Top 5 Veterans News: April 28th 2018

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  1. Called onVeterans’ grass-roots movement shares health benefits of marijuana. To get away from the memories of war in Afghanistan — the violence, the unexpected danger, the rush of adrenaline and the hypervigilance that can come with post-traumatic stress disorder — Aaron Newsom started gardening.
  2. Veterans Affairs In Limbo After Jackson Withdraws As Nominee. The collapse of Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson’s nomination to lead the Veterans Affairs Department leaves the VA rudderless, and awaiting its fourth secretary in four years.
  3. OH veterans concerned over possible privatization of the VA. Army veteran Keith Stevens spent a year in Vietnam and retired from the military as a Specialist.
  4. Veterans Fight To Get Rare Form Of Cancer Covered By VA. It took decades for the Veterans Administration to acknowledge the connection between Agent Orange and the illnesses of hundreds of Vietnam veterans. Now some vets are fighting to get help for another deadly killer that they believe is connected to their years of service.
  5. Mid-South veterans are turning to horses for healing. Southern Reins Equine Therapy in Collierville is working to teach our veterans how to cope.


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