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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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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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NJ Veterans to Benefit With New Program [AUDIO]

Legislation signed into law Thursday by Acting Governor Kim Guadagno helps post-9/11 veterans find employment through an expedited teacher certification program.

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Guadagno Signs VETeach Bill Into Law

Legislation signed into law today by Acting Governor Kim Guadagno establishes the nation's first condensed teaching certification program that's designed specifically for veterans.

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New Push To Help Unemployed Veterans In NJ Find Work [AUDIO]

The Christie administration has launched "Operation Hire a Jersey Hero," a program that's focused on promoting job opportunities for veterans by connecting employers with state resources to support the hiring of veterans.

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Putting NJ Veterans Back To Work

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Governor Christie Expands Program To Help Homeless Veterans [VIDEO]

Governor Christie is expanding a successful program – currently being offered in Gloucester County - that helps homeless veterans get back on their feet. 

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Obama Pushes for Veterans Jobs Programs

In an effort to cut the unemployment rate among veterans, President Barack Obama is calling for a new conservation program that would put veterans to work rebuilding trails, roads and levees on public lands.

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