STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that significantly expands the Black Hills National Cemetery.

Rachelle Vidal, a School Records Counselor at Omaha South High Magnet, served as a Specialist in the Army National Guard from 2000-2008. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — This year's Nebraska Vietnam Veterans Reunion is scheduled to begin Thursday evening in Lincoln.

A public-private partnership could be used to fund a new VA hospital in Omaha.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha could get a $136 million medical facility built next to the ailing veterans hospital if a public-private initiative is carried through.

Burials to begin at Omaha National Cemetery this fall

Feb 12, 2016

The first burials and interments of cremated remains will begin this fall at the Omaha National Cemetery.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker is pushing for a special new court that would focus on veterans.

The Douglas County Department of Corrections will open a veterans housing unit this weekend.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Crews have begun working at the future site of the long-awaited Omaha National Cemetery in western Sarpy County.

National Veterans Golden Age Games come to Omaha

Aug 7, 2015

More than 800 veterans from 46 states are participating in the National Veterans Golden Age Games in Omaha.

VA hears from veterans about facility needs in Omaha

Jul 17, 2015

A decision about Omaha’s VA Medical Center is expected in late September or early October.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal officials will meet with Omaha veterans Friday to discuss what they want in an eventual replacement for the aging Department of Veterans Affairs hospital.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Funding has been pulled for adult day care for veterans in Omaha and western Iowa due to a $2.5 billion shortfall in the Department of Veterans Affairs health care budget.

A new report identifies five options for a new VA Medical Center in Omaha.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Around $3,500 was raised this weekend for veterans with the help of two Omaha girls operating a lemonade stand.

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About one million World War Two veterans are still alive---and a 96-year-old female veteran of that war spoke at UNO last week.

UNO named top military-friendly university

Nov 11, 2014

UNO has been named the top university in the U.S. for veterans.

Contract to be awarded this fall for new VA national cemetery

Sep 11, 2014

A design-build contract could be awarded this fall for a new VA national cemetery in Sarpy County.

Nebraska-Western Iowa VA Director resigning

Aug 6, 2014

The Director of the VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System is resigning.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An audit of Veterans Affairs facilities has found nearly 1,000 veterans who requested an initial appointment in Iowa or Nebraska over the last decade, but have not yet been seen.

VA working to re-establish medical foster home program

May 6, 2014

44 states have a medical foster home program where elderly veterans receive care in a private home.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Dave Heineman is hoping to lure military veterans to Nebraska with a campaign touting good jobs for vets.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A bill meant to further relieve the financial stress of disabled veterans in the state has won the unanimous support of the Iowa Senate.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The biggest winners in this year's legislative session may be Nebraska veterans.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Military retirees who choose to live in Nebraska could receive a partial tax break, under a bill set for debate in the Legislature.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Veterans in Iowa would receive a larger property tax exemption under a bill approved by a legislative panel.

A VA official estimates 53 percent of veterans aren’t accessing care available to them.

VA, HUD conduct point-in-time count of homeless veterans

Feb 5, 2014

The Omaha VA is awaiting results of a point-in-time count of homeless veterans.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The planned Central Nebraska Veterans Home in Kearney has been added to a national priority list for federal construction grants.

VA to hold public meeting about national cemetery project

Dec 16, 2013

A public meeting Tuesday afternoon in Omaha focuses on a new VA national cemetery planned for Sarpy County.