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Operation Song is helping local Veterans in Murfreesboro in a non traditional way
Operation Song is helping local Veterans in Murfreesboro in a non traditional way

Operation Song in Murfreesboro is a non-profit group that pairs professional songwriters with Veterans and their families to help them tell their stories through song. To date, Operation Song has produced more than 600 songs with Veterans of WWII to those currently serving...

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Tickets Available Now To Thursday's Charlie Daniels Veterans Fund Raiser
Tickets Available Now To Thursday's Charlie Daniels Veterans Fund Raiser

Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels will perform at the second Veteran Impact Celebration at 6:00 o'clock this coming Thursday night (6/27/2019) in the Grove at Williamson Place

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VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System hosts National Salute to Veteran Patients week
VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System hosts National Salute to Veteran Patients week

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) invites the public to help celebrate the National Salute to Veteran Patients during the week February 11-15, 2019 through volunteerism.

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Suicide Among the Local Veteran Population
Suicide Among the Local Veteran Population

The data from 2016, which was the most recently compiled information, showed that 30.1 per 100,000 veterans committed suicide compared to 17.4 per 100,000 non veterans committing suicide.

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Grant Available to Help Veterans with Home Repairs
Grant Available to Help Veterans with Home Repairs

A grant to help repair homes of veterans living in Rutherford County is available through Greenhouse Ministries.

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Tennessee Valley Healthcare System 2018 Veterans Day Parade
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System 2018 Veterans Day Parade

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) will be holding its annual Veterans Day Parade Saturday, November 10th at 11 a.m. at its Alvin C. York campus at 3400 Lebanon Road.

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UPDATE: Barfield Baptist Church Purchases Land Across from Barfield Park
UPDATE: Barfield Baptist Church Purchases Land Across from Barfield Park

UPDATE: Barfield Baptist Church is growing. Land has been purchased for a new building directly across from Barfield Park on Veterans Parkway. Pastor Ron Byers stated...

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Veterans Parade in Murfreesboro Set For November 10th
Veterans Parade in Murfreesboro Set For November 10th

The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) will honor the residents of its Community Living Centers and all Veterans with a parade Saturday, November 10th at 11 a.m. at its Alvin C. York campus at 3400 Lebanon Road.

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Honor Veterans & TN Arts Grant
Honor Veterans & TN Arts Grant

We need to always show respect for America and that includes honoring our veterans, especially those who made the Supreme Sacrifice. There are two major upcoming events that you should include on your calendar.

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Upcoming VA Workshops in Murfreesboro, TN
Upcoming VA Workshops in Murfreesboro, TN

VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System staff members from various clinics in multiple professional disciplines will be presenting and facilitating this free workshop.

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New, returning MTSU student veterans  invited to Aug. 23 newcomers briefing
New, returning MTSU student veterans invited to Aug. 23 newcomers briefing

New and returning MTSU student veterans and their families are welcome to attend a "newcomers briefing" hosted by the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center.

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Protectors of
Protectors of "Home of the Brave" Fight for Public-Lands Protection

Many veterans fought to protect their country on foreign soil, and now it's their homeland they want to protect.

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VA to host mental health summit in Smyrna
VA to host mental health summit in Smyrna

VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) mental health officials will host the sixth annual Community Mental Health/Homeless Summit from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 8 at the Smyrna Event Center, 100 Sam Ridley Parkway.

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MTSU
MTSU "Stole Ceremony" for Veterans Is Wednesday

The general public and MTSU community are invited to the upcoming 11th Stole Ceremony for graduating student veterans will be held at 10:00 o'clock this Wednesday morning in the second floor atrium of the Miller Education Center, 503 Bell St.

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Federal Grants to Help Veterans Find Jobs
Federal Grants to Help Veterans Find Jobs

The federal government has awarded grants totaling more than $47 million to help homeless veterans find jobs.

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VA leaders host town hall at Coffee County Veterans building
VA leaders host town hall at Coffee County Veterans building

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) leaders will host a Veterans town hall meeting at 6 p.m. CST Monday, July 9 at the Coffee County Veterans building at 130 Shelton Road, Manchester, TN 37355. This event is free and open to all Veterans.

