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More airstrikes target Pakistani Taliban militants

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t least 10 Pakistan Taliban fighters, including some commanders, were killed Saturday as government forces pounded terrorist strongholds and as a possible U.S. drone strike targeted Islamist militants, in the latest signs of retaliation for a deadly attack on a school last week.

Women mourn their relative Mohammed Ali Khan, 15, a student who was killed during an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School, at his house in Peshawar on Tuesday.

In revenge, Pakistani Taliban strike school, killing at least 141

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Pakistan suffered the worst terrorist attack of a seven-year Taliban insurgency Tuesday when militants rampaged through an army-run high school in the northern city of Peshawar, killing at least 141 people, mostly students, in what the militants described as revenge for months of airstrikes on their tribal-area strongholds by Pakistan warplanes and CIA drones.

Accused Boston Marathon bomber to appear in court this week

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Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is due to appear in court in Boston this week for the first time in more than a year, at a final hearing before his trial begins next month, one of his attorneys said on Monday.

Iraq presses Hagel for greater U.S. military support against ISIS

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Hagel, paying an hours long visit to Iraq as he prepares to step down from his Pentagon position, underscored the significant expansion in U.S. military assistance since the Islamic State group swept into northern Iraq from Syria in the summer.

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A professional instructor at Cannon Mountain works with young skiers.  Cannon Mountain will be one of many ski areas across New Hampshire that will participate in National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month during January.

Newbies welcome on NH slopes

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The New Year is the perfect time to make a resolution to try something new. January is National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, which makes it affordable to test out the snow with special first time skier programs and offers for alpine and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowboarding.

Be like Wenceslaus The king who gave of himself

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Today we remember the Feast of Stephen and the 'Good King Wenceslaus.'

'Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus'

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New York Sun editorial writer Francis Pharcellus Church's 1897 response to an 8-year-old girl's question is timeless.

Derry making progress with efforts to honor POWS, MIAs

After years of trying to bring recognition to POWs and MIAs, local VFW and American Legion members will now have their chance, a local veteran said.

Post 79 to hold karaoke, other events

American Legion Post 79 will hold karaoke with Dan from 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 26.

NH senators praise passage of bill to aid veterans with brain injuries

U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) praised the passage of a bill that will enhance treatment services for New Hampshire veterans living with traumatic brain injuries.

Artist Alice Cosgrove’s concept drawing for the design New Hampshire Marine Memorial monument at Hampton Beach. Her design was unanimously approved by the Commission.

Creating a place of honor for servicemen lost of sea

The New Hampshire Marine Memorial Commission decided to build a monument on Ocean Boulevard (Route 1A) in busy Hampton Beach honoring the state's servicemen.

Ron Dube of Mason autographs a copy of his second book, “Post WWII Through the Korean War: A Sequel,'' at the Toadstool Bookshop in Milford.

Mason man pens book on veterans

Searching through old microfilm at the Nashua Library, Ron Dube uncovered stories on local soldiers and has brought their military experience to life in his second book called "Post World War II through the Korean War: A Sequel".

NH Veterans Briefs: Help sought to place cemetery wreaths

The Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire, sponsor of Wreaths at Boscawen, would like help in placing wreaths at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery on Dec. 13.

Non-profit receives grant to get veterans on the move

A New Hampshire organization hopes to coax as many as 300 disabled veterans into the gym, onto the ski slope, or into just about any recreational pursuit they would like.

Anthony DiNardo, a World War II  veteran from Bedford, will be recognized at the lighting of the Town Memorial Tree on Dec. 11 for his service and for his recent memoir, “Across the Tracks: An Immigrant's Journey.”

Bedford Women's Club to recognize veteran

The Bedford Women's Club will recognize Bedford resident Anthony DiNardo on Dec. 11 for his service in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and for showing his love for America in his recent memoir, “Across the Tracks: An Immigrant's Journey.”

Students, veterans will be recognized for making state tree decorations

Local school students and veterans from the New Hampshire Veterans Home will gather at the State House next Wednesday to be honored by the governor for making ornaments that will adorn the state's Christmas tree in Washington.

Housing vouchers are available for veterans

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced that New Hampshire Housing will receive an additional 25 Housing Choice Vouchers as part of the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program.

NH Veterans Briefs: Sweeney Post events

The weekly dance at the Sweeney Post features the popular band Manchuka from 7:30 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29.

Veterans help build Nashua Habitat home

Twenty local veterans joined together last Saturday for a day of swinging hammers with Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity at its duplex home project on Chestnut Street.

Commentary- Mary Tamposi: Let's bring an end to homelessness among veterans

When writing about issues that affect veterans, it is incomprehensible that the words “homeless” and “veteran” appear in the same sentence. But, deplorably, they do and, sadly, much too often.

Veterans Briefs: Post 2 events

Henry Sweeney Post 2 will hold a monthly meeting of the DAV from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday.

Credit union donates to Honor Flight

Northeast Credit Union recently honored New Hampshire veterans with a $5,000 donation to support Honor Flight New England and its mission of transporting World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the World War II Memorial.

Roxanne Bienek reads from her book, “Veterans Day,” alongside retired Army veteran Jim Parcell at Dover's annual Veterans Day ceremony at City Hall.

Author says Dover's Veterans Day ceremony inspired her book

It was a Veterans Day ceremony and her father's military service that led Roxanne Bienek to write a book expressing her experience as “an Army brat,” an experience she shared during Tuesday's Veterans Day ceremony at Dover City Hall.

