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Bureau of Veterans' Service State of Maine Press Releases

410 Press Releases
  • Published on September 23, 2022 - 13:59 GMT

    Maine military veterans press Congress to let newly arrived Afghan allies stay in U.S.

    HIRSCHKORN REPORTS -- MAINE VETERANS ARE JOINING THE FIGHT. (VO 1: INTERVIEW WIDESHOT) FOR THESE THREE MILITARY VETERANS, RESETTLING AFGHANS WHO HELPED THE U-S WAR EFFORT IS PERSONAL. (SOT JOHN FRIBERG, U.S. ARMY VETERAN, 2:25) "WE CALLED THEM OUR …

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  • Published on September 15, 2022 - 12:34 GMT

    POW-MIA memorial to be dedicated Sept. 24

    SPRINGVALE — People from across the region are invited to the Southern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Saturday, Sept. 24 to mark the dedication of a memorial to prisoners of war and those missing in action. The memorial is a black and gray monolith …

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  • Published on September 15, 2022 - 12:34 GMT

    Bridge dedications honor three Maine heroes in Brownville

    Three bridges now honor three Brownville veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty several decades ago. BROWNVILLE, Maine — For several weeks, covered signs will be posted next to each of Brownville's three bridges. Those signs were …

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  • Published on September 11, 2022 - 09:57 GMT

    New health and wellness center at Travis Mills Foundation retreat will allow more families to visit

    ROME — Exactly a year after its groundbreaking, The Travis Mills Foundation unveiled a new Health and Wellness Center at the nonprofit’s retreat. Saturday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony to showcase the center brought in community members, dressed to the nines, …

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  • Published on August 27, 2022 - 11:10 GMT

    A warm and welcome surprise for veterans

    A surprise months in the making, military veterans received quilts of valor to honor their military service during this month’s Turners Falls High School Class of 1967 reunion on Aug. 13 at the Beech House facility of the Northfield Golf Course. “It was a …

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  • Published on August 21, 2022 - 19:35 GMT

    Veterans and Family Outdoor Expo Sept. 24

    As part of the Governor's Challenge Team, the Maine Bureau of Veterans' Services (MBVS), the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), VA Maine Healthcare System, and other partner organizations and state agencies are co-hosting a Veterans and Family …

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  • Published on August 21, 2022 - 07:35 GMT

    A Maine campsite conversation leads to 2 WWII marine veterans meeting for the first time

    Visiting New England has always been part of a WWII veterans bucket list. During his visit to Maine, he got to experience something that wasn't originally on his itinerary.“This was on my bucket list -- to see the New England states,” said James “Jim” …

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  • Published on August 11, 2022 - 11:09 GMT

    President Biden signs burn pits help for vets, a personal win, too

    The president made addressing the problem one of his priorities during his State of the Union address in March. WASHINGTON —  President Joe Biden, whose elder son Beau died of cancer years after deploying to Iraq, signed legislation on Wednesday expanding …

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  • Published on August 11, 2022 - 11:09 GMT

    Veterans Forward program gets $500k from feds

    STATE — Fedcap Inc. is launching Veterans Forward to provide veterans, service members, and their families critically-needed support in emergency situations such as housing, substance use treatment, home heating assistance, food and clothing, and job …

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  • Published on August 1, 2022 - 00:41 GMT

    Failure of veterans health care bill in Senate angers supporters

    (CNN) - In a surprise move, a bill that would have expanded health care and disability benefits for millions of veterans was blocked. The “Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022,” also known as the “PACT Act,” was expected to pass …

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  • Published on July 22, 2022 - 19:58 GMT

    Ride to End the War Within this weekend

    HAMPDEN, Maine (WABI) - It’s wheels up on a ride to raise awareness about veteran suicide this weekend. Ride to End the War Within was formed last year. Around 100 riders showed up for the inaugural event. It’s all a part of an effort to honor those that …

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  • Published on July 22, 2022 - 19:58 GMT

    Maine veteran awarded 2022 Pat Tillman Award

    A veteran from Brunswick received this year’s Pat Tillman Award on Wednesday, which is awarded to service members who embody the spirit of Pat Tillman, a former NFL player and U.S. Army Ranger. Army Command Sergeant Major Gretchen Evans, who serves as Gov. …

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  • Published on July 21, 2022 - 14:48 GMT

    Maine prison program pairs residents with puppies

    National nonprofit America's VetDogs has been at the Maine State Prison since 2017. Organizers say they're in need of volunteers who live near the Warren area. WARREN, Maine — Most Mainers will never have a reason to go to the Maine State Prison. …

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  • Published on July 20, 2022 - 15:53 GMT

    Hannaford Supermarkets recognized as 'patriot employer' by DAV

    SCARBOROUGH, Maine — Hannaford Supermarkets announced Monday the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) cited Hannaford as a DAV Patriot Employer earlier this year.  The nationwide program recognizes businesses whose job opportunities for disabled veterans, …

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  • Published on July 19, 2022 - 13:57 GMT

    Maine DHHS launches 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

    AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced today the launch of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, a new three-digit dialing code available nationwide as an easy-to-remember connection to help for anyone experiencing a …

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  • Published on July 18, 2022 - 16:06 GMT

    Registration is Open for the 2022 Wreaths Across America Stem to Stone Races

    Virtual and in-person option allows participants to join in from anywhere while helping sponsor veterans’ wreaths for the participating location of their choosing! Wreaths Across America (WAA) proudly announces that registration is open for its annual Stem …

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  • Published on July 18, 2022 - 16:06 GMT

    Change to mental health crisis hotline benefits veterans

    Published: Jul. 17, 2022 at 12:39 AM EDT|Updated: 14 hours ago Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn

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  • Published on July 15, 2022 - 14:42 GMT

    Community helps veteran's widow in Glendale

    Published: Jul. 14, 2022 at 11:27 AM EDT|Updated: 23 hours ago Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn

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  • Published on July 14, 2022 - 14:36 GMT

    Burn pits legislation nears finish line with House approval

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House on Wednesday approved a significant expansion of health care and disability benefits for millions of veterans who were exposed to toxic burn pits while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The 342-88 vote all but assures the measure …

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  • Published on July 12, 2022 - 15:36 GMT

    Characters of the County: For Ed Harmon, It's A Community Thing

    Ed Harmon credits his grandmother for instilling in him a sense of community. Mary Ann Everett was a kind, powerful woman who loved children and worked hard, supporting herself cleaning homes for the well-to-do in Jamaica Plains, Mass. “My grandmother was …

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