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4th Legionnaires’ Disease Death at Quincy Veterans’ Home

Another 29 people have been sickened due to Legionnaires’ at the Quincy veterans’ home.

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Soldiers arrive to plant flags at graves in Section 60, an area largely used for those who died while serving in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, at Arlington National Cemetery May 24, 2012 in Washington, DC, ahead of Memorial Day to be marked on May 28, 2012.  Members of the US Army's Old Guard and others participated in the yearly event where small American flags are placed at over 220 thousand headstones in the cemetery reserved for members of the US military and those who served America.  (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

No Charges Filed in Patio Paved with Unused Vets’ Headstones

The Ozark County sheriff said no charges will be filed against a man who took unused national cemetery gravestones that were in a landfill to pave his patio.

08/25/2015

Patricia Ten Haaf, acting director of VA health care. (Credit: Kevin Killeen, KMOX)

Haaf Considers Permanent Stay at St. Louis VA

St. Louis is one of some 30 VA markets in search of a permanent medical director

08/04/2015

Homeless Vet, Getty Images, Mitchell Funk

Program Provides Insight into Homeless Eradication Model

One year after 51 homeless veterans were given free housing for up to a year, the program has offered a glimpse into the challenges and successes of the homeless eradication model called “rapid rehousing.”

07/27/2015

5/28/12-Despite the heat and humidity, thousands of people turned out for Memorial Day events throughout the St. Louis region Monday, including the annual remembrance at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. "My service does not go back as far as many of you," said keynote speaker Lee Metcalf, Rear Admiral USNR (Ret.). "Nor have I suffered the hardships and the wounds that many of you have endured. But it spans the spectrum of emotions this country has displayed towards its military and those who serve." Cong. Russ Carnahan, St. Louis mayor Francis Slay and county executive Charlie Dooley also addressed the crowd. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Veterans: Jefferson Barracks Still Won’t be Big Enough

The VA may purchase a $1.7 million portion of Sylvan Springs Park to expand Jefferson Barracks.

07/22/2015

Korean War veterans salute during opening ceremonies of the Veterans Day parade at Soldiers Memorial in downtown St. Louis on November 10, 2012. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

VA Summit to Include Over 50 Job Agencies for Veterans

An event in St. Louis on Saturday promises more than 50 job service agencies looking to help military veterans find employment.

07/17/2015

World War II Army veteran Fred Schaljo watches as the St. L:ouis Veterans Day Parade passes by in St. Louis on November 8, 2014. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis County Seeks Approval for Veterans’ Court

St. Louis County is looking to join St. Louis City, St. Charles, and Jefferson County in having a veterans’ court in place.

07/15/2015

Veterans march past signs, cheering people and waving flags during a parade in St. Louis on January 28, 2012. Thousands of people lined a parade route in downtown St. Louis for the nation’s first parade to honor those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

500 Jobs for Veterans Available at St. Louis VA Job Fair

Department of Defense and the Veterans Association of St. Louis organized the event on July 18 at the Chaifetz Arena.

07/15/2015

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TIAM Sunday, July 12

Rooster Run, Veterans Welcome Home Summit and “Amy”.

07/12/2015

WICHITA FALLS , TEXAS - FEBRUARY 10: Former U.S. Army Sgt. Christopher Lloyd  father his works-out at the Planet Fitness gym in Wichita Falls, Texas on February 10, 2013. He says  the workouts helps his PTSD symptoms. Lloyd who was medically discharged from the army, has been doing various minimum wage jobs--stocking groceries, washing cars at a Ford dealership and sales job in Wichita Falls. He is currently unemployed. Lloyd was award a purple heart in Afghanistan 2009. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Jeffco Jail Gives Special Treatment to Iraq Vets

Inmates who are veterans are separated from other inmates to receive counseling and legal assistance.

06/15/2015

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