Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – June 16, 2012


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1.    Detroit to Host Veterans’ Assistance Events.  Department of Defense  Detroit’s Cobo Center will host three major U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs-sponsored events from June 26-29. The VA for …

2.    VA to contractor: Hurry up on medical center or lose the contract.  Central Florida News 13  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is threatening one of the biggest contractors working on the Orlando VA Medical Center. The department said the …

3.    VA threatens Orlando hospital contractor.  Orlando Sentinel  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs warned contractor Brasfield & Gorrie to speed up construction of the Orlando VA hospital or risk losing its contract.

4.    Coatesville’s VA center’s mission is to improve services.  Daily Local News  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki often reminds us: as the tide of war recedes we have the opportunity, and the responsibility, …

5.    Local Vets Fight Against Cutbacks at Montrose VA.  Outrageous and ridiculous are two words that Cortlandt Town Supervisor used to describe the federal Department of Veterans Affairs’ now expired plans to …

6.    Veterans Affairs Department to add mental health staff in Michigan.  Petoskey News-Review  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Saginaw announced Tuesday it anticipates an increase of seven clinicians and three support personnel to …

7.    Nebraska vets home receives top score on survey.  Lincoln Journal Star  Nebraska officials said the state’s veterans home in … has received another perfect score from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

8.    VA Cemetery project moving forward.  News Banner  The Federal Department of Veterans Affairs has accepted a draft of the environmental assessment for a proposed cemetery at Camp Villere in Slidell, according …

9.    Dying Minnesota Guardsman says goodbye.  While Minnesota National Guard Lt. Col. Mark Weber has given plenty of speeches — at high schools and elementary schools, Memorial Day and Veterans Day events — he knew this one would probably be the most important. And despite the cancer-related fluid that frequently invades his lungs, he’d have to sing.
10.  Army veteran wants to educate public on using service dogsAfter being wounded in Iraq, Daniel Smith suffered from PTSD and “started withdrawing from everybody and everything. I got to the point where I couldn’t go to the store with my wife. … I wouldn’t go anywhere public because I just didn’t feel comfortable around folks I didn’t know.” Help came to Smith about two years ago in the form of a 69-pound black Labrador named Jefferson Davis.



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