Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – September 06, 2011

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1. New system aims to reduce VA disability backlog.  Asbury Park Press  — The US Department of Veterans Affairs is installing a computer system that should help reduce a huge backlog of disability claims from wounded soldiers, but it’s impossible to say when the problem will be cleared up, the agency’s …

2. Deptford Mall Hosting Veterans Outreach.  Patch.com  Men and women who have served in the military can find out about their benefits from the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. By Patch Staff If you’re a military veteran, finding out about your benefits and entitlements will be as easy as …

3. Wheelchair champion.  Jackson County Floridan  The games are sponsored by the US Department of Veterans Affairs and the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Henderson is classified as a quadriplegic, although he does have limited use of both arms. He wheeled himself to victory this year in the 200-yard …

4. Event helps Fort Collins-area veterans transition back to civilian life.  The Coloradoan
Veach and his girlfriend, Jennifer Maple, 21, attended a “Welcome Home Event” in Wellington that was hosted by the Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Saturday. The event occurred at Harvest Farm, a rural, outdoor setting with a corn maze, …

5. More housing suggested at Togus medical center.  Kennebec Journal  — The US Department of Veterans’ Affairs has suggested adding housing at Maine VA Medical Center to accommodate families of patients receiving care. Maine VA Medical Center, formerly known as Togus VA Medical Center, was among the sites …

6. Steinberg: County veterans offices staffing ‘woefully inadequate’.  Willits News  According to a letter from the state veterans office, in fiscal year 2009/10, Stenberg’s office obtained more than $2 million in new annual cash benefits and nearly $1.7 million in one-time benefits from the US Department of Veterans Affairs for local …

7. Navy Vets charity officials scrambled under scrutiny, documents show.  Tampabay.com
A spokeswoman for the Florida Attorney General’s Office said it had no control over the timing of the raid, which included criminal investigators from the IRS, the US Department of Veterans Affairs and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer …

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8. $1 Million for San Joaquin Valley veteran families.  Central Valley Business Times  The homelessness prevention grant was awarded through the US Department of Veterans Affairs’ Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program.. “Just one veteran falling asleep at night without a permanent roof over his or her head is one veteran too …

9. P1 Photo of the Week: Talk about speeding. Police News  Assistant Chief Justin K. Flynn of the US Dept. of Veteran Affairs Police sent us this photo. When NASCAR driver Tony Stewart came to town to participate in the department’s Veteran’s Day Parade, Flynn — naturally — went to check out the car and …

10. Veterans home groundbreaking set.  St. George Daily Spectrum  Stay and Ivins Mayor Chris Hart said they received an email Wednesday from the state VA deputy director who is leading the project, granting approval to continue forward at a quick pace. “There were a number of hoops that had to be jumped through,” …

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