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Today is Monday, July 21, the 202nd day of 2014. There are 163 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On July 21, 1944, American forces landed on Guam during World War II, capturing it from the Japanese some three weeks later.
SEARHC clinics open on Veterans Day

...stated.SEARHC patients who are veterans and have not yet signed up for heath care services through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and would like to can do so by contacting SEARHC Rural Veteran Liaison George Bennett Sr. at 907-966-8776...
VA partners with Anchorage health clinic

...began filtering into the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center this month as part of a recent deal with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to ease medical access.The overrun Alaska VA Healthcare System sends about 25 new patients to the Midtown...
Disabled vets will compete

...Veterans of America, which is co-hosting the games. The games are being sponsored by the PVA and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Pearson will be competing in some of his favorite sports, including the brutal game of quad rugby...
Alaska Digest

...located downtown, will open sometime in January or February. About $26,000 of the grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be used to purchase a handicap van. The rest will be used to renovate the housing complex. Murphy...
Alaska Digest

News in brief from around the state.
Outside editorial: Finding the truth to Gulf War illnesses

Just a few weeks ago, congressional influence and a large dose of common sense seemed to have saved UT Southwestern Medical Center's research efforts into why so many veterans of the 1990-91 Gulf War returned home with unexplained illnesses.
Juneau VA clinic to open in March

Vietnam veteran Michael Walsh is looking forward to a Veterans Affairs medical clinic opening in Juneau next spring so former service members won't need to travel to Anchorage or beyond for routine health care.
Support vets', pioneers' home

Alaska's unique system of caring for its senior citizens in Pioneers' Homes was established by the territorial legislature in a Marine Corps barracks in Sitka. Now, 88 years after the first home was established, we can honor the contributions of Alaska's veterans while maintaining the same high quality of care for our seniors.
Native American veterans push for recognition

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Navajo Code Talkers are legendary. Then there was Cpl. Ira Hamilton Hayes, the Pima Indian who became a symbol of courage and patriotism when he and his fellow Marines raised the flag over Iwo Jima in 1945.


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