Veterans http://wfae.org en Volunteers Take Wounded Troops, Veterans Fishing At Badin Lake http://wfae.org/post/volunteers-take-wounded-troops-veterans-fishing-badin-lake <p>At Badin Lake, volunteers took a group of 40 wounded American troops and disabled veterans fishing late last week. It was the second annual Top Shelf Fishing Festival for troops and veterans at the lake, about an hour northeast of Charlotte.</p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:27:19 +0000 Michael Tomsic 49862 at http://wfae.org Volunteers Take Wounded Troops, Veterans Fishing At Badin Lake Military's Huge Impact In NC May Shrink http://wfae.org/post/militarys-huge-impact-nc-may-shrink <p>The military supports roughly 540,000 jobs in North Carolina, but its presence may shrink over the next few years. That's according to a report the N.C. Commerce Department released Tuesday.</p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 21:46:07 +0000 Michael Tomsic 38661 at http://wfae.org New VA Residence In Salisbury Helps Veterans Transition http://wfae.org/post/new-va-residence-salisbury-helps-veterans-transition <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Veterans who are struggling to reintegrate into their community have a new resource in Salisbury. The Department of Veterans Affairs is opening a transitional home there Thursday.</span></p><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:57:59 +0000 Michael Tomsic 38336 at http://wfae.org New VA Residence In Salisbury Helps Veterans Transition Broadwell Makes First Public Speech Since Petraeus Scandal http://wfae.org/post/broadwell-makes-first-public-speech-petraeus-scandal <p>Paula Broadwell has mostly stayed out of the public eye since last November, when news broke of her affair with then-CIA director General David Petraeus. On Tuesday, she gave her first public speech since the scandal.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:58:21 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 35058 at http://wfae.org Broadwell Makes First Public Speech Since Petraeus Scandal Veterans Build Habitat Home For One Of Their Own http://wfae.org/post/veterans-build-habitat-home-one-their-own <p>Construction began Friday – Flag Day - on the first Habitat Charlotte home built <em>by</em> veterans <em>for</em> a veteran.&nbsp; They're racing to finish within 2 ½ weeks, so the home can be dedicated on the eve of Independence Day. &nbsp;WFAE spoke with some of the participants at Friday's kick-off.</p><p></p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:26:00 +0000 Julie Rose 29384 at http://wfae.org Veterans Build Habitat Home For One Of Their Own Student Veterans And The GI Bill http://wfae.org/post/student-veterans-and-gi-bill <p>The GI Bill was created to give soldiers a way to go to college cost-free after they finished their service. But a cost-cutting change to the benefit may mean a big tuition bill for some vets. It now only covers in-state tuition, a problem for some returning soldiers who spent years bouncing from base to deployment without establishing residency anywhere. Some North Carolina veterans say the UNC system makes it even harder for them to qualify and now they’re suing. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 15962 at http://wfae.org Student Veterans And The GI Bill Student Veterans Plan To Sue UNC For Discrimination http://wfae.org/post/student-veterans-plan-sue-unc-discrimination <p>A group of veterans attending state-run universities in North Carolina plan to file a discrimination lawsuit against the UNC system this week alleging they are routinely - and wrongly - made to pay out-of-state tuition.</p><p>The military life is a transient one - training in one state, based in another, transferring every few of years. That's one reason the federal government doesn't require service members to change their driver license every time they move. So establishing residency for things like in-state tuition is tough, says Army veteran Andrew Sammons.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:21:08 +0000 Julie Rose 5516 at http://wfae.org Student Veterans Plan To Sue UNC For Discrimination