MHN:VA Cutting Vets Slack, Who's a Vet?

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Military Headline News – Rick Rogers

 
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Cutting tardy vets some slack
The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to stop denying services to veterans who miss medical appointments without giving notice.
Veterans groups say the long-standing policy is simply too harsh.
A vaccine that might stop the return of breast cancer has been developed by the military
Breast cancer among female troops is much higher than among their civilian peers. Now a study suggests the vaccine E75 halves the risk that breast cancer will return.
Good news and bad news on the Post Traumatic Stress front
The bad news is that experts say PTS is incurable. The good news is that they say it is manageable.
Army says another 100,000 troops might be cut if sequestration isn’t stopped
The service already plans to winnow its ranks by 80,000 soldiers.
In symbolic move, a House committee is voting to allow National Guardsmen and reservists to be officially called “veterans”
The move would allow them to be so recognized on Veterans Day and other occasions.
Rick Rogers, Military Headline News.

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Rick Rogers is a defense reporter based in San Diego.