State & National News Veterans

Ingram files Veterans Employment Bill

February 11, 2014

State Senator Alan Hays (R-Umatilla) and State Representative Clay Ingram (R-Pensacola) have filed legislation which allows private, non-public employers in Florida to give hiring preference to an honorably discharged veteran, or the spouse of a service-disabled…

Escambia County Veterans

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell research

October 14, 2013

Press Release: University of West Florida faculty members with the social work and anthropology departments are currently conducting research regarding life after “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” for active duty military and veterans. The study explores any…


Heroes Among Us

June 21, 2013

By Brandy Volovecky The Pensacola Marine Corps League J.R. Spears Detachment 066 continues its “Heroes Among Us” speaker series on June 28 at 6 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park. The series, which started last month, features…

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Sexual assaults in military are up, alarmingly

May 8, 2013

A survey released by the Pentagon yesterday estimates that sexual assaults in the military have increased over 36 percent since 2010–jumping from 19,000 people in the armed forces assaulted in 2010 to 26,000. The sharp rise…