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Honor Flight Recruiting Veterans
Honor Flight Recruiting Veterans

The next "Honor Flight" of Middle Tennessee will take off on September 26th. The Honor Flight team is currently recruiting WWII, Korean & Vietnam Veterans.

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VA seeks recently separated Veterans for focus groups
VA seeks recently separated Veterans for focus groups

The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) is inviting men and women who have separated from any military service within the last five years to participate in a focus group Tuesday, June 5 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at its Alvin C. York campus at 3400 Lebanon Pike.

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MTSU commissions nine as U.S. Army second lieutenants
MTSU commissions nine as U.S. Army second lieutenants

Nine recent MTSU graduates were commissioned as U.S. Army second lieutenants in Murfreesboro earlier this month (May 11) during a formal ceremony at the Veterans Memorial outside the Tom H. Jackson Building on the MTSU Campus.

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Disabled Veterans hit the baseball field in Murfreesboro
Disabled Veterans hit the baseball field in Murfreesboro

Disabled United States Veterans in Murfreesboro recently hit the baseball field at the Miracle Fields in front of SportsCom. Chris Vadnais with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has the entire story (1 min and 30 sec)...

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Project Healing Waters to hold Motorcycle Run to help local Veterans
Project Healing Waters to hold Motorcycle Run to help local Veterans

The program focuses on U.S. Veterans struggling with disabilities.

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Volunteer to help local Veterans
Volunteer to help local Veterans

Being outside, in nature is something that helps U.S. Veterans who have returned with PTSD. A program called Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing works with Veterans in our community.

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Fundraiser to be held Dec. 2nd for U.S. Veteran Tiny Homes in Rutherford County, TN
Fundraiser to be held Dec. 2nd for U.S. Veteran Tiny Homes in Rutherford County, TN

A fundraiser has been planned for December 2nd on the MTSU campus that will help pay for new tiny homes for Veterans. Because Franklin has a background in music as a songwriter and musician, he has helped to organize an event called Tennessee Idol.

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Remembering our Veterans - The story of Ralph J. Gervasio, Jr. , US Navy
Remembering our Veterans - The story of Ralph J. Gervasio, Jr. , US Navy

The carnage witnessed by Gervasio was grim as he tried to resuscitate a shipmate whom had already died. He talked about how some personnel on the ship were missing limbs, fingers and more.

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Tennessee Valley Healthcare System seeks V.A. Volunteers
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System seeks V.A. Volunteers

The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) seeks volunteers to help improve Veterans' experiences at its Nashville and Murfreesboro campuses.

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Disabled Veterans in Murfreesboro play ball at the new Miracle Field
Disabled Veterans in Murfreesboro play ball at the new Miracle Field

The VA Medical Center recently held an outing at the new Miracle Field Complex in Murfreesboro. Those who are part of the Community Living Center played an old fashioned game of baseball...

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What is the Tennessee Fisher House?
What is the Tennessee Fisher House?

The Tennessee Fisher House, located on Alvin C. York VA Medical Center Campus, 3400 Lebanon Pike, Murfreesboro, TN, opened November 7, 2013. The house's objective is to provide the best care possible to the families of military personnel receiving medical care.

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Murfreesboro woman defrauded of her late husbands VA check
Murfreesboro woman defrauded of her late husbands VA check

It is a special kind of low to defraud an elderly woman of her late husbands Veterans Disability Check. That is exactly what occurred in Murfreesboro.

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Republicans' agenda in Congress and US Veterans
Republicans' agenda in Congress and US Veterans

Veterans issues are at the forefront of House Republicans' agenda in Congress. Monday (7/24/17), Rep. Scott DesJarlais, M.D., voted for bills to fund the Veterans Choice program...

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VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System to Host 5th Annual Mental Health, Homeless Summit in Smyrna, TN
VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System to Host 5th Annual Mental Health, Homeless Summit in Smyrna, TN

For the 5th year in a row, The VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System will host a Mental Health / Homeless Summit that is attended by Veterans, Family Members and Community Partners.

