Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 25, 2013

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vt-top-1011Veterans! Here’s your Top 10 News stories of the day compiled from the latest sources

 

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Marines shoot down Internet story on Obama’s alleged push for ‘girly hats’The story is sweeping the Internet: President Barack Obama is trying to emasculate male Marines by making them wear a girly cover with their famed dress uniforms. The only problem? It’s not true.
 
Academy may drop ‘so help me God’ from oathThe Air Force Academy may excise a religious reference from an oath cadets take to swear allegiance to the school’s honor code.
 
Military force-outs, civilian ‘RIFs’ likely, DOD comptroller saysKeeping the military as combat ready as possible during this period of budget chaos will require an accelerated force drawdown starting in 2014, the Defense Department’s chief financial officer explained Tuesday.
 State veterans agency chief urges tuition break for vetsHyperlink to Article The Daytona Beach News-Journal:  Mike Prendergast, executive director of the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, urged members of the Volusia and Flagler county chapters of the Military Officers Association of American to be active on state veterans issues and, in particular, help pass a bill to give in-state tuition breaks to veterans.
New study says women veterans face barriers to careHyperlink to Article Louisville Courier-Journal: The ranks of women veterans are growing, but they face many barriers to getting the medical care they need. That’s the conclusion of a study just released in advance of Veterans Day by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Legislation would help veterans more easily find jobsHyperlink to Article Dayton Daily News (Video):  Proposed legislation would help veterans more easily find jobs in the private sector once they leave the service, Sen. Sherrod Brown said at an appearance Thursday.
Philadelphia-area Veterans Affairs official to succeed Michael Moreland, who retired after deadly Pittsburgh Legionnaires’ outbreakHyperlink to Article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  A longtime medical center director from Coatesville will succeed embattled Department of Veterans Affairs regional director Michael Moreland, according to an email sent today to VA officials across the country.

Documents: Obama administration VA oversaw preventable veteran deathsHyperlink to Article The Daily Caller:   The Obama administration’s Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) oversaw three preventable veteran deaths due to errors and negligence at a VA hospital in Memphis, according to a new VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) report and other documents obtained by The Daily Caller.
Roseburg News Review: Veterans will keep fighting for ICU at VAHyperlink to Article Oregon Public Broadcasting:  Douglas County veterans say they will keep up the fight for an intensive care unit at the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
 
New Office Helps Veterans in Grand Junction.  KREX News Channel 5  Rocky Mountain Human Services is celebrating the opening of a new office … “The Homes for Veterans Program” was first founded in 2011 with the support of a grant from the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

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PTSD: Exposure versus Cognitive Therapy: VA is preparing to launch a study that will examine the two leading forms of treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder: Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy.

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