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‘There is no work ethic like a veteran’s work ethic’: Job expo planned for Baldwin County veterans

Veterans in Baldwin County are invited to come out to the John F. Rhodes Civic Center in Bay Minette Friday for a job expo.

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Tuberville has high hopes for bill to prevent VA resources from going to illegal immigrants — ‘I’ve even got Democrats on my side’

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) has high hopes for the bill he introduced last month to prevent the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs from using government resources to take care of illegal immigrants.

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Boaz Army veteran Matt Brannon helping wounded veterans across America

A Boaz native and Army veteran Spc. Matt Brannon, has been going above and beyond to provide experiences of a lifetime for military men and women injured in combat.

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Tuberville names Boaz Army veteran Spc. Matt Brannon as 'Veteran of the Month'

U.S. Senator Tuberville names Spc. Matt Brannon as Veteran of the Month

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Ivey declares Wednesday Operation Iron Ruck Day in support of veteran suicide awareness march

Governor Kay Ivey recently signed a proclamation declaring Wednesday as Operation Iron Ruck Day in honor of the veteran suicide awareness march from the University of Alabama to Auburn University.

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November 9 is Military Day in Alabama; Ivey calls for members and veterans to wear uniforms

Gov. Kay Ivey is urging all military members and military veterans to wear their uniforms on Veterans Day and she proclaimed November 9 as Military Day in Alabama.

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Tuberville backs Alabama Veteran organization with contribution to 'boots-to-hard-hat' program

Alabama Veteran is celebrating a large donation from the Tommy Tuberville Foundation. The president of the non-profit organization said the donation along with multiple partnerships will make a big difference for veterans trying to get their feet on the ground.

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National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Alabama veterans turn focus to fighting to save lives

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and in Alabama, 18% of suicides are veterans, although only 9.1% of Alabamians have served.

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Moore introduces legislation encouraging military veteran school resource officers — 'We can better protect our children'

On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) introduced The Securing American Classrooms Act of 2023, a school safety bill.

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Over 5,000 veterans sign onto letter urging Senate leadership to support Tuberville military holds over Pentagon abortion policy

Over 5,000 veterans signed a letter voicing support for U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s (R-Auburn) hold on military promotions to combat a U.S. Department of Defense policy that financially facilitates abortions.

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How a former Crimson Tide football star survived a shipwreck in the Pacific behind enemy lines in World War II

Many Alabamians spend their July in the company of family and friends by the lake, beach or pool, celebrating American Independence and counting down the days to football season. The summer of 1943 was a much different experience for Alabamian Hugh B. Miller.

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Sojourn Counseling raising money in ‘Run, Ride and Rumble’ event at Cahaba Brewing in Birmingham to provide for individuals with PTSD

Vestavia-based Sojourn Counseling will be hosting its second annual Run, Ride and Rumble for PTSD Awareness on June 10 at Cahaba Brewing in Birmingham.

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State Rep. Kenneth Paschal introduces veteran funeral service legislation

State Rep. Kenneth Paschal (R-Pelham) is sponsoring legislation that seeks to identify the unclaimed cremated remains of military veterans and outlines their proper and respectful final disposition in a state or national military cemetery.

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Veterans Day: Remembering Alabama's posthumous Medal of Honor recipients

Veterans Day is a federal holiday set aside to honor U.S. military veterans. Today, 1819 News spotlights eight of these heroes.

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Top 10 best states for military retirees — Alabama ranks second

Retire Guide ranked Alabama as the second-best state for military members to retire, behind Florida and ahead of Virginia. Coming in last place at No. 50, Alaska was deemed the least favorable state for veterans to retire in.

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Alabama Congressman supports legislation for veterans exposed to toxins

“I understand the necessity of delivering on our responsibility to honor the sacrifices of our servicemembers and care for them when they return home, and this bill helps us fulfill that responsibility. I thank my colleagues on the House Veterans Affairs Committee for their hard work on this legislation,” said Rep. Moore.

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2 US veterans from Alabama reported missing in Ukraine

Two U.S. veterans from Alabama who were in Ukraine assisting in the war against Russia haven't been heard from in days and are missing, members of the state's congressional delegation said Wednesday.

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5 things to do in Alabama on Memorial Day 2022

Memorial Day is Monday, May 30. Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Created in 1868, Memorial Day is meant to honor and mourn those who have died in service of the United States Military. Here is a look at five events around the state that will take place this Monday:

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Talk 99.5 Jawbone Jam coming to Iron City Birmingham May 26

Talk 99.5’s sixth Jawbone Jam will be held on Thursday, May 26, at Iron City Birmingham.

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Combat Veterans PAC endorses Durant

The Combat Veteran’s For Congress Political Action Committee announced that it is endorsing Mike Durant for U.S. Senate.

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Program encourages companies to hire veterans

Gov. Kay Ivey and Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington continue to encourage Alabama employers to hire veterans...

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48 locations in Alabama hosting Wreaths Across America events
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Governor Ivey supports student veterans’ Operation Iron Ruck

By Brandon Moseley Operation Iron Ruck is underway. Operation Iron Ruck is an effort by members of the Auburn Student Veterans Association...

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Erica Thomas: God Bless America: And our veterans

Our flags are flying and our pride for our nation continues in the Deep South, where we often talk about how those before us fought,...