Top 5 Veterans News: Nov. 05, 2017

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  1. Veterans with disabilities take to the ice for an ability clinic in Centennial. People handed out pads and helmets before directing the veterans to the ice rink, where they sat down and strapped into sleds. With two short hockey sticks in each hand, players pushed themselves across the ice, some hitting pucks, sometimes passing them beneath their sleds, others discovering creative ways to right themselves after tipping over.
  2. A warm ‘welcome home’ for Kansas veterans. In a baggage claim area filled with loved ones wearing red, white and blue, 40 veterans of World War II, the Korean War and
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    Vietnam War were welcomed home to Kansas as they landed in Wichita on Kansas Honor Flight 55.

  3. Saint Vincent College awards new scholarship for veterans. Navy Veteran and Saint Vincent College Graduate Student August I. Sander, of Greensburg, is the first recipient of the new Saint Vincent College Veterans Scholarship. The award is valued at $1,000 and was created by a group of alumni veterans and supporters to provide veterans financial support to pursue educational goals.
  4. Legal services available for veterans, Ouisa Davis says. Next week we will celebrate Veterans Day. This is the day we honor all veterans of military service, including those who have passed away from noncombat related causes.

    Veterans Committee Passes Banks Bill to Improve Veteran Crisis Line. The House Veterans Affairs Committee yesterday passed the bill by Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) that would direct the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to study the effectiveness of the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL). Banks spoke on his bill yesterday during a House Veterans’ Affairs Committee markup hearing. Click here or on the image below to view his testimony.

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