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Senators Hirono and Boozman introduce bill to renew support for homeless veterans

The Keeping Our Commitment to Ending Veteran Homelessness Act would renew seven U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and U.S. Department of Labor programs that provide outreach and services to homeless veterans and their families. These programs begin to expire on September 30, 2017, absent Congressional action.

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'A Salute to Our Veterans' on July 4, 2014 in Hilo. This pooch is probably trying for the 'Most Patriotic' award. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

‘A Salute to Our Veterans’ 5K Run/Walk coming up Saturday (July 4) in Hilo

If you have registered for the run, mahalo for your support. You may pick up your packet on Friday (July 3) at Liliuokalani Park in Hilo from 10 am to 6 pm. If not, we could really use your help. Registrations are running way behind this year and the run is only 3 days away! […]

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Sen Hirono joins vote on Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act

Today, Senator Mazie K. Hirono joined a unanimous, bipartisan vote in the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee to advance H.R. 203, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act, which would improve access to mental health services and suicide prevention resources for American veterans.

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DOT announces portal on websites to help veterans find jobs

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki today unveiled a new portal on their departments’ websites designed to help military veterans find jobs in the transportation industry.

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Gabbard praises Obama mortgage relief program

Gabbard praises Obama mortgage relief program

MEDIA RELEASE Iraq war veteran and candidate for Congress Tulsi Gabbard has issued the following statement in support of President Obama’s recently announced mortgage relief program for veterans: “I wholeheartedly support President Obama’s effort to ensure that those who served our country overseas are protected against predatory lending practices here at home. Serving in a […]

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U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) introduced legislation today to provide veterans eligible for a federal hiring preference with the right to challenge alleged violations of those preference rights by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Akaka introduces legislation to protect the rights of veterans seeking jobs at THE FAA and TSA

U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) introduced legislation today to provide veterans eligible for a federal hiring preference with the right to challenge alleged violations of those preference rights by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

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"The Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act would resolve a seven-decade old issue by creating an exemption from the numerical limitation on immigrant visas granted to the children of WWII Filipino veterans," Senator Akaka said.  "In reuniting these veterans with their families, we will properly honor their World War II service to this nation."

Senator Akaka introduces Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Bill

“The Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act would resolve a seven-decade old issue by creating an exemption from the numerical limitation on immigrant visas granted to the children of WWII Filipino veterans,” Senator Akaka said. “In reuniting these veterans with their families, we will properly honor their World War II service to this nation.”

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U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) joined 13 other Senators in introducing the Hiring Heroes Act of 2011, a bill to help veterans struggling find work and to address the rising unemployment among our nation’s heroes.  With the national unemployment rate among young veterans aged 20-24 at over 27 percent, this bi-partisan bill would require job skills training for separating service members and create new pathways to private sector and federal employment.

Akaka urges Senate to pass Veterans Employment Bill

U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) joined 13 other Senators in introducing the Hiring Heroes Act of 2011, a bill to help veterans struggling find work and to address the rising unemployment among our nation’s heroes. With the national unemployment rate among young veterans aged 20-24 at over 27 percent, this bi-partisan bill would require […]

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Bills advance on military homelessness, health care

Bills advance on military homelessness, health care

MEDIA RELEASE The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, chaired by Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI), approved comprehensive legislation to respond to potential environmental hazard exposures on military installations, expand efforts to reduce veteran homelessness, and strengthen VA health care. Akaka’s military exposure legislation would provide care for individuals exposed to environmental hazards at Camp Lejeune and Atsugi […]

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Hilo veterans parade follow up

Hilo veterans parade follow up

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Veterans Web site highlights employment, contracting opportunities

Veterans Web site highlights employment, contracting opportunities

MEDIA RELEASE A new Web site designed to provide a one-stop location for veterans and veterans organizations to learn about Department of Homeland Security’s many veteran outreach initiatives and hiring and contracting opportunities has been unveiled. “This new Web site reflects the shared commitment across the Department to hiring American veterans,” DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano […]

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The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery III expansion project is almost complete.

The project includes building a new access road, comfort station, committal shelter, maintenance building, cremains garden and a memorial walkway. For safety reasons, the cemetery will be closed October 28-30, 2009

Cemetery expansion nearly complete

The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery III expansion project is almost complete. The project includes building a new access road, comfort station, committal shelter, maintenance building, cremains garden and a memorial walkway. For safety reasons, the cemetery will be closed October 28-30, 2009

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Senate passes veteran's benefits legislation

Senate passes veteran’s benefits legislation

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation late Wednesday designed to enhance a number of benefits for veterans and their families, including compensation, housing, employment, education, burial, and insurance benefits. One key provision of the legislation would provide for retroactive payments to those servicemembers who suffered traumatic injury while on active duty on or […]

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