Veterans Connections

Community members recall Cray's tireless dedication to local veterans

Members of the Rochester community say local veterans owe a debt a gratitude to Tom Cray, founder of the Veterans Outreach Center. Cray died of brain...
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Mon, 11/13/2017 - 1:13pm
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Veterans Outreach Center founder Tom Cray has died

A key figure in local efforts to help Vietnam and other veterans has died. Tom Cray died Friday at the age of 67. It was disclosed in January that he...
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Sun, 11/12/2017 - 6:52pm
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Local veterans help each other ease back into civilian life

As Veterans Day approaches, Compeer Rochester is reminding local veterans that a program it offers can help them ease back into civilian life....
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Fri, 11/10/2017 - 6:32am
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Connections: Retired U.S. Amy Captain Sam Brown

U.S. Amy captain Sam Brown is in Rochester to share his story of recovery and resilience. While responding to an ambushed patrol in Afghanistan in 2008,...
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Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:29am
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Rochester Veterans Outreach Center loses $2M in federal funding

The federal government has cut millions of dollars in funding for veteran programs, and Rochester’s Veterans Outreach Center is one of those affected....
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Thu, 09/28/2017 - 8:04pm
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Connections: Theater of War

Since ancient times, combat veterans have suffered from war stress, PTSD, and suicidal urges. The Veterans Outreach Center is bringing Theater of War to...
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Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:16am
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Veterans in the Monroe County Jail will now be housed together

Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn announced a new housing area in the downtown Monroe County Jail specifically designated for incarcerated military veterans....
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Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:57pm
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Veterans organization urges vets to seek help if Vietnam documentary triggers difficult memories

The Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary "The Vietnam War" , which debuted on WXXI-TV this week, could trigger symptoms for some veterans who suffer...
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Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:01pm
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WATCH: Theatre reveals the wounds of war

https://youtu.be/pmwuMwUqbPo Actors from popular television dramas of the past and present are coming to Rochester on Friday, September 22. However,...
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Mon, 09/18/2017 - 1:03am
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WATCH: Finding family roots; preserving stories of the Vietnam War

https://youtu.be/bJiwXdaaL7A Everyone from Whoopi Goldberg to Samuel L. Jackson have sought to find the answer to one question” where am I from? But...
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Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:45am
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