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Bob Payne, a WWII Army Air Corp veteran deployed in the Pacific who was honored with his wife Barbara  from Concord, during the POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony held at the NH Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen on Saturday.

To remember the POW and MIA: Recognition Day ceremony in Boscawen

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A POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony was held at the NH Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen on Saturday.

Goffstown High grad finishes Air Force training

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Air Force Airman 1st Class Eric M. Gauvin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

JFK picture on side of Dallas tour bus draws ire, threats

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The owner of Dallas City Tour said he received so much negative feedback, and even threats, he was forced to cover up the image of the slain President.

Yellowstone tourist fined for crashed drone

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Theodorus Van Vliet was trying to take aerial pictures of Yellowstone last month when his camera-equipped drone crashed into Grand Prismatic Spring, a geothermal feature known for its brilliant colors caused by bacteria and minerals, officials said.

Opinion

Pat Buchanan: Stepping into a basket of snakes

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A long, unauthorized war -- again.

Veterans Count, for less: Feds shred a program that works

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The New Hampshire Veterans Count program, an unusual and successful public-private partnership, has become the victim of unintended consequences and government meddling.

Deroy Murdock: Earth-friendly energy is anything but

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Perhaps because solar panels and industrial wind farms lack emissions, they seem “clean.” Despite their pristine appearance, however, these “green” electricity sources hammer Mother Nature — often fatally.

Guests attend the Veterans Professional Development Conference at Manchester Community College on Tuesday.

Meeting focuses on helping veterans make transition to civilian life

Higher school of learning educators gathered in Manchester Tuesday to learn learned how to address the specific needs of veterans as they transition from the military to a civilian, collegiate life.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte was among the many local and state officials to stop by at the grand opening of the Homeland Heroes donation store in Hudson on Thursday.

Ayotte assists in veterans' donation center opening

During the official opening of Hudson's Homeland Heroes donation store, Ayotte praised two local women's efforts in helping on the home front.

Rifle shoot to help homeless vets

The U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club, NH Chapter I will hold its third annual competition rifle shoot in conjunction with the Raymond Sportsman Club on Saturday, Oct. 11.

Veterans Briefs: POW-MIA recognition ceremony Saturday

The New Hampshire VFW and Ladies Auxiliary will host the annual POW-MIA Recognition Day event at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the state Veterans Cemetery.

American Legion leader visits NH

Despite the heavy travel load, Michael Helm said going post to post and meeting with fellow members of the veterans' group is a wonderful part of the job he sought.

National Guard program's management changing hands

Care Coordination Program wins praise as its management changes hands.

Disabled anglers, vets try luck in tournament

Two dozen disabled anglers cheered on by friends and family enjoyed a free outing at Camp Robindel during the 15th Annual New England Paralyzed Veterans and Disabled Bass Fishing Tournament held on Lake Winnipesaukee recently.

Commentary -- Mary Tamposi: Housing the homeless helps us all

As summer winds down and winter heads our way, we remember back to a cold evening on Jan. 29 when Harbor Homes hosted a reception to kick off its newly created Ending Homelessness Fund.

Sweeney Post hosting Italian dinner/dance

The Sons of the American Legion is holding its annual Italian dinner/dance on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Sweeney Post.

100 Nights ceremony set for Thursday at Veterans Cemetery

BOSCAWEN – On Thursday evening, as the sun begins to set, hundreds of people will converge on the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery for the closing night of this summer's 100 Nights of Remembrance.

Meeting at VA Medical Center on Sept. 25

The Department of Veterans Affairs will hold a town hall meeting on Sept. 25 at the VA Medical Center on Smyth Road.

Carrabba's Northeast junior vice president Skip Jackson, third from left in the back row, and managing partners from the restaurant chain's Northeast region gather for a picture after competing in a Tough Mudder race on Aug. 23 to benefit veterans-related groups, including New Hampshire-based Healy's Heroes.

Carrabba's managers get down and dirty for a good cause

Recently, managers of Carrabba's restaurants in the area participated in a Tough Mudder race to support charities related to the armed forces — most notably, in honor of New Hampshire's own fallen hero Dan Healy.

American Legion national commander to visit NH

New Hampshire Legionnaires and veterans can meet National Commander Michael Helm when he visits the state Sept. 11-14.

DAV plans meeting

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 18 will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18.

