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Uniting Disabled Veterans With Service Dogs

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Theresa Van Den Eeden is one of 12 Northern Illinois University students gaining real-world experience while telling disabled veterans’ stories for a good cause.

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

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 05, 2014

VAnatge Point recently sat down with Korean War Veteran and actor James McEachin for an interview.

March 5th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 06, 2014

As a way to help expand your professional opportunities, check out job-related education and training information on CareerOneStop. You’ll find resources on certifications, apprenticeships, financial aid, and more.

January 6th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Disabled Vets National Foundation Supportive of Legislative Efforts to Address Backlog Reduction

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The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (www.dvnf.org), a nonprofit veterans service organization that focuses on helping men and women who serve and return home wounded or sick after defending our safety and our freedom, is praising recent legislation that would form a commission to evaluate new ways to reduce the backlog of veterans’ claims.

November 1st, 2013 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 15, 2013

If you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, visit Military Pathways to take a free, anonymous, online self-assessment for common mental health conditions such as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder or generalized anxiety disorder.

October 15th, 2013 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Sanders Says Seniors and Disabled Veterans Deserve More Help, Not Cuts

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With senior poverty in the United States significantly increasing, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today expressed deep concern that Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees may receive only a 1.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment next year.

October 14th, 2013 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

Veteran Justice Demanded from Federal Judge

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In a Central District Federal Courtroom on August 16, it was a battle over “plain language” as a team of well-prepared ACLU attorneys overwhelmed an unimpressive team of U.S. Attorneys from the Department of Justice in defining the law and the facts regarding a lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on behalf of disabled and homeless Veterans.

August 18th, 2013 | Posted in Editor,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Disabled Veterans National Foundation Applauds Department of Transportation’s Training Grants for Vets

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The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (www.dvnf.org), a non-profit veterans service organization that focuses on helping men and women who serve and return home wounded or sick after defending our safety and our freedom, applauds the Department of Transportation’s grant to assist veterans in getting hired in the commercial trucking industry.

July 9th, 2013 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Veterans Protest GOP Limits on Veterans Tax Credits

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Veterans groups are rising up against what they consider a “shameful” move by Republican state lawmakers to strap limits on a popular tax credit for 100 percent disabled veterans and surviving spouses.

June 14th, 2013 | Posted in Regional,Vet News | Read More »

National Emergency! Reinstate the Draft

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Fellow Americans, Reveille is sounding and it’s time to wake up!

Our country is in a “State of Emergency” as a major war is being waged on our homeland soil against the very men and women who wage war in our behalf around the world.

March 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Editor,Vet News | Read More »

Senate Opposes Cuts to Social Security – Veterans Benefits

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The Senate tonight voted to block cuts in benefits for Social Security and disabled veterans.

March 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

Sanders Questions Vets Service Organizations on Cuts in Disability Benefits

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As a Friday deadline neared in Congress’s latest budget showdown, Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today questioned veterans group leaders about a proposal that would cut the benefits of more than 3.2 million disabled veterans and more than 55 million Social Security recipients.

February 28th, 2013 | Posted in Editor,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

The Abuse, Abandonement and Planned Replacement of the American Soldier

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HAS THERE BEEN A SECRET 100 YEAR PLAN TO ABUSE, ABANDON AND EVENTUALLY REPLACE THE AMERICAN SOLDIER WITH ROBOTS AND AUTOMATED WAR MACHINES ?   by  Preston James   The American Soldier has been the greatest war-fighter in the world.   Is the Secret Shadow Government (SSG) now engaged in a long term plan  to abuse, abandon, debase and replace the American Soldier with fully […]

February 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Editor,Military | Read More »

New Members Appointed to VA Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans

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The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the appointment of six new members to the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans.

January 31st, 2013 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 16, 2013

Veterans with Physical Disabilities Take on Sports: Disabled U.S. Navy Veteran and U.S. Paralympian Michael Johnston encourages fellow Veterans to use adaptive sports to get back in the game with a new PSA from VA and U.S. Paralympics.

