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Does the VA Have a Women Veterans Problem?

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October 26, 2014 When Angela King left the Navy and enrolled in Ohio State University, she struggled to find classmates who could understand her military experience.

October 28th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

State plan is aimed at helping Alabama veterans

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State officials have a new plan they say will improve and coordinate services for Alabama veterans and their families.

October 27th, 2014 | Posted in Regional,Vet News | Read More »

Sue Young’s Endless War on War-Injured Homeless Veterans

Non-Veteran Sue Young denies Disabled World War II

Veteran from attending her private party on VA Veterans land.

- “Sue” Young, an affluent & influential environmental activist has long coveted the sacred land at the Los Angeles National Veterans Home, aka the Los Angeles VA Healthcare System (VA).

October 25th, 2014 | Posted in Corruption,Of Interest,Vet News | Read More »

VetLikeMe Weekly 10/23/2014

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- Lloyd Chapman is a nationally-known advocate for small businesses that primarily do business with the federal government. He is a contributor to VetLikeMe.

October 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

Veterans Stand Down gives helping hand to vets in need

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It’s once again time to stand up for veterans.homeless_stand down

The ninth annual North Valley Stand Down to help homeless and at-risk veterans begins Thursday at the Shasta District Fair grounds.

October 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Regional,Vet News | Read More »

Sanders Reacts to Social Security Adjustment

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, said he is “disappointed” by today’s announcement of only a 1.7 percent increase in the cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security beneficiaries and disabled veterans.

October 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Veterans groups work to reopen homeless shelter in NY

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A small puddle formed on a dust- and dirt-covered floor as water dripped from a huge hole in the ceiling.

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

VA to Offer GI Bill Scholarships for Surviving Spouses

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U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced today that the Department of Veterans Affairs will begin accepting applications for college scholarships for surviving spouses of service members who died in the line of duty.

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Younger Veterans bypass VFW, American Legion for service, fitness groups

A new mission: After serving eight years in the Army Reserves, including a tour in Iraq, Kate Hoit wants to stay active in community service. She and other post-9/11 veterans say they feel more welcome in modern groups. (Andrew Harnik/The ... more >

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Kate Hoit served eight years in the Army Reserves, including a tour in Iraq, but when she tried to join her local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter, someone asked whether she needed an application for military spouses instead.

October 20th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

Where Are The Good Samaritans?

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- All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing.

October 18th, 2014 | Posted in Editor,Vet News | Read More »

Remaining Space Limited for the 2014 NCHV Vets Access to Housing Summit

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Download the 2014 NCHV Veterans Access to Housing Summit brochure, which features an overview of the schedule for the event, Summit objectives, and hotel information.

October 17th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

Female Vets Say They’ll Put Country First, Even On Capitol Hill

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As the war against the so-called Islamic State continues in the Middle East, political ads have for weeks been raising the specter of terrorism. And several congressional candidates with military experience say they’re the ones who can best keep America safe.

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

Partnerships Battle Homelessness Among Veterans

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“Lazy” is not a word in Serafin Perez’s vocabulary.

He’s had a job since his teens. After serving in the Navy and Army for 16 years, the Iraq War veteran secured civilian employment in private security.

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

VA Secretary McDonald Urge Medical Students to Care for Vets

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.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald met with medical students at the University of Vermont today as part of a recruiting drive to bring more doctors, nurses and other health care professionals into the VA.

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

Sen. John McCain Comes to Lousiana for Veterans Rallies

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Former presidential candidate John McCain is campaigning across the state of Louisiana with U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Bill Cassidy.

October 13th, 2014 | Posted in Regional,Vet News | Read More »

VetLikeMe, October 9, 2014

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Entrepreneurship and self-employment endeavors – the nucleus of new business and future business growth — are at record lows, according to many analysts.

October 12th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

Legion wants feds to leave veterans preference alone

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The federal government’s veterans preference policy has been criticized in report released last August by the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), which suggested that such preference causes resentment among civilian federal workers, and decreases the number of women being hired into the federal work force.

October 10th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

4,000 Veterans Personal Information Compromised

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The South Texas Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio is notifying 4,000 Veterans whose personal information was compromised Wednesday.

October 10th, 2014 | Posted in Regional,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

New Endowment Fund Helps Vets Earn Masters in Social Work

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Dwight Tate hopes that by assisting veterans in attaining a top-ranked social work education, all will benefit

October 9th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

Paul Ryan is Dead Wrong to Propose Cuts in Social Security and Disabled Vets Benefits

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Ryan has resurrected a discredited plan to change the formula that the federal government uses for calculating annual cost-of-living adjustments. According to published reports, Ryan said he wants to boost the Pentagon budget by taking what he called “savings” in Social Security and other programs pegged to annual adjustments in the consumer price index.

October 7th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Editor,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Webinar on Stand Down Development

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Starting with the first Stand Down in San Diego in 1988, Stand Down events have continued the mission of providing a “hand up, not hand out” to homeless veterans in local communities. Learn how to contribute to this mission by supporting a Stand Down in your community.

October 7th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

Obama Dedicates Memorial Honoring Wounded Veterans

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President Barack Obama paid tribute to disabled U.S. veterans on Sunday, pointing to the dedication of a new memorial honoring those severely injured in war as a symbol of the nation’s perseverance and character.

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

Memo To Employers: Veterans Aren’t PTSD Basketcases; They’re Disciplined And Committed

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The stories keep coming—relentlessly. Daily in the national media—on TV, radio, online and on the printed page—are heartrending tales of broken young veterans returning from the recent wars, and their heroic caregivers.

October 4th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

JBLM plans to give Vietnam Vets the homecoming they deserved 50 years ago

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Curtis Thompson was on his own when he came home from the Vietnam War. The Army handed him a plane ticket, wished him well and sent him to Seattle.

October 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

VA Funds Will Help 70,000 Homeless Vets And Their Families

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced Tuesday that $207 million will be allocated in grants to help fight veteran homelessness across America.

October 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Cocaine and Murder

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Marine Colonel was a threat to blow the whistle on illegal narcotrafficking at El Toro. Forensic evidence supports murder; government called it a suicide before the body was autopsied and the crime scene investigation completed.

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10 | Read More »

VA Awards SSVF Surge Funding to 56 Communities

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The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) is encouraged by today’s announcement by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that it has awarded $207 million in grants to nonprofit organizations across the country to assist them in their local push to end veteran homelessness.

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Sanders: Arab Nations Must Step Up Fight Against ISIS

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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said today that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria will not be defeated until neighboring Muslim nations deploy ground troops against the terrorist organization.

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

Montana Action Against VA Psychologist Could Have Wide Effects

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A state reprimand of a psychologist working for the VA at Fort Harrison could have ramifications well beyond the case of the Missoula Army combat veteran who received a flawed evaluation.

September 29th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

VetLikeMe September 25, 2014

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As a child growing up just outside of New York City, I was a big New York Yankees fan. My grandfather used to love telling me stories about how far Mickey Mantle could hit a ball and what a tremendous pitcher Whitey Ford was, not just for his time, but for all time.

September 26th, 2014 | Posted in Of Interest,Vet News | Read More »

 

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