veterans

May 18, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Ranked Fourth Best State For Military Retirees

WalletHub ranked Maryland the fourth best state in the United States for military retirees. The number one state on the list is Virginia. WalletHub, a company that offers free credit score reports and provides financial advising services, ranked the states based on a variety of criteria, including job and economic opportunities for veterans, quality of […]

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April 15, 2020 | Staff Writer

Area VA Centers Provide Resources for Vets During COVID-19 Health Crisis

Veterans in the metropolitan area who think they have been infected with the coronavirus should be aware that the VA Medical Center’s Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Gaithersburg and the DC VA Medical Center in Northwest Washington are currently operating during the health crisis. Both organizations can help veterans according to a statement from the […]

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April 2, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Mood Booster: Watch Live Puppy Camera from Warrior Canine Connection

If you’re looking for an instant mood booster, you clicked on the right story. The Warrior Canine Connection healing quarters located in Boyds has a live camera that shows puppies and other service dogs. Other live camera angles and options are available such as the puppy playroom. The purpose of Warrior Canine Connection is to help recovering veterans […]

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February 28, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Volunteers to Help Rebuild Warrior Canine Connection After Tornado Damage

Members of the community will gather this weekend to help with clean-up efforts after Warrior Canine Connection headquarters in Boyds experienced damage from storms. A tornado touched down on the location on Feb. 7, causing significant property damage. No people or animals were harmed. According to a press release, more then 150 community members and […]

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February 18, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Amputee Returns from South Pole: ‘I Never Would’ve Dreamed of Doing This with Two Legs’

Cameron Kerr was lying in his hospital bed, thinking about his future after losing part of his leg to a mine in Afghanistan, when a fellow soldier stopped by. His visitor painted such a vivid picture of how great Kerr’s life could be that the self-described 5-foot-9-inch, 140-pound not very athletic guy set his goals […]

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February 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Serious Storms Damage, Close Warrior Canine Connection in Boyds

Warrior Canine Connection (WCC) in Boyds endured serious storm damage Friday, and employees believe it was caused by a tornado. The non-profit is currently closed due to the damage caused.  WCC is an organization that trains service dogs for veterans with disabilities, with the help of veterans suffering from PTSD and other psychological trauma. Allison […]

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November 7, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Nov. 7 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Nov. 7 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.Disabled Veterans Resource Fair: In honor of Veterans Day, the Disabled Veterans National Foundation will recognize the service and sacrifice of all veterans by collaborating with local government and nonprofit organizations to provide critical resources from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. […]

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November 5, 2019 | Michelle Queen

What’s Open and Closed on Veterans Day in Montgomery County

Montgomery County government has posted the following holiday schedule for Monday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day: County offices – Closed. Public Libraries – Closed. County liquor stores – All retail stores are open normal hours. Recreation – Aquatic centers are open. Recreation, and senior centers and administrative offices are closed. Montgomery Parks – […]

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June 25, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Friedson Bill Would Waive Housing Fee for Disabled Individuals

Councilmember Andrew Friedson introduced legislation that would waive fees for individuals with disabilities living in accessory dwelling units, or ADUs. The County Council is currently considering Zoning Text Amendment 19-01, which would loosen restrictions for ADUs. This would allow residents to create ADUs for their loved ones with disabilities so that the individuals can have […]

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March 29, 2019 | Staff Writer

National Vietnam War Veterans Day to Honor Those Who Served

It is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. A day to thank and honor the nation’s Vietnam veterans and their families. The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 established National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Every year on March 29 the nation will celebrate our veterans. The official day recognizes U.S. Armed Forces personnel with active […]

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