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Milwaukee VA Needs Volunteer Drivers to Take Patients to Appointments

The Milwaukee VA Medical Center is seeking volunteer drivers to take patients back and forth to their hospital appointments. The Disabled American Veterans, which oversees the driving program, needs volunteers for the Racine, Kenosha, Waukesha, and Milwaukee area. The program is set up to give free rides to patients for their hospital appointments at the […]

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Letter to the Editor: Military Veteran Commentary

By Chief of Police Art Howell In observation of the recent community conversation wherein it was suggested that military veterans be excluded from future employment opportunities with the Racine Police Department, a formal public response is in order. This conversation cannot proceed in earnest without first acknowledging the sacrifice of those who have given their […]

Posted inUptown Observer

Steil still pushing for answers in Wisconsin Veterans Home outbreak

U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil, who represents Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. UNION GROVE ⏤ U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil isn’t satisfied with the answers he’s received concerning an August COVID-19 outbreak at the Wisconsin Veterans Home. U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil’s letter to state Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary Mary Kolar, dated Nov. 23. Image provided. On Monday, […]

Posted inUptown Observer

Kenosha County Board approves police body cams, veterans memorial bonds

A Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department deputy stands monitoring commenters during a tense citizens’ comments portion of the County Board’s Thursday night special meeting. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⸺ Thursday night, 18 members of the County Board held a special meeting to pass bonds for police body cameras and improvements to a veterans […]

Posted inHealth

New law creates 988 suicide hotline with special designation for Veterans

Legislation to designate a three-digit phone number for national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline has been signed into law. The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act directs the FCC to designate 988 for the National Suicide Prevention Line and allows veterans to press “1” after dialing 988 to be routed automatically to the Veterans […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS

Milwaukee VA Provides Telehealth, Telephone Care During Pandemic

While the Milwaukee Veterans Affairs Medical Center is only seeing patients for essential appointments at the hospital during the coronavirus pandemic, telephone and video appointments are still available. “We remain committed to providing our veterans with the world-class care they’ve earned and deserve,” said Dr. Dan Zomchek, medical center director. “We continue to urge all […]

Posted inEye on EmploymentEye on Talent

State Veterans agency announces new grants for business training and technical assistance

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Dan Zimmerman announced today $400,000 in grants to non-profit organizations that provide entrepreneurship training, or technical, business or other assistance to veteran entrepreneurs to improve employment outcomes. “We are proud to support veterans who are choosing to invest in themselves to create businesses right here in Wisconsin,” said […]

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Stand Down event, Nov. 10, brings needed services to homeless Veterans

A Veterans Stand Down Event will be put on by Racine/Kenosha Veterans Services on Nov. 10 and Racine’s Lakefront YMCA. The event gives homeless Veterans the opportunity to come together for camaraderie, food, clothing, as well as medical, dental and other services. Veterans are provided access to community resources to rebuild their lives. At the […]

Posted inSchools

UW-Parkside students chosen to participate in program for female veterans

The Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University awarded University of Wisconsin-Parkside students Chesney Fix and Anjuli Holmes with a scholarship to attend the 2018 Focus Forward Fellowship hosted at Purdue, West Lafayette, Ind. The Focus Forward Fellowship helps female veteran students build skills, leadership, and a sense of community with their peers. Fix and Holmes […]

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Foxconn unveils campaign to hire 3,000 military veterans

With the first vertical construction recently taking place at what will become part of the Foxconn Technology Group’s massive Mount Pleasant facility, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer is facing the reality of just exactly HOW it will hire the 13,000 workers it has promised to employ. Southeastern Wisconsin, along with much of the United States, is […]