Top 5 Veterans News: Nov. 24, 2017

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  1. Why Military Veterans Make Great Chefs. For Dan Tapia, a recovering quadriplegic and Navy veteran, the month of October marks two major life-altering events. In October of 2009, he left Santa Monica on a cross-country cycling trip to Miami, Florida and in a day’s ride in route to Albuquerque he was hit by a semi truck going 65 miles-per-hour.
  2. Trump’s efforts to privatize veterans’ care causes alarm. As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump was quite candid about his support for privatizing at least some areas of veterans’ care, explicitly endorsing the idea, more than once. After the election, during his presidential transition, the Republican recommitted to his privatization agenda.

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  3. Active military, veterans get warm homecoming for Thanksgiving at airport. Vietnam War veteran Lee Jones paused to wipe the tears from his eyes. He had just flown home for Thanksgiving after visiting his son in the Netherlands, who is in the Army. He was stunned and overwhelmed with what he found when he got off the plane, he said.
  4. Lady Vets provides support, connection for female veterans. UT’s Lady Vets are all about uniting military girl power. In an effort to provide a sense of camaraderie for the number of female veterans on UT’s campus, Linda Hinkle, former Army combat medic, started the Lady Vets.
  5. Vietnam Veterans Donate $2K to MWCC Veteran Students. Members of Gardner-based Chapter 907 of the Vietnam Veterans of America recently donated $2,000 to the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation’s Veterans Memorial Scholarship.“This donation makes a real difference,” said MWCC President James Vander Hooven who accepted the donation on behalf of the college.

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