Abbie Bennett

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August 31, 2019 - 11:04 am
Little Green Army women may not be missing in action much longer. Toymaker Jeff Imel, president of VictoryBuy Inc. said he has committed to production of the plastic figures "in time for Christmas 2020," he said in an interview with Connecting Vets. Photo credit Courtesy of Jeff Imel Toy troops:...Read more
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August 29, 2019 - 7:21 am
( Connecting Vets ) - Not all children born to American service members outside of the U.S. will automatically be citizens , according to a new policy change from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services . The USCIS has a long list of categories that would exempt military kids from this policy...Read more
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August 21, 2019 - 2:23 pm
( Connecting Vets ) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a proclamation to erase the student loan debt of fully disabled veterans. During the AMVETS 75th National Convention in Kentucky, the president announced and then immediately signed a presidential memorandum to eliminate that debt. "...Read more
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August 20, 2019 - 2:56 pm
( Connecting Vets ) - Julia Yllescas has never doubted that her dad has always been with her. But now she and the whole world can see it, thanks to help from photographer and military spouse Susanne Beckmann. Beckmann, of Snapshots by Suz has been photographing Nebraska teen Yllescas since she was...Read more
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August 12, 2019 - 10:51 am
(Connecting Vets) -- It's been more than 2,555 days since Austin Tice, Marine , journalist, son and brother was captured in Syria. He turned 38 on Sunday. Aug. 14 marks seven years since his abduction near Damascus -- seven years his family has worked tirelessly to free him. In May 2012, Austin...Read more
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August 05, 2019 - 3:00 am
( Connecting Vets ) - Last year, the Department of Veterans Affairs spent $4.8 billion using charge cards. A VA watchdog agency found that millions of that money could have been spent illegally or improperly, including a surge in year-end spending that indicates potential waste. Every year, the VA'...Read more
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July 25, 2019 - 1:59 pm
( Connecting Vets ) - Sixteen Camp Pendleton, Calif. Marines were arrested Thursday morning on drug and human smuggling charges, the Corps announced. Officials from 1st Marine Division working with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) arrested the Marines during battalion formation. The...Read more
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