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Marine surprises family for Christmas

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Many people serving in the Armed Forces have to spend the Holidays away from their families, but one Grundy Center family received an unexpected gift this year. More>>

Work to begin on new parking ramp at Iowa City VA

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Construction on a new, 400-space parking ramp on the Iowa City VA Health Care Systems campus will begin in the spring. More>>

Pearl Harbor rosary finds home at Loras College

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This Saturday marks the 72nd anniversary of the day that will live in infamy, the attack on Pearl Harbor. In an Iowa connect, one eastern Iowan is hoping a piece of Pearl Harbor history will help pay tribute to the victims of Pearl Harbor. More>>

Newly unveiled Chickasaw County Veterans Memorial in New Hampton

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The Chickasaw County Courthouse in New Hampton is now home to the Chickasaw County Veterans Memorial. More>>

Meskwaki, 32 other tribes receive high honors for code talkers

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Congress is bestowing the Congressional Gold Medal, its highest civilian honor, on American Indians who used their native language to outwit enemies and protect American battlefield secrets during World Wars I and II. More>>

Waterloo troops among those headed to Kosovo

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More than three dozen Iowa Army National Guard soldiers are being mobilized for peacekeeping duty in southeastern Europe. More>>

Eastern Iowa soldier honored for service in wars nearly 50 years apart

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Longtime Iowa soldier Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Randle was honored for his service, which spanned nearly five decades. More>>

Branstad launches Home Base Iowa to connect veterans with jobs

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Gov. Terry Branstad is launching a new effort to connect veterans with jobs in Iowa. More>>

Hy-Vee locations serve military on Veterans Day

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Hy-Vee stores across eastern Iowa and the Midwest honored veterans Monday with the annual Veterans Day Breakfast. More>>

UNI Military Student Veteran Center connects veterans and campus

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The center, which just moved to the Maucker Student Union, is designed to help answer questions about benefits while bringing resources in from campus and off campus. More>>

Fallen Waterloo soldier honored with monument

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A fallen hometown hero will forever be remembered now outside a high school football field in Waterloo. More>>

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  • House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

    House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:04:16 GMT
    With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's chairman is offering to scale back a Senate-passed bill to improve health care services for veterans.More >>
    With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans' health care program scandalized by long patient wait...More >>
  • Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

    Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:03:34 GMT
    The official Algerian news agency says an Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from the radar.More >>
    An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, and its wreckage was found near the border of neighboring Burkina Faso - the third major international aviation disaster in a...More >>
  • UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:56:51 GMT
    Israeli tanks and warplanes are pummeling the Gaza Strip as U.S. and other diplomats push for a cease-fire with Hamas militants.More >>
    A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and...More >>
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