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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Disabled Combat Veteran Bullied by Hospital Medical Director in Leeds, MA

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When Bill Montanari, a Disabled Vietnam veteran with two Purple Hearts, checked himself into the Leeds, VAMC for treatment of his PTSD back in 2012, he did not expect to be bullied by the Hospital Administrator, Roger Johnson.

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

St. Cloud College Creates Space For Veterans

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When technical colleges were constructed with a “get in, get out, get a job” mentality, there wasn’t much room left for gathering places.

September 8th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

Investor Pursues Jobs Concept for Vegas Veterans

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Federal grants announced this month totaling $2.6 million to help homeless veterans in Southern Nevada don’t solve the problem to transition the vets into jobs that will keep them off the streets, according to James Cappello, a Chicago investor and manager for a new-concept project for homeless vets.

August 26th, 2014 | Posted in Regional,Vet News | Read More »

Veterans’ mental health summit hosted by Ann Arbor VA and U-M taking place Thursday

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The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry will co-host a mental health summit focused on the mental health of veterans and their families Thursday, August 21.

August 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Regional,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

National Veterans Wheelchair Games: Start 12 August

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As a volunteer last year at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Tampa, I would say the excitement at the games equaled or surpassed the excitement at professional golf, football, baseball, basketball and soccer championships whether it was a wheelchair rugby game or a wheelchair obstacle course.

August 11th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

Hundreds of homeless veterans gather for legal, medical support

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Crowds of veterans huddled in line, numbers in hand, waiting to pick up bags of free surplus military rucksacks, coats, boots and clothes.

August 7th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Veterans Benefits Fair to be Held July 31 in Adams

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The Tomah Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center will team up with Adams County Veterans Service office to host a Veterans Benefits Fair on July 31, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at 569 North Cedar Street in Adams-Friendship, Wis.

July 25th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

Veterans’ Haven Offers Homeless Veterans Place To Stay For Six Months

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In the middle of the 700 block of Northeast Monroe Street stands a large two-story house with unassuming white paint. On Tuesday, it began offering homeless veterans a safe haven.

July 18th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

Rafer Johnson Will Speak at Sunday’s Veterans Revolution!

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Ted Hayes, “Mr. Patriot” and Rafer Johnson

Rafer Johnson, America’s revered and legendary Olympic Decathlon Champion and Civil Rights icon who has marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Bobby Kennedy, Cesar Chavez and other major Civil and Human Rights causes, will join Sunday’s 330th consecutive Rally of the Veterans Revolution to “Save Our Veterans Land” and to “Bring Our Homeless Veterans HOME.”

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

Austin’s School Of Spa Technology Tattoo Artistry Program Offers VA Benefits

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Austin’s School of Spa Technology is the first career institute in the country to offer a program in Tattoo Artistry, and is now approved for VA Education Programs, such as MyCAA and ACCES-VR. Tattoo Artistry is the sixth program offered at Austin’s, other programs include, Cosmetology, Barbering, Esthetics, Nail Technology, and Make Up Artistry.

July 11th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Veterans housing facility in Warren awarded $160K for upgrades

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A newly opened two-story housing facility for veterans will undergo much needed improvements after receiving $160,000 in grants.

July 10th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,VA Home Loans,Vet News | Read More »

Michaud: VA Culture Change Means Protecting Whistleblowers from Intimidation, Retaliation

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The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee held a hearing last night examining the VA’s shortcomings in appropriately responding to information provided by whistleblowers, and into claims that whistleblowers within the VA face negative repercussions for stepping forward.

July 9th, 2014 | Posted in Regional,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Veterans Wait Average of 115 Days for Phoenix VA Appointment, Group Says

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Veterans at the Phoenix veterans hospital waited on average 115 days for their first medical appointment, which is 91 days longer than the hospital reported, the Department of Veteran Affairs’ internal watchdog said Wednesday.

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

Fresno Is In Big Push To End Veteran Homelessness

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Fresno is taking part in a national initiative perfectly attuned to Memorial Day weekend — end veteran homelessness by 2015.

May 26th, 2014 | Posted in Regional,Vet News | 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Malaysian Flight More Newsworthy Than 8,000 Veteran Suicides

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On March 8, Malaysian Air Flight 370 disappeared with 239 persons on board from 15 nations and regions with the majority of them Chinese citizens. There were three American passengers on board the fateful flight.

March 28th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Editor,Regional,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Obama Favors Ukraine Citizenry Over Homeless Veterans

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If President Barack Obama was as assertive at protecting the property rights of the Los Angeles National Veterans Home as he is at protecting the borders of Ukraine, we wouldn’t have 20,000 war-injured and impoverished U.S. Military Veterans living homeless and hungry in America’s capital for homeless Veterans.

March 20th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Editor,Regional,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Veterans Explain Frustrations With VA Delays to American Legion Panel

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Michael Kelly has experienced increased swelling in his arms, pain in his legs and recurring problems with his memory since having a colonoscopy last month at the Charlie Norwood Vet­erans Affairs Medical Center.

March 11th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

SC Lawmakers Look To Make Lying About Military Service a Crime

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The South Carolina General Assembly is considering a bill that would make it a crime for a person to lie about his or her military service or receive a medal in order to gain a tangible benefit.

March 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Regional,Vet News | Read More »

 

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