Pinkerton Academy freshmen created about 700 thank-you cards for the school's annual Veterans Day Breakfast. Among those involved in the project were, from left, Thomas Gende, academy mentor; Susan Tartarilla, academy mentor program adviser; Ashley Meyer and Jillian Nelson, freshmen from Hooksett; Brewster Bartlett, mentor program adviser; and Amber Fusco, academy mentor.

Pinkerton freshmen say thanks in cards to veterans

Pinkerton Academy freshmen showed their gratitude to area veterans Tuesday by giving them some 700 thank-you cards during the school's annual Veterans Day Breakfast.

NH Veterans Briefs: Weare American Legion plans annual turkey raffle

American Legion Post 65 will have its annual turkey raffle at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Legion Hall, 12 N. Stark Highway.

Solange Binette, from Sweeney Post 2 in Manchester with Rene Lindner, an Army Veteran from Manchester as they ride in a 1949 Ford, during the annual Veterans Day Parade on Elm Street in Manchester on Tuesday.

NH salutes veterans for their service

Hundreds of people lined Elm Street on Tuesday to cheer a procession of high school marching bands, antique military vehicles and political leaders, all to honor the men and women who served their country in armed conflicts past and present.

Col. Joseph Dichiaro, U.S. Air Force (ret.), stands in front of a wreath at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery on Tuesday.

Veteran challenges today's youths to greatness

Standing front of several hundred veterans under a bright blue sky Tuesday, retired Air Force Col. Joseph Dichiaro threw down a gauntlet for today's youth.

With state Sen. Jeff Woodburn and U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte standing at attention, an honor guard carries the colors into Tuesday's Veterans Day observance at the American Legion Post 41 in Whitefield during which an M60A3 tank was dedicated for display.

Whitefield marks Veterans Day by giving thanks for tank

With the blessing of its former keepers, the occasional wise remark, and more than a hint of pride, this community on Tuesday became known, unofficially, as “the town with a tank.”

Joe Daley, a retired member of the U.S. Air Force, marches with his son, Jacob, 7, in Tuesday's Veterans Day parade in Nashua.

Grateful for their service, Nashua salutes its veterans

Hundreds of people gathered in the Gate City on Tuesday to thank New Hampshire's veterans for their service, reminding them that they are still greatly appreciated.

Kenneth Garabrant of Moultonborough holds his hand over his heart while “The Marines' Hymn” plays for his grandson, fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon Garabrant, at Peterborough's Veterans Day observance Tuesday. Garabrant's grandmother Judy Garabrant of Peterborough, sister Mykala Garabrant and father John Garabrant of Greenfield also attended.

Fallen Marine, family honored at Peterborough Veterans Day ceremony

On the day he would have turned 20-years-old, fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon Garabrant was honored for his sacrifice during Peterborough's Veterans Day observance Tuesday.

Lyndeborough veterans, families and friends joined with the Lafayette Artillery Company to mark Veterans Day in historic Lyndeborough Center. Michael Young was one of four veterans who had the honor to fire the 1844 six-pound brass cannon.

Cannon fire reverberates in Lyndeborough in tribute to those who served

On the eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh hour, the Lafayette Artillery Company and guests gathered yesterday in historic Lyndeborough Center to celebrate Veterans Day and fire its 1844 six-pound brass cannon as a way to say thank you for your service to veterans of the United States.

Arthur Kidd, of Nashua, sings the national anthem at the 239th Marine Corps Birthday celebration hosted by the Manchester Expeditionary Brigade at the Derryfield Restaurant on Monday in Manchester.

Perry, Havenstein join Marines' birthday party

Gubernatorial nominee Walt Havenstein and Texas Gov. Rick Perry wished the U.S. Marine Corps a happy 239th birthday Monday in Manchester.

Robert Blanchard, 85, who served in Korea and Vietnam, and Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Ryan Pitts talked before the Veteran's Day ceremony at the New Hampshire Veteran's Home in Tilton on Monday.

NH Medal of Honor recipient 'honored' to be among Veterans Home residents

TILTON – Ryan Pitts wandered into the New Hampshire Veteran's Home Monday morning, where he was about to give the address at the home's Veteran's Day Ceremony, and quickly began shaking hands and chatting with his fellow veterans.

Manchester's William Colman and crewmates aboard their LST.

Manchester native wants to preserve a piece of Naval history

William Colman and thousands of other Navy veterans who served aboard Landing Ship Tanks, or LSTs, during World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War, remain devoted to the workhorse ships that delivered tanks and other motorized vehicles, as well as smaller vessels, servicemen and supplies to shore when nothing else could.

Gov. Maggie Hassan and Woodbury School students Kary Delarosa and Lily Iascone at the school's Veterans Day breakfast last Thursday.

Salem's Woodbury School honors veterans

The Veterans Day program and breakfast at Woodbury Middle School is an annual tradition that attracts dozens of local veterans as well as a number of high-ranking state dignitaries.

Students hold flags of the military branches during a Veterans Breakfast and Salute Monday at West Running Brook Middle School.

Veterans saluted at Derry breakfast

Veterans, family and friends , along with state and local dignitaries filled the gymnasium of West Running Brook Middle School on Monday for the Seventh Annual Veterans Breakfast and Salute.

Veterans Day events planned in Manchester, surrounding areas

Veterans Day events are planned throughout the area to honor those who have served.

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