Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 26, 2013


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Deadlines set for mailing packages overseas.  The Military Postal Service Agency has announced that packages being sent to servicemembers overseas should be mailed by Nov. 12 for delivery by the holidays.
Grenada thanks US, celebrates 1983 invasion.  The planes began flying over Grenada around dawn, their low rumble awakening people in the tiny Caribbean island where a military government had seized power days before and executed the prime minister.
Veterans not a political chew toy.  Hyperlink to Article CNN (Video):  The recent 16-day government shutdown hit many Americans hard. But few groups were hit harder than our troops and veterans. As the threat of another shutdown and debt ceiling fight loom in the months ahead, politicians would do well to remember the public anger that accompanied the events of the last few weeks.
Memphis VA hospital responds to report on deaths of three patients.  Hyperlink to Article Chattanooga Times Free Press (AP):  The Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center says it has addressed recommendations made by inspectors who investigated the deaths of three patients who died in the facility’s emergency department.
Local VA hospital reinstates inpatient services except ICU.  Hyperlink to Article The Journal Gazette:  A year after its self-described pause in inpatient care, Fort Wayne’s VA Medical Center has restored all hospital services except the intensive care unit.
Report: Iran may be a month away from starting on a bomb.  Iran could produce enough weapons-grade uranium to build a nuclear bomb in as little as a month, according to a new estimate by one of the USA’s top nuclear experts
War veterans face epilepsy as side effect of head traumaEpilepsy is a common side effect veterans experience after suffering head trauma at war. It’s debilitating for parents who worry about passing out in front of their children, and damaging for other veterans who can’t drive or hold down jobs because of their occasional seizures
New aids for medics look to revolutionize combat training.  For generations, the U.S. military has been using — and killing — live animals to teach medics how to treat battlefield wounds. Methods had barely improved since Vietnam War-era medics trained on fellow soldiers wearing fake rubber wounds
Marine Corps pulls uniform survey after ‘loud and clear’ opposition.  The Marine Corps Uniform Board has pulled its survey of options for a gender-neutral dress and service cover after widespread negative reaction to one of the options, which has been slammed as “girly” and “appalling.”
‘So help me God’ now optional in Air Force Honor Oath.  Air Force Academy cadets are no longer required to say “so help me God” at the end of the Honor Oath, school officials said Friday.


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