum Wage Hike, Veteran Funding Questions Approved by NJ Voters

New Jersey residents on Tuesday approved raising the state's minimum wage by $1, to $8.25 an hour, and to provide for automatic cost-of-living increases as 10 other states already do.

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U.S. Veterans & Service Members
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Helping Vets With Disability Claims

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a pair of bills sponsored by New Jersey Rep. Jon Runyan that are designed to benefit veterans by speeding up and simplifying the veterans’ disability claims process.

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Republic of Korea Armed Forces veteran Wong Sup Um, 59 of Seoul, who suffers from skin lesions that he says is due his exposure to Agent Orange while fighting in Vietnam from 1969 to 1971.
Republic of Korea Armed Forces veteran Wong Sup Um, 59 of Seoul, who suffers from skin lesions that he says is due his exposure to Agent Orange while fighting in Vietnam from 1969 to 1971. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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October Is Agent Orange Awareness Month

October is Agent Orange Month and a town hall meeting is scheduled to help educate veterans, their families and the public on the lasting legacy of the toxic defoliant.

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Local NJ group Honors Veterans
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New Jersey Mission of Honor’s Amazing Work to Help Fallen Veterans

Jim spoke to someone on the air this morning about an amazing local organization that helps ensure veterans who have passed, have a final resting place.

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Flags In NJ to Fly at Half-Staff Thursday

Gov. Chris Christie has ordered flags to fly at half-staff on all state buildings to mark the passing of a New Jersey veteran who had been the oldest living recipient of the Medal of Honor.

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Soldiers
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Shutdown Could Hit Millions of Vets, Says VA Chief

About 3.8 million veterans will not receive disability compensation next month if the partial government shutdown continues into late October, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki told lawmakers Wednesday. Some 315,000 veterans and 202,000 surviving spouses and dependents will see pension payments stopped.

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Veteran's Day 2012
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Veterans Feeling Effects of Gov’t Shutdown [POLL/AUDIO]

They fought for our country, and many of them risked their lives on the front lines, but America's veterans aren't getting much of a break with the current government shutdown.

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Governor Chris Christie attends the New Jersey National Guard Military Review at the National Guard Training Center in Sea Girt,
Governor Chris Christie attends the New Jersey National Guard Military Review at the National Guard Training Center in Sea Girt. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Christie Signs Veterans Bill Into Law At Ceremony

Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation that requires the state Motor Vehicle Commission to identify veterans with a "V'' on their driver's licenses or identification cards.

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