veterans

February 8, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Vaccines Available for Veterans Ages 65 and Older

The Department of Veterans Affairs is now vaccinating individuals who served in the military ages 65 and older. The VA is also vaccinating younger veterans if a person has several pre-existing conditions, is homeless, lives in a group home, is on renal dialysis or uses a wheelchair. Veterans already receiving healthcare from the VA are […]

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November 10, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Warrior Canine Connection in Need of Puppy Parent Volunteers

A special announcement just in time for Veterans Day- Warrior Canine Connection needs puppy parent volunteers. The organization is headquartered in Boyds and provides specially trained service dogs to Military veterans nationwide. WCC Puppy Parent Program Manager Cheryl Bingham says although becoming a volunteer takes work, it is extremely rewarding because the puppies grow up […]

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October 1, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Warrior Canine Connection Hosts 2020 Graduation Virtually

Although this year marked Warrior Canine Connection’s eighth annual graduation, it was their first virtual ceremony. The special presentation showcased successful service dog placements that will help veterans in need nationwide. On Saturday, six Veteran Service Dog teams, two Facility Dogs, and five Breeder Dogs graduated. Click here to view the entire ceremony. WCC is […]

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September 15, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Seneca Boat Launch Gives Veterans, Walter Reed Patients Easy Access to Potomac River

Kayakers, canoeists, and paddle boarders looking to set sail at the Seneca Landing Special Park now have a safer and easier way to embark on their journey. Located at one of the busiest access points to the Potomac River and C&O Canal, the new floating launch for canoes, kayaks, and other paddle boats is fully […]

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July 17, 2020 | Staff Writer

Mood Booster: Watch Warrior Canine Connection’s Live Puppy Cam

The Warrior Canine Connection has a new litter of puppies. Now, the future service dogs are on their journey to help change lives. Warrior Canine Connection utilizes a Mission Based Trauma Recovery model to help veterans recovering from the stress of combat reconnect with their families, communities, and life. Click here to brighten your day by watching […]

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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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