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Money awarded to higher education for helping veterans
Money awarded to higher education for helping veterans

Locally, Middle Tennessee State University is receiving...

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Next Honor Flight for Veterans to see war memorials in Washington is Sept. 13
Next Honor Flight for Veterans to see war memorials in Washington is Sept. 13

Honor Flight of Middle Tennessee will make its next flight to Washington DC on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

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MTSU Daniels Center hosts veteran alumni tailgate, baseball game April 8
MTSU Daniels Center hosts veteran alumni tailgate, baseball game April 8

Student and alumni veterans and others are invited to the Veteran Alumni Tailgate and Baseball Game starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8.

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 Country music's Atkins learns about MTSU veterans center
Country music's Atkins learns about MTSU veterans center

When MTSU's Keith M. Huber met country music entertainer Rodney Atkins for the first time Thursday (Feb. 16), they discovered they had much in common.

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Another U.S. Veteran commits suicide in Murfreesboro
Another U.S. Veteran commits suicide in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police were called to Ideal Storage on South Church Street Thursday evening around 6 for what later turned out to be a suicide.

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La Vergne Veterans Park Memorial Wall still has room for bricks honoring service members
La Vergne Veterans Park Memorial Wall still has room for bricks honoring service members

If you know of a Tennessean who served or is currently serving, consider honoring them with the purchase of a brick in the La Vergne Veterans Park Memorial Wall for just $25.

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Veterans recently honored at Bradley Academy Historical and Cultural Center
Veterans recently honored at Bradley Academy Historical and Cultural Center

A special event for Veterans was held at Bradley Academy Historical and Cultural Center recently.

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35th MTSU Salute to Armed Services Nov. 5 events make vets feel special
35th MTSU Salute to Armed Services Nov. 5 events make vets feel special

The day will be all about America's veterans.

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MTSU unveils plaque, logo recognizing Daniels-led vet center gifts
MTSU unveils plaque, logo recognizing Daniels-led vet center gifts

With the unveiling of a plaque and a new logo for MTSU's Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center named for them, MTSU formally recognized the couple and The Journey Home Project he co-founded to assist veterans during a Tuesday (Aug. 23)

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Charlie and Hazel Daniels To Be Honored At MTSU
Charlie and Hazel Daniels To Be Honored At MTSU

Charlie and Hazel Daniels will be honored by Middle Tennessee State University at 10:00 o'clock this coming Tuesday morning (8/23/2016) in a special unveiling ceremony on the second floor atrium of the Andrew Woodfin Miller, Sr. Education Building at 503 East Bell Street.

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MTSU recognizes student veterans with Stole Ceremony
MTSU recognizes student veterans with Stole Ceremony

MTSU's leadership honored 10 of 28 graduating student veterans during the fifth Stole Ceremony, recognizing their "commitment, recognition and appreciation," said Keith M. Huber, senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives.

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Tax Break for U.S. Veterans
Tax Break for U.S. Veterans

A new bill passed in the Tennessee General Assembly gives disabled veterans a property tax break.

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American Flags on the Murfreesboro Square Stolen
American Flags on the Murfreesboro Square Stolen

A damaged monument and stolen flags were the summary of the police report filed in Murfreesboro on the local square.

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Governor's Budget includes funds for Accounting Chair of Excellence at MTSU and the Rutherford County Veteran's Court says Sen. Ketron
Governor's Budget includes funds for Accounting Chair of Excellence at MTSU and the Rutherford County Veteran's Court says Sen. Ketron

The budget proposal presented by Governor Bill Haslam to lawmakers Monday night includes $90,000 to $120,000 to aid Rutherford County's Veterans Court and $1.5 million for the Joey A. Jacobs Chair of Accounting at MTSU said Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro).

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Helping to house Homeless Veterans in Murfreesboro
Helping to house Homeless Veterans in Murfreesboro

The Noon Exchange Club is hosting a local Veterans Matter rally 11/11@7 to kick of a fundraising effort to house homeless veterans.

