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National Guard sealHappy 382nd birthday!

The National Guard turned 382 years old on 12/13. Join with us in wishing them a happy birthday!

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A Veteran wrapped in a quiltQuilts of Valor

Dozens of Santa Fe quilters stitch for 60 - 100 hours making quilts for New Mexico's Veterans. So far, the state chapter of Quilts of Valor has made 475 quilts.

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Journeyman workingJourneyman Certificates for Soldiers

Soldiers can now earn free journeyman certificates for doing their everyday jobs. This is part of the Army's initiative to help soldiers when they transition to civilian careers.

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Swedish jetsUS Air Medals Awarded

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Air Medals to four Swedish air force pilots in recognition of their decisive actions during a once-classified encounter with a crippled SR-71 Blackbird during the Cold War.

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Jonathan TilkLong-awaited Purple Heart

US Army Veteran Jonathan Tilk has received a Purple Heart medal for being wounded while serving in Iraq. An Army paperwork problem delayed the award for nine years.

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VA Borne the Battle podcast logoMeet Liz Rotenberry

On episode #120 of VA's Borne the Battle podcast, meet Liz Rotenberry. She is a military caregiver, and the Coordinator for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation Caregiver Community Program.

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Rodger BlevinsVeterans Go Further with VBA

Veterans like Rodger Blevins #GoFurtherwithVBA by using VA Education benefits, Home Loan benefits, and Career and Employment services.

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Events

Claims Clinic, Bread Life Ministries Shelter, ME
Dec 13, 2018  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM  (EST)  
Bread-Life Ministries Shelter, 157 Hospital Street, Augusta, Maine 04330

Claims Clinic, Mid Coast Veteran Resource Center, ME
Dec 18, 2018  8:30 AM - 3:00 PM  (EST)  
Mid-Coast Veterans Resource Center, 62 Pegasus Street, Brunswick, Maine 04011

Portland Claims Clinic
Dec 18, 2018  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM  (EST)  
Portland VA Clinic, 144 Fore St, Portland, Maine 04101

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