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Ending Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Raises More Questions

12:00AM
May
20, 2011

The repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is on track to take full effect among military troops in the fall. Training for a new policy allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military is underway. But, some are concerned not enough is being done to bring equality within the troops.

Michelle Obama Tells Columbus Group Veterans Need Job Help

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12:00AM
April
14, 2011

First Lady Michelle Obama used a west side warehouse as a backdrop to campaign for more business support for veterans and their spouses.

Study: More Mental Health Issues Among Children Of Deployed Parents

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12:00AM
November 23, 2010

While the war in Iraq is winding down, the mission is Afghanistan continues. And that means U.S. troops continue to be called up for duty. Long and repeated deployments are tough on families. WOSU gives a look at how children are affected when their parents go overseas.

Families Say Goodbye To Ohio National Guard’s 585th Company Bound For Iraq

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12:00AM
August 13, 2009

170 soldiers and their families said goodbye Thursday during a deployment ceremony in Marysville. The Ohio Army National Guard troops will soon travel to Iraq.

Ohio Public Colleges Will Soon Be Free For Vets

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May
13, 2009

Thousands of military veterans will be able to attend Ohio’s public colleges and universities for free when the federal GI Bill takes effect this summer. But state officials are promoting that now. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports.

Ohio Remembers Fallen Soldiers.

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May
20, 2008

27 Ohioans died in military service between April 2007 and last month. The state honored them with a public wreath laying ceremony at statehouse square.

Columbus Red Cross Chief Says ‘Military Scam’ Is Unforgivable.

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June
5, 2007

The American Red Cross today warns of a new scam. The organization says the scammers contact spouses of military members by telephone, tell them a loved one is injured in Iraq, and then try to obtain personal information. Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Columbus Red Cross chapter, Michael Carroll, says the Department of Defense asked the Red Cross to issue a warning.

Educators and counselors learn how to help military kids cope with parent’s absense

12:00AM
March
14, 2007

There are about 2,900 National Guard and reservists from Ohio deployed around the world. They leave behind 2,100 children who sometimes have trouble coping with their absense. This week at Ohio State educators, counselors and others who work with children are learning how to help them.

Motts Military Museum grows

12:00AM
January
21, 2004

The Motts Military Museum is growing. The Groveport museum which features military artifacts from the Indian wars to Operation Iraqi Freedom will soon double its size. WOSU’s Mike Thompson profiles the museum and its founder, Warren Motts.