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  • OMV to be at WW2 Museum for vets' drivers licenses

    November 1, 2012 7:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The state Office of Motor Vehicles will have its mobile unit at the National World War II Museum from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday morning and will open 44 offices across the state during those hours so veterans can get new driver's licenses or ID... more »
  • Delgado offers registration help to vets

    October 15, 2012 9:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Delgado Community College is offering registration assistance for the spring semester to students who are military veterans and their dependents. Representatives of the college's academic divisions and student services departments will be on hand this week at two sessions: - Tuesday, 2-4 p.m., Delgado West Bank... more »
  • Landrieu: $1.4M for Louisiana homeless vets

    July 18, 2012 7:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu says $1.4 million in grants has been set aside for Louisiana organizations to prevent homelessness among veterans. Landrieu said Tuesday the money was awarded through the Supportive Services for Veterans Families Program, which is part of the Department of Veterans Affairs'... more »
  • La gets $575K in housing grants for homeless vets

    March 29, 2012 9:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Four Louisiana cities are getting a total of $575,000 to help house homeless veterans. A news release Wednesday from U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu and Rep. Cedric Richmond said the money is going to housing authorities in East Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Lafayette, and to... more »
  • After 40 years, a welcome home for Vietnam vets

    March 12, 2012 5:50 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A belated welcome home, with food and live music, is planned for Acadiana's Vietnam veterans. The Advertiser reports that it will start at 10 a.m. on March 31, a Saturday, at Comeaux Recreation Center. The U.S. Senate adopted a resolution about a year ago declaring March... more »
  • Extra Funding to Help Homeless Vets in Rapides

    December 14, 2011 7:32 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Rapides Parish Housing Authority in Boyce will receive $99,117 to issue housing vouchers to 25 more homeless military veterans and their families. The extra housing voucher funding comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Supporting Housing Program. The announcement of additional money... more »
  • Restaurants Offer Military Members, Vets Thank-You Meals

    November 9, 2011 9:11 AM

    The Department of Defense has released restaurants that will be giving out free or discounted meals around the nation. Click here to connect with Defense.gov . WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2011 - A variety of restaurants and fast-food chains are offering free or discounted meals to active-duty, reserve and retired... more »
  • World War II Vets Visit D.C. Part 3: A Marine's Personal Journey

    May 30, 2011 7:39 PM

    Every year fewer and fewer World War Two veterans celebrate Memorial Day. For one Acadiana Marine, this was his last chance to pay his respects to a memorial in Washington D.C. that is very personal to him. This Memorial Day weekend was bittersweet for World War Two veteran Earl... more »
  • World War II Vets Visit D.C. Part 2: Tribute at the Memorial

    May 30, 2011 7:15 PM

    For this Memorial Day, 79 World War Two veterans got the chance of a lifetime to visit our nation's capitol and the memorials there as part of Louisiana Honor Air's final flight. As they emerged from the plane in Washington D.C. it was a hero's welcome for some of... more »

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