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Retired Army Sgt. First Class Billy Costello, center, who lost his right leg while stationed in Afghanistan, dives with the use of a prosthetic to help transplant coral Monday, July 28, 2014, in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Big Pine Key, Fla. 
(Source: Joe Berg/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Vets, Teens Transplant Corals In Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary

A dozen wounded veterans are wrapping up several days of diving in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Tuesday to help transplant corals on a special section of the reef set aside as a remembrance area for fallen American service personnel.

07/29/2014

Florida Governor Rick Scott honored veterans in Hollywood, Florida on July 1, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Scott Honors Veterans, With Possible Election Benefits

As Gov. Rick Scott tours the state this week honoring military veterans, he is marking the contributions of a bloc of voters that could help in his difficult re-election fight.

07/01/2014

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Rubio Named To House-Senate Committee On VA Reform Bill

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will now be part of the group working to fix issues with veterans healthcare.

06/18/2014

Dr. Vincent DeGennaro, Chief of Staff, Miami VA (Source: CBS4)

Miami VA Chief Defiant, Vows To Stay On

The embattled chief of staff for the Miami VA said he has no intention of resigning, despite calls for him to step down following revelations that in 2009 he agreed never to practice medicine again in the state of New York and was sanctioned by the state of Florida for allegedly failing to provide the proper care to one of his patients who died a painful and gruesome death.

06/16/2014

Ft. Lauderdale honors veterans on Memorial Day. (Source: CBS4)

Hundreds Gather In Ft. Lauderdale To Honor Veterans On Memorial Day

Hundreds gathered in Fort Lauderale Memorial Day morning to honor those who gave their lives in service.

05/26/2014

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Singer Connie Francis attends as Larry King is honored at the 2011 Friars Club Testimonial dinner gala at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on November 14, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

Singer Connie Francis In Miami To Help Fight Homelessness

While many people are sitting by the beach or at a backyard barbecue for the Memorial Day weekend, others will be working to end homelessness.

05/24/2014

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Walmart Hires Thousands Of Florida Veterans

On this Memorial Day weekend, Walmart has announced the hiring of more than two-thousand veterans, the second most hires out of all the states.

05/24/2014

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Veterans Get Free Admission To Miami Seaquarium

The Miami Seaquarium is offering free admission to veterans and those serving in the military for Memorial Day weekend.

05/23/2014

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio  (Source: CBS4)

Rubio Demands VA Changes, Reacts To Miami Whistleblower

Florida Senator Marco Rubio said recent allegations made by a whistle blower inside the Miami VA are both disturbing but sadly typical of the VA’s problems across the country.

CBS Miami–05/22/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Vice President Biden Delivers Speech At Miami-Dade College

Vice President Joe Biden drew cheers from many of the 2,000 graduating students from Miami-Dade College and their parents when he called for immigration reform and said that could increase the Gross Domestic Product for the U.S. economy by
5.4% over the next 20 years.

05/03/2014

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