Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – August 09, 2012


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1.   Unraveling her father’s Cold War secrets.  When her father left home for work he was sworn to secrecy. Now, a half-century later, the declassified national secret allowed a reporter to learn about her father’s Cold War era profession, which involved helping to invent America’s first spy satellite.
2.   FAA official ‘very optimistic’ on rules for drones in US skies.  With the prospect of thousands of unmanned aircraft flying around U.S. airspace beginning in 2015, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration pledged that new regulations are in the works to keep skies safe and protect people’s privacy.
3.   Submarine base safe in 2013, but BRAC looms on not-so-distant horizon.  The head of the state’s Office of Military Affairs said Tuesday that he believes the Defense Department’s request for a round of base closures in 2013 was really just a way to start the conversation.
4.   Al-Qaida turns tide for rebels in battle for eastern SyriaSome rebels in the Free Syria Army — which the U.S. has been indirectly aiding in toppling President Bashar Assad’s regime — are now fighting for al-Qaida, according to a report in The Guardian.

5.   Veterans received $5.12 million worth of benefits.  York Daily Record  The amount of federal and state financial support flowing to local veterans through the York County Department of Veterans Affairs increased by 31 percent in 2011-12 compared to the previous year, the county announced today. “Our office, being an …

6.   3 Roadblocks to Effective Quality Measure Management.  Becker’s ASC Review Kaiser Permanente, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the ECRI Institute and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. NQF hosted the webinar as part of its involvement in HHS’ Measure Registry Needs Assessment Project, which aims …

7.   VA Supports Gulf War Veterans on Multiple Fronts.  Business Wire … to them while we invest in research that helps us understand and treat Gulf War Veterans’ illnesses.” “The Department of Veterans Affairs has not forgotten the service and dedication of Gulf War Veterans,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K …

8.   Daytona Beach hosts AMVETS convention this week.  Daytona Beach News-Journal
The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort is the site of the 68th annual convention for AMVETS, an event that will include speeches by top officials from the U.S. and Florida departments of Veterans Affairs on issues most important to veterans and …

9.   Military bonds draw veterans to mental health jobs.  CNN  An estimated 11% to 20% of veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars suffer from the condition, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. That’s between 220000 and 400000 of the 2 million troops deployed since the September 11 …

10.   VA, Veteran Representatives Partner in Fully Developed Claims Process.  MarketWatch The Department of Veterans Affairs hosted an event July 31 for 10 Veterans Service Organizations (VSO) to collaborate in VA’s effort to eliminate the claims backlog. The main focus … Claims are considered …


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