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Two people were killed when a steam pipe exploded at a Veterans Affairs hospital campus in Connecticut on Friday, officials said. The blast happened a little after 8 a.m. in a maintenance building that’s on VA grounds, but separate from the medical clinic, according to a hospital spokesman. Three other workers suffered minor injuries from …

(CNN) —   It’s Veterans Day, which means a few brands and retailers are offering deals for active and former military members and their families, and they even have a few deals for those who haven’t served. Of course, many retailers offer military discounts year-round. But today, for deals that are specifically for service members, …

President Trump and President-elect Joe Biden both paused to mark Veterans Day on Wednesday, with the president participating in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and Mr. Biden visiting a war memorial in Philadelphia. Mr. Trump and the first lady laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in a ceremony in the …

MADISON, Ala. — Toyota Field will be bustling for Veterans Day. That’s because the Rocket City Trash Pandas have partnered up with several local organizations in an attempt to break a world record for “Largest Food Drive in 24 Hours at a Single Location.” From 8 a.m.-8 p.m., the stadium will be taking contactless deliveries …

Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Federal Drive’s daily audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. Tom Temin: Ms. Bogue, good to have you on. Charmain Bogue: Thank you. Thank you for having me. Great to be here to talk about the Vet Tech Program. Tom Temin: So tell us more about …

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — This election season, Virginia voters will decide if some disabled veterans should get a tax break. The Constitution of Virginia generally mandates that all property be taxed unless an exception is specifically outlined. If a majority of Virginians vote ‘yes’ on Constitutional Amendment #2, veterans who are fully compensated by the …

Although Gina Ortiz Jones and Tony Gonzales are both veterans who have served their country, they found themselves on opposite sides of the issues on Thursday night during the Texas Congressional District 23 debate at Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde. The two candidates are vying for the most competitive congressional district in Texas, which …

COLUMBIA — Recently, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced the increased use of virtual health delivery systems by 1,000 percent. At Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital in Columbia, providers have experienced similar increases with VA Video Connect (VVC) appointments. “VA Video Connect is part of a comprehensive health care model,” said Katie Marienfeld, …

IRVING, Texas, Sept. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Exela Technologies, Inc. (“Exela”) (NASDAQ: XELA) today announced that, together with General Dynamics Information Technology (“GDIT”), it has been selected by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) to provide services under the VA’s Veterans Intake, Conversion, and Communication Services (“VICCS”) program for a specific five-year task …

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Due to Virginia officials’ recommendations amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rockbridge Area Recreation Organization (RARO) announced Friday the cancellation of several fall sports programs, but also the availability of free clinics for other sports. According to RARO’s Facebook post on Friday, Aug. 14, in response to Gov. Ralph Northam’s suggestions …