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Marion County veteran of Vietnam War honors lost colleagues

Tom Equels, a Cobra helicopter pilot who flew 300 combat missions during the Vietnam War, refuses to let his lost comrades — one in particular — be forgotten. Equels, a decorated veteran who later became a lawyer, artist and CEO, painted a piece called “Lest We Forget,” which was inspired by funeral services for his

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Women Veterans Are Starting More and More STEM Businesses: Here Are the Resources They Need

Today, women veterans comprise 17 percent of the post-9/11 veteran population and are the fastest-growing sub-population of the veteran community, according to data from the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). These veterans are also increasingly starting and growing businesses, even in the previously male-dominated STEM (science, technology, engineer, mathematics) fields. In fact, women veterans are twice as

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VETERANS FLORIDA WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS

Tallahassee, Fla. – Veterans Florida, a nonprofit corporation created by the State of Florida that provides veterans and transitioning service members with career opportunities and entrepreneurship resources, recently announced that they have welcomed two new board members to their team. Florida Senate President Bill Galvano appointed Lynda L. Weatherman and Angela Drzewiecki on March 26th.

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Veterans Feel Shutdown Pain

Army veteran David Shanley-Dillman, a project leader with the U.S. Forest Service in rural Michigan, just wants to get back to work. The 53-year-old has been furloughed since Dec. 22 because of the partial government shutdown that has closed several federal agencies. He and his wife have depleted their savings, are living off credit cards

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