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Veterans

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BART Offering Free Tickets For Military Personnel

BART announced on it is renewing a program offering free transit tickets to certain military personnel who are on leave or returning from active combat in dangerous war zones.

03/04/2014

Sally Trautwein. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Committed To Helping East Bay Homeless Veterans

The most recent homeless count in Alameda County shows 12 percent of the homeless are veterans. It’s a troubling statistic, and one that this week’s Jefferson Award winner is committed to changing.

01/08/2014

Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum portray President James Sawyer and John Cale in "White House Down" (credit: Sony Pictures/Getty Images)

‘White House Down’ Free For Active Military, Veterans On July 4

Sony Pictures and some of the nation’s biggest theater chains will allow members of the military and their guests to see “White House Down” for free…

07/03/2013

US Navy veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor Owen Smith holds a wreath as he is escorted by US Air Force veteran Don Arnold during a Pearl Harbor rememberance service aboard the USS Hornet on December 7, 2011 in Alameda, California.  Over 100 people were in attendance aboard the USS Hornet for a ceremony honoring the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Three survivors of the attack attended the service.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Calls For State Funds To Clear Backlog Of Veterans’ Benefits Claims

Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner called on Gov. Jerry Brown Monday to support spending provisions recently approved by state legislators that would provide $6 million to reduce the long backlog of veterans’ benefit claims in California.

06/17/2013

Bay Area Homeless Vets To Get Helping Hand With Housing

The Bay Area is receiving 280 vouchers to get homeless veterans permanent housing.

05/31/2013

Jefferson Award winner Rhonda Harris (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Builds Homes For Veterans

Some call this Jefferson Award winner “Wonder Woman” – not because she leaps tall buildings, but because she builds them as homes for veterans.

04/24/2013

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Interviews With Veterans: What Memorial Day Means From A Hero’s Perspective

How do you celebrate Memorial Day, and what does this federal holiday mean to you and your family? Read what some of our country’s veterans had to say about Memorial Day, patriotism and what this annual holiday means to them.

04/13/2013

Bay Area Job Fair Connects Veterans And Employers

Veterans, active-duty military personnel and their spouses had an opportunity to meet employers face to face at special job fair in San Jose on Thursday.

04/12/2013

KCBS Cover Story: Homeless Vets Unveil Mural in SF

Homeless veterans in San Francisco unveiled a mural yesterday that lists the number of Iraqi and Afghan vets who have taken their own lives. In this morning’s KCBS Cover Story, reporter Jeffrey Schaub tells us the mural project aims to call attention to the plight of veterans after they return home.

03/29/2013

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About The Bay: Napa Valley Home Tackles Military Suicides

Military veterans are taking their own lives at an alarming rate. A facility in the Napa Valley is looking to counter the trend.

03/11/2013

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