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Senator Tom Carper’s  annual veterans summit brought U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin together with local vets groups.


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Delaware’s Department of Agriculture is putting out the call for a veteran who doesn’t mind entering hostile territory.

 

The state wants to enlist a vet for its Planting Hope Apiary project.

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This Veterans Day, Delaware celebrated that it recently became the third state to effectively end homelessness among its veteran population.

Gov. Jack Markell is honoring veterans of America’s armed forces in his weekly message.

 

85 thousand veterans live in the state, and six thousand Delaware residents are currently serving in the military.  

“As we wish for the safe return of those deployed overseas, we must continually rededicate ourselves to ensuring that they have the opportunities they deserve at home: affordable housing, job opportunities and a good quality of life.”

 

The Department of Veteran Affairs broke ground on a new outpatient clinic in Georgetown Friday.

 

The new clinic is an expansion of the current Sussex County Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Georgetown and will eventually replace that facility entirely.

 

David Scosik is a Vietnam veteran and president of the Delaware Veterans Coalition -an organization that advocates for veterans. He hopes the expansion will improve wait times and make it easier for veterans to get appointments.

 

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Delaware's Center for Homeless Veterans is doubling its capacity and taking its services to the next level with a new property in Wilmington.

Delaware close to ending veteran homelessness

Dec 31, 2015

Delaware won't meet its goal to house all homeless veterans within 2015, but they're close to the mark heading into the new year.

Gov. Jack Markell’s weekly message focuses on the continuing work  that needs to be done to improve quality of life for veterans in Delaware.

Markell says his administration has made strides in helping vets find work. In 2009, the Department of Labor saw a 55 percent increase in positive employment outcomes for Delaware veterans, especially those who are disabled.

A decorated Navy veteran and Dover High School graduate will be the keynote speaker at the state Gulf War Memorial dedication on Legislative Mall in Dover Saturday.

Captain Robin R. Gibbs has 22 years of Navy service. She was deployed to Afghanistan in 2013, where she served with a 20 member combat medical support team.

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The Wilmington VA Medical Center has a new home in Sussex County, which officials say should help it handle the 20 percent jump in patients it's seen in the past two years.

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