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Ranking Member Michaud Discusses VA Reform with Secretary McDonald

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Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME), Ranking Member on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, met this morning with Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald to discuss reforms to the Department that will improve the delivery of services and benefits to veterans and their families. Michaud released the following statement after today’s meeting:

September 11th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Senate Hearing Set on Phoenix VA

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The U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will hold a hearing Tuesday, Sept. 9, in Washington, D.C., on the findings of an investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center at Phoenix.

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

Ranking Member Michaud Statement on President Obama’s Executive Actions for Veterans

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President Barack Obama announced today a series of executive actions that will strengthen access to timely, high-quality healthcare and services for veterans.

August 26th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

VA faulted for delays in G.I. Bill student benefits

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Nearly 80,000 veterans eligible for the new G.I. Bill saw their college terms disrupted last year because the VA was late distributing $61 million in housing and book stipends, according to estimates released by the Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General Friday.

July 14th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

US Veteran Burial Benefits: New Changes

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VA is changing its monetary burial benefits regulations to simplify the program and pay eligible survivors more quickly and efficiently. These

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

Mildred Elley Online Career Programs Are Now VA Approved

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Mildred Elley has recently been approved to offer VA Education Programs, such as MyCAA and ACCES-VR for its online division programs.

July 10th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Statement by VA Secretary Shinseki

General Eric K. Shinseki is the disgraced and defiant Secretary of the VA who refuses to resign

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki made the following statement on the allegations regarding the Phoenix VA Health Care System:

May 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Fallout From Wounded Warriors — Part II

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Any time you have a conflagration of public opinion about a charity, many will rush in from both sides of the controversy angrily proclaiming its innocence or perfidy.

December 27th, 2013 | Posted in Benefits,Gulf War,Iraq War,Support the Troops,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs,Vietnam War | Read More »

AMVETS Questions Government’s Commitment to Care for Troops

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AMVETS is speaking out against recent decisions that are gravely impacting the benefits our uniformed service members have fought for and earned through their honored service to our country.

December 15th, 2013 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Wounded Warriors Project A Legal Scam

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As we are coming to find out, wounded Vets are big money. Considering I’m 146% disabled, I’m trying to figure out how to tap into this.

December 8th, 2013 | Posted in Gulf War Illness (GWI),Medical Disability Benefits,PTSD,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

The Roberts Redux

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The Veterans Administration is one of the largest agencies of the US government. As such, they consume the lion’s share of the finances in their administration of benefits and medical services to Veterans.

December 8th, 2013 | Posted in Medical Disability Benefits,PTSD,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs,Vietnam War | Read More »

VETERANS DAY 2013: Free Burgers for Veterans at Shoneys

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Nothing says “Thank You” like a great burger and Shoney’s is set to prove it, as the iconic all-American restaurant brand will thank our nation’s veterans and troops with a FREE All-American Burger on Veterans Day

November 8th, 2013 | Posted in Benefits,Editor,Top 10,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Archdiocese for the Military Services Counts on Generosity

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- November 9-10 special collection in parishes nationwide to support pastoral services for Catholics in the U.S. armed forces and VA Medical Centers

October 30th, 2013 | Posted in Editor,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Obama Does Orlando

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In an amazing redux of Debby does Dallas, President and Mrs. Obama blew into Orlando with much fanfare to address the DAV hierarchy and dole out the political favors to America’s finest that keep them elected.

August 11th, 2013 | Posted in Editor,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Reflection on what to do with life…I call him a Friend!

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All gave some; some gave all; and some take the time to remind us of what it’s all about!

February 24th, 2013 | Posted in Editor,Heroes,Military,Support the Troops,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Josie Monaghan – Vet Mother Angel Of Antioch, California

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Frustrated by the VA’s failure to provide ample community based veterans support ~ Blue star mother, Josie Monaghan, has taken the bull by the horns and with the help of a band of committed local citizens has created a heart centered East County veteran’s drop in center, in Northern California.

February 20th, 2013 | Posted in Coping,Editor,Health,PTSD,Regional,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

VA Issues New Report on Suicide Data

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The report indicates that the percentage of Veterans who die by suicide has decreased slightly since 1999, while the estimated total number of Veterans who have died by suicide has increased.

February 1st, 2013 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

GAO Overview

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Because the Veterans Administration (VA) refused to abide by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommendations for a full year, it makes sense to review the GAO’s track record as a watchdog agency for the U.S. Government.

January 4th, 2013 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

VetLikeMe Press Release

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After sustaining at least three dozen protests in 12 months against the Veterans Administration (VA) for failure to adhere to Public Law 109-461, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a decision today to dismiss further protests based on the ‘Veterans First’ mandate.

December 17th, 2012 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Veteran Owned Business SBA Task Force Meeting

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The Small Business Administration (SBA) today reported on the progress made during 2012 on the President’s Interagency Task Force on Veterans Business Development.

December 9th, 2012 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

VA Releases New PSA Targeting Women Veterans

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The Department of Veterans Affairs has developed a new public service announcement (PSA) to let women Veterans know they’ve come to “The Right Place” when seeking VA health care.

November 26th, 2012 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Give Back to Veterans: Be a Volunteer Caregiver

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he Voluntary Service Caregiver Support Program at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center is seeking volunteers in the local community who would like to give back to our local Veterans by becoming a volunteer caregiver.

September 19th, 2012 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Mother Nature vs. our Military Veterans

Clean Up Begins From Friday Storms That Knocked Power And Downed Trees Throughout Region

Yes, it is a strange title for an article, but like all Veterans we sometimes have to look at events which affect us as an “us against them” scenario.

July 14th, 2012 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

 

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