Top 5 Veterans News: Feb. 5, 2018


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  1. What needs to be done to better serve veterans in 2018. President Trump promised the American people that his administration will do right by veterans. While covering the State of the Union address last week, our political reporter Nick Minock was able to get multiple exclusive interviews are the White House.
  2. VA Secretary and Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs forging partnership to address issues faced by both nation’s veterans. Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Dr. David J. Shulkin, and Canada’s Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defense, the Honorable Kent Hehr, joined officials from both nations June 27-28 at VA headquarters to discuss how strategic partnerships can help improve benefits and services for Veterans and their families.
  3. Exhibit features veterans, tattoos. Two U.S. Army veterans from Charleston are among those featured in “Designs of Duty,” an exhibit highlighting East Central Illinois veterans and their service-related tattoos.
  4. Syracuse University gets $20M gift for veterans center. Syracuse University has received a $20 million gift to help pay for its National Veterans Resource Center at the corner of Waverly and South Crouse avenues.
  5. Congressman Charlie Crist visits Pinellas County’s veterans treatment court. Congressman Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, visited Pinellas County’s veterans treatment court on Monday morning in the midst of his push in Washington D.C. to expand funding for these kinds of programs nationwide.

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