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Bill Would Expand Fertility Coverage For Veterans

A bill being considered in the U.S. Senate is aimed at helping wounded veterans start families by expanding coverage for in vitro fertilization.

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Bill Would Expand Fertility Coverage for Veterans

The roadside bomb that exploded outside Andrew Robinson's Humvee in Iraq six years ago broke the Marine staff sergeant's neck and left him without use of his legs. It also cast doubt on his ability to father a child, a gnawing emotional wound for a then-23-year-old who had planned to start a family with his wife of less than two-years.

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NJ Helmets To Hardhats Program Returns For Military Vets

To help New Jersey’s military veterans, the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced today that nearly $190,000 in funding will be provided to the New Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council’s (NJBCTC) Helmets to Hardhats program.

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Congressman Jon Runyan (R)
Congressman Jon Runyan (R) (Congressional office)
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Runyan Bill Would Give Disabled Vets A Raise [AUDIO]

If the nation's Veterans get a little extra in their disability benefits checks this year, they'll have New Jersey Congressman Jon Runyan to thank.

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Hamilton To Host Fourth Of July Veteran’s Parade

When you think of the Fourth of July, what images pop into your head: fireworks, a relaxing day off of work or the sacrifice made by American soldiers? 

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How Can NJ Soldiers Secure Work Upon Return Home?

Members of the New Jersey National Guard and the reserve component of the Armed Forces called to active duty would be able to secure their spot on certain civil service eligibility lists under a bill that's been released by the Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

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flikr user Dawn Paperin
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Today’s Vets – Softer Than Yesteryears’? [POLL]

It’s an unpopular sentiment.

But there’s an impression especially among older vets that today’s soldier doesn’t have the meddle that yesterdays’ had.

The difference being that in years past, when you came back from the service damaged in any way, you wore the stigma of being “shell shot”!

I remember there were a couple of guys in the neighborhood…one was a guy named “Henry

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It’s Memorial Day-Please Remember its Real Meaning

As we break out the beach chairs and fire up our barbecues, perhaps we should take a moment and give thought to the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

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U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)
U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg, D-NJ (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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Protecting Military Retirees From Huge Health Insurance Fee Hikes

New Jersey’s senior U.S. Senator, Frank Lautenberg is joining forces with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio from Florida. They’ve introduced a bill that would place reasonable and affordable caps on health insurance enrollment fees, deductibles, and pharmacy co-payments for military retirees enrolled in the Department of Defense’s TRICARE system.

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Returning NJ War Vets Could Use Your Help

The ‘G.I. Go Fund’ and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce is holding the 3rd Annual “Jeans for Troops” Fundraising Drive to support the thousands of New Jersey veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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