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Veterans With PTSD Can Now Use Medical Marijuana

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Last week the Michigan medical marijuana review board added post traumatic stress syndrome to the list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana.

March 25th, 2014 | Posted in Health,PTSD | 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 Partners with Kaiser Permanente

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is collaborating with Kaiser Permanente, a leading member of the health care industry, to pool resources and ideas to solve some of the largest and most complex challenges in VA health care.

February 20th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Big Dog and Pony Show in Jacksonville

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I have been out digging. I love to poke and I’m just a rank amateur at it. You find all manner of info without having to dig.

January 14th, 2014 | Posted in Gulf War,Gulf War Illness (GWI),PTSD,Support the Troops,Vet News,Veterans Affairs,Vietnam War | Read More »

Against All Odds – Veterans Remain Steadfast

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Defamation lawsuit draws near for two disabled combat wounded Vietnam veterans, as they prepared their own defense for a June 23, 2014 jury trial before the 8th District Court in Clark County.

January 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Of Interest,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 12, 2013

HHS plans to issue a $50 million funding opportunity announcement to help Community Health Centers expand services to people living with mental illness, and drug and alcohol problems.

December 12th, 2013 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

New Health Care Info System Will Help Veterans Treatment

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The Department of Veterans Affairs segment in Northwest Florida has joined several civilian hospitals to share certain health care information as a way of speeding and improving treatment.

December 10th, 2013 | Posted in Benefits,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 »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – August 21, 2013

Visit USA.gov’s Health Insurance page to learn about the new Health Insurance Marketplace and other types of health coverage.

August 21st, 2013 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | 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 »

VA Grants Will Expand Transportation in Highly Rural Areas

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Veterans will have improved access to health care under a Department of Veterans Affairs initiative that supports new transportation services for those living in highly rural areas.

July 10th, 2013 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Lay Testimony And The VA Examiner

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Recently, when I was backed up with my CAVC claim in March, I received this article and it is an absolute “must read” for do it yourselfer (pro se) claimants.

June 5th, 2013 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

VA Hires Over 1600 Mental Health Professionals to Meet Goal

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Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has met the goal to hire 1,600 new mental health professionals outlined in President Obama’s Aug. 31, 2012, Executive Order to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families.

June 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Unsaid Issue Behind Veteran’s Rising Suicide Rate Is Shame Based Guilt

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No one really talks about the psychic damage that combat veterans feel when they take someone’s life, regardless of the military situation ~ but the effect is real and usually manifests itself as shame based guilt whereas the innate deep need to love and accept love is quite often permanently disabled.

May 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Coping,Editor,Health,PTSD | Read More »

Agent B Presumptive Claims

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The Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA) has just announced a new presumptive exposure entitlement due to Agent B for Vietnam Veterans.

May 21st, 2013 | Posted in Humor | Read More »

Board of Vet Appeals-The curious case of Costello Hayslett

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Remember the quintessential Sound Of Music and Julie Andrews et al? Specifically, think of the musical scale song (Doe- a deer, a female deer etc.). Compare that to the trials and tribulations we encounter going up and down the ladder of our claims with the VA.

May 21st, 2013 | Posted in Benefits,Editor,Vet News | Read More »

VA’S New Provisional Ratings

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When I heard of (and finally understood) the gist of the new provisional ratings announced with great fanfare last week, Blazing Saddles came to mind. More precisely, Cleavon Little as the Western Union Telegram boy.

April 30th, 2013 | Posted in Editor,Medical Disability Benefits,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

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

Here’s a tip from a former smoker. Michael, an Army Vet, says if your doctor gives you 5 years to live, spend it sharing your wisdom and love with your family. If you are ready to quit smoking, VA can help.

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

VA Joins With Million Hearts Campaign

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February is American Heart Month, a time to educate Americans on what they can do to live heart-healthy lives.

February 28th, 2013 | Posted in Vet News,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 Introduces New and Enhanced Features for VA Blue Button

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On Jan. 20, VA released an enhanced VA Blue Button, adding several new categories of information from the VA Electronic Health Record. Blue Button is the personal health record inside the My HealtheVet self-service platform and through My HealtheVet, VA Blue Button enables Veterans to download an electronic file that contains their personal health information.

January 29th, 2013 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

A Radical Remedy for Veterans – Humanity and Truth

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I read this article on the drugging of soldiers recently and realized that the men they are writing about represent a few tiny drops in the ocean of suffering that we as a society have created through war and the aftermath, through inhuman designs and inhuman acts.

November 17th, 2012 | Posted in Coping | Read More »

VA Teams Up with American Heart Association to Raise Awareness of Heart Disease in Women

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The Department of Veterans Affairs will raise awareness of heart disease in women, particularly women Veterans and VA employees, at a “VA Goes Red” health expo Thursday, Sep. 27, outside VA’s central office at 810 Vermont Avenue.

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

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – July 31, 2012

An emphasis on translating military skills into civilian language has gone into a revamped Transition Assistance Program run by the Department of Defense.

July 31st, 2012 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Others-First Charity Awards Grant to “Vets Workshop”

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The Veterans Workshop is grateful to the organization “Others First” for their generosity and help.

July 13th, 2012 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

VT EXCLUSIVE: The FLAG that Identified The USS LIBERTY AGTR-5

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A Letter from a USS LIBERTY survivor dated 10 June 1967 and a recollection from member of Rescue, Damage Control and Repair Team that boarded the USS Liberty on the early morning hours of June 9, 1967.

July 9th, 2012 | Posted in Veterans Affairs | Read More »

EXCLUSIVE TO VT: Message To The Churches From: USS LIBERTY Survivor, Ronald G. Kukal

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“Does this pain ever go away? Not when it remains unresolved does it ever really go away, and of course the Liberty matter still remains unresolved.”

July 6th, 2012 | Posted in Veterans Affairs | Read More »

The Attack on the LIBERTY

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“The Untold Story of Israel’s Deadly 1967 Assault on a U.S. Spy Ship” blows apart the only American investigation that was ever conducted: the U.S. Naval Court of Inquiry’s white wash rush job that confirmed Israel’s claim of “mistaken identity.”

May 30th, 2012 | Posted in Book Reviews,Causes,Education,History,Living,Peace | Read More »

 

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