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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 …

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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).

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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.”

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Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – February 27, 2014

On Feb. 11, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki and I announced the first recipients of the newly-established Abraham Lincoln Pillars of Excellence Awards.

February 27th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

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

On March7, 74 athletes will represent the United States at the Paralympic Games in Sochi—18 of them are military Veterans and Servicemembers.

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

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

If you’ve recently been assigned to the Individual Ready Reserves (IRR), your Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) coverage will end 120 days after your assignment date.

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

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

Frustration over lost documents and denied claims continues for Floridians who blame cancers and other disease on contaminated water at the U.S. Marine base at Camp Lejeune, N.C. decades ago.

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

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – February 18, 2014

February is Low Vision Awareness Month! Learn more about cataracts, how they affect your vision, and how they can be treated.

February 18th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

The Cost of Freedom and SDVOSB

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There are few people on earth who understand total commitment like the present and former members of United States Armed Forces.

February 18th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – February 15, 2014

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released Gulf War and Health: Long-Term Effects of Blast Exposures on February 13, 2014.

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

This is one of two recent studies by San Diego researchers with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that chip away at questions surrounding the signature wounds of the Iraq and Afghanistan war generation — PTSD and traumatic brain injury.

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

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

VA is Going Red for Women. Join VA and the American Heart Association in encouraging women Veterans to live heart healthy by wearing red on February 7.

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

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

Veterans Day celebrations occur all over this great nation and on American installations worldwide.

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

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 24, 2014

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pension exists to help financially disadvantaged wartime Veterans and their survivors.

January 24th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

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

The Library of Congress is famous for cataloging some of Americas’ greatest historical treasures. From every piece of copy written material to more notable additions like the Gettysburg Address and Thomas Jefferson’s Library, the breadth of documents, films, books and …

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

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

uts to military veterans benefits in December’s budget deal have outraged veterans groups, but as Congress and President Obama return to Washington this week, the cuts don’t appear to be going anywhere soon.

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

 

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