Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – August 21, 2013


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1.Putting veterans to work.  Attleboro Sun Chronicle Forty-five percent of veterans need help finding a job, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reports. And, many vets say one of their biggest

2.Declining bingo revenues hurting vets groups.  The State  The Legion has had to cut two officers that assist veterans with their benefits at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs regional office in Togus..
3.Beaufort Council of Garden Clubs members help keep up cemetery.  Hilton Head Island Packet … National Cemetery Administration in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs … Affairs, was published in the July/August edition of the NCA News newsletter.
4.Ohio holds women veterans’ conference in September.  Logan Daily News Women also suffer the same physical wounds as male veterans, as well as … in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System of …
5.   Former head of Air Force sex assault office indicted in VirginiaA Virginia grand jury has indicted the Air Force officer who oversaw sexual assault prevention and response programs with assault and battery for allegedly groping a woman in May.
6.   Stuttgart clinic commander, top NCO suspendedThe senior leadership of the U.S. Army health clinic in Stuttgart, has been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation, an Army spokeswoman said.
7.   VA inspectors grill Pittsburgh workersHyperlink to Article Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:  Top VA health officials in Washington dispatched medical inspectors to quiz dozens of Pittsburgh VA workers Tuesday over a deadly Legionnaires’ outbreak, the latest of seven government investigations into the ordeal.
8.   VA Tripples Down on Funding to Prevent Homeless VetsHyperlink to Article Newswise:  New York State will be more ready than ever to put an end to veteran homelessness in the coming year. The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has recently announced that NYS has secured more than triple the amount of funding previously awarded for support of the veteran community.
9.   Guest Viewpoint: Mental health of returning vets a priorityHyperlink to Article Star-Gazette:  The Department of Veteran Affairs recognizes that meeting the needs of veterans and their families requires collaboration and partnership between VA, other federal agencies, and local communities. The majority of returning service members and their families are resilient to the stresses of war and successfully readjust to life after deployment.
10. Figures show continued decline in disability backlog, but criticism persistsHyperlink to Article Washington Post:  A petition signed by 26,000 veterans and delivered to the White House Tuesday calls for President Obama to end the disability claims backlog and fire Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, even as figures show a continued decline in the number of cases awaiting action.

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