by Jordan Fenster | May 8, 2015 5:30am
What to do with the solid waste an army creates as it passes through is a question without a simple solution. The U.S. Army’s answer, at least in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been simply to burn it.
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by Jordan Fenster | April 17, 2015 5:00am
The U.S. Department of Defense announced this week that the bodies of 388 members of the U.S. Navy and Marines would be exhumed and identified.
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by Sarah Paduano | April 15, 2015 4:37pm
Military veterans and lawmakers rallied Wednesday at the state Capitol to reject Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed cut to state funding for honor guard details at veterans’ funerals.
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by Sarah Paduano | April 8, 2015 2:47pm
The Senate unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that would establish a program within the state Department of Veterans’ Affairs to reach out to women veterans to make them aware of federal and state veterans’ benefits and services.
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by Rep. David Alexander | March 30, 2015 11:00am
Lost in the Governor’s budget is a cut of $469,533 that eliminates funding of a stipend to veterans who participate in graveside ceremonial firing squads.
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by Sarah Paduano | March 23, 2015 12:04pm
Democratic lawmakers are saying “no” to Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget cut to honor guard detachments at veterans’ funerals.
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by Hugh McQuaid | February 17, 2015 4:34pm
Majority Democrats in the Senate announced Tuesday they would prioritize exempting retired military veterans from paying income tax on their retirement benefits through a bill that would cost the state about $4 million per year.
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by Sarah Paduano | February 6, 2015 3:34pm
Following the unanimous passage of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Act by the U.S. Senate earlier this week, Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal joined local families of veterans whose loved ones committed suicide.
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by Jordan Fenster | February 5, 2015 11:00pm
U.S. Rep Jim Himes, D-4th District, introduced a measure this week that would designate Feb. 12, 2015, as “Darwin Day.”
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by Hugh McQuaid | February 3, 2015 2:48pm
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a veteran suicide prevention bill Tuesday co-sponsored by Connecticut Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain.
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