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  • Patty Murray will lead Senate veterans committee

    U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., today was named the new chairwoman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.


  • Chester Elementary taps holiday for citizenship lesson

    For many children, Veterans Day means little more than a day off from school. Students at Chester Elementary School in Spokane Valley know better. They got a lesson in patriotism …


  • Deep sigh of relief follows rancorous election season

    As today is Veterans Day, I salute all of you who have served our country. We all owe you our gratitude. Please enjoy your day. Next, I would like to …


  • Civil War veteran buried in Spokane

    Today is Veterans Day, the day we give thanks to our military veterans. Those who are old enough remember it by its previous name, Armistice Day, for the signing on …


  • Tribe ceremony honors veterans

    The Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s Veterans Program is hosting a ceremony at 11 a.m. today at the Warrior and Veterans Memorial in Plummer, Idaho. American Legion Post 5 will present colors. …


  • Program eases transition for formerly incarcerated veterans

    Al Hadlock would be the first person to tell you how bad he messed up his life. When federal officers finally caught up with


  • Veterans Day ceremonies and events

    Veterans Day ceremonies and events Thursday in the Inland Northwest include: Spokane


  • Veterans’ back pay deadline extended

    The deadline for military service members, veterans and their beneficiaries to apply for retroactive stop-loss pay has been extended through Dec. 3, the U.S. Department of Defense announced.


  • White House advises of ‘stop loss’ back pay

    The White House advised veterans whose service in Iraq and Afghanistan was involuntarily extended during the Bush administration that they are eligible for back pay under legislation signed by President …


  • Veterans eligible for ‘stop loss’ pay must apply by Oct. 21

    The White House advised veterans whose service in Iraq and Afghanistan was involuntarily extended during the Bush administration that they are eligible for back pay under legislation signed by President …


  • Veterans Court weighs stress of war service

    After surviving 15 months in one of the most dangerous places on Earth, Iraq war veteran Carl Jacobson thought he could cope with just about anything civilian life had to …


  • Finally, Army offers help to colonel

    Col. Darel Maxfield vividly remembers the day a senior Army Reserve officer pulled the oak leaf off his chest and, with a flourish, replaced it with a proud eagle, the …


  • Test system integrates VA records with INHS

    Spokane-based Inland Northwest Health Services will launch a test project with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Fairchild Air Force Base to simplify the sharing of medical information across …


  • Man killed by Vancouver police was Iraq veteran

    The Oregon Army National Guard confirms that a 22-year-old man killed by Vancouver police was a veteran who served 12 months in Iraq.


  • Rossi campaign waged losing battle over veterans

    OLYMPIA – Candidates with at least half a brain rarely pick a fight they cannot win. So it seemed odd last week when a Seattle television station reported Dino Rossi …


  • Donations to help widow attend WWII veteran’s burial

    U.S. Rep. Walt Minnick is donating his frequent flier miles to the family of Medal of Honor recipient Vernon Baker so they can attend his burial at Arlington National Cemetery …


  • Mullen says veterans need not suffer alone

    BEDFORD, Va. – In a stirring tribute to the D-Day sacrifices of American soldiers and their allies, the U.S. military’s top officer said Sunday that World War II’s defining moment …


  • HUD grants help homeless vets

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $3.4 million in permanent rental assistance vouchers Thursday for 580 homeless veterans in the Northwest.


  • Fitting farewells

    When Beth Ann Daigre’s husband was laid to rest in 2002, a Navy officer presented her with the nation’s flag and spoke to her in hushed tones. “On behalf of …


  • 3,500 flags will fly in Spokane cemeteries in honor of those who served

    Each of the 2,240 flags raised in Fairmount Memorial Park is meticulously plotted in the same location each year so families can pay tribute to the veterans they’ve lost. The …


  • Spokane VA given limits on surgeries

    Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center no longer will perform certain types of surgeries after a systemwide review prompted by surgical deaths at a VA hospital in Illinois. Under a new …


  • Inland Northwest World War II vets to take D.C. tour

    The Inland Northwest Honor Flight chapter will fly 37 World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., on Friday for a tour of memorials. The vets mostly are from Eastern Washington …


  • Congressman accuses VA of ‘noncompliance’

    A key House member asked Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to explain an apparent “emerging pattern” of agency noncompliance” with congressional requests for information about veteran suicide and other issues.


  • WWII bomber pilot held ex-POW group together

    Jerry Gleesing, a World War II bomber pilot who survived German prison camps and returned to his childhood sweetheart, died Sunday at age 85. Gleesing was commander of the Spokane …


  • WWII veteran, ex-POW Jerry Gleesing dies in Spokane

    Jerry Gleesing, a World War II bomber pilot who survived German prison camps to return to his childhood sweetheart, died Sunday at age 85.


  • House expands benefits for veterans’ caregivers

    Family members of severely wounded Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who forgo jobs and health insurance to provide care for an injured loved one would get relief under a bill unanimously …


  • Editorial: Vets deserve support in post-service employment

    The travails of troops over the past decade have been well-chronicled. Deployed to regions where unconventional warfare is conducted. Victims of “stop-loss” orders to extend tours of duty. A steady …


  • Veterans find job prospects scarce

    Ron Graham has invested his life serving his country as an Army sergeant in Iraq. Yet when he returned home, he couldn’t find an employer willing to invest in him. …


  • WWII pilots honored

    WASHINGTON – They flew planes during World War II but weren’t considered real military pilots. No flags were draped over their coffins when they died on duty. And when their …


  • Fewer veteran suicides reported

    The number of suicides among veterans in the Spokane region dropped dramatically last year, according to newly released records. In response to a Spokesman-Review request for information, the Spokane Veterans …

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