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Marine surprises family for Christmas


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Hy-Vee locations serve military on Veterans Day


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


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


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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