veterans en Other Side of Ninety: Glenn Johnson <p>This month marks 70 years since D-Day, the landing operations at Normandy during World War 2. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:22:29 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 20300 at Other Side of Ninety: Glenn Johnson Veteran Remembers POW Experience <p>This Memorial Day…we hear from veteran Glenn Johnson.</p><p>Johnson served as a paratrooper in World War II in the 101<sup>st</sup> Airborne Division.&nbsp; He was injured after parachuting into German territory just prior to the Normandy invasion in 1944.&nbsp; There he was captured and imprisoned for five months.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Johnson describes how he and two others escaped one day while on a work detail near the border of Germany and Czechoslovakia.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 26 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 18793 at Cell Phone Collection to Benefit Soldiers <p>This Memorial Day weekend… a charity group wants you to donate old cell phones to benefit soldiers.&nbsp;</p><p>Military Support Group and AT&amp;T have put out collection boxes in several locations in Rhinelander.&nbsp;</p><p>AT&amp;T Wisconsin Spokesperson Jessica Erickson says the old cell phones are recycled …and the proceeds go to pay for phone cards for soldiers overseas.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 22:56:48 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 18792 at Memories of Pearl Harbor, 72 Years Later <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This weekend marks 72 years since the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.&nbsp; Earlier this fall we heard from Walter </span>Wendt<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, 95-year-old naval veteran of Pearl Harbor.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He remembers the day of the attacks as one of confusion.</span></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 23:35:05 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 11589 at Memories of Pearl Harbor, 72 Years Later Backups Slow Northwoods Veterans Claims <p>Northwoods veterans are likely facing delays in their medical claims.</p><p>Oneida County Veterans Service Officer Tammy Walters says a decision to transfer the processing of disability claims at VA facilities in other states to Wisconsin to eliminate a backlog means recent claims by Northwoods veterans will have to wait...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Sun, 17 Nov 2013 15:03:00 +0000 Ken Krall 10708 at Backups Slow Northwoods Veterans Claims Honor Flight to Take Place As Planned <p>One group that had a close eye on the federal government shutdown was the Never Forgotten Honor Flight organization. The group flies northern and central Wisconsin veterans to their service memorials in Washington, D.C.&nbsp;</p><p>The government shutdown halted federal workers from helping at the sites. Co-Founder Jim Campbell says they were going to fly the mostly Korean War vets to the nation&#39;s capitol even if the shutdown dragged on. With the government back up and running, the flight will proceed as planned.</p><p>Campbell spoke with Ken Krall about next Monday&#39;s flight.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:33:17 +0000 Ken Krall 9444 at Honor Flight to Take Place As Planned VA Health Services Staying Open, Not Changing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Veterans&rsquo; health services are not being affected by the government shutdown.&nbsp; Iron Mountain VA Health Center spokesman Brad Nelson says other aspects of Veterans Affairs may be impacted, but clinics and health services are funded well in advance.</span></p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;We already have advance appropriations for 2014, so we&rsquo;re remaining fully open in that regard.&nbsp; So we are not impacted by this current lapse in appropriations.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 19:17:15 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8779 at Secretary, Legislators Hear Veteran's Concerns <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state Secretary of Veterans Affairs met with area veterans Wednesday &nbsp;at a listening session in </span>Rhinelander<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He was joined by three </span>Northwoods<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> state legislators.</span></p><p>Secretary John Scocos says the current state budget has more money in it to fund veteran's programs, including money for families and education. One program would help veterans begin new businesses...</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 20:40:10 +0000 Ken Krall 7169 at Secretary, Legislators Hear Veteran's Concerns Vets Recovery Camp Seeks to Expand <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Lake Tomahawk camp for Wisconsin veterans is hoping to expand.&nbsp; Camp American Legion is exploring plans for a new multi-million dollar building.</span></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 23:27:15 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 6151 at Vets Recovery Camp Seeks to Expand Nine Hired at VA Med. Center <p>A spokesperson says The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain has hired nine mental health professionals to meet the demand.</p><p>Those hires are part of more than 1,600 new mental health hires within the VA system.</p><p>Spokesperson Brad Nelson says four of the new hires are under an Executive Order signed by President Obama to meet the needs of veterans and their families. He says with more than a decade of combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the need is there.</p> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Ken Krall 3692 at