Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – September 13, 2013

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1.Airmen missing from WWII Accounted-forThe Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that two U.S. servicemen, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and are being
 
2.   Face of Defense: Amputee Earns Expert Infantry BadgeArmy 1st Lt. Joshua Pitcher, a paratrooper assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 4th Brigade Combat Team, was conducting a routine combat patrol in southern Afghanistan last year when he was injured by an improvised explosive device that took his right leg.  Following his injury, instead of …
 
From the House Floor: Recognizing National Suicide Prevention Week.  NorthcentralPa.com   News from U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, Pennsylvania-5 … The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released a study in February of
 
4.   Living through nine suicidesMike Little has nine examples showing suicide prevention measures aren’t working. He doesn’t want another.
 
5.   Senators push to have AFRICOM in Virginia Virginia’s two U.S. senators are reviving a push to relocate U.S. Africa Command from Germany to Hampton Roads after a new government study said moving it stateside could save as much as $70 milllion a year and create up to 4,300 jobs.
 
6.   Poll: Fewer Americans fear terror attackFewer Americans fear their families could become victims of a terror attack, according to a new poll.
 
7.   Putin’s newfound clout hinges on Syria’s AssadVladimir Putin won a reprieve from U.S. missile attacks for his ally Bashar Assad. Now he has to trust a man few others do and show he can bring Assad to heel.
 
8.   Ohio’s Greene County aid for veterans denied, inaccessible locallyMontgomery County turned away a higher percentage of veterans seeking emergency financial assistance for things such as rent, utilities or groceries than any county in Ohio last year except Butler, a Dayton Daily News investigation found.
 
9.   VA proposes rules on payouts for Lejeune water contaminationThe VA filed proposed rules Wednesday that would be used to implement part of the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act, which became law a year ago.
10.  VA’s reputation for health care takes a thrashingHyperlink to Article The Washington Post:  The Department of Veterans Affairs’ reputation for providing good health care can’t stand many more thrashings like the one it took at a congressional hearing this week.
 

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