VETERANS GET EXPANDED COLLEGE ASSISTANCE UNDER NEW GI BILL

Military veterans will get expanded college services under a bill co-sponsored by Representative Paul Cook and signed into law by Donald Trump earlier this week. The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 removed the 15-year limit on using benefits of the GI Bill. The bill also includes

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AIR RIFLE COMPETITION HOSTED BY DISABLED VETERANS

The third annual Air Rifle Competition is hosted by The Disabled Veterans Chapter 60. Competition equipment is supplied by the National Rifle Association. With the competition details, here’s reporter Rebecca Havely…

All Veterans, and all disabilities welcome and accommodated at the Third Annual Air Rifle Competition. October 7 at 7:30

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PALM SPRINGS VETERANS DAY PARADE SEEKING MILITARY PARTICIPANTS

The City of Palm Springs is seeking military participation in its 21st annual Veterans Day parade. The parade is set for Saturday, November 11, starting at 3:30 p.m. in downtown Palm Springs. Applications are due by October 20. The Palm Springs Veterans’ Day parade is one of 60 events nationwide

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HELP AVAILABLE FOR BENEFITS CLAIMS FOR DISABLED AMERICAN VETS

Morongo Basin veterans are invited to meet with a Disabled American Veterans service officer at Copper Mountain College. The service officer can help veterans file benefits claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs. The service officer will be available the first and third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m.

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CONGRESS EXTENDS VETERANS CHOICE PROGRAM

After a first attempt failed last week, the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday unanimously passed a $2.1 billion bipartisan bill to extend the Veterans Choice Program. Representative Paul Cook of Yucca Valley voted in favor of the measure, which allows veterans who live 40 miles or more from a

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VETERANS’ RESOURCE DAY TOMORROW

For veterans here in the Morongo Basin, February 20 is stacking up to be much more than President’s Day. In our area, it’s also Veterans Resource Day. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on just what that means…

Veterans Resource Day on February 20 aims to connect area vets with programs,

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VA LOOKING FOR MORONGO BASIN DRIVERS

If you have some spare time and want to help local Veterans, the Loma Linda Veteran’s Affairs facility is looking for you. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to help… The VA Hospital in Loma Linda urgently needs volunteer drivers to transport veterans from Morongo Basin to appointments in Loma

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VA ON THE MOVE AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS SENIOR CENTER TOMORROW

VA on the Move will be at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center on June 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Mobile Vet Center, along with multiple VA and state personnel, will be able to answer questions and provide information and services to local veterans, active duty military, and

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VA ON THE MOVE IN 29 PALMS JUNE 30

VA on the Move will be in Twentynine Palms Tuesday, June 30. Reporter Taylor Thacker says make plans to take advantage of the valuable free services…

The VA on the Move will be visiting Twentynine Palms on June 30 and will be having services available for local veterans and their

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VA ON THE MOVE MOBILE VET CENTER IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

VA on the Move, a mobile vet center from the Department of Veterans Affairs, is coming to Twentynine Palms. Reporter Dan Stork tells where and when, and what services will be offered… On Tuesday, March 24, a Veterans Administration van will be parked in front of City Hall, 6136 Adobe

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NEW CARD SHORTENS VETERANS ADMINISTRATION APPOINTMENT TIME

Thousands of veterans across Southern California are beginning to receive cards for a new Veterans Affairs program designed to shorten the distance and time to meet their health needs. The card allows veterans to be treated at a non-VA health facility in cases where they live more than 40 miles

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LOCAL DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS LOOKING FOR DRIVERS

Volunteers are being sought for the Morongo Basin Chapter of Disabled American Veterans #60 to drive local veterans to their medical appointments to and from the VA Medical Center in Loma Linda. This service is free. The DAV needs more volunteer drivers. If you would like to volunteer, call 909-583-6014.

CONGRESSMAN COOK HELPS LOCAL VETERAN FIGHTING VA FOR TREATMENT

The problems for a former Marine in Twentynine Palms are being encountered all over the country as the Veteran’s Administration (VA) struggles to cope with what is called “Gulf War Illness.” The story of Sean Sanders, 44, is mirrored by many U.S Veterans who served in “Operation Desert Shield” and

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COUNTY OFFERING VETERANS SERVICES LOCALLY

The County Veterans Affairs Office in San Bernardino sends a service representative to the Morongo Basin two days a week. Misty Taylor is at the County Building, 56357 Pima Trail, in Yucca Valley every Tuesday from 9 to 3. Taylor visits two Twentynine Palms locations Wednesdays; she is at 73629

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VETERANS’ SEVICES BEING OFFERED LOCALLY

The County Veterans Affairs Office in San Bernardino sends a service representative to the Morongo Basin two days a week. Misty Taylor is at the County Building, 56357 Pima Trail, in Yucca Valley every Tuesday from 9 to 3. Taylor visits Twentynine Palms twice a week. On Wednesdays, she is

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