veterans

November 9, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Pursuing Tax Break for Veterans

Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday his administration would ask lawmakers to eliminate state income taxes on all retirement income for military service. His administration would introduce legislation for the 2018 General Assembly, which begins Jan. 10, Hogan said at a State House news conference that was broadcast over Facebook. “We want to make sure our […]

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November 2, 2017 | Michelle Queen

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

UPDATE: MCPS schools observe an early release day for K-8 grades on Nov. 10. Montgomery County has posted the following holiday schedule for Friday, Nov. 10 in observance of Veterans Day: County offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County liquor stores – all retail stores are open normal hours. Recreation – aquatic and community centers […]

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November 2, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Nov. 2 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 2, in Montgomery County: 1. Mental Health Clinic for Veterans: The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic opens at Easterseals at 10:30 a.m. 2. Transportation Plans: State officials bring the Hogan administration’s road and transit plans to Montgomery County with a session in the Third Floor Council Hearing […]

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July 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Flag Passing Ceremony in Bethesda Honors Wounded Warriors (VIDEO)

“As an amputee every day is hard,” Captain Christy Wise,co-captain for Invictus Games Team USA 2017, said. “I trip all the time. I always have extra hardware. I have to carry legs with me everywhere I go.” A tragic boating accident in 2015 is why Wise, a pilot in the United States Air Force, had her right […]

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June 21, 2017 | Laura Rowles

Under the Lights…

It was a beautiful evening, sipping on local craft brews from DC Brau and Flying Dog, in the spring sunshine, volunteering. The Kentlands Under the Lights Community Dinner was held this past Saturday. The event gives Kentlands residents and businesses the opportunity to share delicious cooking, engage in conversation and connect as neighbors and friends. As the Director […]

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March 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

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New Property Tax Credit for Elderly Residents and Veterans

The Montgomery County Council approved a bill that would create a new property tax credit for senior residents and retired veterans. Bill 42-16, sponsored by Councilmember Nancy Floreen, will allow qualifying residents to receive a 20-percent credit for the property tax imposed on their homes, according to a news release. Residents who are at least […]

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January 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

Where Will You Serve on MLK, Jr. Day? (VIDEO)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is considered a day of service in Montgomery County. On Jan. 16, thousands of volunteers will participate in family-oriented service projects to help others across the county. There are events taking place all weekend across the county. Find out more in the report, below: You can find out more about […]

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January 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

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Walgreens Teams Up with Veteran Affairs to Offer Free Flu Shots for Veterans

Seasonal influenza (flu) viruses can be detected year-round but the virus is most common during the winter and fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Department of Veterans has partnered with Walgreens Pharmacies nationwide to offer veterans currently enrolled in the VA healthcare system free flu vaccinations, according to a […]

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December 14, 2016 | Sonya Burke

State’s Attorney John McCarthy Receives the Patriot Award (VIDEO)

At an awards ceremony at the Montgomery County Circuit Courthouse on Wednesday, State’s Attorney John McCarthy was recognized with the Patriot Award for his support of military veterans working at his office who are periodically called up for duty. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. You can watch the news conference in its entirety, below: Capt. Andrew […]

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November 17, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Actor Gary Sinise Attends a Homecoming for Wounded Veteran in Chevy Chase on Veterans Day (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise, who is the founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation, helped welcome home U.S. Army Captain Luis Avila and his family to their new, specially adapted smart home in Chevy Chase on Veterans Day. The house is located near Walter Reed National Medical Center where Avila is undergoing extensive treatment for […]

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