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Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – April 18, 2014

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Please join the Ombudsman for a teleconference discussion on the H-2 nonimmigrant program for temporary and seasonal workers. Stakeholders are increasingly requesting assistance from the Ombudsman to address adjudication issues, including Requests for Evidence that cause delays in processing petitions.

April 18th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Local Veterans Look For Work at Jobs Fair

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Jeffery Adams hoped to live off the retirement benefits he earned after a 30-year career of active-duty and reserve life in the U.S. Army.

April 18th, 2014 | Posted in Economy,Jobs & Careers,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – April 17, 2014

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Here is some information, or, a reminder, for those who enjoy cooking.

April 17th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Sen. Feinstein Rewards Rich Cronies at The Expense of Homeless Veterans

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U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) continues to violate her public trust which has already linked her to the misappropriation of Federal VA property that rewards her wealthy and powerful friends while punishing war-injured and impoverished homeless Veterans.

April 16th, 2014 | Posted in Editor,Vet News | Read More »

Independent 2013 Survey Shows Veterans Highly Satisfied with VA Care

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The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), an independent customer service survey, ranks the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) customer satisfaction among Veteran patients among the best in the nation and equal to or better than ratings for private sector hospitals.

April 16th, 2014 | Posted in Health,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

VA Researchers Receive Nation’s Top Award for Early Career Scientists

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Four Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researchers were among the 102 recipients of the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) honored at a ceremony held April 14th.

April 15th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – April 14, 2014

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No Wounded Heart in this Warrior: Army Veteran Travis Mills, a quadruple amputee, visited Dorn VA Medical Center to share his “Never give up-Never quit” mantra with others.

April 14th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

All veterans eligible for VA dental coverage

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For the first time in history, the U.S. government has authorized a national dental insurance program for veterans enrolled in Veterans Affairs health care and individuals enrolled in VA’s CHAMPVA program.

April 14th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Why Are So Many Older Veterans Committing Suicide?

Why are so many doing this? What is wrong?

The Fort Hood shooting reignited the national debate over the surge of suicides among those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

April 14th, 2014 | Posted in Health,PTSD,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – April 11, 2014

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When your son gets a tummy ache or scrapes a knee, you take him to the doctor. When your daughter chips her tooth, you take her to a dentist.

April 11th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

VA Says It Has Cut Claims Backlog 44 Percent

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The Veterans Administration (VA) says it has reduced its persistent backlog of unprocessed claims for disability benefits by 44% since March 2013, when the number of pending claims peaked at more than 611,000.

April 11th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – April 10, 2014

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Each year in April, we join in celebrating ordinary people doing extraordinary things duringNational Volunteer Week.

April 10th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – April 09, 2014

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The nation’s health is improving in more than half of the critical measures that are known to have major influence in reducing preventable disease and death, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

April 9th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

VA Hosts Senior International Forum and Ministerial Summit on Veterans Affairs

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Ministers responsible for Veterans Affairs and officials from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States today completed a series of meetings at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY discussing the latest research, best practices and various areas of collaboration to address the growing needs of Veterans.

April 8th, 2014 | Posted in Regional,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – April 08, 2014

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The Department of Veterans Affairs Monday released its findings on deaths and injuries that occurred as a result of delayed tests and treatments.

April 8th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Top 10,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Mortgage Rates Flat Today at US Bank, SunTrust and Citi Mortgage

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No huge changes to report this morning by way of mortgage interest rates at Citi, SunTrust and US Bank – here’s an overview of what’s being advertised for April 8:

April 8th, 2014 | Posted in Economy,VA Home Loans,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – April 07, 2014

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Through their research, VA’s Health Services Research & Development Service investigators contribute to improved healthcare for Veterans.

April 7th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

New VA Bill Would Improve Outcomes for Vets by Proactively Addressing Common Failures

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Congressman Mike Michaud (D-ME), the Ranking Member on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, has introduced new legislation aimed at improving outcomes for veterans through comprehensive program management and accountability reform within the Veterans Administration.

April 7th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

Obama Insults Homeless Veterans with Judgeship Nomination

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President Barack Obama continues to insult and denigrate America’s disabled and homeless Military Veterans as he has nominated U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte for a Federal Judgeship in Los Angeles.

April 6th, 2014 | Posted in Editor,Vet News | Read More »

April 4 VetLikeMe Weekly

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Braulio Castillo, the president of IT contractor Strong Castle, was arrested April 1 by Loudoun County, Virginia authorities and charged with first degree murder in the death of his estranged wife, Michelle.

April 5th, 2014 | Posted in Business,Jobs & Careers,Top 10,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

VA Hosts Forum on Veterans’ Legal Needs

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today hosted the first national forum for law schools and legal organizations that provide free legal help to Veterans.

April 4th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

US Companies Reach Out to Hire Veterans

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Despite an improving economy, U.S. veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are still having difficulty finding jobs – and their unemployment rate of just under 10 percent is considerably higher than the national average.

April 4th, 2014 | Posted in Economy,Jobs & Careers,Vet News | Read More »

Long After The End Of The Vietnam War, New Questions Raised About HO Exposure

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When Army veteran Steve House tells people he was exposed to Agent Orange, the toxic defoliant the Department of Defense (DOD) sprayed on trees, vegetation and rice fields during the Vietnam War, the first thing he’s typically asked is where he was stationed in that country.

April 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Agent Orange,Health,Vet News | Read More »

VA Makes Specially Adaptive Housing Grant Eligibility Automatic for Vets and Servicemembers

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Veterans and active-duty military personnel with service-connected amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, are now presumed medically eligible for grants up to almost $68,000 to adapt their homes, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today.

April 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Why Are We Sending Vets to Costa Rica (and Canada and Mexico)?

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End the US Ban on Igobaine    By Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall   The psychedelic drug ibogaine is used to treat drug addiction and alcoholism in more than 190 countries, including Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Russia, China and Ukraine. Sixty years of research has demonstrated ibogaine’s effectiveness in opiate, cocaine, amphetamine, nicotine and […]

April 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Health,PTSD,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – April 01, 2014

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The Research Clinic, a Web-based interactive training video aimed at teaching clinical and social researchers how to better protect research subjects and avoid research misconduct, was released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP).

April 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund Presents Its Ninth Annual Dinner

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The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund (FWSF), a Livonia, Michigan headquartered nonprofit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to assisting U.S. soldiers and their families, in coordination with Families United and Operation Care Package Michigan, will host its 9th Annual Dinner and Auction on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

April 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

VA Kicks Off Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that more than 400 disabled Veterans are hitting the slopes this week at the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colo., the largest adaptive sports event of its kind in the world, scheduled from through April 4.

April 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Disability Claims Backlog Reduced by 44 Percent since Peaking One Year Ago

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One year after the backlog of pending disability compensation claims peaked at over 611,000 in March 2013, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has reduced that number by approximately 44 percent to 344,000 claims…

April 1st, 2014 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 31, 2014

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This April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2014 provides VA an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to assist Veterans who have experienced Military Sexual Trauma (MST). VA’s national theme in April is “You are not alone: VA supports survivors of military sexual trauma.”

March 31st, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

 

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