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Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro hosting rally to house homeless veterans
Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro hosting rally to house homeless veterans

The Noon Exchange Club is hosting a local Veterans Matter rally 11/11@7 to kick off a fundraising effort to house homeless veterans.

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MTSU's $329K Veterans and Military Family Center to hold Dedication Nov. 5th
MTSU's $329K Veterans and Military Family Center to hold Dedication Nov. 5th

The Journey Home Project, co-founded by country music legend Charlie Daniels, donated $50,000 to help equip the new Veterans and Military Family Center at MTSU.

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La Vergne Veterans Memorial Bricks now available online
La Vergne Veterans Memorial Bricks now available online

Veterans and current military personnel are being honored in the city of La Vergne. The city has been accepting payments for 4x8 bricks to honor past and present military personnel, but now they can also be ordered online.

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Motorcycle Riders Drive from 'Boro to 'Nooga to Show Support
Motorcycle Riders Drive from 'Boro to 'Nooga to Show Support

A group of motorcycle riders organized ride through social media from Murfreesboro to Chattanooga to show support for the city, dealing with the shooting at a military recruitment center.

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New program to help U.S. Veterans find new jobs as truck drivers
New program to help U.S. Veterans find new jobs as truck drivers

State officials say a new program will help veterans and active military members find jobs as truck drivers.

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Community for Homeless Vets Could Be Coming to 'Boro
Community for Homeless Vets Could Be Coming to 'Boro

A first of its kind in the country community for homeless veterans is in the works here in Murfreesboro. Hope Farms Village could soon be in place of a mobile home park just off Memorial on Cedar View Drive. That's across the street from Family Worship Center.

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Recent MTSU 'honor flights' bring smiles to veterans, family members
Recent MTSU 'honor flights' bring smiles to veterans, family members

Eight veterans who served their country with pride received an airplane ride they'll cherish the rest of their lives Wednesday (May 6).

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Local VA Emergency Room is no longer a real Emergency Room
Local VA Emergency Room is no longer a real Emergency Room

The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) will temporarily convert the Murfreesboro Emergency Department...

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Veterans treatment court in works for county
Veterans treatment court in works for county

Rutherford County is laying the groundwork for a Veterans Treatment Court to provide services for former members of the U.S. armed forces who get caught up in the court system.

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MTSU Veterans Program
MTSU Veterans Program

The activities, which will begin with the Veterans' Memorial Service at 2 p.m., will be a prelude to the 6 p.m. kickoff for the Conference USA football game between MTSU and Florida Atlantic University.

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U.S. Veterans to camp out in Murfreesboro to bring more awareness to homelessness
U.S. Veterans to camp out in Murfreesboro to bring more awareness to homelessness

Over Thanksgiving weekend, members of the United States Military Vets Motorcycle Club (a non-profit organization) will be living outside for 48 hours in a shopping center parking lot in Murfreesboro.

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Motlow College Smyrna Center celebrates Veterans Day
Motlow College Smyrna Center celebrates Veterans Day

Motlow College Smyrna Center campus faculty and staff members who have served in the Armed Forces recently gathered for a Veteran's Day photo.

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Veterans Day Parade on the VA Campus will be Nov. 8, 2014 / Christmas Parade will be Dec. 14, 2014
Veterans Day Parade on the VA Campus will be Nov. 8, 2014 / Christmas Parade will be Dec. 14, 2014

For the first time ever, the York VA Medical Center is putting together a Veterans Day Parade on November 8th. Jessica Schiefer with the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System told WGNS...

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UPDATE: Motorcycle accident this past Saturday sends husband and wife to Vanderbilt Medical Center
UPDATE: Motorcycle accident this past Saturday sends husband and wife to Vanderbilt Medical Center

Reports indicate one of two persons on a motorcycle this past Saturday has sadly passed away...

