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By Yancey Cook on December 16th, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 2:16 pm
The Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs organization held its third annual Passing of the Leash event, where disabled owners are officially paired with a service dog to help them with their specific needs.
By Joel Sebastianelli on November 12th, 2013 | Last updated: November 12, 2013 at 4:34 pm
Instead of getting a day off of school, about 2,000 Marion County public school students honored veterans at Veterans Memorial Park in Ocala on Monday.
By Amanda Jackson on November 10th, 2013 | Last updated: November 7, 2013 at 3:28 pm
Frank Brown still recalls what it was like trying to enroll in college after returning home from Vietnam. It wasn’t easy. Many years later, he’s among a group of Orange Lake veterans who try to be more welcoming to a new generation of returning soldiers.
By Leanna Scachetti on November 8th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 11:44 am
As the nation celebrates veterans, student vets at the University of Florida finds a home in a new center just for them which opened in April. Some are also advocating for the support of pending bills to allow veterans to automatically receive in-state tuition rates.
By Melissa Walpole on October 28th, 2013 | Last updated: October 29, 2013 at 4:52 pm
The memorial, in Kanapaha Park at the intersection of Tower Road and Southwest 41st Place, shows U.S. military engagements from the American Revolution to Operation Enduring Freedom, including the Afghanistan War.
By Natanya Spies on October 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: October 23, 2013 at 8:07 pm
Sugar Plum Ranch in Ocala provides a training program for military veterans to learn the basics of caring for horses. The program helps veterans acquire jobs on farms after they have returned home from military service.
By Joonhee Suh on October 14th, 2013 | Last updated: October 14, 2013 at 8:12 pm
The Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell is going through major setbacks due to the government shutdown.
By Stephanie Tinoco on October 4th, 2013 | Last updated: October 4, 2013 at 1:18 pm
World War II veterans will get to visit the National World War II Memorial on Saturday despite the government shutdown.
By Michelle Plitnikas on April 1st, 2013 | Last updated: April 1, 2013 at 5:07 pm
The University of Florida’s Collegiate Veterans Success Center will open April 2 with an open house and resource fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The space will be a spot for student veterans to hang out, study and support each other.