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POW/MIA Table (Laura Friend Photography)
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A Special Night For WNY Veterans/Heroes [PHOTOS]

There really is no way to payback our Veterans and Heroes for their sacrifices that they have made. For those who have served and returned home, there may be wounds that are visible and those which can't be seen. Even for those that return home unscathed after active duty, there are struggles that they may need a little help to overcome.

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Scotty McCreery
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Scotty McCreery Pays Tribute to Veterans With Heartwarming ‘The Dash’ Video

Scotty McCreery is a strong supporter of servicemen and women -- something he proves each night on tour -- and in honor of Veterans Day, the 'Feelin' It' singer wanted to go the extra mile to show his gratitude.

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Soldier Makes Surprise Return Home to Meet Baby Daughter

Here's a story for Veterans Day that will give you all the feels.

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Baskin-Robbins Comes Out With Camouflage Ice Cream For Veterans Day [PHOTO]

It's Baskin-Robbins' #FlavorOfTheMonth and it's  called "First Class Camouflage". Not only does it look pretty cool, but it also honors a very important holiday. Veterans Day is just around the corner (Nov 11th) but for the entire month you can dig into this delicious treat that includes chocolate, salty caramel, and cake flavored ice creams! It even has a camo waffle cone to match!

A portion of the camouflage ice cream profits will go to benefit the USO

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WNY Heroes — Adopt a Military Family for Christmas

This holiday season, WYRK has joined forces with WNY Heroes, Inc., for their Adopt a Local Veteran Family for Christmas Drive.

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Drug-Resistant Staph Infections in Hospitalized Veterans Sharply Reduced

 

A Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) initiative targeting potentially life-threatening staph infections in hospitalized patients has produced significant positive results, according to recent statistics released by VA.

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Accelerated Learning Programs Bridge Veterans’ Gap from Service, Civilian Employment

Each year, more than 250,000 Servicemembers take off their uniform for the last time. And for those transitioning Veterans, among the first questions they ask is: What’s next?  

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Mobile App Helps Support Treatment for Mild to Moderate Concussions

To better meet the needs of Veterans and others who have suffered mild to moderate concussion associated with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed "Concussion Coach," a mobile application (“app”) that provides portable tools to recognize symptoms and to identify and make use of coping strategies.

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Sunny Sweeney
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Full Story Behind Sunny Sweeney’s Soldier Photo Is Better Than You Imagined

Remember the photo that Sunny Sweeney captured of a soldier and civilian praying together at the airport? It went viral, and as a result, the soldier was identified. Now, the country singer is learning even more about soldier Michael Barth and the background behind the picture ... and it's amazing.

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Specialist Cruscita Flythe Is This Week’s Hometown Hero!

It’s time once again for this week’s Hometown Hero.  The Hometown Hero is brought to you by Keller Chevrolet and Batavia Downs Gaming.  She is originally from Buffalo, NY.  This week’s Hometown Hero is US Army Specialist Cruscita Flythe.

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Unknown Hero Saves Sick Man From Burning House…And Then Vanishes

It sounds like something out of a movie: a complete stranger rescues a man from a burning house and then just disappears. Well, it actually happened recently in Fresno, California.

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Mark Flack with Lilly WR Oct 2014 (listener submitted photo)
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Mark Flack Is This Week’s Hometown Hero!!

We are proud each week to tell you about people from right here in Western New York who help to ensure our freedom in our armed services.  This week, we honor 29 year old Sgt. Mark Flack with the United States Marine Corps.

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