Top 5 Veterans News: Nov. 04, 2017

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  1. Greitens defends handling of veterans’ home, slams senators. Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Thursday defended his administration’s response to allegations against the St. Louis Veterans Home, telling the state’s two U.S. senators in a letter that he doesn’t “need more meaningless letters from career politicians.”
  2. New technology puts the AI in aid for US veterans. As part of their latest endeavor to improve care for our country’s combat vets, the Department of Veterans Affairs has invested in a rapidly advancing form of intelligence: the artificial kind. AI has been hailed by most forecasters as a revolutionary force in all manner of fields, from transportation to predicting the weather, and this exciting wave of possibility promises to transform the healthcare sphere, as well.

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  3. Veterans to be recognized during annual events. Recognition of the area’s veterans will begin Saturday with a program at The Walter Davis Cultural Center off Ky. 63 in the Freedom community of Barren County. The program will get underway at 11 a.m., starting with the presentation of the colors by Barren County High School JROTC.
  4. After Maria, VA Battles PTSD, Other Health Issues in Puerto Rico Veterans. A month and a half after hurricane Maria, the VA Caribbean Healthcare system is delivering care in unconventional ways. And it’s helping veterans whose PTSD was triggered by the storm. Every morning now, staff from the main VA hospital in San Juan hit the road.
  5. Veterans Day Events Include Program, Concert. Stockton University will celebrate Veterans Day with three events at different campuses. Dr. Richard O’Meara, a retired soldier and attorney, will share his experiences of war and peace in Vietnam, Panama and Iraq at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at Stockton at Manahawkin, 712 E. Bay Ave.

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