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An organization working to support veterans throughout the region has received nearly $13 million in grant renewals along with additional funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

A federal grant of $1 million over three years will allow Excelsior College, a distance learning institution based in Albany, to help military veterans with a health care background and prior medical training earn  a bachelor's degree in nursing. Dr. Barbara Pieper, the associate dean for the bachelors' and masters' degree programs at excelsior, says the funding comes from the health resources and services administration.

    The Mental Health Foundation will honor award-winning TV journalist Bob Woodruff at its annual August Evening in Saratoga, Monday August 18 at the Saratoga National Golf Course.

Woodruff, whose miraculous recovery from traumatic brain injury suffered while on assignment for ABC TV in Iraq in 2006, will be recognized for his outstanding work with the Bob Woodruff Foundation. The Bob Woodruff Foundation helps returning veterans address their life challenges, including mental health issues.

The town of Washington, Massachusetts has dedicated Washington Mountain Road as a veterans byway to honor those who’ve served since September 11th. The official dedication ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Old Town Hall.

White River Junction VA Medical Center

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says he's proud of the state's support of veterans and families, including health care at the White River Junction VA Medical Center.

Hudson Valley Bridge To Be Renamed

Jul 4, 2014
Courtesy of the Office of NYS Senator Greg Ball

A bridge in the Hudson Valley will be renamed in honor of local veterans.

Transitional Home For Veterans Opens In Kingston

Jul 2, 2014
Courtesy of the Ulster County Veteran Services Agency

A number of elected officials will gather Wednesday afternoon in Ulster County, New York for the opening of a transitional home for veterans. 

Courtesy of the Office of NYS Senator Greg Ball

A dinner Tuesday evening for an outgoing state senator from the Hudson Valley will serve as a fundraiser for home repairs for a Vietnam War veteran.

Dutchess Road Will Be Dedicated To Honor Veterans

Jun 14, 2014
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A road in a Hudson Valley town will be dedicated Saturday morning to honor local veterans.

6/10/14 Panel

Jun 10, 2014

    Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and WAMC Newsman, Ray Graf.

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