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July 7, 2014

Blumenthal: Delays at VA Facilities Triple

by Hugh McQuaid | July 7, 2014 4:00pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo The number of cases delayed at Veterans Affairs healthcare facilities in Connecticut nearly tripled in the span of a month, according to data released Monday by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.

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June 9, 2014

VA Audit Didn’t Raise Red Flags In Connecticut

by Staff Report | June 9, 2014 10:42pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo While it didn’t release location-specific information, Connecticut’s medical facilities run by the Veterans Administration didn’t raise any red flags for auditors.

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June 2, 2014

Blumenthal Wants Info About State’s VA Facilities

by Hugh McQuaid | June 2, 2014 11:46am

Hugh McQuaid Photo U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal wants to know how Connecticut’s Veteran Affairs medical facilities fared in the internal agency audit that led to the resignation of U.S. Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki.

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May 31, 2014

Connecticut’s Senators Talk Veterans Services, Infrastructure at Hartford Forum

by Ellen R. Delisio | May 31, 2014 7:59am

Ellen R. Delisio / CTNewsJunkie Getting government to commit to infrastructure repairs and quality services for veterans — and looking at new ways to pay for them — generated animated discussion by Connecticut’s U.S. senators at a Hartford forum Friday.

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April 29, 2014

Vets Want Credit For Military Training

by Hugh McQuaid | April 29, 2014 3:38pm

Hugh McQuaid photo Micah Welintukonis says he scratches his head at why he can’t use the skills he’s learned through three combat tours in the Army to directly qualify for a civilian career.

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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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