Veterans

Veterans carry a flag. (CBS)

Oakland Whistleblowers Say Veterans Being Denied Benefits

The Veterans Benefits Administration provides $95 billion of entitlements each year to veterans, including disability money, pensions to vets and their surviving spouses and death benefits — even American flags at veterans’ funerals.

02/25/2015

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Oakland Veterans Affairs Office Lost Nearly 14,000 Benefits Claims Since 1990

The Oakland office of Veterans Affairs improperly filed and then lost about 14,000 unprocessed veterans benefit claims, some dating back to the 1990s, a federal government investigation found.

02/20/2015

A man seeks donations for National Paradigm, a charity that claims to help veterans. (CBS)

Is Money Raised By Bay Area Charity Really Going To Help Homeless Veterans?

You may have seen them outside your local grocery store: men and women raising money for disabled and homeless veterans. An American flag and an ammo box are their trademarks.

02/04/2015

St Anthony's Dining Room

St. Anthony’s Dining Room Sees Changing Faces of San Francisco’s Poverty; Stays True To Their Mission

As Thanksgiving nears, KCBS In Depth spoke with Barry Stenger, the executive director of St. Anthony’s Dinning Hall, about the old and new faces of poverty in San Francisco, what challenges lay ahead and how you can help.

11/24/2014

Spc. Javier Mendoza works under the hood of a 2014 GM vehicle at the Raytheon and GM training center at Fort Hood, Texas. Mendoza, a newly GM-certified automotive technician, hopes to find work at a GM dealership in his hometown, Houston, Texas. Photo by Pat McKenna/Raytheon

From Trenches To Wrenches: Training Soldiers For Civilian Success

Raytheon Professional Services provided this first-of-its-kind training at Fort Hood, teaching the same curriculum that every dealership’s GM-certified automotive technician receives.

11/24/2014

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Conversations With Veterans: The Struggle Post Military Life

Female vets, who currently number close to two million, may have it even tougher than their male counterparts. One such veteran is Donna, a Denver-based, single mom, whose struggles lasted far longer than her deployment.

11/24/2014

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Disabled American Veterans Organization Giving Back To Those Who Serve Our Country

Through the Disabled American Veterans organization, veterans can find programs for financial, physical and emotional needs.

11/24/2014

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Conversations With Veterans: Nick Lopez’ Success Post Military Life

Technically savvy and patriotic, Nick Lopez always knew he wanted to use his talent to serve his country.

11/17/2014

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Supporting Our Military On Campus

Under the GI Bill, veterans are provided with financial support for education, making college a viable dream.

11/17/2014

Pearl Harbor survivor Herb Louden during the 2013 Petaluma Veterans' Day Parade. (CBS)

Pearl Harbor Survivor, Grand Marshal Of Petaluma Veterans’ Day Parade Dies Shortly Before Event

A Pearl Harbor survivor who was supposed to be this year’s grand marshal at the Petaluma Veterans’ Day Parade died shortly before the event.

11/12/2014

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