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Student Veterans Find A Home at UF, Work to Advocate For In-State Tuition

By 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.

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Remodeling Scheduled For Kanapaha Park Veterans’ Memorial

By 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.

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Combat Boots To Cowboy Boots: Florida Veterans Learn Horse Care

By 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.

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Even The Dead In Florida Won’t Escape Government Shutdown Effects

By 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.

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In The News: Lawmakers Face Shutdown Realities, Affordable Care Website Lags, Ocala Regional Medical Center Confronts Challenges, Marion County Veterans Treatment Receives Funds

By on October 10th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Shutdown: Florida lawmakers feud – Members of Florida’s congressional delegation began the first day of the government shutdown by temporarily laying off their own staffers. While some kept their full staff, others asked to have their annual salary be withheld […]

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Veteran Honor Flights Continue Despite Government Shutdown

By 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.

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UF Collegiate Veterans Success Center will open April 2

By 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.

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After more than 65 years, a WWII veteran finally receives recognition

By on November 12th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Alachua County resident recognized for WWII Bronze Star.

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On Veterans Day, A Tale of Two Marines

By on November 12th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:39 pm

These are the stories of Duane Dewey, Korean War Veteran and Navy Medal of Honor recipient, and Brian Rory Buesing, a son and Marine killed in action.

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Homeless veterans event sees growth in services, volunteers

By on September 13th, 2012 | Last updated: September 20, 2012 at 1:13 pm

In its eleventh year, the Homeless Veterans Stand Down had to add more capacity due to an increase in services and volunteers.

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