Top 5 Veterans News: Nov. 16, 2017

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  1. Army To Provide Medical Care For Thousands Of Veterans Who Were Test Subjects. After thousands of U.S. veterans won a class action suit against the military over being used in chemical and biological testing, the Army says it will pay for their medical care. But the group’s attorneys say the service is falling short of meeting its obligations and that it’s withholding details veterans are seeking about what agents they were exposed to.
  2. Is This a Group of Deported United States Military Veterans? In November 2017, during the Veteran’s Day weekend, a photograph showing a group of former military members who have been deported from the United States went viral. Some viewed the image with equal parts skepticism and disbelief: Is this photograph real? Is the United States really deporting veterans?

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  3. Heart failure tied to meth use rising among veterans, study finds. Heart failure tied to use of methamphetamines is on the rise among US veterans, suggests a preliminary study presented Tuesday at the annual scientific meeting of the American Heart Association. Meth is chemically similar to the nervous system stimulant amphetamine.
  4. Arizona veterans’ suicide rate 4 times higher than civilians’. A university’s suicide study found that military veterans in Arizona are nearly four times more likely to take their own lives than non-veterans and are at much greater risk than the federal Department of Veterans Affairs has reported. Veterans in Arizona committed suicide at a rate of 55 per 100,000 last year while non-veterans did so at a rate of 14 per 100,000, according to the report from Arizona State University’s Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety.
  5. Vietnam veterans receive resolutions. Countless veterans attended the Veterans Day breakfast on Friday at the Civic. Among those were Vietnam veterans who were given a House of Representatives resolution by Rep. Bill Reiboldt. Countless veterans attended the Veterans Day breakfast on Friday at the Civic.

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