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February 17, 2014

Blumenthal & Veteran Support Funding For Prosthetics Research

by Christine Stuart | February 17, 2014 5:22pm

Christine Stuart photo U.S. Marine Corporal Sgt. Greg Caron lost both his legs below the knee on Nov. 12, 2011, to a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. Just nine months later, he was at Walter Reed National Military Veterans Center learning how to walk again.

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December 20, 2013

Lawmakers Play Secret Santa To Veterans

by Staff Report | December 20, 2013 3:16pm

Hugh McQuaid photo This year marks the 11th year of lawmakers’ Secret Santa clothing drive for the veterans at the state home in Rocky Hill.

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December 2, 2013

Homelessness Increases in Connecticut, But Decreases Nationwide

by Emily Boushee | December 2, 2013 6:30am

In 2013, homelessness nationwide decreased by four percent. However, Connecticut has seen a seven percent increase since 2012, according to the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness.

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November 18, 2013

Blumenthal Pushes For Amendment To Defense Bill

by Emily Boushee | November 18, 2013 6:12pm

Emily Boushee photo Flanked by four victims of sexual assault, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal advocated Monday for passage of an amendment that would change how sexual assaults in the military are prosecuted.

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October 18, 2013

Operation ELF Seeks Holiday Help For Military Families

by Hugh McQuaid | October 18, 2013 3:55pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and the state’s National Guard on Friday launched Operation ELF, an annual effort to help ease the financial burden of deployed troops’ families by seeking donations and unwrapped holiday gifts.

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October 10, 2013

Some Veterans’ Benefits On Hold During Shutdown

by Christine Stuart | October 10, 2013 5:30am

It took Jordan Massa two years to get the disability and education benefits he earned after sustaining injuries from an IED explosion in Iraq.

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September 20, 2013

A Bittersweet Stand Down for Outgoing State Veterans Affairs Commissioner

by Hugh McQuaid | September 20, 2013 3:25pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Linda Schwartz had the bittersweet task Friday of overseeing what was likely to be her last Veteran Stand Down as state veterans affairs commissioner. The annual event helping needy veterans was something she helped to make a tradition in Connecticut.

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September 5, 2013

VA Extends Benefits To Same-Sex Couples, But Norwich Woman Continues Fight

by Christine Stuart | September 5, 2013 4:16pm

Christine Stuart file photo U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal applauded U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision Wednesday to tell the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to extend benefits to same-sex spouses.

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August 15, 2013

Blumenthal Joins Navy Veteran In Fight For Benefits

by Christine Stuart | August 15, 2013 6:09pm

Christine Stuart photo Carmen Cardona, a disabled Navy veteran who is married to woman, has been fighting for three years for the spousal disability benefits she would receive if she was married to a man.

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August 8, 2013

Veterans Frustrated with Disability Claims Process

by Hugh McQuaid | August 8, 2013 3:00pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo A group of Connecticut veterans spoke Thursday about how their lives were knocked off course while they waited for the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department to process their disability claims.

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