Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – August 11, 2012


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1.   Eagle returns home after historic summerThe Coast Guard barque Eagle returned home today after a busy summer commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and training hundreds of cadets.
2.   Military spouses find hope at Camp Lejeune job fairFor Jodie Kosnik, being a military spouse has its disadvantages. While she loves to follow her husband around the world as he moves with the Marine Corps, the opportunity to find a job at each new location isn’t always easy.
3.   Trials to test effects of virtual reality therapy for PTSD patientsDoctors at Fort Bragg are studying whether therapy using virtual reality that puts soldiers back in a war zone can help treat post traumatic stress disorder or other combat-related anxiety problems.
4.   VA cites progress in treating women patientsVeterans Affairs medical centers across the country have seen a dramatic upswing in women patients, and that growth has brought its share of challenges.
5.   Sailors sue government over retention board dismissalsMore than 100 sailors are suing the federal government for pushing them out of the Navy amid mass layoffs driven by record retention rates. The lawsuit alleges the layoffs were not directly approved by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and therefore are illegal under federal law, which limits when the military can dismiss active-duty servicemembers.
6.   Silver Star recipient’s brother takes gold in decathlonBefore decathlete Ashton Eaton left for London, Gunnery Sgt. Verice Bennett told him that if he ever got tired, he should picture Bennett running just ahead of him. “Because you know if I beat you, I’m talking trash … for the rest of your life,” Bennett said he told his half brother.

7.   Multifunctions Device Services Sought by Veterans Affairs.  The U.S. Veterans Affairs Department’s Bay Pines Health Care System, Bay Pines, Fla., has issued a combined synopsis/solicitation notice (VA24812Q2256) for multifunctions device services capable of supporting Secure Personal Identifier …

8.   Guardian found in contempt in veteran’s case.  The Tennessean  It was the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that in 2005 first designated Phillips, a nephew of Hill’s, as the payee for his veterans benefit checks. Then Kennedy named Phillips as Hill’s guardian after Phillips filed the petition for guardianship …

 9.   Veteran Affairs expands medical care for veterans stationed at Camp Lejuene.  Pacific Daily News  Some veterans may be eligible for immediate medical care, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Veterans who served on active duty at Camp Lejeune, Va. for at least 30 days between … medical conditions qualify for care under a new law signed by …
10.   A Hospital Needed In Southern Nevada.  Las Vegas Review-Journal Praise Veterans Affairs and its secretary, Eric Shinseki, for dedicating a hospital in Las Vegas on Monday.

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