WWII veteran Rosario Charles Locicero placed a wreath in honor of one of Milford's 13 fallen WWII veterans, Pvt. George Warren Kimball, at Sunday's WWII Memorial Park rededication. Locicero's name is also etched on the wall.

Milford's World War II fallen honored Sunday

Family and friends of 13 fallen World War II heroes gathered on a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon to remember and to rededicate Milford's World War II Memorial Park in their honor.

Suicide Prevention Week: NH expert focuses on veterans

The death of comedian and actor Robin Williams provides an opportunity to make depression something acceptable to talk about and treat as Suicide Prevention Week approaches.

Kuster talks health services with vets, advocates

Congresswoman Annie Kuster, D-N.H., of the 2nd Congressional District, met with local veterans and advocates at Southwest Community Services last Thursday to discuss access to health care, mental health services, and other issues facing Granite State veterans.

Oldest active member of NH chapter of MOAA turns 100

Surrounded by more than 120 family members and friends, Lt. Col. Walter J.D. Hewitt (Ret.), turned 100 years old on Aug. 31.

NH Veterans Briefs: Londonderry Post 27 will host events

American Legion Post 27 will host karaoke with DJ Sharon from 7:30-11 p.m. on Thursday

Gov. Perry calls on vets, other Americans to restore country

Texas Gov. Rick Perry spoke to 100 area residents at the Defend Freedom Pork Roast last Saturday and called on veterans and other Americans to help improve the country, not wait for Washington, D.C., to do so.

NHARNG announces retiree lunch

The sixth annual New Hampshire Army National Guard retiree luncheon is Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in building 1 at the State Military Reservation.

Chair to serve as Derry POW/MIA memorial

In remembrance of the 92,000 POWS and MIAs missing since World War I, town councilors recently approved a plan to permanently place a chair within the town hall. Councilors voted 6-0 Tuesday night to begin acquiring the chair and placing it within the building.

New Hampshire Veterans Home Commandant Peggy LaBrecque is all smiles after getting splashed in the home's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Veterans Home in Tilton takes on ALS challenge

Margaret “Peggy” LaBrecque stood, shivering slightly, in the New Hampshire Veterans Home courtyard Friday afternoon.

Harbor Homes of Nashua receives funds to expand mental health services

Harbor Homes of Nashua, a non-profit organization providing housing, healthcare and supportive services to those challenged with homelessness and/or mental illness, was one of only four organizations in New Hampshire to receive a generous grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Honor Our Veterans event on Aug. 24; free pork roast in Rochester; free pork roast in Rochester

Honor Our Veterans event on Aug. 24 - On Aug. 24, from 3 to 6 p.m., the Friends of Jane Cormier will be offering a free dinner event for New Hampshire veterans.

Staff from Nashua's 1-800-GOTJUNK franchise unloaded several truckloads of donated furnishings at the new Homeland Heroes “store” in Hudson on Thursday afternoon. Starting next month, the store will be open by appointment to allow struggling military families and veterans set up their civilian households.

Homeland Heroes to open "store" in Hudson

Less than a year after its inception, the Homeland Heroes Foundation will soon open a store for area military families and veterans in need.

Matthew Albuquerque, right, hands off the keys to a special SoloRider golf cart to his friend Robert Wilson, a bilateral amputee who lost his legs in Vietnam.

At 73, double amputee Vietnam vet is golfing again with special cart at Manchester CC

After two years off the green, with the help of his friends, Robert Wilson is back to playing the game he says saved his life.

World War II veteran Charles “Charlie” LaPierre, the New Hampshire Veterans Home's oldest resident, passed away on Friday.

Veterans Home's oldest resident dies at 100

The New Hampshire Veterans Home lost its oldest resident when Charles "Charlie" LaPierre passed away on Friday.

U.S. Army and World War II veteran Leo Cohen, 94, talks animatedly to U.S. Air Force veteran and LTC Partners employee Michael Gaffney at a Tuesday event celebrating LTC's $150,000 gift to Veterans Count.

Vets charity receives a $150,000 gift

A Tuesday event celebrated a substantial gift by insurance company LTC Partners to Veterans Count, an Easter Seals program that provides funds and resources to veterans, service members and their families.

Mary Tamposi: When our vets suffer in crisis, so does the family

Our servicemen and women, whether already home or returning, face a unique set of challenges.

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