6:06 am
Tue December 11, 2012

SBA Helps Vets Become Entrepreneurs

About 7% of all Small Business Loans awarded in Nebraska this year were given to veteran-owned businesses.

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6:06 am
Thu November 1, 2012

American Legion says VA does a great job

Overall the VA is providing quality healthcare to the nation’s veterans. 

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8:19 am
Thu October 4, 2012

VA receives funds to help homeless veterans get housing, services

The VA of Nebraska-western Iowa has received two federal grants to help veterans move in to transitional housing.

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1:52 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Douglas County to hire new Sheriff's deputies

Douglas County will bring on at least five new Sheriff's deputies with a federal grant encouraging law enforcement to hire veterans.

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2:33 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

VA of Nebraska-western Iowa hiring additional mental health care clinicians

The VA Medical Center in Omaha.

The VA of Nebraska-western Iowa plans to add 16 additional personnel to provide mental health care to veterans.

It’s part of a nationwide initiative by the VA to add 1,600 mental health clinicians nationwide.

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General News
2:59 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Welcome Home Veterans Event

The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa is combining its annual Veteran’s Welcome Home Event with its Veterans Freedom Music Festival on June 23rd.  Public Affairs Officer Will Ackerman says the VA united the two events for two reasons. 

He says the celebration offers the community a day to come out and honor the state’s veterans who have served and sacrificed for their freedoms.  Additionally, Ackerman says the event gives the state’s veterans a chance to learn about their benefits.

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8:33 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Forum focuses on veterans' health care needs

The VA medical center in Lincoln.
courtesy VA of Nebraska-Western Iowa

A forum next week in Lincoln focuses on the health care needs of veterans.

The VA of Nebraska-Western Iowa is hosting the forum next Wednesday evening. It’s an opportunity for veterans to ask questions about health care and find out what services they’re eligible for.

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General News
3:16 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Mayor Suttle announces a partnership to aid homeless veterans

Mike Fornear, Homeless Veterans Project
Courtesy of Cheril Lee

There are approximately 1500 homeless veterans in Nebraska and around 200,000 nationwide.

A new partnership announced this morning would work to make Nebraska the first state to end veterans’ homelessness.  Mayor Jim Suttle and Mike Fornear of the Homeless Veterans Project, were joined by civic and business leaders to discuss the new project called “Vets Town.” 

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8:17 am
Mon April 30, 2012

VA sets up food pantry to help veterans in need


VA of Nebraska-Western Iowa officials estimate several thousand veterans in their service territory are homeless or living below the poverty line.

The VA of Nebraska-Western Iowa is partnering with Omaha’s Together Inc. to offer a food pantry for homeless and low-income veterans. The pantry opened April 18th and will operate on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.

VA of Nebraska-Western Iowa spokesman Will Ackerman says they hope to provide another resource to veterans struggling to get by.

2:11 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Focus group to examine quality of health care veterans receive

courtesy American Legion


A forum Wednesday in Papillion focuses on the health care needs of veterans.

The veterans’ focus group is one of 25 such meetings the American Legion’s System Worth Saving Task Force is holding throughout the U.S. At each location, they’re talking with veterans about the quality of health care they’re receiving, and if it meets their needs.

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