Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – August 26, 2013

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1.   Wyoming could get 1st national veterans cemetery.   San Antonio Express   The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to buy land in Cheyenne to … The state operates the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery in Evansville but …
 
2.   News21 Students Investigate Plight of Veterans.   NEWS.GNOM.ES   Not even the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has completed such an exhaustive … The results were widely cited across the country and published in news …
 
3.   St. Clair to change peddlers’ ordinance to help veterans.   New Baltimore Voice Newspapers   “The state of Michigan, under Veterans Affairs Statute, exempts veterans who have … The Veterans Affairs Statute … entails the veteran appearing at the county
 
4.   Regional veterans’ benefits fair Tuesday.   Forsyth County News Online … assistance programs, according to a news release from 9th District U.S. Rep. … The Department of Veterans Affairs and Atlanta VA Medical Center will have …
 
5.   US, Chinese sailors participate in anti-piracy exercise.  In what could potentially be a small-scale rehearsal for the large scale RIMPAC 2014 exercise, U.S. and Chinese naval forces conducted a joint weekend counter-piracy exercise in the Gulf of Aden.

6.   Injured in Afghanistan, now US Open ballperson This week, Angelo Anderson will do far more than walk at the U.S. Open – just over three years and hundreds of hours of physical therapy since the Navy corpsman was shot. Anderson will sprint across the court on that titanium rod that runs from his knee to his hip.
 
7.   Risk a fact of life for Coast Guard amid evolving procedures, technologyWhen the call comes in, as it did on a frigid April morning, rescue crews from Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay are expected to be ready and underway within a half-hour.

8.   Woman left family to serve as Iraqi translator for US, still fears for lifeSali Sadhi loved Saddam Hussein as a family friend, but she hated what his brutal regime did to her country.

9.   Oregon Nisei veterans of World War II honored in Portland: Shinseki, Wyden address gatherings. Hyperlink to Article The Oregonian:  Oregon paid tribute to the state’s Japanese-American veterans of World War II in a daylong series of events in downtown Portland Saturday… The secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki, himself a retired Army four-star general of Japanese descent, addressed the luncheon, calling the story of the Nisei veterans “a uniquely American story.”
10. Don’t immediately blame PTSD for veteran suicidesHyperlink to Article The News Tribune:  Science, however, is beginning to suggest that the link between war, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and self-harm is not what many expect, given our prevailing cultural narratives.
 

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DoD, VA Establish Two Multi-Institutional Consortia to Research PTSD and TBIIn response to President Obama’s Executive Order, the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs highlighted today the establishment of two joint research consortia, at a combined investment of $107 million to research the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) over a five-year period.

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