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Milwaukee VA giving third dose COVID shots to immunocompromised; planning underway for booster shots

Additional COVID-19 vaccinations are now being given by the Milwaukee VA Medical Center to immunocompromised Veterans as the virus continues to surge, fueled by the Delta variant. In addition, plans are being made to give booster shots to all Veterans and employees, starting eight months after the initial administration of the vaccines. Any Veterans who […]

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Disabled Veterans Fish in Salmon-A-Rama

Paralyzed Veterans of America (Wisconsin Chapter) and Salmon Unlimited Wisconsin joined forces to allow disabled veterans to fish on Lake Michigan. Paralyzed Veterans of America strives to enhance and uplift the lives of veterans who have experienced spinal cord trauma or who suffer from a spinal cord disease, MS, or ALS. Salmon Unlimited Wisconsin hosts Salmon-a-Rama, […]

Posted inGovernmentLocal news

Gov. Evers Signs Bill Designating May 14 as Hmong-Lao Veterans Day, Orders Flags to Half-Staff

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today signed Assembly Bill 154, now Wisconsin Act 31, designating May 14 as Hmong-Lao Veterans Day in Wisconsin. The governor issued Executive Order #115 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff in honor of Hmong-Lao veterans. The governor was joined […]

Posted inHealth and FitnessLife

Medical College of Wisconsin Veteran Outreach Program Helps Prevent Suicide with Firearm Safety Initiative

The Captain John D. Mason Veteran Peer Outreach Program, on behalf of the Southeastern Wisconsin Suicide Prevention Taskforce and BeThereWis.com, is bringing the Gun Shop Project and Safe Storage Program to local communities across Wisconsin. The program, developed by Safe Communities of Madison-Dane County, works with Wisconsingun shops and ranges to provide two levels of […]

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Part of deployed Wisconsin National Guard aviation unit returns to US soil from Middle East

By Wisconsin National Guard Public Affairs Office Approximately half of a Wisconsin Army National Guard aviation detachment returned safely to U.S. soil late last week after a nearly 11-month mobilization to the Middle East. The West Bend, Wisconsin-based Detachment 1, Company G, 2nd Battalion, 104th Aviation returned to Fort Hood, Texas, where the unit will […]

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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 inKenosha LensLocal newsUptown 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 inKenosha LensUptown 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 […]