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VetLikeMe September 25, 2014

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As a child growing up just outside of New York City, I was a big New York Yankees fan. My grandfather used to love telling me stories about how far Mickey Mantle could hit a ball and what a tremendous pitcher Whitey Ford was, not just for his time, but for all time.

September 26th, 2014 | Posted in Of Interest,Vet News | Read More »

New Rules May Allow Benefits Long Denied to Vietnam-Era Veterans

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Thousands of Vietnam-era veterans barred from receiving benefits because of less-than-honorable discharges may be eligible for upgrades under a new set of guidelines released by the Defense Department on Wednesday.

September 4th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

School Program Aims to Help Veterans

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A program aimed at helping veterans hone their skills through education to prepare them for careers is seeing booming registration at Western Kentucky University.

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

NCHV Announces Webinar on Connecting to Benefits

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-Homeless veteran service providers, especially HVRP grantees and SSVF grantees with employment personnel, recognize the critical connection between a viable income and housing stability.

July 31st, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | 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 »

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 service officers help with VA benefits, claims

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When U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch wanted to learn more about issues veterans are facing in the VA system, he called on the people on the frontlines of veterans’ services.

June 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

Free Services for Military Veterans

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In honor of the youth of 1976, all military veterans would be afforded free services, the Department of Military Veterans announced on Monday.

June 17th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – May 26, 2014

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. More veterans are being allowed to obtain health care at private hospitals and clinics in an effort to improve their treatment following allegations of falsified records and delays in treatment.

May 26th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – May 23, 2014

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An exchange of letters between Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and a top Republican this month reveal the VA’s early efforts to explain a secret waiting list that one of its hospitals allegedly used to hide treatment delays.

May 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – May 22, 2014

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The head of the Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday “clawed back” a performance bonus from a senior official at the Phoenix VA amid allegations of improper scheduling procedures at the hospital…

May 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – May 16, 2014

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On the day the Secretary for Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki testifies before a Senate committee, Renee Montagne talks to journalist Aaron Glantz about a series of recent controversies at the VA.

May 16th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Operation Comfort Strives to Help Vets Reinvent Their Dreams

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Janis Roznowski has made it her mission to provide comfort to wounded veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

April 21st, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – April 07, 2014

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Through their research, VA’s Health Services Research & Development Service investigators contribute to improved healthcare for Veterans.

April 7th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

New VA Bill Would Improve Outcomes for Vets by Proactively Addressing Common Failures

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Congressman Mike Michaud (D-ME), the Ranking Member on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, has introduced new legislation aimed at improving outcomes for veterans through comprehensive program management and accountability reform within the Veterans Administration.

April 7th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

April 4 VetLikeMe Weekly

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Braulio Castillo, the president of IT contractor Strong Castle, was arrested April 1 by Loudoun County, Virginia authorities and charged with first degree murder in the death of his estranged wife, Michelle.

April 5th, 2014 | Posted in Business,Jobs & Careers,Top 10,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | 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 »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – April 01, 2014

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The Research Clinic, a Web-based interactive training video aimed at teaching clinical and social researchers how to better protect research subjects and avoid research misconduct, was released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP).

April 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,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 »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 28, 2014

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Moving can be challenging, especially for preschool children. Military families move often — the average child moves six to nine times between kindergarten and high school.

March 28th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

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

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 »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 21, 2014

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) will host its next webinar, “Understanding the Relationship Between Mild TBI and Post-deployment Health Concerns: Evidence, Clinical Implications and Treatment,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (EDT) March 27.

March 21st, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 20, 2014

Since President Jimmy Carter declared the first Women’s History Month in 1980, March has been designated as a time to learn about and honor the contributions of women in every stage of American history and in every sector of …

March 20th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 19, 2014

CDC’s Public Health Law Program and the Network for Public Health Law are co-hosting a webinar on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 2:00–3:30 pm (EDT).

March 19th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 14, 2014

VA’s seal turns 25 tomorrow. President Ronald Reagan signed the Department of Veterans Affairs Act Oct. 25, 1988, to establish VA as an executive department.

March 14th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

New Bill to Allow Veterans Free Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury

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A bill allowing Oklahoma veterans to be provided with free hyperbaric oxygen treatment for traumatic brain injury has been approved by the state Senate.

March 13th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 13, 2014

The National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic kicks off March 30 in Snowmass, Colo.! The five-day Clinic consists of downhill and cross-country skiing, adaptive-sports workshops and educational classes, plus sponsored and self-directed activities, all aimed at providing opportunities for disabled Veterans.

March 13th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

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

During Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2-8, we invite you to learn how VA is committed to patient safety with a systems approach to problem solving, focused on prevention, not punishment.

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

Incentives Program Offers Benefits to Employers, Vets

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The Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program provides eligible veterans with the opportunity to obtain training and practical hands-on experience concurrently through the Special Employer Incentives program.

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

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 03, 2014

VA’s Caregiver Support Line facilitates monthly telephone education groups for family Caregivers of Veterans with a theme of “Care for the Caregiver.”

March 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

 

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