Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – November 14, 2012


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1.   Forever after: A warrior wounded, a family challenged.  Thousands of American servicemembers have been seriously wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last 12 years of war. But the collateral damage from those wounds extends much further, challenging the families of the wounded for a lifetime.
2.   ‘Smart’ house gives war vet more independence.  Marine Corps Sgt. John Peck, who lost all four limbs in 2010 after stepping on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan while clearing the way for his unit, received the keys to a $450,000 “smart” house at the Estates of Chancellorsville during a Veterans Day ceremony Monday.

3.   What War Does to People.  OpEdNews  On October 4, a small group of American veterans went to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Washington, DC, to talk to officials there about veteran suicides, veteran homelessness, veteran joblessness, and other veteran struggles. No one …

4.   Burial records for military personnel posted online.  Chicago Tribune  They were posted on through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the National Archives and Records Administration, said Todd Godfrey, the Utah-based company’s senior director for U.S. content. “Every one of …

5.   U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Moves to the Cloud.  Government Technology
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today awarded a five-year contract valued at $36 million to HP to provide a department-wide email and calendaring infrastructure to the VA’s 600,000 users with Microsoft Office 365 for Government, according …

6.   Program Benefits Veterans, Saves States Millions.  Government Technology  A little diligence can save states millions. A 10-year partnership between Washington state, the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) saved the state $30 million and ensured that veterans were getting proper services …

7.   Residents accused of stealing government benefits.  Press-Enterprise  The grand jury began issuing indictments Oct. 31 after an investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Social Security Administration’s Office of Inspector General, according to a news release from the …

8.   Ga. groups receive $1 million to help veterans.  San Francisco Chronicle  Two nonprofit groups in Georgia have received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help provide services to homeless and at-risk veterans. Officials say the money will be used to help veterans and their …

9.   Honoring Native American Veterans.  New America Media  American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Veterans have played a vital role in the United States military for over two hundred years. Recognizing their long history of distinguished service, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs produced a report …

10. Veterans Day Holiday Rooted in World War I.  Veterans Day, on Nov. 11, commemorates all veterans across the country and has its origins in World War I. According to information provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, World War I officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was …


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