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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 »

Keep Your Promise: A Left-Right Coalition To Help Veterans and Cut the Debt

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There is wide political agreement that we need to do more to support our veterans and their families. A recent spectacular demonstration was the 326-90 vote in the House and 95-3 vote in the Senate to repeal the military pension cuts to veterans and active service members that were in the Ryan-Murray budget deal.

February 24th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

VA Concedes Whistle-blower’s Allegations Were True

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A government whistleblower who suffered retaliation from his agency has been vindicated by a Department of Veterans Affairs admission that it failed to reach out to 2,000 veterans in a research study who said they had suicidal ideas, many of whom later committed suicide.

February 20th, 2014 | Posted in Regional,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Social Security Announces New Expedited Disability Process for Veterans

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Social Security Announces New Expedited Disability Process for Veterans…

February 19th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

VA Names Two New National Cemeteries in Florida

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the names of two new VA national cemeteries planned in Florida – the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Scottsmoor and the Tallahassee National Cemetery in Tallahassee.

February 18th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Congress Votes to Repeal Military Pension Cuts

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emocrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress joined together on Wednesday to reverse a cut in pensions for working-age military retirees, as lawmakers yielded to election-year press ure to scrap a deficit reduction measure they approved only two months ago.

February 14th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

Higher Education Guidebook for Veterans and Their Families

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A current and comprehensive source for U.S. college and university data — recently launched a new guidebook entitled “Higher Education Resources for Veterans and Their Families.”

February 12th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

VA’s National Cemeteries Continue Leading Nation in Satisfaction Survey

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For the fifth consecutive time, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration (NCA) has bested the nation’s top corporations and other federal agencies in a prestigious, independent survey of customer satisfaction.

February 10th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

WWII Vet Granted Benefits After Long Battle With VA

Millard Sells, 87, and his wife, Christine, have lived through their share of hard times. For the past 19 years, the World War II Marine has been fighting to get his benefits from the government.(Photo: John Partipilo, The Tennessean)

Millard Sells has spent 19 years trying to get the benefits he earned after suffering leg wounds and a back injury as a Marine.

February 6th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

DOL Announces $900,000 in HVRP Grants

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U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today announced the awarding of two grants totaling $900,000 to fund services provided by Veterans’ Employment and Training Service.

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

Bill Providing All Veterans In-State Tuition Passes House

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oday, the House of Representatives passed the “GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act” (H.R. 357), a bipartisan bill that would require schools eligible for GI Bill education benefits to give all veterans in-state tuition rates even if they are not residents of the states where the schools are located.

February 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Shinseki Must Fire VA Director Beiter or Obama Must Fire Him!

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Donna Beiter's mansion so she can live in luxury and safety.

Donna Beiter, executive director of the Los Angeles VA must be fired posthaste because serious misconduct is her Modus Operandi and it flows downhill.

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

DOL-VETS Announces Availability of Funding for Stand Down Events

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The Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) supports local Stand Down events that help homeless veterans attain meaningful civilian employment.

January 28th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

Veterans’ tax abatement gets support from Walpole board

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Selectmen heard early plans for a program that would allow Walpole Veterans to trade volunteer hours for a cut in property taxes.

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

Veterans Advocate: Budget Bill a ‘Total Betrayal’

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The House’s $1.1 trillion spending bill, passed Wednesday, cuts most veterans’ retirement benefits and is a “total betrayal” of those who served in the military, says the founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

January 17th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Up to 48,000 Afghan, Iraq vets at risk for homelessness

Carly Brown, a social worker with the Department of Veterans Affairs, center, and Dave Dyer, a Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services peer specialist, right, search for homeless veterans Nov. 21 in Boston's financial district. The federal government reports a large increase in the number of homeless veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.(Photo: Steven Senne, AP)

As more young veterans of recent wars leave the military, the number of them falling on hard times and homelessness continues to rise sharply.

January 17th, 2014 | Posted in Regional,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Was 2013 The Height of Military Benefits?

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As it came to a close, 2013 seemed to leave a kind of high-water mark on the wall of more than a decade of steady, impressive gains to military and veterans’ pays and benefits. Will those gains now begin to recede?

January 6th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

VETERANS’ CORNER: New VA regs designed to help vets with TBI

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New regulations developed recently by the Department of Veterans Affairs will allow veterans with severe traumatic brain injury and diagnosed with any of five other ailments an easier path to receive additional disability.

December 30th, 2013 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

Christmas Day and a State of Emergency

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For many Americans, Christmas day is a special occasion spent with family members in the comfort of a safe home indulging in a great feast after opening gifts.

December 26th, 2013 | Posted in Regional,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Vets Can Get Business Clothing, Attend Jobs Fair at Detroit VA Healthcare

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The Detroit VA Healthcare System will host an event with Metamora-based nonprofit Suits for Soldiers Inc. to distribute business attire to veterans at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit on Monday.

December 15th, 2013 | Posted in Regional,Vet News | Read More »

VA Chaplain and Former Anglican Ordained a Catholic Priest

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Father Bill Cantrell, a chaplain in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and a former Anglican priest, was ordained a Catholic priest on Saturday, December 7, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

December 13th, 2013 | Posted in Regional,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

300th Consecutive Sunday Rally of the Veterans Revolution

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Sunday will be the 300th consecutive Sunday Rally of the Veterans Revolution to “Save Our Veterans Land” and to “Bring Our Homeless Veterans HOME.”

December 11th, 2013 | Posted in Regional,Vet News | Read More »

 

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