Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News

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Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News

1. Council backs plan to treat veteran patients at Shore Memorial.  Shore News Today
However, the plan has yet to jump its biggest hurdle: getting approval from the head of the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Shore Memorial wants to begin

2. UIW, VA team up to provide tuition assistance to veterans.  Bizjournals.com
The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) has formed a partnership with the US Department of Veterans Affairs that will allow returning troops to enroll in

3. Technical Communities Awarded New Veterans Affairs Joint Imaging Contract.  PRLog.Org (press release) costs and reduce risks, today announced that the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded the company the Joint Imaging Contract

4. How to communicate in a time of change.  Smart Business Network  care,” says Johnson, the director of the 2400-employee, La Jolla-based health care provider within the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

5. Soldiers learn to prevent suicide.  Local soldiers in the US Army Reserve in Guam underwent a new training program that incorporates interactive role-playing in order to understand the complications of suicide intervention.  The soldiers went through two days of Applied Suicide Skills Training, also known as ASIST, which combines a day of classroom lectures and another day of hands-on training for suicide prevention.  ASIST is a tool that helps caregivers help persons at risk move from thinking about death, suicide and the past to thinking about the positive things in life.

6. VA predicts changes won’t interrupt GI Bill payouts. Despite an overhaul of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits this August, Veterans Affairs officials don’t expect a repeat of the major tuition delays and paperwork headaches they saw with the education benefits two years ago. Earlier this month, President Barack Obama signed into law a host of changes to the higher education benefits, including an expansion of housing stipends for online programs, new tuition payouts for students attending private colleges, and inclusion of vocational training programs within the post-9/11 GI Bill program.  Nearly all of these changes will go into effect in the fall 2011 semester.

7. Residents are hoping to bring a new Veterans Resource Center to Fontana – Fontana Herald-News .  Residents are hoping to bring a new Veterans Resource Center to FontanaFontana Herald-NewsSeveral Fontana residents are urging local officials to consider the possibility of establishing a new Fontana Veterans Resource Center at the Cypress …

8. IHireVeterans.com Launches Online Resources Directory for US Military Veterans – SBWire (press release).  IHireVeterans.com Launches Online Resources Directory for US Military VeteransSBWire (press release)The veteran’s resources directory can be found at http://www.IHireveterans.com/vet-resources. “We researched literally hundreds of organizations





9. NJ center to run counseling program at Fort Hood – Houston Chronicle .  NJ.comNJ center to run counseling program at Fort HoodHouston ChronicleBased in Piscataway, NJ, the Vets4Warriors helpline for will be staffed by five veterans, including some who served in Vietnam and Iraq. …Fort Hood Soldiers and Families Gain Helpline Staffed by Veterans at

10 NJ Governor Signs Gold Star Families License Plate Bill. Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger On Monday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie “signed legislation…creating a special license plate design to honor families of members of the military killed in action. The Gold Star Families license plate will feature an American flag with a gold star on top.” Gold Stars are “awarded by the Department of Defense whenever a member of the military is killed in action.”

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