Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – September 03, 2013


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1.3 area women headed to prison for tax fraud.  WHIO Dayton  … The office of Carter M. Stewart, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, announced the plea a week ago. … Nolan used a government computer that was the property of the Department of Veteran Affairs.
 2.Special courts for veterans expanding across US.  San Antonio Express  There’s also a worker from the local Veterans Affairs medical center who’s checking to make … In 2008, there were just five veterans courts in the United States.
3.   Hagel, Kerry to press case for Syria strike in CongressSecretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will headline Congress’s first foray into debating U.S. military action against Syria on Tuesday, with a dual appearance before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
4.   IRS rule could cause problems for veterans.  An Internal Revenue Service policy mandating nonprofit veteran’s organizations keep documents proving members served in the military isn’t going to be easy for the Dalton American Legion to follow, according to its commander.
5.   Family of WWII soldier discovers haunting story but finally finds closure.  From more than 90 pages of war records, letters, telegrams and web searches, Tucker Axum, 32, has come to know his great-uncle, Rifleman Mage Axum, in death.

6.   Wounded warriors get back in the saddle.  About two dozen soldiers, some with spouses, from various Warrior Transition Units around Europe gathered at Diana’s Horsefarm on Aug. 23, 2013, in Otterberg, Germany, to relax and have a good time.
7.   Beetle Bailey creator honored on 90th birthday.  Beetle Bailey was known to be a lazy Army private, but the creator of the popular comic strip is getting accolades from top military brass and others as he celebrates his 90th birthday.
8.   VA organizes Lincoln mental health care summit.  Hyperlink to Article The News Tribune (AP):  A Mental Health Summit has been scheduled in Lincoln to discuss the mental health needs of veterans.
9.   Letters | Praise for Veterans’ Affairs, a pro-life state, voting, avoiding abortion.  Hyperlink to Article Louisville Courier-Journal:  Recently, we had a member of our family admitted to Veterans Hospital on Zorn Avenue. He was a hospice patient… Our family would like to praise all the administration, doctors, nurses and all the staff in the emergency room including June and Gomer.
10.  Veteran’s lawsuit says doctors misdiagnosed, treated him for HIV.  Hyperlink to Article Stars and Stripes (Lexington Herald-Leader):  Bobby Russell received HIV treatments for almost eight years before receiving a shocking diagnosis: He never actually had the virus that causes AIDS… “The Veterans Administration had always said, ‘You give us a confirmatory test and we’ll start these benefits for you,’” Russell said. “But nobody had a confirmatory test result to provide me to give to the Veterans Administration.”

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PTSD, Violent Behavior: What You Need to Know:  Posted by U.S. Public Health Service Capt. Janet Hawkins, Deployment Health Clinical Center.  Capt. Janet Hawkins is a violence prevention subject matter expert at the Deployment Health Clinical Center. She specializes in posttraumatic stress disorder and interpersonal violence prevention in military populations.
In support of PTSD Awareness Month in June, I was invited to speak at the 2013 Family Advocacy Training Course in Quantico, Va., on the relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and interpersonal violence. I shared findings from the July 2012 Institute of Medicine report, “Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Military and Veteran Populations: Initial Assessment,” which examined PTSD treatment programs and services at the Defense Department and Department of Veterans Affairs, and served as a basis for discussing the relationship between the clinical disorder and interpersonal violence. More than 40 Marine Corps leaders attended the annual violence prevention training, including installation sergeant majors, behavioral health managers and family advocacy managers.
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