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Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – April 11, 2014

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When your son gets a tummy ache or scrapes a knee, you take him to the doctor. When your daughter chips her tooth, you take her to a dentist.

April 11th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,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 »

VA Hosts Forum on Veterans’ Legal Needs

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today hosted the first national forum for law schools and legal organizations that provide free legal help to Veterans.

April 4th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | 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 »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 25, 2014

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VA’s Health Services Research & Development has videos on YouTube. VHA’s YouTube channel hosts a variety of informational and inspirational videos addressing many aspects of VA care—including research.

March 25th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

VA Initiative Shows Early Promise in Reducing Use of Opioids for Chronic Pain

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has initiated a multi-faceted approach to reduce the use of opioids among America’s Veterans using VA health care.

February 26th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | 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 »

Wounded Warrior Project – Saving Sargent Ryan

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It seems the Wounded Warriors Project is coming under a lot of fire for my article about it being a legal scam.

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

VA-Hold The Binoculars Backwards Please

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Sometimes, they really must take us for dolts, complete boobs or functionally illiterate, double -digit IQ quirks of society legally licensed to drive automobiles

February 8th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Editor,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

House Hearing Explores Private Sector Veterans Employment Initiatives

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Today, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee explored veteran recruiting and retention initiatives of the private sector. Wal-Mart, Microsoft Corporation, and JPMorgan Chase were among those testifying at today’s hearing.

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

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 08, 2014

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Learn how VA is Transforming to better serve our nation’s heroes. By funneling Veterans’ claims through the new Intake Processing Centers (IPC), the right claims get to the right lane at the right time; Transforming VA’s Claims Process: Organizational Model….

January 8th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

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

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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 »

Veterans Fighting Back!

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A lawsuit set to be heard on June 23, 2014 before the 8th District Court, Clark County could be a deciding factor on whether veterans’ disability can be used to satisfy a civil judgment.

December 30th, 2013 | Posted in Editor,Top 10,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Project Sanctuary – A Colorado Charity

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Here’s a real heart warmer charity in Colorado. I read over their 2012 IRS 990 Sanctuary 990 2012 and it’s heartwarming to see real numbers that reflect the commitment we expect to see from a true charity.

December 29th, 2013 | Posted in Benefits,Gulf War,Gulf War Illness (GWI),Iraq War,Medical Disability Benefits,PTSD,Support the Troops,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | 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 »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 27, 2013

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Last week, the city of Phoenix made a startling announcement. The Arizona capital had previously identified 222 chronically homeless veterans living in the city, more than half of them veterans of the Vietnam War.

December 27th, 2013 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Message From The Secretary of The Veterans Affairs

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On Christmas Day, 1878, the New York State Soldiers and Sailors Home in Bath, New York, opened its doors for the first time, serving Christmas dinner to Veterans of the Civil War.

December 21st, 2013 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 17, 2013

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Dr. Ron Pekala, a VA researcher, helps his patients find happiness and is concerned about how the holiday blues affect them. He helps them understand happiness and what it takes to be happy.

December 17th, 2013 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 13, 2013

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“Big data” and “data analytics” are hot topics in government and industry, but how much do they affect the care that Veterans receive at VA?

December 13th, 2013 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | 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 »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 05, 2013

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Insurance Specialist, Veterans Benefits Administration Under certain circumstances, military spouses can transfer their servicemembers’ group life insurance to a private policy.

December 5th, 2013 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Process for Complex VA Claims Examined at House Hearing

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The House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs held a hearing today to examine the VA’s process for adjudicating complex disability claims.

December 4th, 2013 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 02, 2013

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Did you know that 6.1 million Veterans live and work in America’s rural communities, and half of those Veterans are enrolled for VA health care?

December 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Opening Doors to Innovation: Building Strong Connections to Rapidly House Veterans

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Please join the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) and the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) for a free webinar discussion…

December 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Benefits,VA Home Loans,Vet News | Read More »

Message From The Secretary Of Veterans Affairs

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The blessings of freedom and justice, opportunity and prosperity, so dear to all Americans, were not gained without sacrifice, nor preserved without purpose.

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

VA Marks the 10-Year Anniversary of My HealtheVet

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In recognition of the 10th anniversary of its award-winning Personal Health Record, My HealtheVet (www.myhealth.va.gov), the Department of Veterans Affairs is urging all Veterans and Servicemembers to join the millions already accessing VA health care information and services online.

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

19 Years, 7 Months and 21 Days – What Backlog?

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In what appears to be the slip showing below the hem of the dress, my latest foray into the maw of the Veterans Administration reveals a disturbing attitude at the appellate level.

November 26th, 2013 | Posted in Agent Orange,Vet News,Veterans Affairs,Vietnam War | Read More »

VA Financing Important for Local Housing Market

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The military is an important part of San Diego’s history and economy. With the number of service veterans who choose to call San Diego home, their use of financing from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs play a huge role in the local housing market.

November 25th, 2013 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – November 25, 2013

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As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, check out some travel resources to help you keep up with traffic conditions and airport delays and get through the airport security line faster.

November 25th, 2013 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

 

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