veterans http://wxpr.org en Memories of Pearl Harbor, 72 Years Later http://wxpr.org/post/memories-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 http://wxpr.org Memories of Pearl Harbor, 72 Years Later Backups Slow Northwoods Veterans Claims http://wxpr.org/post/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 http://wxpr.org Backups Slow Northwoods Veterans Claims Honor Flight to Take Place As Planned http://wxpr.org/post/honor-flight-take-place-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 http://wxpr.org Honor Flight to Take Place As Planned VA Health Services Staying Open, Not Changing http://wxpr.org/post/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 http://wxpr.org Secretary, Legislators Hear Veteran's Concerns http://wxpr.org/post/secretary-legislators-hear-veterans-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 http://wxpr.org Secretary, Legislators Hear Veteran's Concerns Vets Recovery Camp Seeks to Expand http://wxpr.org/post/vets-recovery-camp-seeks-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 http://wxpr.org Vets Recovery Camp Seeks to Expand Nine Hired at VA Med. Center http://wxpr.org/post/nine-hired-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 http://wxpr.org