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Wings of Freedom Fish Fry Salutes Korean War Veterans
Wings of Freedom Fish Fry Salutes Korean War Veterans

The annual Wings of Freedom Fish Fry, presented by the Smyrna Rotary, is coming up Saturday, September 13th. Rotarian Ginny Williams of Gil's Ace Hardware says this year, they're honoring Korean War veterans.

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Local VA in Murfreesboro to host a town hall forum for veterans
Local VA in Murfreesboro to host a town hall forum for veterans

Patient Advocates will be on hand to take down any personal concerns that need follow up, however the open forum will be geared toward systems improvement...

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Tennessee veterans utilizing college tuition money for their service
Tennessee veterans utilizing college tuition money for their service

A new report from the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury finds that 1,325 veterans have received more than $3.1 million in grant money from 2008-2013.

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UPDATE: Attempted Armed Robbery Reported in Area of Barfield School this past Friday
UPDATE: Attempted Armed Robbery Reported in Area of Barfield School this past Friday

A man told police he was walking into his Veterans Parkway apartment near Barfield School when a man tried to rob him at gunpoint and force his way into his apartment. The incident occurred at Arium Apartments.

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Special Fundraiser for the Fisher house in Murfreesboro
Special Fundraiser for the Fisher house in Murfreesboro

The Fisher House in Murfreesboro is holding a fundraiser this Saturday at the Stones River Country Club on Broad Street. Phil Barnett, who is with the Tennessee Fisher house Foundation, explains...

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Just What the Doctor Ordered: Mental Health Help at the VA in Murfreesboro
Just What the Doctor Ordered: Mental Health Help at the VA in Murfreesboro

Some might say, it’s just what the doctor ordered. The York VA Medical Center has added a new service to further help veterans out.

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TN Veteran Education Task Force discusses its vision, support for student vets
TN Veteran Education Task Force discusses its vision, support for student vets

Clarifying its vision and brainstorming about ways to better support student veterans within higher education, the Tennessee Veteran Education Task Force met Friday (Feb. 21) at the James Union Building on the MTSU campus.

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TN Gov. Bill Haslam Announces Formation of Task Force to Help U-S Veterans Earn Degrees and More
TN Gov. Bill Haslam Announces Formation of Task Force to Help U-S Veterans Earn Degrees and More
Gov. Bill Haslam has announced the formation of a task force to evaluate how to best serve Tennessee’s veterans seeking a certificate or degree beyond high school.
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Supporting Tennessee Veterans, Every Day of the Year
The men and women in Tennessee who have served in the military are being honored on this Veterans Day, but making sure vets in the state have the support they need is happening every week of the year. 
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UPDATE: MTSU to conduct first Veterans Job Fair Thursday - Nov. 7
UPDATE: MTSU to conduct first Veterans Job Fair Thursday - Nov. 7
The first BRAVO Veterans Job Fair at MTSU will be held Thursday, with about 20 companies already on board to potentially jump-start careers through jobs or internships.
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Ordinary Heroes: A Celebration of Veterans
In honor of Veterans Day, Stewarts Creek High School presents its inaugural theater production, Ordinary Heroes, November 8 & 9 at 7:30 PM.  Based on the Library of Congress Veterans Oral History Project, Ordinary Heroescaptures the voices of real life soldiers and their families from conflicts dating back to World War I.  
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Mary Scales Remembered at City Council, While Veterans Are Honored at Commission
The Murfreesboro City Council took time to mourn the passing of Mary Scales, the first African-American council member at their October 17th meeting, while the Rutherford County Commission praised MTSU for their upcoming events honoring veterans...
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Veterans May Not Receive Disability Compensation
Veterans May Not Receive Disability Compensation

Volunteer State veterans feel effects of the government shutdown. Amid all the gridlock in Washington, Tennesseans who have fought for our country are feeling the pain. The Department of Veterans Affairs is running out of funding and many of its services and support programs are coming to a halt.

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Some Vets To Get Help With Home Buying
Tennessee veterans and their families can now permanently qualify for discounts on home loans worth an average of one-hundred dollars a month. A state agency that promotes home buying has extended a pilot program to give military homeowners a break.
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