Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – September 09, 2013


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Help Hospitalized Veterans Cleared Of Allegations.  NEWS.GNOM.ES – Help Hospitalized Veterans (HHV), the charitable organization that for more than … Quinn said that the California attorney general’s office has agreed to contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to strongly …

Vt. man imprisoned for stealing veteran’s identity.  Westport-News   … who stole the identity of a U.S. Army veteran to avoid registering as a sex offender … to get medical care that was billed to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

NMSU Student Veterans Group Helps Homeless Veterans.  KRWG  The Student Veterans Association of New Mexico State University organized a fundraiser to remember … In 2012 The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs conducted a study that in one single night counted just …

3 veterans laid to rest in Nebraska with a final salute.  Omaha World-Herald  The cremated remains of Robert Earl Woods, a U.S. Army veteran who served in the … The Department of Veterans Affairs has strict rules about the handling of …

Event Held To Show Appreciation For Local Veterans.  KCAU  Gov. Terry Branstad is …. Mary Jordan with the department of Veteran Affairs says, “It’s just, deserved. We just need to serve the veterans that have served us already.” The event …

Post-9/11 war vets with PTSD turn to alternative remedies.  Kitsap Sun  Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and serious brain injuries … as alternatives to the traditional medicine offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. ….
Key Guantanamo-related jobs at Pentagon vacant.  More than 100 days after President Barack Obama pledged to create a Defense Department position to work on emptying the Guantánamo prison, the post still has not been filled and the Pentagon’s detainee policy post is under interim management.
 GAO report savages Navy’s new aircraft carrierThe Navy’s next-generation aircraft carrier is mired in a pattern of inadequate testing, developmental delays and cost overruns that may hinder its effectiveness when it joins the fleet, the Government Accountability Office says in a scathing report.
Fort Carson hospital commander removed for ‘inappropriate behavior’.  Col. John McGrath, commander of Fort Carson’s Evans Army Community Hospital, has been removed from command over allegations that he engaged in what the post called inappropriate behavior.
Interfax: 4 Russian ships head for Syria.  Three Russian naval ships were sailing toward Syria in the eastern Mediterranean on Friday and a fourth was on its way, the Interfax news agency reported, citing a source at navy headquarters.

Have You Heard?

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a number of resources to help seniors find affordable rentals, including:

  • Low-Rent Apartment Search — Shows low-rent apartments for senior citizens and people with disabilities, as well as for families and individuals.
  • Multifamily Units by State — HUD does not provide details like eligibility, waiting list information, or types of accessible features for these properties, but the list may help you identify potential rentals for seniors and people with disabilities.
  • Public Housing Program — Commonly called “Section 8,” public housing comes in all sizes and types and is managed by local housing agencies that are funded by the federal government.
    Limited to low-income families and individuals.
  • Public Housing Choice Vouchers — Using vouchers, you can find a private rental. The government pays the landlord directly to subsidize the rent. Limited to low-income families and individuals.

If you have questions or need help finding a rental, talk to a HUD-approved housing counselor.


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