January 15th, 2013 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 03, 2012

The Southwest Riverside County chapter of the Military Officers Association of America meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5,” and “is focused on supporting members who are struggling with the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

December 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 24, 2012

More than 200 wounded Veterans are taking part in this year’s Ride 2 Recovery, a seven day, 450 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Many of the Vets were recruited at VA’s resident trauma recovery program.

October 24th, 2012 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Returning Veterans to Functionality

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A close up of a person with a prosthetic leg walking down a wooden staircaseThe U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides Kinesiotherapy services to Veterans and Servicemembers by using scientifically based exercises that are modified to enhance the strength, endurance, and mobility of individuals with physical limitations or those requiring extended physical conditioning.

September 21st, 2012 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Veterans Learn About Sports…and Themselves

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The goal of the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic is to let our nation’s heroes know that they can successfully adapt to their new lives after an injury, discover new interests and continue to participate in many activities they enjoyed in the past.

September 17th, 2012 | Posted in Regional,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – September 04, 2012

Disabled Veterans are among the athletes competing at the Paralympics in London. Army Vet Eric Hollen, pictured left, represented the U.S. in the target shooting competition.

September 4th, 2012 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

For Disabled Vets Awaiting Benefits, Location Matters

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If you’re a Northern California veteran who has waited a year for a decision on a war-related disability claim, you might consider a move to South Dakota — where the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs typically responds in less than half the time.

September 4th, 2012 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

For Disabled Veterans Awaiting Benefits Decisions, Location Matters

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Former Marine Adam Fields, 27, of Modesto has been waiting since November 2010 for a ruling on his claim for benefits for traumatic brain injury.

If you’re a Northern California veteran who has waited a year for a decision on a war-related disability claim, you might consider a move to South Dakota – where the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs typically responds in less than half the time.

August 30th, 2012 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

VA’s Family Caregiver Program Aids Disabled Veterans in Their Homes

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The Clinton mom has been serving as a caregiver for her son, Nathan Florey, now 27, since he suffered an aneurysm during a 2008 Army deployment to Iraq.

August 20th, 2012 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

Goverment’s Cowardly Betrayal!

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Anyone who has been paying the slightest bit of attention knows that we are living in some very perilous times here on American soil.

July 17th, 2012 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

House Approves Vets Legislation, Sends Two Bills to Senate for Consideration

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The House unanimously approved Monday two bills meant to help jobless and disabled veterans

July 16th, 2012 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Paralympic Program Motivates Disabled Veterans

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The best way to learn about opportunities is to talk to your VA clinical team who can help you choose the right sport.

July 10th, 2012 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Veterans Face Ruin Awaiting Benefits as Wounded Swamp VA

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Rebecca Tews sat at her kitchen table in North Aurora, Illinois, stared into her laptop and tried to find a place for her family to live.

May 25th, 2012 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Disabled Army Vet Faces Deportation for Volunteering to Serve Community

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Zahid Chaudhry, a disabled US Army vet, is facing deportation proceedings because he volunteered to assist his local police department as an emergency volunteer.

May 24th, 2012 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News April 06, 2012

Improving the health and health care of women Veterans is a high priority within the Department of Veterans Affairs, said a panel of leading researchers on March 27.

April 6th, 2012 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Iraq, Afghanistan Vets Find Healing in Helping Wounded Warriors

Chris Carver, an Army veteran who suffered a traumatic brain injury following an improvised explosive device attack in Iraq, gets tips to help him navigate Snowmass Mountain on a snowboard from volunteer adaptive ski instructor Matt Gualtieri. Carver says sharing adaptive sports with other disabled veterans has been a key to his recuperation. DOD photo by Donna Miles

Five years after suffering a traumatic brain injury in combat, Chris Carver is among a growing legion of veterans from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan who have discovered the healing power of helping other wounded warriors on their road to recovery.

March 29th, 2012 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

 

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