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Unexpected Fireworks Leave Some Veterans On Edge

By on July 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: July 3, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder may face obstacles during the holiday weekend. Military With PTSD, a nonprofit organization, has started a campaign to help educate people about the effects of fireworks on people with PTSD.

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Investigation Clears UF ZBT Members

By on June 15th, 2015 | Last updated: June 18, 2015 at 5:53 pm

Investigations found no evidence that UF’s Zeta Beta Tau chapter mistreated wounded veterans in Panama City Beach, according to a UF report released Thursday. A hearing later this summer will determine whether the chapter will be eligible to reopen, according to UF spokesperson Janine Sikes.

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Panama City Beach Police Find ZBT Members Acted Inappropriately

By on June 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: June 3, 2015 at 10:39 am

Panama City Beach Police concluded in their investigation that Zeta Beta Tau fraternity members did act inappropriately toward veterans during their spring formal, no charges were filed. Members of the fraternity allegedly spit on flags and took them from wounded veterans while staying at the Laketown Wharf Resort.

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UF Zeta Beta Tau Under Investigation After Disrespecting Veterans

By on April 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: April 27, 2015 at 3:23 pm

The University of Florida chapter of Zeta Beta Tau is under investigation after disrespecting wounded veterans at an event in Panama City Beach. While the fraternity has suspended its actions, the university is looking into further sanctions.

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Gainesville Woman Uses Yoga To Help Veterans

By on March 12th, 2015 | Last updated: March 12, 2015 at 4:54 pm

Cara Edwards, founder and owner of My Yoga Connection in Gainesville, teaches yoga to help ease veterans’ health ailments. She was inspired by her father, a Vietnam War veteran, because she noted improvements in his anxiety and pain after teaching him chair yoga before he passed away.

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HOPE Comes On Four Legs For Veterans

By on February 20th, 2015 | Last updated: February 20, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Horses act as therapy animals for people with disabilities, special needs children and veterans with PTSD in a local program called HOPE. With recent expansions, HOPE now has funding to create an employment model to help veterans in their program to find a job.

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Lack Of Identification Remains An Issue For Homeless Veterans

By on February 20th, 2015 | Last updated: March 13, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Alex Brown, a U.S. Army veteran, found himself homeless in Gainesville and ineligible for various resources due to a lack of photo identification. Missing required documents and high cost of state-issued IDs can be hinderances for disadvantaged individuals, though local organizations have created programs to address the issue.

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Transitional Housing For Veterans Offers New Beginnings

By on November 11th, 2014 | Last updated: November 11, 2014 at 7:53 pm

A local non-profit organization is helping veterans transition into their futures by echoing their selfless service done in the past.

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Local Shelter VETSPACE Aids Homeless Veterans

By on November 11th, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 3:33 pm

A local shelter offers a place to stay for homeless veterans and veterans overcoming a drug or alcohol addiction.

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Gainesville Veteran And Family Remember His Service in Korean War

By on November 11th, 2014 | Last updated: November 11, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Remembering the Korean War, Clayton Graves said he mainly recalls the foxholes and extreme cold. It was beginning to turn into winter in 1951 when Cpl. Graves’ Headquarters Company, the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division, 7th Regiment, 2nd Battalion, was shipped […]

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