Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – September 27, 2011

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1.   Boston Scientific Unit to Pay U.S. $9.25 Million in Settlement.  Bloomberg  Guidant allegedly reneged on credits owed to the US Department of Veterans Affairs for replacement of units still under warranty and is accused of over-charging hospitals for the devices, causing them to over-bill Medicare, according to an e- mailed …
2.   Eugene Proposes Amendment to Land Use Code.  KEZI TV  The US Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for a place to build a new outpatient clinic in either Eugene or Springfield, and Eugene wants that to be in their city. But there’s a little issue with Eugene’s zoning. The VA needs a minimum of 13 …
3.   Specter of big defense cuts prompts big worriesThe boom times are over for the nation’s military. After more than doubling in the past 10 years, Pentagon budgets are in for big cuts from Congress in coming years. No one yet knows exactly what will be cut or how deeply the cuts will go, but everyone knows they’re coming.
4.   Remains of WWII vet being repatriated from BosniaFor 67 years, the only people who knew about the presence of the American were the residents of the village in western Bosnia-Herzegovina where he was buried.
5.   NYU Langone Leads Clinical Evaluation of Study on Effects of PTSD on Veterans.  Newswise   Abt was recently awarded $6.7 million in funding by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct the research. As part of that funding, Abt has provided $1.6 million to NYU Langone Medical Center to lead the clinical evaluation component of …
6.   RI Veterans Journal: Agent Orange benefits go to Vietnam War veterans.  Providence Journal  Also, veterans may enroll through their myPay or MyHealtheVet accounts by visiting the local VA regional office (380 Westminster Mall in Providence) or veteran service organization, or by calling (800) 827-1000. For more information about Agent Orange ..
7.   VA purchases 4.4 acres from Silver Cross, will open Hines clinic.  Nurse.com  The existing ED at Silver Cross in Joliet, Ill., is part of the 4.4 acres purchased recently by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital plans to open an outpatient clinic for veterans after the US Department of Veterans …
8.   Collateral Damage: War Veterans Struggle To Fit Back Into Society.  Fayetteville (NC) Observer  “Advocates for veterans and the homeless say they are seeing a lot more” problems in people who served in Iraq or Afghanistan. But even as the US Army, “Veterans Affairs and the community have stepped up efforts to help soldiers and veterans who are struggling, the evidence is mounting that many are falling through the cracks.” The Observer added, “At a VA summit in August, officials announced that shelters in Fayetteville would get 23 more beds for homeless veterans.”
9.   State VA Hosting Veterans Outreach Day At Dyersburg Armory. Dyersburg (TN) State Gazette  “The Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (TDVA) is inviting veterans, their spouses and their dependants to Hometown Heroes Salute, a veterans outreach day to be held at the National Guard Armory in Dyersburg on Friday, Sept. 30.” The goal of the event “‘is to help get veterans paired up with vendors to help with their needs whether it be Social Security, veterans benefits or housing,’ said Larry Simmons, a veterans benefit representative with TDVA.”
10.  General: Arlington Cemetery Fixing Burial Problems. AP  Maj. Gen. William McCoy, the US Army’s acting inspector general, “says there has been a dramatic turnaround in the operation of Arlington National Cemetery, just one year after his office issued a harsh assessment that cited misplaced remains among dozens of problems caused by mismanagement.” McCoy told a joint subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee that he is “confident Arlington National Cemetery is being run as well as possible.” Still, some “committee members questioned whether the Army should be stripped of its management role over the cemetery and replaced by the Department of Veterans Affairs.”

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