Veterans

Aug. 7 set aside as 'Purple Heart Recognition Day' in county


The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners on July 23 presented a Proclamation to members of the Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart at their regular meeting, proclaiming Aug. 7 as "Purple Heart Recognition Day" in Citrus County.

The Purple Heart, originally known as the Military Badge of Merit, was established by the General Orders of General George Washington, two hundred and one years ago, on Aug. 7, 1782, and is now the oldest military decoration in the world in present use.

County veterans office looking for transitioning veterans


The Citrus County Veterans Services (CCVSO) Office is looking for veterans who have recently transitioned from the military (or returning reservist from tours of active duty) to Citrus County within the past two years.

Veterans Services is requesting that veterans and their spouses call to be placed on a list for an upcoming seminar. The CCVSO will be discussing what benefits or services you need to help ease your transition.

Help available for veterans suffering from PTSD


The Citrus County Veterans Services Department is offering help for Veterans who have had their Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) claim denied.

Veterans who have been denied within the past two years are asked to contact the county's veterans services department to review your case and discuss your compensation/pension examination.

All Veterans who have been diagnosed by the Lecanto VA Mental Health center and have been denied are encouraged to contact the Citrus County Veterans Office.

County honors Legion Post 155 motorcycle riders


The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday presented a Proclamation to the American Legion Riders Chapter 155, proclaiming the March 26, 2013 as “American Legion Riders Chapter 155 Day” in Citrus County.

The American Legion Riders are a diverse group of motorcycle enthusiasts sharing common goals of which are all members or spouses of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, or sons of the American legion.

They answer the call to ride in service to America’s military, her Veterans, and for the children and youth of the country.

New schedules for Veteran Services questions and information


The Citrus County Veterans Services Department has announced a Case Manager will be available during the week to assist veterans to apply for benefits and provide information for other veterans’ benefits. 

SB 390 addresses veterans’ concern


State Sen. Charlie Dean has sponsored Senate Bill 390 relating to misrepresentations concerning solicitations for military or veterans.

This bill provides veterans’ organizations, who believe a business entity is using the name of the organization to fraudulently promote their business for private profit, with a method to file their grievances with the courts.

County honors military veteran

The Citrus County Commission declared Aug. 28 as "Lance Corporal Joshua Langston White" Day in the county.

Accepting the proclamation was White's grandfather, who was once an art teacher at Crystal River High School.

The corporal, a native of Crystal River and was graduated in 2009 from CRHS. He then went to Santa Fe College in Gainesville and joined the U.S. Marine Corps on Aug. 2, 2011. Cpl. White was stationed at Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, California, as part of 1-1 Bravo Company.

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Capt. Grant named 'Law Enforcement Officer of the Year'

Capt. Buddy Grant, Law Enforcement Officer of the YearFollowing in the footsteps of Citrus County Sheriff Jeff Dawsy, Capt.

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