Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – September 24, 2013

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Clinic too small to serve veterans.  Pacific Daily News   U.S. Navy veteran Manuel Diaz holds up part of a ribbon he helped cut at the Department of Veterans … U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki, right, Dr. James Hastings, director of the VA Pacific …
 

Oregon Justice Department investigation into Holiday Retirement’s.  OregonLive.com  Elhard has given seminars on government pension benefits for veterans at … the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs “Aid and Attendance and Housebound” … The shuffle was reported by Senior Housing News and not announced by the …
 
Families express frustration with JPAC’s efforts to recover war missingOn June 12, 1966, Marine Corps radioman Cpl. Gregory Harris and a contingent of South Vietnamese marines were ambushed and overrun in Quang Ngai province. When friendly forces retook the area the next day and recovered the dead, Harris was nowhere to be found.
 
Reid vows to resist ‘ransom’ to avoid government shutdownThe congressional battle that sparked over government funding and the 2010 health care law continued today in the U.S. Senate, where Democratic leaders said they would resist Republican demands to shut down the government next week if the law known as Obamacare continues.
 
Military would work through shutdown; paychecks could be delayedServicemembers, including those in conflict zones, may have their paychecks delayed if elected officials in Washington can’t work out a deal to fund government operations in the new fiscal year starting Oct. 1, the Pentagon said Monday.
 
Navy suspends search for 2 crewmembers after helicopter crash in Red SeaThe U.S. Navy on Monday suspended search-and-rescue efforts for the remaining two crewmembers of a helicopter that crashed into the Red Sea a day earlier. Three other personnel in the helicopter were accounted for and in stable condition, according to the Navy.

Soldiers told new rules governing tattoos, grooming standards on the wayIn the works for more than a year, strict new rules governing things like tattoos and grooming for soldiers have been approved by the Secretary of the Army and are only awaiting a final signature, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler said Saturday.
 
At age 93, this World War II ‘Rosie’ is still rivetingElinor Otto, a World War II “Rosie the Riveter,” stepped into a San Diego County factory in 1942 — and is still working on the assembly line today at age 93.
 
Army leaders warned about issues with social scientistsSenior Army leaders were warned about potential fraud and rampant sexual harassment by government social scientists sent to Iraq and Afghanistan under the Army’s Human Terrain System, newly released documents show.
 

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