Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 01, 2012

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1.    Schwartz: Personnel cuts necessary to meet budget demandsAir Force chief of staff says he is “100 percent on board with the strategy.”
 
2.    US military and diplomatic officials discuss way ahead in EuropeMore than 500 U.S. military representatives and diplomatic officials posted at embassies and government agencies throughout Europe met for a series of conferences here this week to discuss force posture, strategy and the way ahead in light of the Pentagon’s new defense guidance.

3.    Corruption, mismanagement handicap Afghan PoliceInadequate medical support for Border Police along a volatile stretch of Afghanistan’s mountainous eastern edge could erode the force’s willingness to risk clashes with militants, according to Afghan and coalition officers.

4.    Heery International Wins VA Commissioning Project.  Contracting Business  The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded a contract to Heery International for building commissioning services for the VA’s new 100000-square-foot research office building at the Veterans Administration Pittsburgh Healthcare System’s …

5.    California Miramar University Honors United States Military Veterans.  PR Web  California Miramar University (CalMU) is approved by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and offers many benefits from the GI Bill, including accepting Tuition Assistance. California Miramar University, ranked one of the Top 10 MBA …

6.    VA aims to get better data on vet suicide rates.  Marine Corps Times  Better data on suicide rates among veterans could be available by summer under an agreement forged between Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and 49 states. The figure often noted in press reports and analyses …

7.    Veteran enlists commissioners court’s help for PTSD services.  Victoria Advocate  Through the outpatient Department of Veterans Affairs clinic, he started meeting with a social worker and joined a weekly therapy group. Therapy “has been the most beneficial thing I’ve received from the VA,” O’Neill said. In therapy, he is learning …

8.    NJ lawmakers try again on set-asides for veteran-owned businesses.  Asbury Park Press  This latest effort would give municipal and county governments permission to create set-aside programs for veteran-owned businesses. The Senate version of the bill recently was approved by that chamber’s Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.





9.    Assemblywoman hosts free veteran benefit forums.  Daily Democrat  At each forum, representatives from the California and United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Social Security Administration, Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, other agencies, and local veterans groups will be on hand to discuss benefits …
 
10.  Stent Benefit Questioned In Stable Disease.  MedPage Today  “For patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD), stent placement offered no more benefit than optimal medical therapy, according to a new meta-analysis” that was “reported in the Feb. 27 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.” In an “accompanying comment article,” Dr. William Boden of the Samuel S. Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, New York, asked, “What more will it take to turn the tide of treatment?” But some outside experts commenting on the analysis “said it adds nothing to current understanding of the issue.”

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